Featured Teacher: Sarah Koh


This month we welcomed a new teacher to the Yoga Garden SF team: Sarah Koh!

Tell us about yourself! What are some things that your students might not know?

I am also an artist and have lived 15 years abroad, 5 years backpacking all over Asia, and 10 years in France. I also study martial arts and am developing a self-defense program for women. A lover of life + adventurer & love getting real with people and bringing the sacred into everyday life.

How did you become interested in yoga?

I discovered yoga in my late teens when I hit a period of ‘the dark night of the soul.’ I was in a hospital healing from all sorts of trauma when I took a few therapeutic classes. I developed my own practice intuitively and healed myself completely before ever taking one step into a yoga studio or ever reading a book on yoga. It was a deep five-year internal climb before I started the advanced yoga teaching trainings in New York. After that I was on a search and traveled through India, Thailand, Tibet, etc. studying, living, and practicing.

Tell us about your yoga journey. What style did you start in and with whom do you study now?

I started yoga to heal, and it completely transformed me. I intuitively developed my own practice for the first few years, then studied in NY with Ishta Yoga, Be Yoga, and Yoga Works. After that I studied in Sri Niketan Ashram in Rishikesh India, and in many studios while living in Chiang Mai, Thailand where I was also studying Traditional Thai Massage at the time. I have studied and practiced with many, many great teachers and healers. Recently, I have been getting more into bioenergetic techniques and working with the energy body.

Describe your teaching style. What can folks expect when they attend your class? 

My teaching style is breathe-based and really connects the mind, body, and spirit. It is organic with basic alignment principles and is more on the therapeutic end. My purpose is to guide students to find their own truth, practice, and authentic movement. I like students to feel free to explore and find what aligns for them naturally. I weave in teachings from everywhere and try to keep things as real as can be!

Any exciting projects or plans on the horizon?

International Workshops and making amazing art! Too many plans and dreams to fit in this box 🙂

Anything else you’d like to share with the YGSF community? 

Happy to have found my yoga home in San Francisco!

That’s all for now! Check out Sarah’s website & Instagram: @_.sarahkoh._.


Practice with Sarah