In Waves Yoga

With Sara Merrick-Albano, C-IAYT

Yoga Education & Private Yoga

Yoga Therapy through Yoga Therapy Associates

In Waves Yoga - Private Yoga


Offerings are Online and In-Person


Yoga Therapy

Yoga therapy is a complementary modality that uses the tools of yoga to address chronic health conditions.

Personal therapeutic yoga practices are developed for you, with only your goals in mind.

Get the individual attention you need that you can’t get from a group yoga class.

Sara specializes in low back pain and autoimmune conditions, but works with a variety of conditions.

Private Yoga

Are you looking to deepen your practice but want personal attention? Not interested in teacher training?

Private yoga gives you individual guidance in your yoga practice.

Whether you are a complete beginner, an experienced practicioner looking for help preparing your body for a specific posture, or interested in discussing philosophy, consider private yoga for developing your practice.


Sara offers mentoring sessions for students who are looking for guidance in their personal practice and for yoga and meditation teachers-in-training.

If you are currently in training, a recent training graduate, or a current teacher, consider mentoring to help you develop and maintain your teaching practice.

Each mentoring session is a discussion guided by your questions and interests.

Schedule A Free Consultation

The first step to working with Sara one-on-one is a free 15 minute consultation. She’ll be able to answer your questions, understand your individual situation, and work with you to develop a plan for your yoga journey.

Upcoming Events

Weekly Yoga Class | Gentle Yoga for Joint Mobility & Stablity

Wednesdays from 10:00 AM EST  – 11:00 AM EST (In-person and virtual @ Trumbull Physical Therapy & Wellness in Trumbull, CT) | Register Here through In Waves Yoga



My pain has been greatly reduced over the year I’ve been working Sara. Of course, I do my part and perform all the stretches and exercises she has given me, and continue to do yoga classes with her. I consider Sara a true partner in my health and well-being.

Sara is a true listener and communicator. She explains what she thinks is causing the pain I feel, and has created an exercise routine for me based on my needs. She works with me to tailor the stretches and exercises based on whether or not I’m deriving benefit from them.


Sara is a well thought out yoga therapist who not only took my body into account when helping me, she taught me how to hold space for the uncomfortable periods my body went through. It was very easy to have conversations with Sara around the process of my yoga practice as a whole experience physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.

To connect, ground, and simply be with the body is what I took as her specialty. Sara is an incredible guide who equally listens and is helpful. I highly recommend her for yoga therapy.


Recent Updates

How Can Yoga Therapy Help with My Multiple Sclerosis?

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic neurological condition that affects the central nervous system. The result of damage to the myelin and nerve fibers in the central nervous system (CNS), MS can cause a wide range of symptoms, including fatigue, muscle weakness,...
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How Can Yoga Therapy Help with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn’s Disease & Ulcerative colitis)?

Autoimmune diseases, like Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative colitis, affect so many of us, in different ways for each individual person. Since there are no known causes of autoimmune diseases, it can be difficult to approach these illnesses. Yoga therapy can help manage...
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Yoga for Long Covid: The Benefits of Yoga Therapy in Managing Symptoms of Long Covid

In the third year of this global pandemic, we know more about the long-term effects of COVID than ever before. The Boston Medical Center puts it starkly, writing that “we don’t know exactly how many people get long COVID, but studies suggest it’s about one of every...
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The Benefits of Yoga Therapy in Treating Herniated Discs

Slipped disc, bulging disc, ruptured disc: disc herniation is known by many names. As one of the most common causes of back pain, herniated discs often come up in my yoga classes, workshops, and yoga therapy sessions.  Understanding how yoga therapy can help...
Yoga Therapy for Low Back Pain

Yoga Therapy For Low Back Pain

Back pain is nuanced – it can come and go, it can “flare up” for seemingly no reason, or it’s a constant ache that never seems to go away. Beyond physical pain, back pain can also cause emotional distress, feeling like you can't do normal everyday activities. The fear...
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Why I Don’t Offer “Yoga For Back Pain” Classes

I see yoga classes and workshops like these advertised all the time: Yoga for Back Pain, Yoga for Anxiety, Yoga for Depression, Yoga for... I have even taken some of them, especially the Yoga for Back Pain classes. The name of the class is catchy and usually imply...

Yoga is an individual journey.

Sara at In Waves Yoga offers personal yoga practices developed for you, to help you achieve your goals.