Sage Clarke, CM, MS, RYT
Sage is a Certified Midwife with additional experience in childbirth education, postpartum doula care and lactation support. Prior to becoming a midwife, Sage worked in various women's health, family and internal medicine practices.
Sage was pregnant with her first child when she started practicing yoga in 2001. As a midwife, yoga was a chance to personally care for herself as the expectant mom instead of caring for other moms-to-be, as she did professionally. On a spiritual level, yoga helped her see her own inner light, connect with the light of her baby and envision the future to come. On a physical level, yoga taught her how to focus her effort on a few discrete parts of her body while allowing the rest of it to be at ease. What a gift, as this is the key to labor! Sage credits yoga with allowing her to be present and fully connected with her light and her power for both of her children's births.
Experiencing the benefits of prenatal yoga led Sage back to the yoga mat with her baby for parent/baby yoga. This was a vital place for her in the gorgeous upheaval of parenting a baby. It was one of the few places she could go to be out of the house, doing something positive for herself without being separated from her little one. It was also a great way to knit body and spirit together after the physical changes of pregnancy, birth and postpartum. Sage seeks to pay forward the blessing of parent/baby yoga that she received.
Eventually her babies became kids, and space appeared for an ongoing and evolving personal yoga practice.
Sage has been lucky enough to practice multiple styles of yoga in a number of cities on two different continents. Eventually settling on the Seacoast, Sage found her current “yoga home” at Yoga on York and GLOW. With encouragement from GLOW founder, Amy Hopkins, Sage made the leap to yoga instructor via the inaugural 200 hour teacher training at Yoga on York in 2010.
Sage loves yoga because the practice grows and nurtures us in all stages of life. It affords all of us a means to be truly connected to our authentic selves. In our practice, whatever the level, we can use the postures and breath as a way to be fully present in the moment, united physically, mentally and spiritually. Sage combines her professional and personal experiences to deliver a compassionate approach to yoga based on the belief that we are all connected, surrounded by infinite joy and compassion and here to support one another.