Meet Sarah Walsh | Drishti International Yoga Teacher Training

Sarah Walsh
Yoga Teacher

Sarah Walsh – Yoga Teacher

Sarah Walsh’s relationship with yoga began over 13 years ago in Toronto. Originally from Vancouver, Canada, her passion for Yoga and the Performing Arts led her to New York City where she lived, studied and taught for 10 years.

She recently moved to San Francisco and is enjoying the west coast living again!

Co-founder of Drishti Yoga International Teacher Training, and former instructor at Sangha Yoga Shala in New York, Sarah also ran a successful private practice in the City.

Sarah currently teaches at The Pad Studios, Zazen and Empower in San Francisco. Sarah has taught around the world – both at yoga retreats and at yoga teacher trainings.

She taught in Italy in 2011 then headed to Goa, India, where she established her own yoga studio and taught for four months. She has taught in Bali and Costa Rica Co-Leading a teacher training with Awakened Life School of Yoga. She has also led the Drishti Yoga Teacher Trainings in Mexico, India, Italy, Thailand, Peru, Costa Rica and Greece.

In addition to training teachers around the Globe, Sarah can be found teaching a variety of classes. This includes pre-natal, restorative, baby and me, and core-based classes in addition to her Vinyasa/Ashtanga offerings. Sarah is a Holistic Health Coach, providing counseling and inspiration to private clients on nutrition and healthy life-style.

In the past she has taught at The Giving Tree Yoga Studio and at several public and private fitness studios in NYC. Sarah was featured in Elephant Journal which showcased her teachings abroad. She has also been published in Mindbodygreen for her insight on the Chakra System and for her expertise on Prenatal Yoga.

A class with Sarah is a combination of both physical and spiritual experience. Sarah will guide you on a unique journey, while leading you on your own exciting and enlightening path providing inspiration for others.

Sarah is sponsored by Lole, a clothing line that promotes Living Out Loud Everyday: a message she full heartedly embodies!

Sarah Walsh has her YA 200 hour certification in Vinyasa yoga from Sonic Yoga in NYC and obtained YA 500 hours in Ashtanga in India. She is Prenatal certified with Janice Clarfield, Kids Yoga certified through Karma Kids and completed her Level Two Restorative at Yoga Works with Jillian Pransky in San Francisco.

Sarah is a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and is a certified Health Coach.

Sarah teaches both Ashtanga and Vinyasa because she feels they are wonderful compliments to each other: her Ashtanga classes are influenced by Vinyasa’s focus on alignment and her Vinyasa creative flow classes benefit from the structural element of Ashtanga.

Sarah studied Ashtanga Yoga in Mysore at KPJAYI under the guidance of Pattabhi Jois’s grandson Sharath Jois and daughter Saraswathi Jois.

Sarah is a newly trained Doula after recently completing her Dona course in San Francisco. She is currently completing her Pilates training with Balanced Body. Read more about Sarah on her website.


“I only realized how much yoga meant to me after found Sarah as my teacher. She perfectly balances spirituality and movement, and every class is a beautiful journey, always leading to a new and deeper place. Sarah develops meaningful connections with all her students, helping them fulfill their intensions, always with support, guidance and love.”  Jonah Fay-Hurvitz, NYC 2012