My name is Sarah Schmidhofer MD. I am a psychiatry resident at Butler Hospital through the Alpert Medical School at Brown University.

I am also an RYT-500 through ISHTA yoga. I concurrently studied yoga anatomy with Leslie Kaminoff of the Breathing Project, and my other influential teachers include Shiva Rea and Charles Matkin. I have also studied MBSR, ISHTA marma therapy, and trauma sensitive yoga teaching.

I created this site as a way to help people in RI begin a yoga practice safely, as I feel it is such an important part of health maintenance when done correctly.

Please feel free to email me with any comments, questions or concerns at

Please also contact me if you are a RI studio and you feel that your information has been misrepresented, or if you have added/deleted classes that you feel should be included here.

Finally, please, please email me if you have noticed that this website needs (a lot) of work and have the skills to help.

Nothing on this site is meant to replace medical advice of any kind. Always consult your doctor before beginning a new wellness or exercise program. Views expressed on this site are solely my own and do not reflect the opinions of any of my affiliate organizations.