“Beauty is Multidimensional”
At her inner-city Wellington studio, Urban Yoga, you’ll find Sarah Morris teaching an alignment-focused Hatha style of yoga. She also offers specialty classes, therapeutic sessions and courses and workshops that focus on a specific aspect of movement and health.
“In our image-obsessed culture, appearing ‘beautiful’ in endless selfies has become a narcissistic distraction. I think our focus on the visual limits our potential to really feel, smell, touch and taste the multidimensional meaning of beauty, particularly when it comes to ageing.
To me, beauty means the daily practice of checking in (not checking out) to an inner sense of how it feels to reside in the home of my body. Not just the parts I like, but all of me, all of my many flaws. To me it is an experience that should feel raw, edgy, often vulnerable, yet authentic.
I look for products that have natural ingredients that were included for a reason. I love taking a bath with Epsom salts and doTerra essential oils; it’s a ritual that always delivers a good night’s sleep. I also like the Dermaviduals range from Skinfocus in Aro Valley, Wellington.
Getting out in nature for a walk up Mt Kaukau or along Wellington’s south coast would be my number-one beauty ritual. Meeting Mother Nature and beholding her beauty, depth and intelligence doesn’t cost anything, but it delivers every time.”