Sara Nielsen is a movement specialist integrating over 15 years of studying and teaching dance, yoga, and strategic core strengthening. Sara studied with Alison West and completed the 200-hour RYT training program at Yoga Union in New York City as well as the 200 hr training from the Nosara Institute in Costa Rica, is a licensed massage therapist and certified Postnatal Doula.

After growing up as a competitive downhill ski racer and dancer on the West Coast, Sara’s studies in dance brought her to New York City to perform professionally in several dance companies. Yet after experiencing reoccurring injuries, she searched everywhere for solutions. Serendipity struck when she found yoga master Alison West with her focus on core strength and backcare, and Sara’s health and path in life changed dramatically.

A mother of two kiddos. Sara loves living in Portland, Oregon and getting out into nature as much as possible.