Meet Sarah Lamb, CYT, CRMT, CR
I discovered yoga back in 1998, when I was a stressed and anxious college student open to new ways of exploring my body and myself. Unfortunately, my first yoga experience was in a class meant for advanced practitioners. The beginner in me had never done an inversion, and, when forced into doing wheel pose on the wall, I freaked out. It took me another 6 months to get back into it, with the help of Deepak Chopra's book, Perfect Health, I started a daily practice on my summer vacation.
Then, my sister died suddenly in 2000. Up until this point, I'd been practicing Hatha yoga almost daily, at a local studio and at home. After this sudden tragedy, my teacher introduced me to Restorative Yoga, which was a powerful aide in healing my grief. Once I'd discovered how deep yoga could bring me into my own heart and true Self, I felt the impetus to share this magic with others as a teacher.
In 2006, I completed my teacher training at Prana Yoga College in Vancouver, B.C. After living on the west coast and practicing with different teachers for several years, I grew to appreciate the differences in each teacher's approach to the practice. My training included Sivananda and Iyengar-based Hatha yoga, along with Restorative, Yin, and Laughter yoga training. I have been passionately sharing my love for the process of self-realization through teaching yoga classes and workshops since 2006. In 2009, I spent a month studying Yin Yoga in Thailand. I also have a certification in Silver Sneakers Chair Yoga and Yogafit level 1.
I discovered the magic of energy healing in 1998 (a magic year, I guess!), getting attuned to Reiki levels 1 and 2. In 2008, I was attuned to mastership and have shared the practice through teaching and attuning students, as well as offering private and group meditation Reiki sessions. Sessions often include messages and insights that ultimately come from your own Higher Self. Reiki is a tool that heals and does no harm to anyone.
Overall, I believe life is a magical journey with constant opportunity for growth and self-expansion. For me, Yoga and Reiki play a significant role in this journey of self-realization and the ability to have unconditional compassion for all beings. My motto for Inner Bloom Yoga is, union begins within. For, delving deep into our own hearts, minds and spirits, we uncover the gifts of joy and beauty that are all around us in each moment--in each breath.
In my pregnancy I began to study foot Reflexology and have trained with the Ingham School and Laura Norman School of Reflexology. I practice Foot and Face sessions as individual treatments and also incorporate them into my yoga classes and Reiki sessions as needed. For me, it has been a magical addition to my offerings I am excited to delve into further by offering workshops for infants, children and adults with chronic conditions.
In 2014 I started training in Metamorphic Technique, which is a reflexology based treatment which consists of gentle touch guided by unconditional love to stimulate our Life Force to bring about transformation where it is needed. This is a very nurturing treatment that offers powerful results. My own healing experience with Metamorphic was so powerful that it inspired me to bring the UK based teacher to Rochester to offer a training and share it with more people in the states!
My personal motto for my sessions and practice is my rendition of the Buddhist prayer: May all beings be happy, healthy and free from sufferingI
If mySelf as conduit and Inner Bloom is right for you in your path to freedom from suffering, then I am honored to serve you!
Sarah is a very creative woman who has the knowledge and expertise to patiently guide the beginner through the yoga experience. She begins her classes promptly and is considerate of the students in her class, asking if there is something specific we'd like to work on. I continue to look forward to my classes with Sarah, as she encourages me with knowledge and humor in my own yoga journey. -Sylvia, Sonographer