Sara Rhinelander | Yoga Instructor
Sara Rhinelander fell in love with the culture in which yoga originated when she was a Cultural Anthropology & Elementary Education double major in college, and began exploring yoga and eastern philosophy in 1992 at Appalachian State University. Upon graduating she moved to Virginia Beach, Va. and started practicing Ashtanga yoga with Anne Richardson, who is a student of Beryl Bender Birch. Soon, she realized her calling was to teach others the yoga practice that had so enriched her life both on and off her mat, and she delved into her studies with Adam Nguyen at the International Yoga Institute in Virginia Beach; first receiving her RYT-200 certification, and then her E- RYT 500. She has been fortunate to have studied with a variety of other teachers in classes and workshops over the past two decades...Rolf Gates, Tao Porchon-Lynch, Desiree Rumbaugh, Ragunath, and Dharma Mittra among others.
In 2007 she moved back to Boone, NC to start a yoga program within the Health, Leisure, and Exercise Science Department at ASU. She is registered “multi” style through Yoga Alliance, and her classes can be described as a fusion of the different styles of yoga she has been exposed to throughout the years, which incorporate the things she has found most beneficial in her own yoga practice, and that of her students. She was the owner of Fusion Yoga Studio in NC for four years before her move to Traverse City. She has since added Xtend Barre training to her resume, thus adding another level of fitness options for her students. Sara feels blessed to be in the diverse community of Traverse City, embarking on a new journey with her family.