Sarah Ledbetter began teaching yoga in 2002 after her first 200 hours with Alison West in New York City. She then enriched her practice by completing Midtown Yoga's Teacher Training here in 2007, where her yoga has fully come into bloom in this delicious community.
Her teaching emphasizes the integration of felt awareness through the senses, exploratory alignment, curiosity about the self, and powerful grounding through physical action. Her class can best be described as refreshing, humorous, contemplative, soft, and vigorous.
"Yoga changed my life physically. I had a lot of wear and tear after playing a high impact sport for so many years. I came to yoga searching for an increase in flexibility for pole fitness. In addition to, I found a way to gently strengthen, repair, and rebuild my stabilizer muscles that I had damaged and neglected for so long. I am stronger than ever! I'd also like to add, Teacher training was such an eye opening experience for me. I experienced the physical benefits of yoga on my own but getting my RYT-200 showed me how to find balance in my body, mind,and spirit; on and off the mat. That is what yoga is all about and I am so excited to share this experience with everyone."
Michele first started her yoga journey as a runner looking to help soothe tight hamstrings and low back pain. She first practiced yoga with VHS tapes at home but finally got the courage to walk into Shantih’s Alignment Based Yoga class at Midtown Yoga and was hooked! After ten years of practice, Michele began teaching and completed her 200RYT in 2014 with Grow Yoga School/ Hot Yoga Plus. Michele’s teaching is both instructional and playful as she combines traditional postures and sequences with some creative choreography & music. Building flexibility is important, but strength is the focus of her flows. Michele lives in East Memphis with her husband, Brian, their two very active boys Luke and Henry, and their family dog, Minnie.
A financial planner, business owner, wife and mother, Kathy Fish is also a devoted yogini who relishes her early morning classes at Midtown Yoga. Her students are equally enthusiastic about their practice with Kathy.
“Yoga has helped me bring balance to a very hectic life. I know about multi-tasking, and am so grateful for yoga – and for the opportunity to share something I love with others.”
Kathy teaches with humor, compassion and grace. Her attention to the subtleties of correct alignment helps her students to both deepen and refine their yoga practices.