We had the good fortune of connecting with Sarah Henry and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Sarah, what habits do you feel helped you succeed?
I attribute a great deal of my success to having an intentional morning routine. Each morning, I make time to meditate and to read for a few minutes. Then, I like to journal about my intentions for the day. I like to finish off my morning routine with a workout, even if it’s just some gentle yoga or stretching. I try to keep my screens “dark” in the morning, too, so that I can stay focused on what I am doing; I have found that doing so helps me to enjoy a few extra moments of peace and quiet before my day begins! Ultimately, these healthy habits leave me feeling empowered, inspired, and ready to take on the challenges of the day.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I became a coach because I know firsthand what it’s like to fall victim to an unhealthy cycle of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. For years, I felt stuck in unhealthy relationships and an unsatisfying career. I struggled with depression and with my weight, and I often found that I lacked the time and energy to commit to exercising and eating right. For years, my overactive mind prevented me from ever truly enjoying the present moment, and it kept me awake at night, too. I suffered from crippling bouts of insomnia that sometimes lasted for weeks at a time. I was stuck in a toxic cycle of unhealthy thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, but didn’t have the stamina to do anything about it. After suffering from a particularly intense bout of insomnia, I attended a Yin Yoga class for the first time and instantly fell in love. It probably sounds somewhat dramatic (and a bit cliche) to say that yoga changed my life, but it truly has. My experience with slower forms of yoga has been so transformative, in fact, that I am now certified to teach Yin and Restorative Yoga, as well as Yoga Nidra. Meditative yoga practices that combine gentle movement, intentional breathwork, and deep tissue stretching can be quite healing in nature because they encourage a deeper mind-body connection. The more I practiced, the more I was able to release trauma that had manifested as pain in tension within my physical body, as well as the unhelpful thoughts and emotions that were keeping me awake at night. I also started working with a wellness coach who was helping me to create powerful and lasting changes within my personal and professional life, including implementing better sleep hygiene practices. I feel like I have finally cracked the code, which is why it is now my mission to help my clients to make BIG changes within a matter of weeks that took me years to figure out on my own. I don’t want anyone to have to suffer as I did! I am passionate about helping women to learn new skills that will allow them to break free from the old patterns that are no longer serving them so that they can sleep more soundly at night and feel more balanced and energized throughout their day.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
When I’m showing friends around, I love to take them up North to the RiNo neighborhood for some great eats, or to some of the great local distilleries around town. Or, we head to Main Street in Littleton for a bite, followed by Rocker Distillery for the best Old Fashioned around. I love taking my friends to small mountain towns like Salida or Buena Vista. Of course, if there’s time, I would take them to Rocky Mountain National Park or the Breckenridge Nordic Center for some snowshoeing and wildlife viewing!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would love to dedicate my Shoutout to my wonderful community of yogis who have been attending my classes virtually for the past year. Even though I am teaching them through a screen, their love and support is palpable. I am consistently humbled by their commitment to self-care, as well as their loyalty, patience, and enthusiasm.