Sara Avant Stover

EP 168: Honoring Limits and Capacities through Life Cycles, Business, and Yoga Practice with Sara Avant Stover



In this episode, Kimberly and Sara discuss how they met through yoga, how they approach their businesses, and how they navigate moving through biological seasons such as premenopause and menopause. While culture wants women to continue pushing towards growth, Kimberly and Sara explain the importance of honoring their own limitations and energy levels, especially as entrepreneurs. They also discuss Sara’s approach to her online yoga teacher trainings for women.



Sara Avant Stover is a teacher of feminine spirituality, bestselling author, and Internal Family Systems (IFS) Practitioner. After graduating Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude from Columbia University’s all-women’s Barnard College, she had a cancer scare, moved to Thailand, and embarked on a decade-long healing and spiritual odyssey throughout Asia. Since then, Sara’s gone on to uplift the lives of tens of thousands of women worldwide. The creator of the world’s first Women’s Yoga Teacher Training, she specializes in supporting women to navigate challenging life transitions and heal from trauma, in service of living with more ease, wholeness, and fulfillment. Sara has also been featured in Yoga Journal, the Huffington Post, Newsweek, Natural Health, and on ABC, NBC, and CBS. She lives in Boulder, CO, and is online at


What She Shares:

–Kimberly and Sara’s yoga teaching experiences together

–Sara’s The Way of the Happy Woman: Yoga and Meditation Teacher Training for Women

–Accepting limitations and different capacities in business

–Navigating biological seasons and accepting life’s paths


What You’ll Hear:

–How Kimberly and Sara met

–Sara’s experiences hosting yoga teacher trainings

–Discovering love and capacity for leadership

–Developed women’s yoga teacher training

–Transitioning to online teacher trainings

–Reasons for focusing on women in trainings

–Having sensibility and sensitivity while working with a range of people

–Processing emotions in community during trainings

–Sara’s experience dismantling and rebuilding business

–Business practices valuing simplicity, cohesion, and sustainability

–Navigating behind-the-scenes business challenges

–Business expectations and assumptions for coaches

–Marketing in the self-help, coaching, and yoga worlds

–Regret in business and entrepreneurship

–Limitations and the feminine

–Feminism, fertility, aging, and biology

–Accepting limitations around bearing children

–Childlessness and singleness in US culture

–Ideology trumping biology in many circumstances

–Technology and IVF not guarantees

–Specific practices for pregnancy, postpartum, menstruation, perimenopause, postmenopause

–Internal Family Systems therapy

–IFS therapy part of teacher training

–Range of experiences, ages, etc. in trainings

–Intergenerational and international training

–Women learning through modeling and others’ stories

–Setting up life and business to prepare for menopause

–Sara’s YTT starting in early October

–Honoring Zoom fatigue during online training




IG: @saraaventstover