Sarah B. McLaughlin

Abhaya Bodywork, Inc.


Upcoming Events and Classes

Recommit to Reconnection

January 27 2-4pm at The Heartwood Center, 1818 Dempster St., Evanston, IL 60202  

$50 if registered before January 1st,  $65 thereafter


We have saved you a space in this women’s circle. Come in, sit down. Join us in re-establishing our commitment to ourselves and our connection to each other through yoga asana and breathwork.

In this class, you'll use your body and breath to connect with what is real: 

  • Purposeful connection of your lower chakras (energy centers) will give you focus and calm.
  • Intentional movement will inspire you on a physical level.
  • Guided meditation will refresh your mental outlook.

Becky Paulin-Liston, PT, RYT and Sarah McLaughlin LMT, RYT

Becky and Sarah have a shared interest in working with women, building community, and yoga.  They each practice their healing arts of Physical Therapy and Shiatsu at the Heartwood Center in Evanston.  You can read more about them at Please email to register.

Yoga for Tough Times

January 27, Feb 3, 10, & 17    10-11:30am at The Heartwood Center, 1818 Dempster St., Evanston IL 60202

$72 if registered by Jan 1st, $80 thereafter

Join Sarah for a detailed exploration of the five foundational principles of yoga practice. We will meet for four weeks, and give ourselves the gift of creating a base to sustain us even in the most challenging of times. While we can become overwhelmed with the weight of the world, we can also make a conscious effort to help ourselves find peace within the chaos by developing simple practices around these five essential principles:

  • Exercise
  • Breathing
  • Relaxation
  • Diet
  • Meditation

We have saved you a seat in this circle. Come, have a seat. We will dig deeply into the joyous and challenging work of creating a better world by clearing away the clutter from our own day to day lives. With a clearer vision of self, we are able to help others without sacrificing our own emotional and physical well being. 

Weekly practices will be included along with tasty recipes that help us feel energized. You can go as deeply into these practices as you wish. It is different for everyone, and whatever level you participate, is correct for you at this moment in time. Each class will include movement, breathwork, meditation, and relaxation exercises. 

Sarah McLaughlin is a licensed massage therapist, registered yoga teacher, and certified meditation instructor. She is passionate about self exploration and implementing change within her own life to better the world around her. To register for this workshop, contact Sarah at