Sam believes yoga is living in awareness and humbleness. Yoga was never meant to be a practice that revolved around fancy outfits and impressive postures. Yoga was meant to be a philosophy, a tool in which to wake yourself up from the deep sleep you've been living in for however long. She was intrigued by yoga in her late teens when she saw how it related to many other philosophies she was adopting into her life at the time. Sam first trained on the Jersey Shore and received her 200 hour certification in 2012. Within a year Sam went to India for the first time to attend a second 200 hour teacher training in the Himalayas. After returning from India for the first time Sam opened Bodhi Movement, a yoga studio in Jackson, New Jersey in January of 2014. Shortly after she traveled to San Diego, California to attend the Ashtanga Yoga Confluence with Pattabhi Jois’ son Mañju and other authorized Mysore Ashtanga teachers. Bodhi Movement became a certified Yoga Alliance School in 2014, and ran their first 200 hour yoga teacher training in 2014-2015. Bodhi Movement now hosts teacher trainings all over the world. Sam loves going in and out of New York City to take classes in many different styles of yoga including with Dharma Mittra himself. Sam studied in New York City at Laughing Lotus and was certified in their 50 hour FLY training. Since becoming involved in ashtanga, Sam has begun to fly yearly to Mysore, India for further study with Saraswathi at KPJAYI. She does not wish to be authorized but wants to share her love of Ashtanga to all that are open. She believes in spreading the power of yoga all over the world and always remaining a student.
Current Location: Boulder, Colorado