Sarah Woodman

Lead Teacher
E-RYT200
It's amazing how life can change directions completely when you begin to do what you're meant to. I began teaching yoga the Autumn of 2014. Life beforehand was the usual ups and downs of a fun loving, soulful service industry Detroiter. Bartending was my main source of income. The other as a singer in a variety of bands, covers and originals. Both places I spent most of my time weren't very healthy. My life was the party. It wasn't taking me where I felt I needed to go. My spirit was in need of something more. I was ready for a change.
Yoga transformed my life in all areas. It has become my lifestyle. I have developed a plant-based diet, commitment to mental health, a daily yoga/meditation practice and making self-care a priority. Continuous work on myself keeps me honest and able to help you work through your own evolution in a safe space. I feel deeply connected to our community at Yoga Shelter. Throughout the past few years my passion for YS has been placed at every level of our company, finally landing in a lead teaching role and being a part of our Leadership Team. Among teaching all of our Signature Formats, I also teach Aerial Yoga, Floga, Kids Yoga, Workshops, Yoga 101, YTT, Co-Lead Retreats, offer private and group/private lessons, Yoga Parties and have a Mentorship Program. Inquire about any of these offers at woodman@yogashelter.com.


Sarah Woodman instructs the following:
  • Lunch Shot Yoga- Fusion
  • Lunch Shot Yoga is when you need a pick me up in the middle of your day. Forget about a shot of espresso, try a shot of yoga. Join us for this challenging yet gentle mid-day breakout offering an opportunity for you to get your practice in and reset your day without returning to your desk in a heap of sweat.

  • Fusion
  • Fusion is heated, a blend of flowing and holding. Create internal heat with sun salutations then the class shifts to a slower pace, holding postures. Recommended for students with some yoga experience.

  • Shelter Still (yin) PREVIEW CLASS
  • Our yin style class is a simple series of restorative poses held extended periods of time. Attention to the breath gently stretches the body, and longer holds naturally allow a opening of the body deep into the connective tissues. Taking time to reflect and be in our body, we discover a depth and a greater range of motion, while appreciation leads towards a profound acceptance that comes through this practice of surrender and letting go. A long and luxurious Savasana will help to seal in the benefits of this healing and re-energizing class.

  • Slow Flow
  • Slow Flow is for those looking to experience a physically slower moving class.  We will be holding postures that cover the entire body and focusing on the breath which will help to create a supple and toned body.  This class is soft and smooth but always challenging.

  • Vinyasa

  • Yin Yoga
  • YinYoga involves holding non-muscular poses for a longer period of time, delving into the connective tissue. This practice creates strength, openness and healing in the joints, ligaments and tendons. Practitioners will create a wider range of motion, more depth in postures and an increase in energy through Yin.

  • Vinyasa

  • Vinyasa

  • Intro to Aerial Yoga
  • In this beginner class you will explore the basics of aerial yoga in a fun and playful environment. Feel safe and supported as you experience the benefits of flying high in this amazing class. 

  • Yin

  • Vinyasa

  • Fusion
  • Fusion is heated, a blend of flowing and holding. Create internal heat with sun salutations then the class shifts to a slower pace, holding postures. Recommended for students with some yoga experience.