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Brittany Szafran


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Brittany Szafran


 

   I was introduced to yoga 8 years ago. A trained dancer, the physical aspects came more naturally to me, but the energetic, mental, emotional and spiritual facets provided the challenge I needed. I bring to my students a deep understanding of body movement and alignment and a dedication to the continuous study and sharing of all other elements of yoga. 

My Intention As A Teacher

My intention is to provide a welcoming and inspiring space for all people to experience yoga.  By creating a safe space founded in knowledge, professionalism and integrity, everyone can explore the unlimited benefits of their yoga practice.

At the end of one long year filled with personal struggles and the pain of multiple losses in my family, my yogic path became clear to me. I immediately committed to a teacher training. Although it may have seemed my external world was crumbling around me, I myself never crumbled. I found the strength to persevere and bring light into the darkness. I recognized the strength I experienced as my inner Self. I'm now dedicated to helping others discover their inherent, strong, luminous and unchanging Self.   

Yoga Training

I completed Kula Yoga Shala’s 200-hour YTT program in Jupiter, FL. I studied the yoga tradition, including its history and philosophies. I dived deep into asana practice, with an emphasis on the Anusara principles of alignment, and was trained in various styles of Hatha including Yin and Restorative. I learned about holding the space of a class, cueing, sequencing and hands-on assists. The program also dived into the subtler practices of pranayama, mantra and meditation. Further investigating the subtle body, I came to understand the chakras, nadis, vayus, koshas, and bandhas.

Sacred texts studied included The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, The Upanishads, the Bhagavad Gita and the Hatha Yoga Pradipika. Other modern readings included works by Georg Fuerstein, Jack Kornfield, Sarah Powers, Russil Paul, Donna Farhi and more.

 
 

What's In A Name?  

'Sass Yoga' is a tribute to my last name - Szafran. Throughout my life it's been pronounced 'Sassafras' which led to the nickname 'Sass'.

 

All photography credited to Ryan Williams.