Author, Intuitive Healer, and Spiritual Life Coach for Women
Before we talk about me, it’s important to anchor our attention on who you are. The fact is, you are blessed. It may be obscured, but you are enough, you have the resources you need inside of you. The question is, how do you unobscure your inner wholeness? You’ve been there, done that. You’re ready to step into a place of grace, peace, and meaning. You’re not a kid anymore. You’ve lived. You’ve loved. You’ve worked. You’ve cared for so many others.
Now it’s your time to be cared for. And it all starts inside.
Why I Do What I Do
My deepest purpose is to help women achieve inner peace and personal growth, by cultivating a practice of consistency and discipline that supports a lifetime of well-being and fulfillment.
My work views all the elements of our humanity as intertwined; from this holistic view, we empower healing. Self-care and self-reflection give us the ability to view ourselves in this way objectively. This perspective promotes our ability to stay awake to the parts of our life that feel shameful, fragile, and embarrassing. When we learn how to hold the fullness of who we are as human beings, we find compassion, love, and the ability to continue.
About Sarah W. Brassard
Founder, Creator, Healer
Sarah is a teacher, author, healer, and coach who melds wisdom traditions with cutting-edge knowledge of intuition, energy, spirituality, and self-care to her audience, inviting them to open themselves to new ways of responding to life.
For the last 30 years, Sarah Brassard has been guiding women from a place of struggle in life to one of grace, peace, and ease through her signature process of sacred self-care.
As the author of Inside: A Guide to the Resources Within to Stay Connected to Your Truth, Even in Trying Times. Brassard details the self-care practices that have sparked and sustained her own healing journey.
Sarah hosts mindfulness, meditation, and stress reduction classes at corporate and nonprofit venues both big and small. Her work is ignited by an enthusiastic dedication to integrating body, mind, heart, and spirit as well as an unshakeable conviction that there’s nothing in life that can’t be healed.
When she left, a piece of me walked out with her.
My mother left when I was 13. She was the hub of the wheel that was my young life. But now, with each passing day, that wheel became more and more bent until eventually, it was no longer a wheel and she was gone.
Only a few years later, my father died after a lengthy battle with leukemia. The family structure that had felt so solid in the first 10 years of my life no longer existed and I was left to figure out how to put the pieces of my life back together.
Despite the trauma of abandonment and the suffering that unfolded, my life was blessed. I had loving siblings and gained support from the schools I attended. And I still had my father. I believed he would beat his illness, even after I learned of the severity of his health diagnosis. Until that day in the woods when he told me—as his oldest biological child—that I’d have to prepare for a life without him and forgive my mother. I couldn’t accept it. Not him. Not him. Not…
He died when I was 16. Although I had plenty of familial support, I was lost. So lost, on the inside. To the outside world, I kept it together (sound familiar?). In a search of anything that felt hopeful, I applied to an Outward Bound internship program that challenged me to grow beyond my insecurity and fear. After my month-long outdoor experience, I returned to Worcester, MA to finish out the year in the internship portion of the program. I chose an opportunity in retail with a woman’s boutique. The owner of that boutique became my lifelong friend and mentor. Inspired by her caring presence in my life, I opened a woman’s boutique in New Hampshire at 21 years old.
Then, I met David. He was a strong man with a kind heart and a light sense of humor. Life with him was… Comfortable. And I wasn’t used to comfortable. Not in the emotional sense. A part of me had been trained to handle chaos. I didn’t know how to deal with this new phenomenon of emotional stability. But I learned and small step by small step, began to trust this path of healing deep down. And he learned to support me the best he could. And we had a kid. Then another.
But deep inside, the storm still swirled.
Heavy childhood trauma cuts deep...
I found massage therapy and fell in love with the practice. I went all-in and entered an intense 2-year program (the kind where you work on cadavers to gain a deep understanding of the body’s structure—yes, I’m talking intense). It was my first step within.
I started to understand the interconnectedness of body, mind, heart, and spirit.
This turned me on to the fact that my own body was suffering. I wasn’t healthy. But seeing so much healing taking place opened my eyes to another way of being that brought my internal and external life together.
Yet, I still felt chaos within. With a marriage, kids, a new home, the responsibilities of a small business, and all that life was throwing at me at the time, I was stressed in a way that was not sustainable. I didn’t dare communicate this to anyone. I felt I had to show that I had it all together. But on the inside, I felt like the wheels were falling off. I stopped taking care of myself and became isolated (been there?).
And then I found Kundalini Yoga. I’ll never forget that first class. It was unlike anything I’d ever experienced. Through the practice, I was slowly reintroduced to myself. To the self that was present before my mother left. Before my dad died. And I can say with deep gratitude that this inner connection has been with me since.
I could breathe again (literally and emotionally).
Kundalini gave me my life back and my breath back.
I wanted to go deeper. So I did teacher training in 2004 and opened Kundalini Yoga Barn in Hollis, New Hampshire. And I haven’t looked back since.
If anything, I was now instead of living in my hurt past, suspended in my growth journey, obsessively future-focused. While the spark of healing and passion was lit, I was still in need of a firmer grounding in the now. I wanted to go deeper into the theoretical and philosophical aspects behind these transformative practices I’d become so fond of. I enrolled in divinity school and became an ordained Interfaith Minister through the Tree of Life Seminary in 2012.
While I wouldn’t change my past or any of the decisions that brought me to today, I soon reached a point in life where I was done striving. I was done guessing and manipulating and controlling outcomes. I had the realization that outcome-obsession was the root of my stress and dis-ease in life. Even though I’d experienced my share of ‘unfavorable outcomes’, I also saw that my life had been blessed and that each ‘unfortunate event’ was necessary to shape me into myself.
Through a life of trial and error and a spiritual practice rooted in varied ancient and modern wisdom traditions and healing practices, I’d finally shifted the focus from outcome to inner peace. And for the first time, I felt free.
Could I reverse engineer the path to this freedom for other women?
There were so many struggles, so many ups and downs, many false starts to reach a profound sense of peace, of “enough”-ness, of groundedness of thought and action in motivations of love instead of fear. Could I find a straighter path for others to take to this place?
In 2012, I set out to examine my practice and this crazy journey of healing I’ve taken in order to create a signature process of sacred self-care. Along the way, I wrote my book and journal on inner healing, created my signature healing program for women, and started a supportive online community of devoted self-healers and seekers.
Today, I work with women from all around the world both one-on-one and in groups to help them start and maintain a devotional practice of radical self-care so that they can come home to the lives of wholeness that rest before their feet, ready for them to take one step forward at a time.
When I’m not speaking, teaching, or coaching, I’m likely on a long walk or hanging out at our family property on Cape Cod.
What I Believe In
When we can extend compassion to ourselves, opportunities open up for us. This generous expression allows us to seek the truth about our circumstances, what keeps us stuck, and how we will move beyond limited perspectives, expanding our healing and growth.
Inner healing requires a courageous commitment to truth. This path of learning is not for the faint of heart. We will shine a light in dark places and break through all sorts of nervous system messaging that says, 'it's not safe to be here.' Trust: no matter how lacking in courage you may feel, you do have the inner resources to see this journey through.
Consistency brings a new way of interacting with the world. The truth is that transformation takes commitment. By valuing mastery while appreciating the commitment needed to achieve it, you will discover what it means to be empowered. Once this reality is integrated, it becomes YOUR WAY.
All of Which Brings Me to You
You’ve lived… You’ve loved… You’ve hurt… You’ve won… You’ve lost…
You’ve strived… You’ve attained…
And you’ve had to start all over. (Perhaps a couple of times.)
And if you’ve made it this far, you’re likely on the path of spiritual/personal growth. If you’re like most of us, you’ve put your best foot forward. You’ve eaten well (if not consistently). Perhaps you’ve meditated (even if it’s in fits and starts). You’ve been true to your practice (at least for a while). You’ve done the positive thinking and the praying and affirmations…
And now, at this point in your life, perhaps after the kids have left and age starts to show up in an increasingly real way, you’re… Ready. Ready to stop striving so much. Ready to lay down your sense of tit-for-tat transactionalism with the universe or God or whatever you call it.
You’re ready to step into a place of surrender and trust instead of one where you’re constantly trying to control, manipulate, and figure it all out.
I applaud you for simply having the awareness and desire.
Want support and companionship on your journey of healing and transformation?
I created all the things I offer in my business and this site for people just like YOU.
My book and companion journal on self-healing, guide the process of inner healing from trauma, anxiety, and historical wounds.
My private community of self-healers is committed to doing the inner work of their lives, where I guide them through curated conversations that inspire hope and empowerment. As a community, we are ready to support, uplift, and hold and be held accountable as we journey together.
And I offer group coaching to guide women on a journey of emotional and spiritual healing (and private coaching for a select few who can benefit most deeply from the direct work)
Consider this my invitation to you—let’s do this sacred work of inner healing and growth together.