Meet Sarah


A life long athlete and outdoor enthusiast, Sarah has completed over 600 hours of study with a wide variety of yoga teachers, emphasizing Anusara Yoga, Power Vinyasa, Heated Vinyasa, Yin & Restorative Yoga, Ashtanga Inspired, and Yoga Therapeutic trainings. Sarah has been teaching full time (10-25 classes per week) in San Diego county since 2010, has many private clients, has led yoga retreats to Ojai and Big Bear, teaches regular yoga workshops on a variety of topics, and has a large following in the region. She is a committed yogini who practices daily at home or with her favorite teachers in San Diego. Sarah has also taken various sciences courses, including Anatomy, formally at MiraCosta Community college to deepen her scientific knowledge of the body. Sarah is dedicated to constant growth and education as a teacher.


Come take one of my public yoga classes in San Diego.

Get away from it all on an adventurous retreat.

Expand your practice in a workshop.

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Sarah’s Official Bio:

Playful, inspired, challenging and always leading with the heart, Sarah Haughton’s classes are known for being both accessible to beginners and engaging for more advanced practitioners.

Sarah is an experienced, compassionate teacher, rock climber and community organizer born and raised in Southern California.  Certified E-RYT 200 through Yoga Alliance, she has over 600 hours of yoga teacher training, with an emphasis on yoga therapeutics.

As a teenager, Sarah discovered yoga, finding a helpful balance point to her competitiveness in rugby, kickboxing, running and softball. After surgery for an ACL injury, Sarah experienced, first hand, the power that yoga has to heal the body. She continues a dedicated personal practice as path to freedom from the ongoing mental and physical stress caused by Trigeminal Neuralgia, a condition causing chronic facial pain. It is the opportunity to strengthen and restructure both the mind and body that continues to fuel Sarah’s passion for sharing the gift of yoga.

Sarah’s current teachers are John Friend and Desi Springer at Vital Yoga in Denver, CO. She has taken multiple workshops and immersions in Sridaiva Yoga with John and Desi, hosted them in Encinitas, CA to teach Sridaiva Workshops, and Sarah regularly travels to Denver to study and teach with John, Desi, and all of the amazing teachers at Vital Yoga. In 2010, Sarah received her first 200 hour training from Yoga to the People in New York City. She then, in 2011, completed 200 hours of Anusara training with Michael Fukumura in San Diego, 30 hours of Yoga and Therapy and 100 hours of Level 2 Anusara Teacher Training with Martin and Jordan Kirk in Phoenix, Arizona.

Most recently, in 2014, Sarah was invited to Vital Yoga in Colorado to train with with Desi Springer and John Friend as an instructor for Sridaiva Yoga “The Roots.” Sridaiva is a system of yoga which emphasizes the natural bow-spring form to enable the body’s maximum capacity for strength, lightness, and integrated extension of the spine.

Sarah sends much gratitude and love to all of her many teachers and students of yoga.