Sari Andersen Bouret grew up surrounded by folk music and exceptional singer-songwriters. She was singing back-up vocals in concerts and music festivals at a young age, sandwiched on stage between Joni Mitchell and Bonnie Raitt. She toured the California coast and performed with Rick Danko from The Band, and toured Scandivania with Eric Andersen and Garth Hudson, performing her original songs. She has contributed background vocals for many albums and now performs throughout New York, Los Angeles, and Hawaii.
Bouret also has been a certified yoga teacher for more than 20 years, infusing her classes with creative intelligence. A compassionate, inspiring, and highly-skilled yoga teacher, she is dedicated to empowering her students in cultivating a safe and rejuvenating practice. She encourages students to find an internal mirror, rather than looking outside for a clear reflection.
Sari Andersen Bouret completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training at Yoga Works in 1992 with mentors Erich Schiffman and Rod Stryker, and immediately began teaching. She soon became an established teacher at Yoga Works. She was also part of a small group of yogis who worked closely with Paul Grilley as Yin Yoga evolved.
Bouret has followed the roots of hatha yoga back to Krishnamacharya, “the father of modern yoga,” whose principal teaching was to “teach what is appropriate for the individual.” She began working in depth with Gary Kraftow, creator of Viniyoga and a student of Krishnamacharya’s, and Krishnamacharya's son, T.K.V. Desikachar. She now applies the principals of Viniyoga to her teaching, adapting a practice to meet the individual or groups' needs, as opposed to trying to fit a student’s body to a preconceived form.