NYI 1000, RCYT, RPYT,E-RYT, RYS, Y12SR
In 2018 she sat on the Advisory Group for Teacher Qualifications as part of the Yoga Alliance Standards Review Project and continues to play a role in 2019.
Additional Active Certifications/Membership:
- Restorative Yoga Level 1 & 2.
- Meditation Teacher Certified
- Yoga for Recovery & Trauma. Y12SR
- Certified InnerQuest Yoga Educator (Mentor).
- Certified Self-Awakening Therapeutics
- International Association of Yoga Therapists mbr
- Interdisciplinary Yoga
- Certified Principal Based Partner Yoga,
- Certified Laughter Yoga.
- Prenatal Yoga
- Childrens Yoga (MindUp Program & Mindfulness)
- A current student of Yin Yoga with completion of certification 2019.
Director of Education: RYS200, RYS 3/500, PreNatal, Kids, Recovery and Trauma and Restorative Yoga Teacher Training
Yoga is far beyond the physical postures on the magazine cover. Connection the the truth of yoga led me to my mentors. The discovery of Transcendental Meditation at 11 allowed Sandy to reinforce the ability to ‘just be’ and lead a peaceful, compassionate life. Hitch hiking to Omega Holistic Institute became her summer weekends and retreating at the Feathered Piped Ranch pulled Sandy into close and intimate teachings of Sri T. Krishnamacharya, RamDass, BKS Iyengar, Jack Kornfield, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Tara Brach, and Garmukh Kaur Khalsa. In the late 80’s and 90’s Sandy continued studying with Sri Dharma Mittra and Brahmanand Stapleton. Most recently her studies have been with Swami Karunananda and Biff Mithoefer. So much soul and wisdom in it all.
My young and old life is mainly the practice and path of Raja and Jnana Yoga. I hold respect for all paths – they all have something wonderful to offer. So grateful to teach what I live and share my story. I possess a deep care for my students and offering light on their path.
Some classes invite an internal focus into the body. Tracking sensations, concentrating on form, and appreciating the breath as it anchors us in the moment. The deep attention the body can harness the mind. As our bodies and minds unite we dwell fully in the present. With presence, an individual sense of spiritual connection can arise spontaneously.
Expect a class that comes from my heart. At times there will some challenge, some stillness, some gentleness, some inner soul, some wisdom of yogic philosophy & how it relates to our journey in life. I REALLY enjoy hearing from you as to what type of class you would like me to present! Feel free to drop me a line.
Advanced Yoga is offered by inquiry or invitation. This session meets twice per week with a focus on Dharana and Dhyana with use of the spinal breath, Bandhas, Pranayama. Each session is 75 minutes anchored with Satsang. (once per week in summer months) May you live a peaceful and compassionate life, ~ Saraj
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