Meet Jewish Person of the Week Sarah Bronson
Meet Sarah Bronson! When she is not working as an occupational therapist (OTR/L) in the rehabilitation setting, she is teaching yoga. Sarah is passionate about the idea that movement is healing and, simply, makes you feel good.
Where did you grow up?
Highland Park, IL
What did you do Jewish growing up?
I grew up celebrating Shabbat with family Shabbat dinner every Friday night, building a sukkah with my dad every year, baking challah with my mom, dressing up for the Purim Carnival, decorating Hannukah cookies with my siblings, attending Hebrew School all the way through High School where the best part was the Sunday morning bagel spread, and celebrating Jewish high holidays.
What do you do Jewish now?
I like to go back to the suburbs for Shabbat dinner when I can or host Shabbat dinner for my friends in the city (with homemade Challah, of course).
Where did you go to school?
I went to the University of Michigan for undergrad and then went to Rush University for my Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy.
What do you do for fun?
I love spending time with friends and family, teaching yoga at yoga&, being outside, traveling, listening to music, and trying new recipes.
In non-pandemic times, What is your favorite Jewish Chicago event?
Normally, I love OneTable Shabbats! OneTable is an organization that helps people in their 20s and 30s host a Shabbat dinner or find Shabbat dinners nearby to join.
What do you for work?
I am an occupational therapist at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab where I help adults with neurological impairments maximize their independence in their daily activities. I also teach yoga and run yoga&!
Sarah is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200) and is certified as a Yoga Sculpt instructor through CorePower Yoga’s Yoga Sculpt Teacher Training. When she is not working as an occupational therapist (OTR/L) in the rehabilitation setting, she is teaching yoga. Whether it’s in the studio, or at the clinic, Sarah is passionate about the idea that movement is healing and, simply, makes you feel good. She believes in using positive energy to provide people with a sense of home and motivate them to achieve their fullest potential. Learn more about yoga& here!
How do you stay motivated during the Pandemic?
I think it’s important to shift our perspective during the Pandemic. How can we use time that otherwise would’ve been spent in our typical routine, doing things that we always hoped to do or things that make us happy! For me, that is using my time and energy to dive into something new and start my own business! What are your goals? What steps do you need to take to get there?
Favorite takeout spot during the Pandemic?
Best virtual resource for people working from home?
I hate to toot my own horn but, yoga& hosts virtual yoga sculpt classes twice a week! It’s a great way to feel connected to the community and give your body and soul exactly what they need!
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