This class is taught by:

Sarah Peters

Sarah has sought to combine her training and experience as an occupational therapist with the practice of yoga to bring the gift of movement, connection, and healing to others. In 2005, she found her way to yoga seeking personal healing physically and emotionally after a traumatic event. Yoga has been the catalyst to find deep connections spiritually, emotionally, and physically. Her passion for sharing healing wisdom and holding nurturing space for others leaves an open invitation to explore the path of awareness and presence together. Following her compassionate and committed heart, she completed her 200 RYT certification in 2017 at Perennial Yoga with Megan Grace and Keith Borden. Sarah’s classes embody her knowledge of movement patterns and the subtle body. She is honored to hold a safe space to explore and seek together through breath, rhythm, embodiment, and presence.

Sarah offers group classes and 1:1 occupational therapy sessions to individuals seeking to feel calm and connected in their body due to the effects of chronic stress or trauma. Sarah offers a unique perspective to integrative healing. With more than 15 years of experience working as an occupational therapist, Sarah has specialized in treating individuals of all ages address underlying connections within their nervous system and movement patterns to assist in healing trauma. She integrates her holistic view and advanced training in sensory processing, reflex integration, and trauma to help individuals understand their body and nervous system. As a healer, Sarah believes she is here as a guide to help you remember the healing wisdom of your body, create a safe space for healing, and support you to reconnect with your true self. She invites you to explore and release what no longer serves you and remember what connects you.

Kaila Pooler

Kaila Pooler, 200-E RYT and ACE Certified Personal Trainer, found yoga in college while studying for her Fine Arts Degree in Classical Acting as a route to better performance on stage. Years later, Kaila began a full-time fitness career in Madison. Kaila believes in a well-rounded routine to address al the many aspects of your wellness evenly. Her classes feature strong direction in alignment, soothing flow, and a simplicity that will help you to discover who you are again underneath the business of this life. She specializes in working with beginners and those seeking direction for a varied fitness routine.

Amy Speed

When Amy found yoga 16 years ago, she fell in love. For the first time in her life she experienced a physical practice that invited her to connect with her body exactly as it was in that moment. Years of battling weight and self-image issues meant that this idea was liberating for Amy. Life took her away from her practice for a few years, but she never let go of the ideas yoga had introduced to her. After the birth of her second child 5 years ago, Amy was once more called back to her mat. Now, through a dedicated practice she finds yoga allows her to bring more presence, patience, strength and gratitude into her life. As a teacher, Amy uses her experiences to authentically connect with her students. Expect her classes to balance an invitation for physical challenge through thoughtful sequencing and strong holds with moments of surrender to integrate body, mind and heart. It also should be mentioned that she loves to laugh, and works tirelessly on not taking herself too serious. Amy received her 200-hour training at The Studio in Madison, WI. She is also a certified Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga instructor.

Nora Groeschel

Nora Groeschel found yoga in 2012 at a time when she was craving balance on multiple levels: physical, mental, and spiritual. The practice welcomed her as she began her journey back to self-love after many years of suffering from eating disorders and exercise addiction. It re-introduced her to the beauty of the human body and the peace that living in the present moment can bring. Her dynamic vinyasa classes will invite you to let go of expectations, control, and perfectionism, to see your true self with compassion, to learn about your boundaries and preferences, to have some fun, and to love yourself. Nora became a registered yoga teacher (RYT200) at Perennial Yoga & Meditation, Fitchburg, WI in May 2014. In 2017 she completed a 50 hour Advanced Bhakti Training with Rusty Wells. Nora is forever a student and cannot wait to learn with you!

Amanda Boerboom

Practicing yoga is my inhale. Teaching yoga is my exhale. I cannot do one without the other. I first found my way to yoga when I realized I was simply going through the motions of my overly busy life trying to juggle a full-time elementary teaching career, raising three beautiful (busy) children and managing the everyday demands of life. While just living in survival mode, I was painfully aware I was missing so many gifts along the way. The moment I stepped on my mat I knew I had come Home. It was an immediate reconnection to my Self and to my life. I began my journey to truly living a fully authentic, wholehearted life with presence and purpose. Through devoted practice, I learned that, like life, yoga is far more than going through the motions to reach an end point. Rather, it is a way of being. Yoga is a constant opportunity to learn, grow and return Home, but you have to be willing to do the work and stay on your mat. My practice has taught me countless lessons that guide me through life both on and off my mat. I learned the importance of presence, how to cultivate strength through vulnerability, to breathe and persevere through challenges and to reconnect to myself in order to better connect to and serve others. After establishing a dedicated practice, I was naturally compelled to combine my two passions, teaching and yoga, into one. As a yoga teacher, I am humbled and honored to offer a welcoming, inclusive space that invites my students to not just practice their yoga, but to live it. I encourage students to meet themselves where they are at with curiosity, love and compassion. With sincerity, reverence and a sense of humor, I infuse creative, dynamic sequences with eclectic music that empowers my students to embody presence, cultivate strength and connect mindful breath with intentional movements. My invitation is always to come Home and discover what yoga can offer, both on and off the mat.
This class is for the adventurous one! It incorporates challenging postures and moves at a vibrant, exhilarating and uplifting pace. 
For students who have a regular practice and who are familiar with the poses. This class requires presence of mind and the self-discipline to know your own limits so you can practice accordingly.   

Upcoming classes:

  • Sat Dec 15 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Sarah Peters
  • Mon Dec 17 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Kaila Pooler
  • Tue Dec 18 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Amy Speed
  • Tue Dec 18 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Nora Groeschel
  • Wed Dec 19 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Amanda Boerboom
  • Sat Dec 22 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Sarah Peters
  • Wed Dec 26 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Kaila Pooler
  • Sat Dec 29 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Sarah Peters
  • Mon Dec 31 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Kaila Pooler
  • Tue Jan 01 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Amy Speed
  • Tue Jan 01 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Nora Groeschel
  • Wed Jan 02 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Kaila Pooler
  • Sat Jan 05 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Sarah Peters
  • Mon Jan 07 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Kaila Pooler