Sarah Thomas Gulden
Nature Yoga "Indoors!"
An unexpected benefit to bringing our yoga practice from public spaces onto Zoom is that now, potentially, people can practice together around the world!
I now offer two open Zoom Hatha classes a week, and would be thrilled to offer more of different styles as people would like (Gentle? Kundalini? Kids Yoga? Restorative? Meditation? You name it!):
Wednesdays 10:00-11:30 am PDT and
Saturdays 9:00-10:30 am PDT
Online Classes are purely donation-based, pay-as-you-can,
Contact me and I will provide the access code.
Based out of beautiful Topanga, CA (on the Western edge of LA), Sarah teaches out of her home studio and YogaWorks in Woodland Hills as well as other Westside LA/SF Valley YogaWorks locations. She has practiced yoga since childhood and has published a book on chakras and yoga, Balancing The Wheels. With two RYT 500 certificates, (ISHTA Yoga with Alan Finger, and most recently at YogaWorks with Olivia Barry) she also holds certificates in prenatal yoga, water yoga, Kundalini Yoga, and in Yin Yoga with founder Paulie Zink and has backgrounds in Ashtanga, Sivananda, Iyengar, and Jivamukti (with David Life and Sharon Gannon in New York City). She has a led a number of yoga retreats in the US and in Costa Rica. Her style of teaching is alignment-based, spiritual, and deep. She is warm and encouraging, and loves to share her passion for the benefits and joy of yoga in life as well as in class. She is trained in Reiki and Tarot and gives unique Chakra Counselings as well as being the mother of two daughters, two cats, and a dog who have all practiced yoga with her starting prenatal!
Classes and Coachings
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
8:30am Hatha 1 7am Private 9:30am Hatha 2/3 7am Private 10:30am Nature Yoga
YogaWorks-WH 8:30am Private Home Studio 8:30am Private Manzanita School
(1st Sat. of month)
1:30pm Family Yoga 1:15 PreSchool Yoga 1pm Mommy & Me
YogaWorks-WH Zooga Yoga
(1st & 3rd Sundays) 3:15 PreSchool Yoga 3:30 We Rock the 4:30 We Rock the Culver City, CA
Spectrum Yoga Spectrum Yoga
Santa Monica, CA Tarzana, CA
7:15pm Hatha 1
includes individualized yoga plan, meditations, breathwork, tarot work, and/or lifestyle/nutrition counseling to balance your personal chakra constitution.
$120 for 1.5 hours, discounts for advance bulk purchases available
"I have been taking Yoga classes for 10+ years, and Sarah is the best yoga teacher I've ever had. I always felt so relaxed and refreshed after attending one of her sessions." --Sarah H.
"Sarah is a well balanced yoga instructor who makes each class fun and challenging for the yoga beginner as well as those who have been practicing for a while. She always offers different levels for each pose so all feel comfortable. Sarah also takes time to integrate information about yoga's spiritual side and has a focus for each class. I enjoy each and every class and always feel calm yet energized after class." --Christine D.
"Quite simply, a favorite yoga teacher! Sarah thoroughly describes and explains where we are going in each practice and with each pose. Each class is clearly well-planned and well thought-out. She comes prepared. She is also experienced in different yoga "flavors," including hatha, vinyasa, and Kundalini, among others. Her best quality is a true empathy towards her students (if that makes sense?)... in other words, she "gets you." I wish I could take classes from her daily!" --Katie R.
Balancing The Wheels: A Practical Guide to Chakras and Yoga
Sarah wrote Balancing The Wheels as a gift to her students (and fellow teachers) to augment her chakra yoga classes with reading at home. The book is meant to provide a tangible and practical experience of using chakras in daily life to feel better. It is beautifully hand illustrated by Liz Kresch with chapters in different colors for each chakra. Click the book for a link to order your copy!
Read Elephant Journal Review here:
Click here for a link to Sarah's PodCast on My Seven Chakras:
Take your own Chakra Quiz here:
Order Book ($35) here:
"This book is essential. It is the missing manual. We came to the world one day but nobody gave as a maintenance manual for our body and mind. Well, thanks to Sarah we now have one. The book is nicely organized, easy to follow and beautifully illustrated." -Sergio T.
"Sarah's book is thorough and a must read for every student of yoga....a great teacher training tool. I love how the book is laid out with chapters for each Chakra and the pages are the colors of the Chakra...very clever!" -Margaret B
"Highly recommended for anyone that is seeking a practical guide to get off the rollercoaster of life and add spiritual and healthful balance back into their life." -Fernando L.
Home Yoga Sequences for Each Chakra
Useful to have two blocks, a strap, a blanket, and possibly a candle as props
Intro video about the
sequences & chakras
First Chakra-Legs & Feet Sequence (22 min)
Second Chakra-Hips & Lower Back Sequence (31 min)
Third Chakra-Core & Mid back (29 min)
Fourth Chakra-Upper Back & Arms (30 min)
Fifth Chakra-Shoulders (32 min)
Sixth Chakra-Eyes & Balance (39 min)
Seventh Chakra-Crown of Head (29 min)