PYFS Trainee of the Month!

Sarah Beerntsen DPT, CSCS, RYT 500

Saint Louis, MO

Island Life Yoga

Sarah obtained her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Saint Louis University. She has specialized in sports medication and orthopedic rehabilitation for the past 12+ years. Yoga was a natural progression, professionally and personally, to link together strength and stability with rehabilitation.  Sarah utilizes her knowledge of anatomy and physiology to create purposeful yoga sequences, designed to specifically target and train regions of the body. She also incorporates her knowledge of asanas and meditation to assist with patients who are recovering from injuries and surgeries return to their higher levels of function and sport competition. Sarah has experience treating and training athletes of all levels: grade school, high school, college, semi professional, and professional, as well as the weekend warrior.   

Goal for 2020-2021 is to create a specific training course for first responders; to assist with functional strength and flexibility while incorporating meditation and pranayama to physically and mentally assist those who risk their lives to serve and protect us. 

Sarah recently completed her online text, Yoga for the Pregnant Athlete, a blueprint for athletes to follow throughout pregnancy in order to progress with their athletic and fitness goals. This program will provide specific strengthening and stretching poses, myths and truths of pregnancy, and tailored routines which can be performed, with and without modifications, throughout your pregnancy.