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Sarah is a certified yoga teacher and Reiki Master/Teacher who delights in sharing yoga with the community through instruction, combining asanas (postures) with pranayama (breathwork), meditation, stories, and insight. Her yoga studies began at age of 9 in her parent's living room with PBS and some library books.  Her first formal classes in her teens were at Chicago's Yoga Circle with teacher Gabriel Halpern in the Iyengar method.  In 2005 she received her first yoga teaching certification at the Himalayan Yoga and Meditation Institute under the guidance of Sarla Walter and spiritual guidance of Pandit Dabral.  After moving to Southern Illinois, Sarah has pursued advanced certifications in the Anusara yoga system and Prana Flow yoga.  Her primary yoga instructors are Noah Mazé and Christina Sell.  She has also studied intensively with Martin Kirk, Darren Rhodes, Sianna Sherman, Betsey Downing, Desiree Rumbaugh, and Shiva Rea.  She has learned a great deal of yoga Tantric yoga philosophy and Ayurveda under the great insight from Dr. Douglas Brooks and Maria Garre.  Sarah is forever thankful to her greatest friends and teachers, her students, the natural environment, and to the Divine.

Sarah Brenes

Certified Yoga Instructor

Reiki Master/ Teacher



Sarah with her teacher, Noah Mazé in Kapinjalasana, "The Partridge which Drinks the Dewdrops pose"

After seeking out Reiki for her own healing purposes, Sarah then began to study the practice of Reiki and its philosophy and methods.  She was attuned as a Reiki Master in 2006 and as a Reiki Master/Teacher in 2007 under the guidance of Debbie Guglielmo.  Receiving her attunement has been a gift that has forever changed her life and much of her work is now dedicated to supporting the growth and healing of life and the planet.


Sarah has moved from the little town of Makanda tucked away in the Shawnee National Forest to the suburbs of Milwaukee.  She loves spending time with family, gardening, eating well, sharing the company of great friends, traveling, art, music, outdoor activities such as canoeing, hiking, surfing, and climbing, and, of course, practicing yoga.

Sarah offers private and group yoga instruction, yoga retreats, classes on Reiki, and Reiki sessions.

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