Sasha was born in Vancouver, Canada, from an organic and holistic home where arts and music were the foundations of her upbringing. First introduced to music, horseback riding and yoga all at age four and studying music and arts all throughout school. Achieving a Digital Arts and Web Masters degree from the Art Institute and Grade 8 Piano from the RCM, private piano lessons began with the Yamaha School of Music and continued with the Royal Conservatory of Music. English equestrian dressage and show jumping with the Vancouver Pony Club, Maynards Equus as well as her aunt and uncle, who were professional trainers. She quickly picked up Yoga as it was taught by her grandmother, who began her practice at age twenty as a Vivekananda Disciple. Sasha aligned with yoga and meditation as part of her young life and showed ease of skill in many of the advanced asanas. A naturally born yogi, she insisted on walking barefoot, taking regular naps, hanging upside down and eating raw. She absorbed the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh and put into practice the Miracle of Mindfulness.
Taking a short break in yoga as a physical practice when she reached her teens, she came back intensely during her early twenties after a spiritual, god realization in a special waterfall, in Nosara, Costa Rica. Her family had taken up vacationing to Costa Rica since the early ninties and she has been a resident in Nosara, for five years.
In Coquitlam, a suburb of Vancouver Sasha opened and operated a yoga studio, Ananda Yoga, by her own design from the ground up, dedicated to those who were new to yoga. After several years teaching fifteen to twenty classes per week, carrying the budget and micro managing everything, she burnt out, and so traded the biz for life and liberty in the jungle and on the beaches of Costa Rica, utilizing the family vacation homes to host vacationers, yoga practitioners, surfers, retreats and teacher trainings ~ Nosarananda
Sasha’s gentle guidance and loving touch extends from her fascination with the body as an instrument of spiritual and creative expression. She has witnessed and guided her students through the wonders of movement, self-awareness, and connection to the Universal. Her belief in the magic of touch as a means of healing and as a conduit for energy informs her teaching style, which relies strongly on imagery, humor, and hands-on interaction. With over 2000 hours of teaching experience, Sasha maintains several disciplines and certifications, is Yoga Alliance Registered and holds her E-RYT200, she has also completed and co-facilitated several 200-hour teacher training and certification courses.
Her focus is on safely guiding clientele through physical postures with emphasis on alignment and the breath, her knowledge base is founded on practiced techniques and intuition in order to assist in the healing process of mind/body/spirit, to strengthen and lengthen, release stress, increase awareness, cultivate acceptance and promote an enriching personal practice from the earth up.
Hatha, Arkaya, Kundalini, Yin, Power/Flow/Ashtanga, Partner, Restorative, Laughter, Nada, Nidra, Kids, Applied Psycho–Neurobiology, Mental Field Therapy, Toning, Music, Massage and Zen Zwing Inversion Therapy.
Sasha Dae extends blessings to all the teachers, students, and community of artists who have so generously shared the knowledge and wisdom that informs her teaching and personal practice.