Sammi S – Downtown

I’m Sammi and I’ve always had a sweet spot for animals ever since I was little. I grew up in Massachusetts- we had three small dogs and several hamsters. They taught me how to be patient and gentle from a very young age. I currently have one animal of my own, a guinea pig named Pasquale. I rescued him 4 years ago, it was a very spur of the moment decision but I knew I’d be able to give him a loving home where he could thrive. He’s the sweetest little guy and brings me so much joy.

I moved to New York back in 2014 to attend a few dance programs through Broadway Dance Center. I grew up dancing competitively and decided that I wanted to give the professional dance world a shot. It was such an incredible experience, I’m super grateful for all the opportunities that came from it. I love dancing and it will always be a part of me but I recently decided to focus on a new career path in yoga. I started practicing yoga 3 years ago when I was recovering from a dance injury. It became a new part of my daily routine and has really helped keep my grounded and focused on my well being. I have my 200hr- RYT certification through the Yoga Alliance and I’m working on obtaining another 50hr through a mentorship program. I’m very excited to continue my education and dive deeper into this sacred practice. 

 I’m super thrilled to be joining the RuffCity Team! I can’t wait to be surrounded by dogs every day…. a literal dream!  Looking forward to meeting all my future fur-friends 🙂