Mothers Day Feature | Sarah Lindsay of SALA Studio

Mothers Day Feature | Sarah Lindsay of SALA Studio

This year in honour of Mothers Day, we catch up with yoga teacher, SALA studio owner, and Mum; Sarah Lindsay to discuss her wellness secrets, how being a mum has changed her perspective on life, and her philosophy towards skincare.
Hi Sarah, tell us about how you got into yoga and how that led into creating SALA Studio
I started practicing yoga whilst at university to help manage my anxiety. I wasn’t a very active child, so I never expected I’d be called to teach movement for a living. I found learning about my body gave me this new level of body autonomy which I found really empowering. I love that I can help others experience this body awareness, which in my opinion is the greatest gift of yoga. When I moved to Auckland I was struggling to find my yoga community- so I opened SALA. A place that embraced music, creativity and movement. I think we’ve definitely been the catalyst of change in Auckland, so many studios have started to pivot and embrace these things too, which I find really flattering!
Yoga has an array of health benefits, which ones have helped you the most in your personal life?
Learning where my body is in space - the body awareness- has helped me in so many ways. Not only physically as I become stronger and more coordinated but emotionally and energetically too. It’s helped me enforce better personal
Boundaries and embrace my body in all its perfect imperfections. 


Can you explain the benefits of Yoga for the skin?
The skin is the largest organ of the body, but often neglected. So many of us have actually become desensitised to it. I love practices like body tapping or full body breathing that help me connect to the skin. This is carried through to everything I do, only putting natural products and clothing on to my skin. I like to think of the skin as the container of my physical experience and so I treat it with the respect it deserves.  


What is your wellness method that you live by?
Yoga is a living art. Live your life consciously and deliberately. 


How has becoming a Māmā affected your perspective on wellness and taking care of yourself?
To reprioritise what is actually important, and what can I accept help with? Accepting help was the biggest challenge for me (I’m sure many of us) but you need to lean into the support of your village. 


What skin advice would you give to your 20 year old self?
Don’t put anything onto your skin that you wouldn’t put into your mouth
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Photo credit: Seb Charles
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