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Sarah F.

Founder & Executive Director

Sarah Ford is a community leader & entrepreneur with an executive MBA in organizational behavior & a passion for helping people find their voice & purpose.


Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, Sarah is a former financial industry leader with a background in vocal performance, early childhood education, and is certified in fitness coaching. In 2020, the traumas experienced within bipoc communities guided Sarah to create accessibility & a pathway towards healing by offering free yoga & mindfulness classes.

Today, Woke Chicago leverages community partnerships to create access to emotional regulation & healing techniqes in bipoc neighborhoods. The organization has shared mindfulness, breathing & movement instruction with more than 2000 students in West and Southside communities through P.E. classes & after-school programs in partnership with Chicago Public Schools.

In her free time, Sarah practices rest, is an avid baker, & enjoys leading high-energy HIIT.

Sarah F.
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