Meet your instructors, Sarah and Michaela.
Sarah Avery is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Professional Yoga Therapist, and a 200-hour Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher. She received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Clarkson University in 2016.
She is also the owner of Moon Cycle Seed Company, a seed cycling company for women’s health and hormonal support.
Sarah completed a 200 hour training to become a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) in 2019 and went on to take over 2,000 hours of training at the Professional Yoga Therapy Institute in North Carolina where she received her certification as a Professional Yoga Therapist (PYT) practicing Medical Therapeutic Yoga in May, 2020. Currently, there are less than 100 certified PYT practitioners across the United States and Canada.
She created the first in-person osteoporosis program of its kind in 2019, and has successfully helped over 100 patients maintain or improve bone density at her clinic.
Michaela Smith is a Yoga Medicine Therapeutic Specialist, a Yoga Alliance registered teacher at the 500hr level, and a NASM-certified personal trainer. She has Bachelors of Science and Nutrition Didactic Program in Dietetics from Bastyr University. She's also our Osteoporosis Program Director, meaning she supervises all our programs and makes sure participants are guided and supported the entire way!
Michaela teaches movement and nutrition full-time both in person and virtually. Using a combination of yoga, strength training principles, meditation, self massage and functional movement, she's passionate about offering a safe and sustainable practice, built around her clients' individual needs. Her multimodal background allows her to blend science, self-awareness and intuition, and she's dedicated to help her clients nourish, heal and live their best and most genuine life. Her collaboration with Sarah on this program has helped dozens of clients maintain or increase bone density.