Sami Lea Lipman
Sami will tell you that yoga saved her life; it is from a place of determination and vulnerability that she shares her love of the practice. Harrowing experiences with trauma and grief completely changed Sami’s outlook on life in her late 20’s. Yoga was no longer simply a way to challenge her physicality; but rather became an imperative tool towards survival and peace. Armed with experience and empathy, Sami’s classes mix creatively challenging sequencing with candid rawness.
Sami completed her first 200 Hour Teacher Training in Austin, TX in 2008 with her mentor, Desirae Pierce. She has attended Baptiste Institute’s Level One, Two, & Three and assisted various programs with Baron Baptiste. A student of Christina Sell and John Friend, Sami is deeply inspired by the steadfast alignment of (what was) Anusara. Sami is currently enrolled in Down Under School of Yoga’s 300 Hour Teacher Training under the guidance of Natasha Rizopoulos. A true believer in learning from many mentors and lineages, Sami draws inspiration from her studies with Patricia Walden, Seane Corn, Shiva Rae, Barbara Benagh, Amy Ippoliti, Jeanie Manchester, Sianna Sherman, Gioconda Parker, Leah Cullis, Mary Taylor, Stephen Uvalle, David Kyle, Duncan Wong, Ray Long, and more.
Sami has been featured in various national publications as a cover model, teacher, and contributor including Origin Magazine , Mantra Yoga & Health , Colorado Yoga Magazine, New York Yoga + Life ; and The Yoga Fix . With a gypsy-like thirst for travel, Sami leads retreats around the world. From Burning Man to Wanderlust, she has taught and assisted at many festivals and events, but her most humbling memory was the opportunity to teach at The White House during the annual Easter Egg Roll celebration. Teaching yoga to smiling children as the President and First Lady led the national anthem is something she’ll never forget. Upon moving to Boston in early 2017, Sami joined the management and teaching faculty at Down Under School of Yoga where she serves as the director of marketing and development.