Sarah Scharf, MFA is a yoga teacher, author and theatre artist. She holds an MFA in Physical Theatre and has completed multiple trainings in Yoga of various styles. In London she taught at Triyoga the largest studio in Europe and worked as a mentor for the Yogacampus Teacher Training. She runs popular workshops and trainings on voice work and performance skills for yoga teachers, and works as a movement director and teaching artist for theatre. She is an American currently living in Vienna. Her website is www.sarahscharf.com.
Effective use of voice and choice of language are two of the most important skills for any yoga teacher, yet they are often given insufficient prominence in teacher training. There is both art and science in using voice and language, and, in this unique book, Sarah Scharf addresses both in a highly practical way directed specifically to yoga teachers. As well as hugely important for existing yoga teachers, it deserves to be required reading on all yoga teacher training courses. -- Elizabeth Stanley, Director, Yogacampus and The Life Centre Adeptly straddling the worlds of theater, voice, and yoga, Sarah Scharf seamlessly interweaves these arts in a much-needed book that addresses the concern of presence in teaching. Though directed to yoga instructors, this valuable guide may also serve movement/dance practitioners looking to amplify learning outcomes through effective vocal functioning. -- Michael Morgan - Director for Social Justice, Fitzmaurice Institute Holding Space fills an oft-neglected gap in yoga teacher trainings by expertly showing us how to play that most powerful of instruments - our voice. Carefully distilled from over two decades of dedicated voice-work and yoga experience, Sarah's accessible, nuanced, and wise writing makes this book a captivating and informative guide for yogis everywhere. -- David Kim, Senior YogaWorks Teacher Trainer & YogaWise Yin Trainer