Testimonials


I LOVE Luminous Warrior. I don’t think I’ve felt this strong (physically or emotionally), this excited about something, this connected to a community, or this driven to learn and succeed at something in ages.

— Erik, graduate student


Luminous Warrior was exactly what I was looking for: A way to nourish your mind, body and soul.

— Sharon, military veteran


This is a place you can enter from many directions: martial arts, healing and wholeness center, a strong community connection, or coaching and inspiration. It’s an unusual combination of offerings, not like any place I have seen previously–a unique vision in the city.

— Louise, Interfaith Minister


Sara is an outstanding instructor…I have seen students come out of her Luminous Warrior Program more secure and confident in their abilities to face their fears in any and all aspects of their lives…Sara’s Luminous Warrior program works.

— Chris Torres, Krav Maga Blackbelt


Offering the Shamanic Self Defense class to our clients went beyond our expectations. The class not only addressed the physical needs of the women and provided them with practical self defenses, but gave them an opportunity to tap into their inner strength, their spirit and the warrior within.

— Santa Molina, Holistic Psychotherapist, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, LICSW, & former Director of Counseling and Advocacy at the DC Rape Crisis Center


Sara is an amazing instructor with a wealth of knowledge. I HIGHLY recommend taking her workshops.

— Andrea Austin, Program Manager, Polaris Project


…books were a fun start, but without the classes I still would have not understood and possessed personal tools and methods to stabilize and anchor change in my daily life.

— Jill, wife, sister, daughter & mother


My husband and I recently hired Sara to do a private ceremony for us in preparation for and celebration of the birth of our first child. Sara was fantastic and she made a beautiful event we will cherish and remember forever. I can’t wait to work with her more in the future!

— Jessica Probst, MSPT, SMAC, Physical Therapist, Specialist in Martial Arts Conditioning


I have been doing massage for 10 years… after doing some of the exercises you taught us, I am actually feeling a lot less depleted after sessions. So, thank you!

— Juliane, Massage Therapist


I can definitely apply what I’ve learned to my daily life, especially when I treat my clients: I don’t have to be tired after my sessions!

— Yashieka, Reiki Practitioner