Yoga is an ancient and complex practice, rooted in Indian philosophy. Yoga as exercise is a physical activity consisting mainly of postures, often connected by flowing sequences, sometimes accompanied by breathing exercises, and frequently ending with relaxation lying down or meditation. Yoga in this form has become familiar across the world, and very much locally in Hunterdon County.

As a teenager, Sarah was prescribed asana and meditation as a way to cope with her lifelong struggle with anxiety and was soon fascinated by the ancient South Asian Philosophies which underpinned her practice. Because she reaped such transformational benefits, Sarah has immersed herself in a well-rounded lifestyle practice facilitated by the technology of Yoga. She has been teaching since 2017. 

Sarah's teaching strives to hold space for all types of bodies to practice in an authentic, safe, and personalized way. She does this by offering many options within each posture and sequence, by offering the creative use of props, by anatomically informed instruction, and by encouraging students to constantly question and address their own individual needs. 

Because of her deep commitment to yoga as a practice, lifestyle, and willingness to share with others through her teachings, we've chosen Sarah Nickelson as our Athlete of the Week.