Tonight’s the big night! Costumes, tickets and dance moves are all ready but I need your help one last time! You can vote for the Dancing With The Giordano Stars Audience Favorite from noon until after the last couple performs (estimated around 9pm) by texting my code STARSARAH to 44-321, clicking the link and donating! Stay tuned for the fun photos to come and to find out if I’m named Audience Favorite!
As one of the #dwtgs2019 I have a chance to help @giordanodancechicago to continue to make a difference in the lives of children.
So, please consider a donation of any size...not to support me, but to support the amazing work Giordano does in our community. If each and every one of my followers gave $10, we would enable Giordano's CPS programs for the years to come.
So please, click on the link in my bio and pull a $10 bill from your wallet. It would be $10 well spent...to put a HUGE smile on the face of a 4th grader as they explore the world of dance and health.
Thanks so much for your support... I thank you, Giordano thanks you and a child you haven't met thanks you.
Photo credit: @tekstiles
Congratulations to the winners of my @giordanodancechicago fundraising raffle!
@danamichelle336 Your donation won you a goodie package of some of my favorites from @vitalproteins , @rxbar, and @soiree_tea Congrats!!! @sternsolo You have won two tickets to the @cflcruises boat tour of your choice, congratulations!
@ambercarpenter44 Your donation won you a private fitting at the @lululemon Southport Store. You’ll leave with a brand new outfit tailored just for you!
And the Grand Prize of 2 tickets to the Giordano Dancing with the Stars where I’ll be performing on Stage, October 3rd is @saraheshaghybruno Congratulations to you and your guest!!! Thank you to everyone for your donations! Stay tuned for posts and stories leading up to the big day, less than one week away!! If you’d still like to donate to support the health and wellness programming that the Giordano Dance company provides in the @chipubschools please visit the linktree in my bio (if you have questions on how to access the link please DM me). Congratulations winners!! DM me so we can arrange the delivery of your prizes.
Sunday Mantra: When I light up, the world around me lights up too. And just by living my greatest, most inspired life I have the power to make a positive impact on the world.
I adore the dreamlike effect that this photo has because everything that happened in this room over the course of 6 years felt JUST like that, a total and absolute dream.
I found my voice in this room. It happened while teaching my first Super Bowl Sunday themed class (dressed as a referee twirling a whistle the whole time). I delivered a speech that I’d imagined a football coach giving to the players in the locker room before the big game, to get them rev’d up, to bond them to one another, to make them feel invincible...and just like that, it was strangely like coming home to somewhere I’d never been. I’d heard my voice and felt it’s impact. It’s wild in reflecting back because I know now that in moving forward from this moment, everything would change.
I heard my voice and I knew I meant every word. I felt it as the room resonated with the message and saw as bodies stood taller, as breastbones lifted, as breath deepened, I was witness to empowerment in action and I almost cried.
THIS is one of the many things I love about teaching yoga and this is one of the things I discovered in this room. Posting more #musingsfromthemat the things I learned about myself, about the teaching of this dynamic practice, and about the community that has been built up and yoked together over the sweat, laughter and tears during these incredible years...coming soon.
Photo credit: @sawyerbengtson
Empower your truth and take back your voice.
Rule of thumb, if your intention is born from a loving place and communicated with respect, really, you have nothing to lose.
#wednesdaywisdom #communicate #bevulnerable #setyourselffree
WIN GREAT PRIZES and raise 💵 for an AWESOME cause below ⬇️ AND qualify to win 2 tickets to my Oct. 3rd Giordano Dancing with the Stars stage debut (a $500 value)! I’ve set out to raise at least $10,000 for @giordanodancechicago so that they can provide health and wellness programming to children in our underserved CPS schools. And when you donate any of the amounts listed below you’ll not only help me reach my goal but you’ll also be entered to win some pretty amazing things. Just click the “GDWTS” link (in my bio) to donate and qualify.
Donate $50: qualify to win a variety of my favorite goodies which will include products from @rxbar, @soiree_tea and @vitalproteins
Donate $100: be entered to win in both the $50 raffle PLUS qualify to win 2 tickets to the Chicago First Lady Cruises Architectural Boat Tours @cflcruises Good for next summer too!
Donate $150: be entered to win in both the $50 + $100 raffles AND be entered to win a private fitting at @lululemonchi Southport where you'll leave with a custom outfit tailored just for you!
GRAND PRIZE raffle item, donate $200 or more: be entered for a chance to win in the $50, $100, and $150 raffle prize categories AND qualify to win 2 tickets for the @giordanodancechicago Dancing with the Stars performance, a $500 value!! So please, donate today and help me reach my goal! Winners will be announced 1 week prior to the Dancing with the Stars event on October 3rd. Good luck!!! And maybe send me some of that good luck too cause I’m pretty sure I’m gonna need it 💃🏼.
Connection through sweat.
Connection via life force, the breath.
Connection in movement.
Connection in growth.
Connection in truth.
Connection in rest.
One breath. One movement. One moment.
Together we sweat. Together we grow. Together we connect. Together we live the #sweatlife
Loved practicing with you my friend, inspiration within each breath @dc_hogue
Photo credit: @sean.muckle via @lululemonchi
For 6 years I’ve been teaching in this room at Core Power Yoga Roscoe Village. And yet the time has come to turn the page, to acknowledge that the incredible story that has been written here is ready to come to a close.
I’ve grown as a teacher, as an individual, and as a community member in this room. I found my voice. I remembered my truth. I pushed myself outside my comfort zone and discovered my own edge. And for this I will forever hold of piece of this experience in my heart.
If you’ve been to one of my classes here, know that you’ve played your role in changing my life for the better. And for that I’d like to say thank you and celebrate together for my last class at @corepoweryoga next Friday Sept. 6th. This special 75 minute class will begin at 8:45 am and be followed by an in-studio celebration with some of my favorite goodies. I’ll also be taking donations that’ll qualify you for some pretty incredible prizes as I raise funds via a raffle for my upcoming participation in the @giordanodancechicago Dancing with the Stars. Details to follow in posts and stories...stay tuned.
I hope that you’ll be able to join me for what I’m considering to be a celebration, of life, of change, of all that is to come!
Softening into the rigid places of my body and mind...a practice that asks for me to be vulnerable, honest, and raw. To let go I must acknowledge first that I’ve been clinging, and humbly recognize the tension it may have caused. And as I become familiar with the sensation of discomfort I begin to understand more fully the benefit of release.
#aparigraha learning to loosen my grip and hold softly with loving hands.
Photo credit: @sean.muckle
Outfit: @lululemon via @lululemonchi
Practice the pause before automatically reacting. Soften into the space between trigger and response.
#mondaymantra Just breathe
Being a @lululemon ambassador in Chicago means being adopted into a family of 53 of some of the most inspiring people you’ll ever meet.
This week at our ambassador on boarding summit we all got the rare opportunity to be in the same place, at the same time for 48 hours straight. And with 53 super accomplished, dedicated inspiring badasses in the room, as I’m sure you can imagine, the energy was absolutely electric.
Being chosen by @lululemonchi to represent this amazing brand is an honor in and of itself but when you add in the mind jarring realization that some of the most inspiring people around you are your peers?!! Mind blown, heart exploding gratitude results.
So grateful for this community and to lululemon for bringing us together...this truly is #thesweatlife
The skin is our largest organ, what we eat affects its health, what we put on it, how we treat it does as well.
For a good majority of my life I’ve been pretty hard on my skin, especially my face. I’m a self proclaimed sun worshiper and have battled with cystic acne for as long as I can remember, and when I say battled, I’ve been harsh, with products and attempts to clear up the frustrating and often painful spots. So, in addition to the life in my years, my years have started to show a bit more on my face.
Looking to keep my regiment as natural as possible, I’ve shied away from treatments beyond facials and the occasional dermaplane. It was however when I heard about the “Vivace” facial and saw the results of glowing skin from a couple of my students that I decided to investigate. A journey that led me to Nurse Practitioner Kelly at @elevaremd on Southport Ave here in @chicago
To say that I’m delighted with the non invasive results of this super high quality micro needling facial would be an absolute understatement. Check out my stories where I’ll be posting pictures from before, during and after the treatment. No pain, no inflammation, no chemicals just amazing natural glowing skin. Thank you to Kelly who believed I’d love this experience so much she gifted me my first treatment. Unbelievably generous and so dedicated to offering services that enhance natural beauty.
If you’re interested in trying it out for yourself, hands down I’d say do it, they’re offering $150 off the Vivace service for the rest of the month of August...a discount and glowing skin? Yes please ✨.
CAPTION CONTEST: Flex your creativity and write your best caption in the comments below for the photo above. The caption with the most likes will win! Be sure to vote and absolutely it’s ok to vote for yourself #selflove And tag your friends to be sure to get the support that you deserve. The winner will receive a CASE of @rxbars. You have 24 hours to enter, contest deadline is tomorrow evening, Monday at 6 pm. Good luck! (US entrances only and the winner must be following @sarahcwellness to qualify for the prize).
May it never be heard that I had to unscrew another woman’s lightbulb in order to shine.
Tag at least one woman who lights you up below 🙌🏼🙌🏼✨👇🏼 Pictured here is my #wcw @deepresto for always being down to being my plus one AND for keeping plans when she makes them, serious points for that, am I right?! Thanks too to @monikadixonpr for the invitation to attend this beautiful #bastilleday event at @maisonmarcelchi We loved all the yummy food and especially the @hamptonwater rosé 💖 cheers!
Holding on to anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.
#mondaymantra Let go.
Let your resistance be, and it will let you be.
Simple and straightforward advice from Baron Baptiste. When resistance dissolves in the face of full acceptance, you are transported into a whole new world.
Photo credit: @jodyconesmedia
Sameness = Safety. We’re wired to gravitate toward the familiar, so the very thought of trying something new can make us feel extremely uncomfortable. And it’s the automatic reaction to the discomfort where unhelpful thoughts and beliefs around change occur.
However, most of the things we want in life are on the other side of fear. So do we remain within the familiar realm of apparent safety or do we take the risk and reach for our dreams?
I’m a firm believer that just past the veil of fear is a field of potential and possibility. And when we push past the familiar we can then see and learn for ourselves that this is in fact true.
Stepping out of our zones of comfort takes practice and time to trust in the findings of our facing fear. The more we do it the larger our comfort zones become and the more vast our field of possibility will be.
Image credit: @s.l._gray
Peace. It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.
Join me today for 12:15 pm meditation at #lululemonlincolnpark where we’ll explore this concept and practice techniques for releasing and reducing stress. And if it’s your first time to this gorgeous space, your first week is free! Link in bio to the @lululemon Lincoln Park store.
Photo credit: @andrew_glatt via @lululemonchi
#thesweatlife #lululemon #lululemonambassador #favoritequotes
The greatest teacher will send you back to yourself.
Photo Credit: @andrew_glatt via @lululemonchi