Name: Sarah Diedrick
Occupation: Yoga Instructor and Women's Sacred Self-Care Mentor
Tell us about yourself!: I'm a curious, earthy Gemini who loves to see and explore new places. I live to play and create, whether I'm writing in my journal or making shapes on my yoga mat. Yoga, music, dance and connecting with women are my biggest loves in life.
What is your definition of what a “wild woman” is?: Totally uninhibited in her self-expression. A wild woman has a deep connection to her authentic truth and follows the call of her wise, inner voice. She is dynamic, fun, fierce, sexy and SO much more.
How would you describe your life was like before starting your journey of being a wild woman?: I cared a lot about what people thought of me. I had collected all of these stories of how I should be, how I should act, what job I should have, etc. I was indecisive and would second-guess what my intuition was telling me. I wasn't as free in my body, mind and heart. I knew there were parts of me craving to be freed and I knew I possessed so many beautiful qualities but it seemed like there was a veil over them. This made me feel unsure and insecure, uncertain of my purpose in this life.
What were your biggest insecurities before engaging your inner wild woman?:That I wasn't good enough. I was insecure about my creativity and about my ability to serve or inspire others. My biggest insecurity was my voice-- it felt small, like what I had to say wasn't important.
What is your life like now that you are actively engaging your inner wild woman?: Every moment feels sweet, inspired and vibrant. I feel deeply connected to those I come in contact with, knowing that every occurrence is a chance to exchange energy, to learn and to grow. I don't play small anymore-- I know that my work is so important and healing for women and that it would be a shame if I didn't share it. I feel like I'm engaging in more juicy conversations with myself, with others, with nature, with the earth.
What are your five most favorite aspects of yourself as a wild woman?: Playful
Holding space for other women
What was the biggest realization, experience, or transformation that most helped you to start unleashing and embracing your wild feminine nature?:When I began to dive deep into the practices of yoga and ritual, which was really an exploration through the world of sensation. When I began to connect with breath and with sensation, I anchored into the wise, ancient nature of my body. Every time I tap back into the world of sensation by simply being present with my breath, I feel like I am riding the waves of life and riding the rhythms of my wild feminine nature.
What is your favorite part of expressing your wild feminine nature?: That it gives other women permission to express their wild feminine nature. That having the courage to express my truth allows other women to embrace their potent potential.
When do you feel the wildest?: When there is no formula. When I am dancing unabashed or flowing on my mat with the waves of breath as my guide.
Why did you decide to participate in Wild Women Unveiled?: To share the inspiring and healing medicine of sisterhood with other women. To give back to all of the women who have held and supported me with total love.
What is your message to other women out there who are just beginning their journey as a wild woman, or haven’t started yet but feel the call of the wild woman speaking to their soul?: Follow the call, always. Respond to what feels good and juicy. As one woman told me, bite the peach and revel in all its juices. Life is too short not to respond to the call. Get to know your sensations intimately and form language around them. Trust the process and know that your gut-- that deep, inner voice-- will never steer you the wrong way.