“Evermore Interviews” is our interview series on how health, diet & fitness relate to the purpose of inspiring trendsetters, entrepreneurs and artists.
This week we present to you Sarah Highfield – a London-based yoga teacher, foodie and entrepreneur. Sarah took a leap of faith when she left her office job to follow her dream. Today she is a highly certified yoga teacher, voted by London Evening Standard as one of London’s Top 10 Yoga Teachers to follow on Instagram. She established her very own Yogagise brand and leads yoga retreats all over the world.
In one sentence, how would you describe your life’s purpose?
My life’s purpose is to enjoy every moment and be as present as possible – I don’t want to miss a minute!
When did you first become aware of it?
In my late twenties and early thirties, I was working in an office and realised that it was not fulfilling me. I felt like my life was on auto-pilot and I felt disconnected. This is when I realised that I needed a career change and to do something that I really love – teaching yoga.
How does your health contribute to keeping you on track?
It’s important that I’m healthy in my job, it means that I can present the best and most engaging version of myself. I also put myself in my student’s shoes, and I know that I wouldn’t want to have an unhealthy yoga teacher, it would be uninspiring.
What does your fitness & diet routine look like?
I do everything in moderation and with balance – I try to nourish my mind, body and soul. I eat a balanced diet, which is full of healthy meals, as well as, indulgent treats. I also try to stay active and exercise 3 times a week.
What was the toughest point in your career’s journey?
The toughest point was probably my career change from working in an office to becoming a yoga teacher. I was worried that I was making the wrong decision and that it would be too hard for me to make a living as a yoga teacher.
What was the moment in which you first realised you’re really onto something?
I got my first yoga teacher job just a couple of weeks after I finished my yoga teacher training and it was with Bodyism, a really well-known wellness company in Notting Hill, London. That was a really exciting moment for me and I knew I had made the right decision.
What’s the biggest satisfaction you get from what you do?
I love it when people come for a yoga class fearing they won’t enjoy it, and then by the end of the class, they absolutely love it and can’t wait for their next class.
Your favorite health hack…
Stay active, whether that’s walking everywhere, making time for the gym or always choosing the stairs.
Your favorite productivity hack…
Don’t multitask, it’s a myth – do one thing at a time and do it well.
Your mantra to motivate yourself anytime…
Stay present and enjoy the moment.
What are your future plans and the next big goals you’re going after?
I would like to continue spreading the Yogagise brand, it’s my own yoga brand, which also extends to food and lifestyle.