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“Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.” ∼ Mother Teresa

Sara Granström-Thorsson Yoga and Nutrition Therapist

A lifetime of studying

Sara Granström-Thorsson
Sara began her professional journey as a classical musician, studying for 6 years at schools such as “Malmö Music College” and “Guildhall School of Music and Drama”in London.” It is probably impossible to play music without being in contact with something spiritual inside you and when I first met yoga I was amazed how similar the yoga practice is to the practice of an instrument, it is all there: the work, the focus and the joy.”

Sara started to teach yoga in 2001 and is now “Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher” (ERYT) according to Yoga Alliance standards. She is also a senior teacher at Samahita Retreat, today considered to be one of the most profound and successful yoga schools in Asia. Sara has worked with teacher trainings and the education of new yoga teachers since 2004 and she operates today as Director and Founder of the Yogayama Teacher Training in Stockholm together with her colleague Anna Hultman.

Alongside a physical education of ashtanga vinyasa yoga and hatha yoga, with teachers like Paul Dallaghan, Chuck Miller, Ron Reid and Marla Meenakshi, Sara is a long term student of Shri. O. P Tiwari and has through the method of classical pranayama developed her own understanding of the importance of a balanced breathing in both yoga practice and in life. In her classes she highlights the deep meaning of the inner attitude in practice, often through tools like chanting, meditation and gratitude.

Sara and nutrition

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During 2006 Sara Studied Ayurveda together with Johan Ljungsberg (one of the founders of Veda Lila in Stockholm) and Dr. Vinay Vora (Ayurvedic doctor from the Jamnagar University in India). ”With Ayurveda being a sister science to yoga it felt natural to get at better understanding of how the body works and the influence food has on our health.” The interest for nutrition and the body’s capacity to heal itself kept growing and in 2008 Sara finished her education as Nutrition Therapist with focus on functional medicine, anti-aging medicine and environmental medicine.

Sara in Sweden

Sara Granström-Thorsson
When not at Samahita Retreat Sara spends most of her time in Stockholm where she teaches yoga at a few different studios around the city. One of them is yogayama ( she also works as director of the Yogayama Teacher Training. You can read more about Sara’s classes and workshops in Sweden and abroad on her website:

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