Meet Our Instructors

Breathing Space Family Yoga instructors incorporate training from many different styles and schools of yoga but all share a love for the practice and passion for sharing it with yogis of all ages.

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Sarah Laryea, co-founder and co-owner of Playwell, is an occupational therapist with over a decade of experience working with young children. She specialized in motor skill development, cognitive development, and sensory system/regulation for children. Sarah is also a licensed baby and child massage therapist. Through Playwell, Sarah is excited to offer caregivers and children a nurturing environment to spend time together and utilizing play to enhance children’s development. 

Sarah has over twelve years of extensive pediatric experience spanning from embryology through to childhood development. She has spent her career working with babies born prematurely as well as infants and toddlers in the communities with a variety of developmental delays. Her career has allowed her to work with various areas for growth including: hypotonia, hypertonia, sensory modulation disorders, general cognitive delays, difficulty with feeding, and general movement disorders. Earlier in her career, Sarah was instrumental in the development of preventative and wellness care at George Washington University NICU. In 2010, she helped to establish  GWU’s full-time NICU program.

Sarah holds an M.S. in Occupational Therapy from Virginia Commonwealth University,B.S. in Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is a certified Educator of Infant Massage.

Sarah is a mother of two and she enjoys traveling, running, drinking coffee, anything near the water, messy play with her kids, and trying new restaurants.

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