//past events//


Assisting & Adjustments Training

Co-Taught by Caitlin Pascucci & Sarah Diedrick

March 3-4, 2018

"A hug, pat on the back, and even a friendly handshake are processed by the reward center in the central nervous system, which is why they can have a powerful impact on the human psyche, making us feel happiness and joy…"

As yoga teachers, we have the opportunity to develop a connection with each person who steps on their mat with us. By gaining a deeper awareness of who we want to be as a teacher, we are able to create deeper and more meaningful connections not only with our students, but with our overall intention behind teaching. Touch is just one way to deepen this connection, but one that can be so powerful.

Join Caitlin Pascucci & Sarah Diedrick for a 2-day training on hands-on assisting and adjustments. You will learn beginner and advanced techniques for assisting yoga poses and creating a deeper connection with students. By the end of this training, you will leave with tools, resources, and practice time to build confidence in your assisting skills so that you can bring added value to your classes and deepen your personal practice as a yoga teacher & student.

The weekend will cover and include:

  • Assisting and adjustment philosophy from an alignment-based perspective.
  • Review of asana alignment principles and a deeper understanding of how to assist each class of asana based on the student’s individual body.
  • Setting intention while assisting.
  • How to observe the class to offer the best possible assist.
  • Exploring techniques for protecting our own bodies as the teacher.
  • How to enter and exit an assist, how to move with the student during the assist, and how to transition between poses while assisting.
  • Much of each day will be based around discussion, breakout practice, and feedback with q&a. Participants should bring a notebook.
  • Photos will be taken and be shared privately online following the training to serve as a reference point. All participants receive a manual. Certificate received upon completion of homework.


  • Location: Sangha Studio North, 237 North Winooski Ave.
  • Dates: Saturday, March 3rd 9am-5pm & Sunday, March 4th 8am-4pm
  • Pricing: $180 non-members, $150 Sangha Studio YTT graduates & Sangha Studio members // $20 discount if booked by 2/3/18.
  • Must be enrolled in a YTT program or certified yoga teacher.
  • Email info@sanghastudio.org if 15 CEU credits are desired.
  • Pre-registration required. Minimum 10 people required to host workshop.

Sold Out: Restorative Yoga Workshop

Thursday, February 15th | 7:30-9:30pm | Sangha North

“Restorative yoga is the use of props to support the body in positions of comfort and ease to facilitate health and relaxation.” - Judith Hanson Lasater

Join Sarah Diedrick Yoga for a 2-hour restorative yoga class that will gift you the space and time needed to slow down, replenish your system, and shed excess stimulation that can cause stress on the body.

Restorative yoga can help:
Strengthen the immune system
Calm the nervous system by stimulating our ‘quieting’ systems
Reduce stress and tension
Support the digestive system
Enhance sleep patterns

Class will be paired with candles, aromatherapy and live ambient guitar by Tom Pearo.

Suggested Donation: $25 members/$30 non-members

*Pre-Registration highly encouraged. Class limited to 20 participants*


Full Flow: 2-Hour Class w/ Sarah Diedrick & Caitlin Pascucci

Thursday, February 1 | 7:30-9:30pm | Sangha North

A flow class that focuses on specific, detailed, mechanical principles and targeted alignment concepts. During each class, students can expect a lengthened pranayama practice, refined asana cues that move towards a peak concept, and time for an optional meditation. 

The intention for these classes is to teach skills that can be applied to future practices, either in home or a studio. Class is co-led by Sarah Diedrick & Caitlin Pascucci. 

February's theme: balancing strength, stability, and mobility in backbends.

Suggested Donation: $10 members/$20 non-members


Backbending Workshop at Sangha Studio

Thursday, January 25th | 7:30-9:30pm | Sangha North

In this two hour workshop, you’ll learn accessible yet powerful actions that help the body balance stability and mobility in backbending postures. Find out how to experience the strength, spaciousness and vibrancy that backbends are known for. Practice how to avoid, and remedy, common misalignments that can cause pain or discomfort.

We’ll flow through a playful, strong and freeing practice that will give you the tools to enter your backbend postures with more confidence and integrity.

This workshop is open to all levels and props will be provided to enhance the experience and benefit of the postures.

Suggested Donation: $20 members/$25 non-members


Slow Flow with Live Ambient Guitar

Saturday, October 28th at 7:30-9:30pm

Enjoy two hours of Slow Flow/Restorative yoga led by Sarah Diedrick with live music by ambient jazz guitarist Tom Pearo. Tom’s atmospheric music will invite you into one long meditative state as you flow intentionally and mindfully through your yoga practice. Unfold slowly into spacious stretches and gentle restorative postures supported by props, all made more expansive by the music.

  • Suggested donation: $10 members / $15 non-members
  • Location: Sangha Studio - North


Theming Workshop for Yoga Teachers

Saturday, November 4 from 4pm-6:30pm

Join me for an exploration in theming your yoga classes from a philosophical standpoint. Using the relationship between cit (pure consciousness) and ananda (pure bliss) as a guide, we’ll explore a myriad of themes that stem from these two realities, as well as how they show up in asana.

Theming a class can help you stand out as a teacher and enhance your students’ practice both on and off the mat. This workshop will help you become more comfortable presenting a theme at the beginning of your class and building a sequence around that theme. After this workshop, you’ll have a whole host of timeless theme ideas, new ways to cue alignment in asana, and a starting point for future class planning and brainstorming. After the discussion portion, Sarah will lead you through a flow class focused around a specific theme so you can experience how to apply the teachings.

Open to those currently in a Yoga Teacher Training as well as Teachers. 

  • Suggested Donation: $25 Members / $30 Non-Members
  • Location: Sangha Studio - North


A yoga retreat with Caitlin Pascucci & Sarah Diedrick

September 22nd - 24th in Fayston, VT

Spend a weekend immersed in the Green Mountains of Vermont, reveling in many simple and uplifting pleasures.

Yoga Camp is all about unplugging for a bit while enjoying daily yoga and meditation, as well as good food and new friends. You can hike, hot tub, relax in your yurt, soak in the views, wander around the farm - whatever your heart desires! This is your weekend to rejuvenate, connect and savor all of the beautiful elements of this retreat.

See my Upcoming Events page for 2018 dates!


Look Ma, All Hands! Workshop

Sunday, July 24th 10:30-12:30pm

Are you ready to get upside down? Then don’t miss this handstand play date! This workshop is for those looking to refine their handstand practice. If you are comfortable kicking up into a handstand against the wall and want to work toward balancing in the middle of the room, then this is your workshop.

We’ll start by learning intelligent and specific alignment cues during our warm up flow so that when we go upside down, we know how to stabilize and engage the body’s midsection in order to find more strength, freedom and balance on our hands. We’ll learn different ways to kick up, look at handstand transitions and even dabble in fun variations like frog hops and press ups! We’ll end with a long, sweet savasana.

Pelvic Praise Workshop

Saturday, July 23rd 6-7:30pm

According to Tias Little, “If the structures around the hip joint are mobile, a flow of essential fluids - blood, lymph, and cerebrospinal fluid - can pass unimpeded through the pelvis and in turn affect buoyancy deep within the spine.” 

In this workshop, we’ll look at mobility and stability in the pelvis, explore the alignment principle ‘thighs back, tailbone under,’ and, in turn, liberate the spine. Then we’ll flow through a sequence of femur-rooting, hip opening and backbending postures to harmonize the body and leave you feeling totally blissed out. Open to all levels.

Restorative Yoga Workshop

Friday, July 22nd 7-9pm

Replenish your body and mind in this 2 hour restorative workshop with Sarah Diedrick. Experience a variety of supportive restorative postures (backbends, forward folds, hip openers, inversions, side bends) that all use props to hold the body in a comfortable place so that it can more easily let go. Restorative yoga triggers the parasympathetic nervous system, lowers stress levels, releases tension in the body and mind and promotes a greater sense of calm and clarity. Enjoy this nourishing restorative practice along with candles, relaxing music and an extended yoga nidra to send you off into a blissful savasana.


Yin Yoga Workshop with Sarah Diedrick & Kaleigh Mulpeter

Yin yoga is a practice that targets the deeper connective tissues (tendons, ligaments, fascia) with a series of long-held, passive yoga poses. Yin yoga is a beautiful complement to our common yang, or Vinyasa, practice. Yin yoga gives us an opportunity to move into stillness, experience sensation, restore balance, and gain more mobility and freedom in the physical body.

Join Sarah & Kaleigh for this deep Yin workshop, during which you'll learn the benefits of the Yin practice, how it differs from restorative yoga and the three tenets of this style of yoga. You will then be lead through a guided meditation followed by a 2-hour yin practice accompanied by healing touch. Experience newfound freedom, opening and release in both the body and mind.

[Low Back Love Workshop]

December 5th, 2015

Sarah Diedrick mermaid yoga pose, Sarah Diedrick Sangha Studio Burlington Vermont

This workshop is designed to free up your low back with a variety of hamstring, hip and lower back poses. Learn how to protect your low back with a slower-paced vinyasa flow that incorporates therapeutic physical principles to strengthen and stabilize your low back. These principles can be applied on and off the mat for more mobility and freedom in your lower body. This workshop will leave you feeling strong, open and sweetly uplifted. 

All levels welcome.

[Yoga Workshop: Inversions Workshop with Caitlin Pascucci]

Saturday, October 17th 2015// 2:30-5:30 pm

Sarah Diedrick handstand inversion, Sarah Diedrick Sangha Studio Burlington Vermont, Caitlin Pascucci Sangha Studio

Join in for an upside down adventure! In this workshop, we'll begin with a warming flow and then work progressively toward intermediate inversions and variations on these postures. Through this workshop we will look at variations for many inversions and learn how to use props and assists to deepen our inversion practice safely and effectively. We will learn how to gain control, begin to understand the pivot point in our bodies, and focus on breath control while upside down. Participants can expect to practice poses including Pincha Mayurasana (Forearm Stand) and Adho Mukha Vrksasana (Handstand).

This workshop is geared toward people who have a comfortable Bakasana (Crow Pose) practice and have been playing with kicking into Handstand against a wall. This workshop is designed to bring confidence to balancing in the center of the room and finding comfort in exploring variations.

Come play and experience the joy of going upside down!

[Beyond the Mat Retreat with Caitlin Pascucci]

@ Good Commons in Plymouth, VT May 28-May 31, 2015

Join Caitlin and Sarah for a 3-night retreat focusing on and exploring how to blend aspects of your yoga practice into your day-to-day life. We will explore how to integrate meditation, sequencing and even the deeper layers of sensation through daily yoga practice, workshop-style classes, nature walks and ritual. You get to enjoy everything you would on a yoga retreat but with a special bonus of leaving the retreat ready to bring all the qualities of yoga back home with you and wherever you go.

This package includes:

Good Commons Plymouth Vermont, Sarah Diedrick retreat group, Vermont yoga retreat Sarah Diedrick
  • 3 night stay at Good Commons in Plymouth, VT (http://goodcommons.com/)
  • 3 dinners, 3 lunch/brunches, 3 light breakfasts and snacks each day (vegetarian)
  • Gift bag upon arrival
  • Group hike and meditation
  • Daily morning meditation (optional)
  • Daily yoga practice taught by Caitlin or Sarah (styles include fluid yoga, vinyasa, vin/yin and slow massage flow)
  • A workshop-style class with a focus on inversions and arm balances
  • A workshop-style class on how to develop an at-home practice and meditation space
  • After-dinner activities
  • An opening circle and closing circle with rituals and activities

[New Beginnings: Full Moon Goddess Circle with Krissy Ruddy]

Jan 11, 2015 10:00-12:00 pm

Invite exciting potential and change into your life during the time of the new year and the light of the full moon. During this workshop we will join together as women to create a sacred space as we set intentions for the full moon and year to come. Workshop will include a full moon ceremony, lunar insights, writing, sharing and moving. Feel free to bring an offering for the circle (such as crystals, candles, essential oil, feathers, stones, a sweet treat) as well as a journal and something to write with.

[Total Body Love: Full Moon Goddess Circle with Krissy Ruddy]

Feb 3, 2015 8:00-10:00 pm

Celebrate your divine feminine energy with other women under the light of the full moon. Experience a ladies night centered around total body love. We will explore our relationship with our body, self-care, and what it really means to nurture and nourish our bodies. Krissy Ruddy, certified holistic health coach and yoga teacher, will guide us through an Ayurvedic self-massage technique called Abhyanga and then we will be making our own oils to take home! We will also take time to share in circle with candles, incense, crystals and other sacred objects. Sarah Diedrick, holistic health coach and yoga teacher, will close circle with a yummy "Slow Massage Flow" yoga class. Ladies night will continue after the circle so stick around if you want to get to know other women, play with goddess cards or enjoy some tasty treats!

Feel free to bring any crystals or other meaningful objects to the circle. Charging these sacred objects under the light of the full moon is a beautiful way to send our intentions into them and take away the powerful energy of the circle.

[Full Moon Goddess Circle with Krissy Ruddy]

March 5, 2015 8:00-10:00 pm

Join Sarah Diedrick, Krissy Ruddy and many other beautiful women in circle each full moon. We create circle with the intention of connecting women in the community through ritual, sharing, movement and self-care. Each month is centered around a different theme including practices that allow us to dive deeper into each theme and deeper into our feminine flavors. We also invite a different special guest each month-- a woman in the community whose work and wisdom are centered around awakening the divine feminine. We gather every month under the light of the full moon in a sacred space full of candles, crystals, incense, essential oils and other sacred objects.

Each circle is a beautiful opportunity to share stories, explore the body, engage in self care, and partake in practices that strengthen the voice of your intuitive, inner wise woman.

[Full Moon Women's Flow]

April 4, 2015 6:00-7:30 pm

Open to all women and all levels

Spend the full moon flowing through a silky yoga sequence. This flow will combine a guided meditation followed by a juicy, feminine flow to explore the world of sensation. We will work with the circularity of the full moon and move in ways that feel fluid, rhythmic and wave-like. The breath will be our guide and the sensation our point of exploration. We will move through a dynamic practice with strong poses that stir up our creative fire but also hip openers and cooling poses. Following practice we'll enjoy some red wine, chocolate and lady time!

[Full Moon Women's Circle with Krissy Ruddy]

April 9, 2015 8:00-10:00 pm

Join Sarah Diedrick, Krissy Ruddy and many other beautiful women in circle each full moon. We create circle with the intention of connecting women in the community through ritual, sharing, movement and self-care. Each month is centered around a different theme including practices that allow us to dive deeper into each theme and deeper into our feminine flavors. We also invite a different special guest each month-- a woman in the community whose work and wisdom are centered around awakening the divine feminine. We gather every month under the light of the full moon in a sacred space full of candles, crystals, incense, essential oils and other sacred objects.

Each circle is a beautiful opportunity to share stories, explore the body, engage in self care, and partake in practices that strengthen the voice of your intuitive, inner wise woman.

[Rock Your Yoga]

May 17, 2015 2:00-4:00 pm

Do you like yoga?
Do you like live music?
Do you like things that smell amazing?
Do you like fresh juice?

If you like all of that then you are going to LOVE Rock Your Yoga presented by Taraleigh Weathers and Sangha Studio.

What: Yoga taught by Sangha Studio's teachers, Live music performed by great local bands, aromatherapy by Lunaroma, guided meditation led by Taraleigh Weathers and fresh juice from The Juice Box. AHHHH-MAZING.

Where: The Juice Box (126 College Street Burlington, VT)

$25 includes yoga class, live music, guided meditation, aromatherapy and juice