Sagel Urlacher

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Sharing the Yin Yoga & Meditation and Yoga Nidra practices has become Sagel's love project. Beginning when the Universe slowed her to a stop with a concussion, as both practitioner and teacher, she has experienced first-hand and seen in so many the powerful healing, wholeness, and balance these complementary practices bring — Yin bringing space, mobility, and restoration to our connective tissues, and Meditation bringing clarity, insight, and steadiness to the mind and heart.

Sagel's teachings are rooted in the Yogic Path, Buddhist and Daoist philosophy, and her classes designed with the intention of developing mindful awareness and compassionate observation as tools to use through the day to be more fully present for our lives with the naturally wise heart we each carry. She cultivates a welcoming and supportive environment with a light touch (can’t resist zen stories and jokes now and then!), incorporating guided meditation to help practitioners of any experience level explore these life-shaping practices and continue to uncover and enjoy the infinite possibilities of an authentically joyful life.

A M.Ed. & E-RYT 200, Sagel leads Yin Yoga, Mindfulness Meditation & Nidra Teacher Trainings and Workshops and is deeply honored to share these transformative practices with practitioners across the Northeast and at Kripalu Center. Sagel completed Yin Yoga teacher training with Bernie Clark & two additional Yin trainings with Josh Summers, studied Mindfulness Meditation with Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, Jack Kornfield, and Tara Brach. She's completed two 200hr Vinyasa Yoga teacher trainings with Jacqui Bonwell and Amy Figoli, and is Yoga Nidra and Reiki I certified. She feels blessed to a part of the lovely GPY community and deeply grateful for each of her beloved and amazing teachers, including her students.