In Indian and yogic philosophy, samskaras are the mental impressions left by all thoughts, actions and intents that an individual has ever experienced. They can be thought of as psychological imprints.
In 2007, Sara became a Registered Professional Counsellor candidate (RPC-C) with the Canadian Professional Counsellors Association (CPCA). She studied at Rhodes College in Vancouver after previous studies in Conflict Resolution and Mediation at the Justice Institute and Theatre and Psychology at Capilano U.
Sara’s focus shifted to teaching Yoga and becoming a mother. She has completed over 1000 hours of Yoga training here in Canada, India and in the UK, where she lived for 5 years with her family. She has been a dedicated Yoga teacher and mother over the past 14 years. After her return to Canada she decided to go back into counselling and returned to the CPCA in November of 2019.
Sara sees counselling clients in her private practice and facilitates Yoga for anxiety and nervous system regulation courses and retreats. She also currently teaches social, emotional and mental wellness to middle school students at Island Pacific School one day per week.
Sara is continually expanding her knowledge to support her clients. She has completed a comprehensive 300 hour Yoga Psychology training (Yoga Psyche Soul) and an Applied Polyvagal Theory in Yoga course with Dr. Arielle Schwartz. Sara is currently embarking on a 7 month Traumatic Stress Studies Certification Program hosted by Dr. Bessel van der Kolk and his colleagues at the trauma research foundation.
Sara’s gift to connect, relate and empathize with her clients allows them to feel heard and understood. Her firm yet gentle and humorous approach allows her clients to see their current situation as more manageable. She is genuine, compassionate and creative in her ability to work with her clients and help them to access their own resilience to manage their challenges. These qualities make Sara an ideal choice to support you on your healing journey.
Areas of practice
- One on one client centred counselling and coaching
- Depression, anxiety, self-esteem, and relationship struggles
- Life assessment and family systems (Life lines, genograms)
- Postpartum period, transition into motherhood
- Yoga inspired Counselling (mindfulness, breath practices, shadow work)
- Nervous system regulation
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- EFFT Emotion Focused Family Therapy
- Group facilitation and workshops