"To keep your body in good health is a duty. Otherwise we will not be able to keep our mind strong and clear" - Buddha
Body Flows' mission is to inspire people to live their life in greater health and with greater purpose, shifting their state of being and perception of the world through yoga, meditation and other health and wellness practices and teachings.
Our mantra, Move, Breathe, Balance, Flow symbolizes Moving our bodies with more ease, Breathing more deeply and more freely, finding more Balance in our lives and in our yoga practice, and discovering our inner playfulness and Flow.
We love working with groups such as companies, bachelorette parties, family reunions and friend gatherings, and customizing your private retreat, selecting activities such as outdoor yoga, mindfulness, meditation, massage, chair massage, natural ChiWalking/ChiRunning technique, guided hikes or runs, Reiki energy healing, nutrition and life coaching and more!
Body Flows is also available for onsite yoga, chair massage or other wellness services at your office or private event, and offers therapeutic massage and Reiki energy healing in a beautiful studio in downtown Sonoma, California.
We look forward to helping you find your inner flow!
Sally's intention in creating Body Flows in 2010 was to share her knowledge and personal experience of the practices that have helped her heal her own body and discover a path of transformation and greater self awareness, physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
Growing up in Scotland, Sally moved to the U.S. in 2000 and spent 16 years working in technology in the corporate world in New York City and San Francisco. Her athletic background led her to begin training and racing as a competitive triathlete and runner while living in NYC, qualifying for Boston marathon and the World Triathlon Championships for olympic and 70.3 distances.
As the stress of the competitive corporate and triathlon worlds and the fast paced city life began to take a toll on Sally's body and mind, she suffered from various injuries and health issues, and began to seek help through alternative practices, including yoga, meditation, Reiki energy healing, EFT emotional freedom technique, massage and breathwork.
Grateful for all her teachers, mentors, colleagues and learnings over the years, she is now passionate about sharing the teachings and gifts of yoga, meditation and bodywork with her clients, inspiring growth and transformation, as well as creating a community of like-minded individuals at Body Flows retreats.
Sally has been teaching yoga since 2010. Her teaching style is strong, supportive and safe, integrating movement, alignment, breath and stillness, for a mindful and balanced flow practice.
Sally's approach as a leader and teacher is holistic, balanced, mindful and grounded.
Sally's yoga and wellness certifications include Yoga Alliance E-RYT200 Registered Yoga Teacher (with Vidya Heisel, founder of Suryalila Retreat Center in Spain), Advanced Raynor Therapeutic Massage (with founder Brandon Raynor), Reiki Energy Healing and Breathwork (with Rohi Custage and Jennifer Brinn), ChiRunning and ChiWalking (with Bryn Randolph and founder Danny Dreyer), Iron Yoga (with founder Anthony Carillo) and Integrative Nutrition Health Coaching.
Sally is also an essential oil educator and often integrates the healing essential oils during yoga retreat, workshops, meditation and bodywork, particularly for chakra balancing.
Now living in beautiful Sonoma, California, Sally enjoys practicing and studying yoga, hiking and trail running in nature, traveling, writing, blogging and inspiring others to live a more spiritual and meaningful life.
As leader of the Sonoma Chapter of the Seva Conscious Business Networking Group, Sally enjoys collaborating with, and supporting, other local consciousness business professionals and entrepreneurs.
We have a wonderful team of professional and experienced yoga teachers, massage therapists and running coaches that offer their healing and teachings during our retreats and corporate yoga classes. Read more about our team of instructors and practitioners.
Body Flows is thrilled to be featured and highlighted in many well known publications online and printed, including Shape Magazine for Women, CBS Local SF Bay Area, Runner's World, Women's Day, Travel Mag, Culture Trip, SonomaCounty.com, and more. Read articles here.
We are so grateful for our business partners who provide services, locations and offerings at our retreats and events, and are helping us grow our business and reach more people. Learn about our business partners here.
As part of giving back and providing charitable contributions, Body Flows has chosen to support, volunteer and donate to organizations that are personally close to our heart: the Foundation Fighting Blindness, the LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired and the Challenged Athletes Foundation.
Body Flows is located in Sonoma, California, in the Sonoma Holistic Center, two blocks from the Sonoma plaza, and leads yoga retreats in California, Colorado, Arizona, Oregon, Mexico, Costa Rica, Hawaii and more locations coming soon!UPCOMING YOGA RETREATS