Who's On The Mat
From The Heart
A friend gave me the Manduka Black Mat Pro about 8 years ago, and it has been my favorite mat ever since. My Manduka supports my practice from the ground-up, which gives me the freedom to soar to new heights each time I place my feet at the top of my mat. My Manduka mat holds the energy of my devotion, love, commitment, and every daily discovery from my practice. There is no other mat out there that offers the same kind of support. I love my Manduka!
Why Manduka?: I use the Manduka black mats because they are durable, thick, non-slippery and comfortable, everything I could want in a yoga mat!
What does your Manduka help you #practice?: Manduka helps me practice to my full potential.
Yoga Style: Ashtanga, Hatha, Iyengar
Practice with me here: Triyoga Soho and Chelsea
Sarai is one of 18 yoga teachers in the UK with Authorization Level 2 teaching qualification from K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute of Mysore, India (KPJAYI), and is a senior teacher with Yoga Alliance.
Sarai’s yoga journey began with some sun salutes taught by her father when she was 12. During her teens she attended Iyenger classes with her mother in Auckland, New Zealand, before discovering Ashtanga in London in the 90s. She immediately cultivated a self-practice at home, attending led classes until discovering what seemed like a revelation: daily Mysore classes!
Struck by this transformative method, she began teaching in 2002, and travelled to Mysore, India to study with the renowned “Guruji” (Sri K. Pattabhi Jois) and his grandson, Sharath. She has returned to Mysore annually for the past 10 years and practises Primary, Intermediate and Advanced A asanas. In London, she cultivated her practise by studying with Hamish Hendry for nine years, assisting and then teaching the late morning Mysore programme at Ashtanga Yoga London, before moving to Triyoga Soho to run the daily Mysore programme. She now teaches Mysore at Indaba, ashtanga at Triyoga, workshops worldwide, and vinyasa flow and alignment based hatha yoga privately.
Sarai has a precise, communicative, and lighthearted approach, and her studies in psychotherapy and Iyengar yoga in recent years have enriched her unique method of teaching. Sarai has a BA (Hons) in Humanities from the University of London.