David Kim, Senior YogaWorks Teacher Trainer & YogaWise Yin Trainer
Holding Space fills an oft-neglected gap in yoga teacher trainings by expertly showing us how to play that most powerful of instruments - our voice. Carefully distilled from over two decades of dedicated voice-work and yoga experience, Sarah's accessible, nuanced, and wise writing makes this book a captivating and informative guide for yogis everywhere.
Michael Morgan - Director for Social Justice, Fitzmaurice Institute
Adeptly straddling the worlds of theater, voice, and yoga, Sarah Scharf seamlessly interweaves these arts in a much-needed book that addresses the concern of presence in teaching. Though directed to yoga instructors, this valuable guide may also serve movement/dance practitioners looking to amplify learning outcomes through effective vocal functioning.
Elizabeth Stanley, Director, Yogacampus and The Life Centre
Effective use of voice and choice of language are two of the most important skills for any yoga teacher, yet they are often given insufficient prominence in teacher training. There is both art and science in using voice and language, and, in this unique book, Sarah Scharf addresses both in a highly practical way directed specifically to yoga teachers. As well as hugely important for existing yoga teachers, it deserves to be required reading on all yoga teacher training courses.