About the instructor
Sarah Visschedijk is an RYT200 certified Hatha and Yin Yoga teacher, as well as an Ayurvedic food and lifestyle coach (KTNO certified, 2018 – 2019). In her daily work as a coach and teacher, Sarah guides women towards more health and balance with the help of Ayurveda and yoga. In her work, she focuses utilizes yoga practices that support and balance the different phases of her client’s menstrual cycle and teach them to embrace their feminine cyclical power. In her online course ‘Yoga for Healthy Menstrual Cycle,’ you’ll learn how to support women to optimize their hormonal health generally and help them with specific menstrual issues, such as PMS, painful periods, heavy periods, infertility, menopause, fatigue, and pain/bloating related to endometriosis or PCOD.
Yoga and Ayurveda gave Sarah the tools and insights on how to live in tune with her cycle and to embrace it, instead of going against it. It opened her eyes to a new way of living, a more feminine and cyclic way of living. And a more feminine approach to yoga as well. In her three years of teaching yoga, her classes became more and more in tune with the energy of the seasons; the seasons of the year but also of the seasons of the monthly cycle.
Sarah was born and raised in the Netherlands. She has struggled with menstrual issues since the start of her period, from cramps to heavy bleeding and serious PMS symptoms. Like a lot of young girls, she was told that this was ‘normal’ and that she just had to deal with it, which she did through pain medication. Eventually, she went on birth control, which suppressed the symptoms for a while.
About 8 years ago Sarah started to ‘wake up’ as she calls it. She didn’t want to take the pill anymore. It affected her mood immensely and it just didn’t feel right. So she stopped taking it. Unfortunately, but in retrospect not quite unexpected, her symptoms came back. The cramps became worse every month.
Around that same time, Sarah started on her Yoga journey. A few years later she did her Yoga Teacher Training (RYT-200, 2016 + 50 hour Yin Yoga, 2017) and also started to discover more about its beautiful sister science Ayurveda. Besides being a yoga teacher, she decided to become an Ayurvedic food and lifestyle coach (KTNO certified, 2018 – 2019). She learned to really look at the root cause of pain and disease in a holistic way, instead of just suppressing symptoms. Because she was still experiencing severe cramps every month, she started to dive deeper. Sarah studied Ayurveda for women in 2019 and did an online Yoga Ayurveda Therapist as well (100 hour Continuing Education Credits, 2019). She continued to deepen her understanding of these two sister sciences and how they go together, especially in healing hormonal imbalances and restoring female health and wellness. She started researching women and menstrual health in all aspects: physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.
Now Sarah is guiding women in 1-on-1 Ayurvedic consults in her practice, in which Yoga is an important component. She focuses on a yoga practice that will support them throughout the different phases of their cycle and teaches them to embrace their feminine cyclical power.