with Sarah Damiano
$30 in advance
$40 day of
Sarah and Déo have designed this dynamic practice to invigorate the body, calm the mind, and balance the spirit. Beginning with a high-energy Vinyasa flow, we build strength and heat in the body to prepare for the deep, luxurious stretches of Yin. During the Yin asanas, we will apply hands on adjustments and Thai bodywork techniques to encourage a deeper ease in the body, allowing for a perfectly serene and comfortable seat in our guided meditation. Focusing on breath, alignment, and mindfulness, we link each style together fluidly as we move together into a blissful stillness.
Sarah Damiano, CYT is a teacher, traveler, meditator, bodyworker, writer, artist, and a forever-student. Her passion for yoga has led her to study movement all over the world; from Iyengar in Chicago with Gabriel Halpern to Viniyoga with Mirka Kraftsaw in Sonoma, and to Thai Bodywork an ocean away at the Old Thai Medicine Hospital in Chiang Mai. Her time in India apprenticing at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram in Chennai helped establish a blueprint for her work in therapeutic yoga, and continues to inform her approach to teaching. Her work as a teacher and as a writer is motivated by a belief in Seva, or service, and a desire to give her students an experiential knowledge of the strength, confidence, and balance that yoga can bring into their lives. Sarah is currently based in Milwaukee, where she lives and teaches.
DÉO has studied the Body in Motion for the past decade. His disciplines include Circus Arts, Martial Arts, Pilates Technique and the Art of Yoga. He enjoyed a full career as an NCAA Track and Field Athlete at the University of Chicago and claimed a National Champion Title in the Triple Jump. His study of Yoga continuously fortifies his belief that intelligent kinetic expression in the body presents a gateway into yoking with the subtler energies of the mental and the spiritual planes. DÉO received his Yoga training at yogaview in Chicago, with Erich Schiffmann in Venice, CA, and at CorePower Yoga in Washington, DC; and continues to study Thai Bodywork at Thai Bodywork School of Thai Massage in Evanston, IL. Synthesizing an interdisciplinary experience, he encourages a Freedom Style Meditation based approach to Asana and to Life itself.