About Me

Sara Smyth is a yoga teacher, body worker and co-founder of Mama Lab Retreats. She teaches weekly yoga classes for women in South London, hosts day, weekend and holiday retreats for mums and offers massage therapy for both men and women from her treatment room in London. 

“I am a South London mama with a passion for wellbeing.

My yoga journey began in 2007 on a retreat in Ibiza. I initially practised Astanga and Bikram yoga before discovering Dynamic Vinyasa Yoga, a powerful yoga style which stretches and strengthens your whole body.  My practice continually evolves and I have been fortunate to study with Dylan Ayaloo, Forrest Yoga guardians, Jambo Truong and Sandra Heider, and Naomi Absalom. I am continually learning and adapting my practice as my lifestyle and body changes.

I have 3 children, a fully grown man-child and 2 little girls. I continued to practise adapted dynamic yoga during the latter two pregnancies for general fitness and to counteract an old back injury from my twenties, aggravated by breastfeeding and carrying my babies around.

In my forties now, my yoga practice has helped maintain my physical health and given me mental techniques to manage the challenges of motherhood.

I have a deepening interest in psychology and the science of wellbeing.”

Yoga and Massage Qualifications

  • Sonia Sumar Yoga for the Special Child course, May 2016
  • Yoga Nidra for the Special Child and Adult at Special Yoga Foundation, October 2016. 
  • 200 hour Power Vinyasa Yoga teacher training with Dylan Ayaloo, November 2016
  • Forrest Yoga CET with Jambo Truong, March 2017
  • Forrest Yoga Mentorship with Jambo Truong, November 2017
  • Assisting CET with Craig Norris, March 2019
  • Raynor Deep Tissue Massage Course with Dave Taylor, May 2019
  • Forrest CET with Sandra Heider & Anita Jasser, June 2019
  • Mentorship with Naomi Absalom, January to June 2020
  • Science Of Wellbeing with Dr Laurie Santos, Yale University, December 2020
  • Pregnancy & Shiatsu Massage with Wellmother, October 2020
  • Perinatal Yoga CET with Poppy Perinatal, November 2020
  • Foundations of Positive Psychology Specialization, University of Pennsylvania, May 2021
  • Psychology MSc Conversion, University of Westminster, from September 2021
  • Enhanced DBS certificate

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