Grounded By Yoga: Yoga and Meditation Trainings


Our teacher training course is an unforgettable experience of a lifetime. Grounded By Yoga’s mission is to assist you in becoming a highly inspiring and spiritually evolved yoga guide. Our dedication to will provide you with the ability to be of service to individuals from all walks of life with a trauma sensitive approach, and who teach the practices with an open heart facilitating deep physical , emotional, and spiritual healing within yourself and your students. Based on the first principle of yoga, compassion, you will learn, develop and teach from and with your heart. By training’s end, expect to skillfully guide others into the sacred landscape of of their bodies minds and hearts and teach uplifting and intelligent classes infused with compassion and joy. Our courses are of outstanding quality marked by excellence and attention to detail and authenticity allowing you to be free to experiment with self inquiry in your own mind body and spirit. Expect an adventurous journey into your inner being. This school is accredited by the Yoga Alliance international and is above and beyond the standards. Our programs are spiritual and transformational Directed by Sandy Hicks RYS, ERYT, RCYT, RPYT, 45 years experience and has direct guru to disciple lineage trainings.  A deep dive into the wisdom of the sages. Learning just the physical aspect of Yoga, is not Yoga. Expect a full, well rounded program. Life is not scripted, teach from the Heart – not a script.  A School of Self Inquiry & the Multi Dimensional Self.

Includes Lifetime Mentor-ship

  • Are you ready to take your yoga or meditation practice to the next level?
  • Do you want to deepen your understanding of yoga / meditation?
  • Have you been practicing yoga and wish to learn how to teach yoga responsibly?
  • Not desiring to teach, just want to deepen your own spirituality?
  • Are you already a yoga instructor but wish to gain more confidence with Interdisciplinary teachings? Or wish to delve into the Meditation (Raga Yoga) and Restorative practices?
  • Not wanting to be a “cookie cutter” teacher?
  • Seeking the true authentic wisdom of Yoga and Meditation?
  • A personal, small group setting?
  • Did you know GBY offers mentor-ship (free) for any alumni after graduation (if needed)? Just ask for details.

Our 15th training begins August 2020. Our trainings have always been Adaptive, Trauma Informed and for Every Body – Teaching from the Heart – because life isnt scripted.

Join Us In Our next Yoga Teacher Training Info Session

Choose from:

Choose from  March 15th 3pm or April 19th at 11am  in Bloomfield (approx 1 hour).  Should you require a one on one consult or missed the info session,  please complete this form and the Director will contact you within 24-72 hours. 

  • Come and observe
  • Present questions you may have
  • Meet the lead instructor/director
  • Tour the facilities
  • Sign up early for tuition savings.

Bloomfield: Lotus grove Healing Arts Center, 1 Wellness Way, East Bloomfield. If you would prefer a phone consultation, just let us know and we’d be happy to answer your questions.

Love from Alumni

  • 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.

  • "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!"

  • 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!

  • "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"

  • "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!"

  • "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."

  • "Wonderful experience. I learned more than I ever expected to and I feel fully prepared and excited to teach."

  • “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.“

  • "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

Contact Us

Studios are open 7 days a week! Our general Customer Service hours (emails/phone calls) are Monday through Thursday 8-7pm and Fridays 8-noon. We promise to get back to you asap and thank you for your interest in our programs. Namaste.

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