If Sara Kapadia was not a human she would be a thylacine, an extinct creature made up of seemingly contrasting and wildly fascinating parts. Sara is an artist, educator, yoga teacher, academic, and writer and uses a transdisciplinary approach in all her projects.
As a multi-modal artist, Sara explores different themes in her work. Sara likes to use paint, and scavenges for various materials to recycle. As a dancer Sara uses story telling from her Bengali folk dancing training. Sara has donated several of her artworks to non-profits. At the moment Sara is exploring the theme of nature in human life.
Sara has taught all ages from early childhood, through to seniors. Born and raised in London, Sara trained as a teacher in London, United Kingdom in primary and secondary school teaching. When Sara moved to Los Angeles in 2005, Sara trained as an early childhood educator, and during and after her doctoral education, Sara taught undergraduate and graduate students a range of research skills in workshops, seminars and classes, as well as teaching education topics, and the philosophies in art and science.
Sara learned how to teach children's yoga through Kidding Around Yoga and learned about trauma-informed youth yoga teaching from Yoga Ed at Loyola Marymount University. Sara volunteers at Mattel Children's Hospital and has taught yoga to foster youth with her mentors at Camp Harmony in Malibu, and teaches preschool yoga in Marina Del Rey and Encino. Sara is involved with several family yoga festivals where she helps curate the children's yoga programming. Sara serves on the council of guardians for the Peace Guardians, a non-profit that teaches mindfulness to children. In her yoga teaching with children Sara has a multi-modal approach fusing art-science and fun!
Sara teaches creative children and family yoga at The Yogi Tree Center for Growth on Sundays at 9AM www.theyogitree.com
Contact Sara for teaching at your school or for private events and sessions!
Sara graduated from the University of Cambridge with an undergraduate degree in science education, from the University of London with a master's degree in social justice, social work and education, and from Claremont Graduate University with a Ph.D. in education. Sara completed a postdoctoral fellowship at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Sara’s research has three main spheres: how early childhood experiences inform adulthood, how art and science intersect. Sara serves on the advisory board of the International Child Art Foundation. Sara is the founder and editor of The STEAM Journal, an art-science, scholarly, peer reviewed publication, which can be found at: scholarship.claremont.edu/steam
Sara writes fiction and non-fiction. Science, fantasy and culture intersect in many of Sara's stories. Sara is currently working on a concerning of short stories and a novel. Sara's non-fiction writing is mainly scholarly works drawing from her research.