Dr. Sara K. Schneider


A graduate of Yale and NYU, Sara K. Schneider, Ph.D. has been Associate Professor in the School of Advanced Professional Practice and Director of Teacher Leadership in the National College of Education at National Louis University, Chicago. Specializing in the professional development of working teachers as well as in arts in education, kinesthetic learning, and qualitative research methods, Sara brings her passion for building teachers’ capacity and confidence to her workshop participants, as well as her deep belief in the power of conscious physicality for promoting students’ readiness to learn, partnership with their teachers, and ability to self-soothe.
She is the author of three books on the body and culture and offers workshops to health care professionals, law enforcement, and clergy, as well as educators, furthering how providers in the professions bring their self-awareness, kinesthetic experience, and cultural humility to caring more compassionately—and effectively—for the minds and bodies of others.
A certified yoga teacher, she has taught yoga to the public as well as to teachers since 2004. A member of the Socially Engaged Yoga Network, she directed the women’s yoga program and taught female inmates at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Chicago’s Loop from 2012 to 2014. (If interested, see Huffington Post interview with Sara at goo.gl/EzggMk.) She trained in Adaptive Yoga methods with pioneer Matthew Sanford, author of Waking.