Born and raised locally, Sierra founded her company Montecito Body at the end of 2014, providing in-home massage sessions exclusively for the last nine years. Prior to that, clients found her at the Four-Seasons Biltmore Spa. She loves talking about health+wellness, body alignment, cleanses/detoxing and our amazing lymphatic system. For more detailed information on Sierra visit her website montecitobody.com
Yoga, at its core, means union- a combining of the body, mind & soul in one collaborative dance. Yoga is a meditation, a way of living that every age, shape & size can participate in. To me, Yoga is a remembering of why we came to this learning planet.
With an athletic coaching background, I thought yoga would be a walk in the park. As I deepened my practice, I came to find out that I have never truly challenged myself more than I do while on the mat. I realized yoga isn't about the movement so much as it is the relationship you come to develop with yourself. I came to yoga initially to find inner silence, & I left with an expansive understanding of how to heal myself from the inside-out.
I was formally trained in the beautiful jungles of Costa Rica, where I spent two months immersing myself in the culture of the land. I draw inspiration from the medicine workers of South America, as I deeply connect with the reverence & love the natives hold for the planet & all of her beings. I have learned the greatest lessons from those who do not call themselves “teachers.”
The best way to describe my art is a journey- as I hold space for those ready & willing to do the inner work on themselves. Incorporating knowledge from my own life experiences, I strive to make each class personal so it can feel both approachable & relatable. In my flow, you can expect to find gentleness & compassion, because I believe that in states of safety & unconditional love we truly heal the most. I invite my students to focus primarily on the experience that each asana brings them, as I believe every yoga body will look & feel different in each posture. I stand behind each individual’s journey & offer alternative variations so every body can feel its best while pushing towards its own individual threshold. I look forward to sharing a part in your journey!