Mara has taught teachers and staff in multiple schools in Anne Arundel and Calvert County public schools, introducing natural de-stressing techniques through breath work and alignment based instruction to help bring more balance to each attendee.
Mara feels everyone has something valuable to share, and enjoys learning from others while sharing her passion for yoga. Her goal as a yoga teacher is to create a positive atmosphere where all levels of yoga practitioners can develop basic yoga poses at their own pace while incorporating body and breath awareness in each practice. Mara is excited to provide a space for students to slow down in a fast-paced world to focus on their own well being and health.
After two years of extensive training with Donna Eden and InnerSource, Sandra became a certified Energy Medicine Practitioner. Through this training that began nearly a decade ago, Sandra has learned to work with the nine energy systems of the body to help bring balance to individuals by removing energy blocks which thereby allows the body to heal itself. She has received additional Energy Medicine training in fields related to Brain Health, Heart Health, Hormone Health, and Energy Psychology of Essential Oils. She has certification in Emotional Freedom Technque (EFT) and is past-president of BattleTap which was formed to use EFT to help warriors suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). She played an integral role in initiating a study by the Veterans Administration (VA) to use BattleTap/EFT to treat PTSD. She is delighted that after many years of examination, it has been approved as a treatment for veterans through the VA.
Sandra is also certified as an Integral Qi Gong Practice Leader through the Institute of Qi Gong and Tai Chi (Roger Jahnke). She has achieved her First and Second Degrees in Reiki Jin Kei Do, is certified in basic Bioenergy Healing with Mietek Wirkus (a Polish Bioenergy Practitioner), and has obtained certification at the practitioner level of the Clendenning Technique of energy healing with New Zealand healer Geoffrey Morell.