Centered City Yoga Teacher Highlight— Sarah Elizabeth Levitt
With the completion of 2017, merging into the beginning of 2018, I am delighted to share a teacher highlight of Sarah Elizabeth Levitt. Sarah has been with Centered City Yoga for well over a decade! She is dedicated and lovely. Her teaching and soul radiates a shining a light of a truthful authentic yogic heart. We are blessed and so very fortunate to have Sarah Elizabeth with us.
Sarah Elizabeth has been a student of yoga since 1994. She began teaching the practice in 2007. She continues to teach beyond the walls of the studio to this moment. She is one of very few certified yoga therapists in Utah through the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) Sarah, like many of our teachers holds wisdom, education and experience in myriad of fields and disciplines, which adds deep value to her teaching. She has over 20 years of experience in healthcare and specializes in Yoga in Healthcare. And is also an amazing Qigong and meditation teacher and practitioner.
Sarah Elizabeth believes fully in living what she teaches. She practices yoga and mediation daily with the intention of living yoga in every moment. Her beautiful family also shares not only in practicing, but in teaching yoga as well! Both her son, Perry Lane Decker, and husband, Olin Levitt, are yoga teachers! They are also certified yoga therapists, and excellent yoga teachers at our beautiful Centered City Yoga Studio. They each exude the beauty, strength and grace a dedicated and disciplined yoga practice can manifest in humans.
Perry teaches at Centered City Yoga, Mindful Power on Wednesday evenings from 7:30-8:30pm. Oli teaches our Intro to Yoga class on Saturdays from 9:00-10:00am, as well as the Saturday 7:30-8:45am Stiffer Bodies class. Oli and Sarah Elizabeth co-teach Qigong on Wednesdays from 6:00-7:00pm. Oli is also about to lead Yoga 101, a beautiful workshop for new yogis, and experienced practitioners looking to set a deep foundation of yoga. Learn more about this workshop on January 6th, here.
Back to Sarah Elizabeth! As part of her excellence, in striving to make a big positive difference in society, she and fellow teacher Erin Meyer, Ph.D., created an amazing yoga workshop intensive which can either be taken as a stand alone workshop, details HERE, or included in Centered City Yoga’s Yoga Soul teacher training 300 hour program beginning January 26. The workshop is called, Yoga as a Path to Social Justice. It is designed to educate its students on the deep intelligence of ancient yoga philosophy and practice, and pave a flowing path to solving issues in our communities and societies on all levels. It is a thoughtful impactful way to think and act, while sharing a powerful and light-centered way to change our World positively. It is not to be missed. Sarah Elizebeth and Erin are passionate social justice and health equity advocates. This workshop is a beautiful culmination of much of their lifes’ work.
Sarah Elizabeth is a published author. One of her pinnacle pieces is here. She works as the Associate Director, University of Utah Center for Community Nutrition (UUCCN), and the Department of Nutrition and Integrative Physiology in the College of Health. Always wishing to consciously and continuously learn, she is currently a Social Work student at the U of U, with an emphasis Social Enterprise Administration. Sarah Elizabeth is committed to the elimination of health disparities, and the prevention of disease and integrative health. Learn more about Sarah Elizabeth on her LinkedIn page.
Sarah Elizabeth teaches Yoga and Medical Qigong for the Huntsman Cancer Institute, for Primary Children’s Hospital and for Intermountain Healthcare,specializing in yoga for cancer patients, care providers and healthcare staff. She is a strong advocate for accessible yoga that can benefit people of all ages, sizes, shapes and abilities.
I love having Sarah Elizabeth as a dedicated and fantastic human, and teacher at Centered City Yoga. She is witty, fun and very wonderful to speak to and learn from. Do attend her Qigong class, and the Yoga as a Path to Social Justice workshop. She will change how you see the world in very light giving, highly vibrational ways. She will help you find beautiful intelligent ways to move through your life.