Instructor, Pikes Peak Community College
Yoga has played a consistent role in Sarah Martin's life for more than 12 years. After a few years of practicing moving meditation Sarah began to realize how yoga had helped slow down her mind and become more present to what she was doing. Fast-forward several years and she is now able to teach yoga at a local studio and mindfulness techniques at Pikes Peak Community College where Sarah teaches World Regional Geography.
Two+ years ago Sarah integrated a 3-minute silent meditation into her geography classes followed by a few moments to write and reflect on what her students are thankful for before the start of lecture. Several students have expressed gratitude for being able to take a few minutes to just breathe. Overall, her classes tend to be more focused- or at least not as distracted as they had been before implementing these two simple practices.
Wherever Sarah teaches she intend to weave an underlying message of connectivity. As we come to recognize our lives are not composed of little, unrelated moments but rather a tapestry of connection- we can step in the direction of taking radical accountability and empowering ourselves to live the type of lives we want to live.