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Welcome to our new website. Complete information is on the full version (PC/Mac) but our most used features are on tablets and smartphones!
We hope you find everything you need. Be sure to scroll down through the front page to see our highlights and Events calendar! Grounded by Yoga is focused on providing a safe, non-competitive sanctuary that is open to ALL hearts. We will do everything we can to meet your expectations.
We start life as a child and so should yoga and meditation! Placing these tools in the hearts and mind of kids at a young age will allow them to make more conscious life choices. Sign your child up for kids yoga.
With a variety of a classes to choose from, we’re sure you will be happy joining us. A great page to visit is our Class Offerings page. Adult classes are for ages 14 and up and include Meditation, Gentle Yoga, Hot Yoga and much more. Therapeutic needs should be addressed with your teacher or booking a private session with a therapeutic trained teacher.
Beginner? Would you enjoy the foundational skills of a yoga practice? Our program is deep and friendly! Dedicated to help those with no, or little exposure to the roots of yoga. Closed to the public so you can move along in a safe and effective way.
The most popular question we received…”Do I need to register for classes”? There are very few exceptions (series, workshops, early mornings in the winter) but the answer is no. You DO however earn rewards if you do!
Speaking of rewards, Grounded by Yoga holds much gratitude for our loyal students. They are offered rewards for referrals, registering, creating reviews and more. If you are new to our us, we have 2 yoga class specials for you to choose from and once you convert to a regular package – you too can earn rewards!
Some of 2017’s workshops/events include: Drum Circle, Kirtan & Bhakti Yoga, $1 Yoga Community Weekend January 26,27,28 2018 (details in December) , Yogic Eating, Restorative Yoga, Release into Peace, Yogic Philosophy, Body-Focus programs, Journaling through the Heart, 5-Part Meditation “Mind-In” Series and so much more! We expect to see a full calendar this year with some of your favorite teachers!
Desire to know more about what yoga really can do for you? Or perhaps you would like to teach yoga? Grounded by Yoga’s Teacher Training Programs offer unique, effective and transforming trainings. Your Lead Instructor and Director, Sandy Hicks, has 44 years of yoga/meditation experience and professional trainings. She is offering several yoga training programs that are non-cookie cutter, teaching you to teach with and from your heart. She will also be offering Yoga for Recovery & Trauma Yoga Teacher Training Program and Restorative Yoga Trainings. 2017 will also unveil a couple of new certificate programs! Get on the newsletter for your invite as they will be limited to 10 students.
We do our best to maintain reasonable class tuition yet keeping the lights on! Check out our new attractive and reduced pricing for 2017. Scholarships (sliding scale) are and always has been available to anyone in need. Please reach out to us.
Peaceful Living Retreats his now part of Grounded by Yoga and has been offering spiritual yoga retreats since 1992. We are already sold out for this year, get on our newsletter and be the first to know (these fill very quick).
Healing is our journey here on Earth. And our mission is to help. Peeling back the layers to sit in our true Self is the practice we call yoga. Wendy and Sandy have recently extended their Outreach Programs (which include Yoga for Recovery, Trauma and Post Incarceration) to include not only private group classes, but our public group classes. Being a part of a healing community is key to wellness.
In the summer you can find some of our Yoga and Meditation classes at Canandaigua Lake, Mendon Ponds Park and now in our own Peace and Water Fall Garden in Bloomfield! These classes will be announced in the spring so you know when, how and where you can find your peace in nature! We even played on the SUP boards this past summer!
Bloomfield’s studio is in the Lotus Grove building – completely renovated with a beautiful energy and atmosphere. Should you want to bring your business to a pleasing environment, information on our rentals can be found right here! Bloomfield and Canandaigua studio may also be rented hourly or weekly as well.
Recent enjoyment has been the Grounded by Yoga Blog of Inspiration. We try to stay relevant, invite guest writers and provide truthful and meaningful information to you regarding your journey of yoga. Please come read!
Phone: (585) 861-YOGA
We hope to see you soon. This page will occasionally have updates of new offerings and announcements. The best way to stay in the loop is our newsletter. Check back occasionally for some beautiful new updates to our website. There is much more to come!
Yoga means different things for different people. Historically it was developed as a path, a way of life, a way of being, to achieve connection to the infinite reality. Today we see a fraction of that original path in the form of posture, breath, and meditation practices. At Grounded by Yoga, you can bring your own meaning to the practice whether it’s relaxation, stretching, balance, or body fitness. We accommodate all levels and, remember, whatever works for you is the way it works.
Love From Our Students
"The restorative yoga session on Sunday helped me realize how little I nurture myself. It has been decades since anyone tucked blankets in around me, laid out mats and blankets and then gathered and put them all away so I could just feel nurtured. I felt like I was there for 20 minutes instead of two hours. The readings felt soothing and reassuring, the reiki a gentle release in harmonizing energy. It was exactly what I needed at that time and I am very appreciative that you found a spot for me. It was a deeply healing experience, a great complement to a regular yoga practice."
The Philosophy session was wonderful. Thank you for offering this course. I do not know how you remember, let alone pronounce, those Sanskrit words.
I am enjoying all of it. It says right on your website what happens when you take 3 classes a week. Life is simple, we only complicate it. If you take 58 years of experience and put it in what feels like a 25 year old body, what could be better? And you are my perfect teacher. I don’t know how these things happen, they just do. I also cut way back on drinking about 2 months ago all of a sudden. I used to have a beer every night, but it seemed like it was impeding my progress, whatever that means, so I just cut it out.The back bending machine would be great. I’ll come in earlier on Sunday and try it out. Put me on the rack! ~ Zip
There is something pure, simple and meaningful about the Grounded by Yoga space. The building itself, the interior design, atmosphere you feel when you walk in; but also the teachers and the people in general. Combine it all and it brings a sense of overwhelming love and peace that is ALWAYS there, it never fades, it never asks questions. It opens it's arms and loves purely. Sandy created this space out of her own amazing presences and spirit, and it's a true reflection of her in whole. It's such an honor to be a student at her studio, even if I don't get there as often as I should. When I am there though, with all she brings to this studio and her teachings it truly is my special place to go when I need to dive inward, just be and my place to escape and bring everything back to myself and just love
"As the year comes to a close, I've been reflecting a lot. I am grateful to have completed my training this year and to be teaching (I love it so much). The experience has been life changing. But I am so very grateful to have met you. Your spirit, kindness, generosity and love has inspired me in so many ways. Thank you for being such an amazing person in my life"
"Wonderful experience. I learned more than I ever expected to and I feel fully prepared and excited to teach."
"After the training, I felt very close with everybody in different ways. I think everyone shared bonds with each other. We cried, laughed, and worked hard together.I would recommend this teacher training to anyone who is looking to teach yoga, or just learn and gain experience. Sandy’s training was life changing!"
"Sandy went above and beyond with the training she gives. She takes pride in everything she presents and hands to her students. Everything was well planned and thoroughly explained. Her love for the true wisdom of yoga shines through and I couldn’t have been happier with my choice to complete my training with her. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!"
"Grounded by Yoga, created by Sandy Hicks, is a sacred and special space where the practice of authentic yoga is valued and encouraged. I would encourage people to take the program for personal growth to live a balanced, healthy and holistic life or to become someone passionate about maintaining the integrity of a full yoga practice that includes spiritual growth and meditation. Sandy Hicks guides her teacher trainees to teach from the heart and her students to focus internally with love and compassion. For this, and many other reason, the teacher training program at Grounded by Yoga is exceptional. Sandy, thank you from the bottom of my heart. Namaste."
"This was an absolutely awakening and transforming experience. I didn’t necessarily enter this program intending to teach, I thought that I might, but it was more for a deepening of my own practice. I walked away feeling confident in my ability to share this practice with others. Sandy was an amazing teacher and spiritual guide, and I uncovered and learned so much about myself through this process."
“Teacher training was AMAZING! ……Changed my LIFE…helped me HEAL.”
“Thank you Sandy. You have created not only an amazing space to learn knowledge but a space in which to “come home” to reunite as one which we truly are. You are amazing. We are so privileged to be on this journey with you.“
Hi Sandy – I wanted to email and just let you know that the teacher training has been such a great experience for me. Every time we have a training weekend I learn something more about myself – in addition to all we are learning about yoga. And I am honored to be in the company of such a great group of human beings–teacher and fellow students included. II am honored to be in the company of such a great group of human b try every day to be more peaceful – it is hard to break old habits but I am making a conscious effort. I enrolled to deepen my understanding of yoga – and found out early on that there is so much for me to learn – I’d barely scratched the surface! My primary purpose was for personal learning and teaching yoga was not the main goal. I have to share that as we progress I become more interested in entertaining the idea of teaching in some capacity.
"I wanted to just thank you for all the love and peace that you have shared with me through Yoga Teacher Training. I honestly do not know how I would have made it through living here with no family without the family you provided me with. I never knew that yoga would have changed my life like this, nor that I would have found what I had always been looking for: a way to love myself, and find the Divine that I have been searching for. Thank you does not cover the depth of gratitude I have for you, your sacred space, and this life I’ve found." ~ Jessica
Your Restorative Yoga Teacher Training packed so much in such a short time! I loved the small size of the class! I feel so well equipped and prepared to teach Restorative Yoga!