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Sarah F.

Founder & Executive Director

Sarah Ford is an entrepreneur, business coach & Yoga Alliance certified yoga instructor with an executive MBA in organizational behavior.


Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, Sarah is a former financial services 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 well-being accessibility & a pathway towards healing by offering free yoga & mindfulness classes.

Today, Woke Chicago leverages community partnerships to create access to mindfulness & trauma-informed practices. 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 and City Colleges of Chicago campuses.

Sarah F.
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