Sarah Kekus Aka The Health Architect Bio
Flow Yogi, Nutritionalist, founder of The Health Architect
Sarah has been practicing yoga for many years but it was when she started to experience first-hand the therapeutic and sports performance benefits of yoga that she decided to train as a yoga teacher.
Initially Sarah qualified as an Ashtanga yoga teacher, but her love of dance and continual movement led her to subsequently developing “Strong Flow” yoga, an eclectic mix of Ashtanga, Vinyasa Flow and core strengthening work. Sarah’s interest in developing classes to support athletes continues to grow; in 2013 she completed an intensive “Embodied Dancer Pro”, dance-specific yoga teacher training.
Sarah also regularly attends workshops by some of the world’s most inspirational yoga teachers including Matthew Sweeney, Kino Macgregor, Bee Bosnak and Claire Missingham and she is always endeavouring to bring the best of global yoga to Cumbria.
Sarah believes passionately in the benefits of personalised nutritional advice, but she also recognises the challenges of making lifestyle and dietary changes. With a background in climbing and fitness instruction as well as many years working in corporate environments, she is well-placed to offer motivational coaching and encouragement whilst also having a first-hand understanding of the role nutrition plays in both general health and sports performance.
More about Strong Flow Yoga
Strong flow yoga is based on the dynamic, high energy form of yoga called Ashtanga – a yoga system that focuses on aligning breathing with powerful postures to create a high energy workout. The sequences of postures are linked so they flow into one another, building strength and flexibility, whilst also keeping the body active.
Heat is created by the constant movement and this keeps the body working at an optimum level for fat burning meaning that these sessions can also help with weight loss. The classes rely on developing concentration through focussing on correct breathing and alignment in postures. Developing rhythmic breathing also helps with relaxation and stress reduction.