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ATM – Awareness Through Movement Fridays

photo credit Tiffany Sankary

photo credit Tiffany Sankary

Feldenkrais® Awareness Through Movement Class

Fridays 9-10am

The Beautiful Studio 2242 University Ave W. St Paul 

This class is free while I am still a trainee!

Check the live calendar for full class schedule

The Feldenkrais Method® is a form of somatic education that uses gentle movement and directed attention to improve movement and enhance human functioning. Through this method, you can increase your ease and range of motion, improve your flexibility and coordination, and rediscover your innate capacity for graceful, efficient movement. These improvements will often generalize to enhance functioning in other aspects of your life.

The Feldenkrais Method is based on principles of physics, biomechanics and an empirical understanding of learning and human development. By expanding the self-image through movement sequences that bring attention to the parts of the self that are out of awareness, the method enables you to include more of yourself in your functioning movements. Students become more aware of their habitual neuromuscular patterns and rigidities and expand options for new ways of moving. By increasing sensitivity the Feldenkrais Method assists you to live your life more fully, efficiently and comfortably.



photo credit Tiffany Sankary

Summer Intensive 2017


A Summer Weekend of Yoga and Somatics with Sarah Baumert

Modern life if full and busy. Let your practice slow down over the course of a full weekend of classes with conscious movements that are calming and yet very physical. Sarah’s teaching is alignment based, unhurried, and rich with somatic inquiries.

This intensive will consist of 10+ hours of study including three active classes, two restorative somatics classes, pranayama, and group discussions. The weekend is for experienced students wanting to deepen their practice.

Schedule: July 14th – 16th. 2018

Friday 4:30pm-6:30pm

Saturday 9:30am-11:30pm and 2:30-5pm

Sunday 9:30am-11:30pm and 2:30-4:30pm

Register Here

Summer is a great time to visit Minneapolis and enjoy the parks and lakes. Let me know if you are interested in joining. Help finding affordable accommodations in Minneapolis will be available for those traveling from out of town. Classes will take place Friday – Sunday.

Minneapolis/St. Paul
The Beautiful Studio
2242 University Ave, St Paul
Sliding Scale Fee $80-$140



Tuesday Alignment Flow

A new class! A new time! The same beautiful studio . . .

Tuesdays 4-5:15pm @ The Beautiful Studio 

The Beautiful Studio is located at 2242 University Avenue in the Dow Building. Use the side entrance on Hampden for entrance into the building. On street parking is available on Hampden Ave. Register Online for these classes by clicking on the date you would like to come!

 Upcoming Classes: 

June 13th 

June 20th

June 27th

 July 11th

Purchase your five class and ten class passes here! 


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Parent and Kids Day Retreat

The kids yoga class for this workshop will include peaceful play, mindful movement, and gentle stretching. The class will combine asana, yoga games, breath work, and meditation for inspiration and grounding. Class will be playful and touches on balance, strength, and self-awareness. No experience needed. Ages 5-10 are welcome at this workshop.

The adult portion of the day will consist of one of Sarah’s slow flow classes. Modern life is a hurried affair. Let your practice become a sanctuary of slow, conscious movement that is soothing and, yet, very physical. Our muscles are challenged in a very different way when required to support action without any assistance from momentum. Treat yourself to a luxurious and potent afternoon.

All levels are welcome.

Register online for Saturday, January 21st and Saturday, February 4th 

Kelsey Lauer has been teaching and providing care to children of all ages for the past twelve years through her work as a gymnastics instructor, camp counselor, pediatric oncology nurse, and now as a Yoga Calm Certified Youth Instructor. Kelsey has a love for interacting with kids and believes the reason kids are so amazing is their resiliency, creativeness, and kindness towards others. Kelsey has been practicing yoga for ten years and combines her knowledge of yoga with childhood development to create a class perfect for children of all ages.

For more about Sarah, visit the about page.

Crete Retreat with Sarah B. Yoga and Cat Murcek


Join yoga teachers Sarah Baumert and Cat Murcek for a week of yoga at the far edge of Crete. Yoga on Crete offers an idyllic house retreat in one of the loveliest parts of all the Greek Islands. Treat yourself to some yoga in the sun at a time when the weather in Chora Sfakion is just perfect. Look forward to twice daily practices of asana, meditation, and breathing exercises, walks to the beach, hikes to see the views, delicious meals prepared in-house, and a warm and welcoming community.

Sunday May 24th – Sunday May 31st

Yoga on Crete in Chora Sfakion, Crete, Greece

Earlybird Rate: $1295

After March 15th: $1395

For registration contact Sarah

Registration Form

These 7 days will allow you the opportunity to detach from daily stress and establish a daily practice of yoga, meditation, and bodily awareness. Grow confidence in your personal yoga practice and share a sense of community during these consecutive days of asana and dialogue. A daily experience at this retreat may include: Yin/Restorative yoga to prepare for meditation sessions, active asana practice, experiential anatomy, discussion, shared meals, personal time for integration and reflection.

Hosted by Sarah Baumert of Sarah B. Yoga, known for her thorough and diverse methods of instruction, her dedication to holding space for individuals’ personal discovery and her investment in building personal relationships with her students. Sarah will be joined by Cat Murcek. Cat loves teaching to all ages and ability levels and strives to help her students discover new-ness in every class. We are both excited to share our knowledge with new and continuing students during this week long yoga retreat in the sunshine and support of Yoga on Crete’s pristine eco-friendly environment.

What’s Included:

  • 2 daily practices
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily meals (7 breakfasts and 5 dinners)
  • One return boat trip to Sweet Water beach
  • Linens and bath towels (a limited number of beach towels are available for use)

What’s Not Included:

  • Massage treatment. Choose from Holistic massage, Cranio-sacral treatment, and Reflexology with Ginger compress treatment, with Federica.
  • All lunches and 2 dinners out per week.
  • Flights to Crete.
  • Transfers to Chora Sfakion.
  • Additional excursions to beaches (if you would like to explore other beaches that are not at a walking distance from the village, you should budget approximately 5 – 20 EURO per trip – depending on whether boat or taxi ride is shared with other guests).


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Housing: Accommodation is offered in our lovely traditional stone house. Rooms are designed in a natural combination of old and new and are spacious and comfortable. Rooms are allocated on a first come first served basis (there is a limited availability of rooms, and single rooms in particular). The house is a 5 minutes walking distance to the village centre and beach, but also pleasantly secluded. The garden at the front and the private olive grove at the back blend in with the landscape and offer options for places to rest.

Food: The Cretan diet is renowned for its macrobiotic qualities, but also for its great variety of delicious flavors. More than the pure, fresh ingredients themselves, it is the fact that cooking is traditionally performed almost like a ritual, with love, and always in the prospect of offering the food to others, that makes the Cretan cuisine so special. Our cook embodies this spirit, preparing two nutritious lacto-vegetarian meals a day, using local, and wherever possible, organic products (grown in our own garden!).

The village restaurants, only a short walk away, offer a wide range of local dishes, including fresh fish and game.

Location: Chora (pronounced “Hora”) Sfakion or Sfakia, the capital of the municipality of Sfakia, is located on the south-west coast of Crete. The landscape of the region is particularly dramatic. The mountains in this part of Crete meet the sea, with steep slopes towering over the beaches. The road from the north of the island threads through breathtaking mountains and small villages to reach the port village of Sfakia. A sense of peacefulness radiates from the dry mountains and the sunset skies.

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“Sarah’s caring personality and dedication to her craft made me feel welcome and well-centered within minutes of arrival at the retreat.  In class, her calm demeanor and choice of descriptive words helped me settle into all the poses.   Her class sequencing  demonstrates her awareness of the musculoskeletal system and movement of the body.  I know this because she has unique ways of getting my body to access sensations held deep within.  Having the opportunity to experience her gifted style of teaching twice a day was delightful!” – Laura

Digestive Health Workshop

Digestive Health

A Yoga and Acupressure Workshop
November 2nd • 9:30-11:30am,
St Paul Yoga Garage 


Sarah B Yoga  is excited to be teaming up with Pure Point Acupuncture to bring you a special yoga and acupressure workshop focused on self care for digestion. This two hour workshop will integrate yoga poses with acupressure and provide you simple, yet effective, tools to help balance digestion.

This workshop will be held at a private residence in St Paul where Sarah teaches regular Sunday morning classes. There are a limited number of spaces, so please contact me to reserve your spot or register here today!




Sunday Morning Somatics


In these slow flow classes we will explore how we can clarify the use of our skeletal alignment as a means to generate and increase power in our poses, resulting in the clarification of our intentions. As is customary for Sarah, we will begin with a Feldenkrais inspired warm up. This way of beginning brings a clarity in our movement awareness, and helps to sense the most efficient and easeful way to move the bones. From there, we will move into a more activce yoga practice to further understand how our musculature reorganizes during the poses to maintain this ease and sweetness. This slow process will help one move beyond past habitual movements and learn to cultivate an internal initiation during the asanas, even those that we find most challenging. We will end our class with one of Sarah’s popular guided savasana sessions that will soothe your way into the weekend. Each class will focus on a different theme geared towards adapting our bodies to the current season. All levels are welcome.

The Beautiful Studio is located at 2242 University Avenue in the Dow Building. Use the side entrance on Hampden for entrance into the building. On street parking is available on Hampden Ave. Drop in anytime! five class and ten class passes are available for the Beautiful Studio Classes! 


Upcoming Classes: 

 SUNDAYS 9:30am-11am

June 18th

June 25th

July 9th 

July 16th 9:30-11:30 *** this class will be 2 hours as a part of the summer intensive


Purchase your five class and ten class passes here! 


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A Workshop for Immunity and Vitality During the Winter Season

Presented by: Mammal BodyworkPure Point Acupuncture, and Sarah B. Yoga



February 16th, 2014


This event will be held at a private residence. You will be notified of the address after registeration.

Email Sarah Baumert at to reserve your spot.

This is a Donation Based Class. With your help, Jamie, Lindsay and I  will be able to plan more classes like this and keep this an available option for learning more about how yoga, massage, and Traditional Chinese Medicine can help keep you healthy.

Suggested Donation $20-$40

Donations can be made here:  

Teacher Bios

Sarah Baumert, RYT 1000 hours, draws from years of experience working in-depth with the body through modern dance, Feldenkrais, body-mind centering, and other modalities. She facilitates whole body alignment in her students, both physically and energetically.  Sarah’s teaching is breath-inspired, focusing on flowing in and out of poses with ease, finding places that work for each individual body.  Sarah has experience working with bodies suffering from chronic pain, injury, illness  and other forms of dis-ease. With hands on adjustments, she delivers insightful results and a greater sense of ease and body awareness in her students.

Lindsey Jorgensen, L. Ac., Dipl. O. M., received her masters degree in Oriental Medicine from Northwestern Health Sciences University’s Minnesota College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She is licensed as an acupuncturist by the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice and certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Her practice treats a variety of conditions with a special interest in women’s health issues including infertility, menopause, menstrual issues, and stress reduction. Her treatment style uses a combination of clinical acupuncture protocols, time-tested Traditional Chinese Medicine knowledge, and a personal, intuitive approach to each patient as an individual.

Jamie Ryan-Karels BFA, CMT, AOS, CCMT, NCTMB – is a nationally certified massage and bodywork therapist and received her training from the prestigious Boulder College of Massage Therapy in Boulder, CO. Through this program, she earned additional certificates in Zen Shiatsu, Prenatal, Labor and Postpartum Massage and Canine Massage. She then graduated with an Associate of Occupational Studies Degree and went on to study Evolutionary CranioSacral Therapy. In 2011, Jamie started her business, Mammal Bodywork, with a vision for elevating the level of healing and wellness experienced by all living beings.


Yoga 101 Workshop

Yoga 101: An introduction to the practice of yoga

Sunday March 17th 1:30-3:30

Yoga 101 is a two-hour workshop where students will learn the basics of a modern yoga practice in a safe, supportive environment.

After attending the workshop, students will be properly prepared and feel confident to walk into their first “beginner” or “all-levels” yoga class. The Yoga 101 workshop is appropriate for both brand new students and for those returning to yoga who want a “refresher course” in order to deepen their practice. Students are provided a foundation in yogic breathing, meditation techniques, and the core philosophies behind the tradition. All you need to do is bring your body, explore your boundaries, and have fun!

Pricing: $30 with pre-registration or $35 the day of the workshop. This workshop is non-refundable.

To register for the workshop, call (617) 547-9642, or stop by the front desk at the Harvard Square studio.

Yoga in Mexico 2014


A Yoga Retreat with Sarah Baumert and Eva Mohn 

Moving with Intention:

Making Space for the Art of Attention

 Join us for this exciting collaboration between Sarah B. Yoga and somatic educator Eva Mohn. We are both excited to share our knowledge with new and continuing students. Come together for a weeklong yoga retreat in the sunshine and support of Mar de Jade’s pristine eco-friendly environment.

These 7 days allow you the opportunity to detach from daily stress and establish a daily practice of yoga, meditation, and bodily awareness. Grow confidence in your personal yoga practice and share a sense of community over several days of consecutive study and dialogue. During this time of Spring renewal, gain wisdom about your body and set personal intentions to take with you into the season.

Here are a few of the themes we will investigate during this retreat:

  • Breaking down the information that your body is already presenting to you.
  • Building kinesthetic knowledge, so your body can trust what is present.
  • Deepening attention to the process of moving.
  • Finding balance between effort and ease in your practice.
  • Discovering and softening into boundaries.
  • Feeling the relationship between breath, nervous system, and muscular system.
  • Wisdom on how the yogic lifestyle can support any body.

March 15th-22nd

Mar de Jade Retreat Center, Chacala, Mexico

Rest and Restore after a long winter in a renowned place of warmth, sun, serenity, and meditation.

A daily experience at this retreat may include: Yin/Restorative yoga to prepare for meditation sessions, active asana practice, experiential anatomy, discussion, shared meals, personal time for integration and reflection.

Cost for tuition (not including airfare and accommodations):

$200 non-refundable deposit holds your spot

Early bird rate: $600 paid in full by January 1st

$700 after January 1st, paid in full by February 1st

Payment Plans Available. Contact Sarah for more details

Registration Form

Your accommodations will be made directly with Mar de Jade.

The average cost per night including all meals is $130.

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Hosted by Sarah Baumert of SarahBYoga, known for her thorough and diverse methods of instruction, her dedication to holding space for individuals’ personal discovery and her investment in building personal relationships with her students. Sarah will be joined by Eva Mohn, a dedicated somatic practitioner with whom she shares over 10 years of collaborative history exploring movement and the physical body. Together, Eva and Sarah provide a combination of practical and whimsical elements, resulting in a structured, safe atmosphere where students can play, explore and re-energize.

For more information about Sarah and Eva, please visit the About Page.