Our Namaste Tribe is a powerhouse of wise, talented, and experienced teachers who have dedicated their lives to sharing the gift of yoga with others. We are constantly in awe of the incredible offerings our teachers bring to this community. We are excited to share a new blog series focused on celebrating our teachers and hopefully giving you all a glimpse into the talented team that makes up Namaste Yoga + Wellness.
Meet Sadie Chanlett-Avery
How long have you been at Namaste?
I have been at Namaste for 7 years.
What inspired you to become a yoga instructor?
I’ve always has a knack for teaching and found a passion for yoga. I haven’t found anything else that suits me better.
Best advice you have ever received relating to your practice?
Don’t get too attached to the yoga “magic” My teacher told me that those moments come and go but can throw you off track. Stay focused on the daily details of the practice.
Your favorite self-care practices?
Sleep and shared meals.
What is your morning routine?
I drink herbal tea while I make breakfast and coffee. Then I often write and have social media time before practicing.
What are you involved with outside the studio?
I serve as the In-House Yogi at Clif Bar Co. I lead kettlebell training, perinatal training, and the yoga program. I also try to write everyday.
How often do you practice?
Absolute favorite asana?
Dynamic movement: finding the space between the poses.
Do you have a favorite yoga story?
One time I did a private session with my friend’s mom. She was a timid, Midwestern lady and I remember demo’ Warrior I for her. She cowered, backed off a bit and wrung her hands, asking, “Did you say ‘Worrier’ pose?”
What is your favorite thing about yoga?
It really wants you to be you as you are. Messy. Amazing. Strong. Silly. Dedicated. Vulnerable. and Crazy Powerful.
What is something you wish all of our students understood better?
How completely perfect and whole they are already!
Sadie Chanlett-Avery, holistic fitness trainer, yoga instructor, and writer, was named a 2013 Athleta Sponsored Athlete. As the In-house Yogi at Clif Bar & Co. she directs the yoga and perinatal programs, trains with kettlebells, and serves on the Wellness Team. Sadie received her teacher certification from Ana Forrest and has immersed for months in the jungles of Costa Rica with Master Yoga and Meditation Teacher, Glenn Black. Her M.A. in Holistic Health Education and multiple fitness certifications lends antomical depth to her innovative and playful classes.
She appreciates the diverse expression of the human genome with the belief that people of all ages and sizes can benefit from exercise and heal with yoga. Teaching for over ten years, she applies ancient yogic principles to individual needs and modern lifestyles.