This was my first class back in the studio since before the pandemic and it was wonderful! I went to Sophia’s moderate Sunday morning class and it was like coming home. I feel so centered and both relaxed and energized at the same time, a great start to Mother’s Day for me! Sophia thanks for being patient with me, my practice is a little rusty, but it was wonderful to be back and I will definitely be back again!
NYI 1000, RCYT, RPYT,E-RYT,
International Association of Yoga Therapists
Restorative Yoga Certified
Principal Based Partner Yoga Certified
Director of: RYT200, RYT500, PreNatal, Kids and Restorative Yoga Teacher Training, Yin Yoga
Yoga is far beyond the physical postures on the magazine cover.Sandy's classes are designed to take you to a higher consciousness, intertwining the other limbs of Yoga.
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 with extensive studying with Sri Dharma Mittra and Brahman Stapleton.So much soul and health in it all. After all, they all lead to the same place.
My young and old life is mainly the practice and path of Raja and Jnana Yoga.
I hold respect for all lineages - they all have something wonderful to offer.There is a large amount of beauty and wisdom in expanding into so many lineages. It's a 5000 year old toolbox! I enjoy providing yoga to all students of abilities.
I am grateful to teach what I live, and possess a deep care for my students and offering light on their path. Arrive and land on your mat as an open vessel - give yourself permission to receive.
I enjoy offering a class that comes from my heart. At times there will some challenge,some stillness, some gentleness,some inner soul, some wisdomt. I enjoy sharing yogic philosophy and how it relates to to our journey in life.
Teaching Yoga is not about me; it is about my students! My students all have different needs. Each of them is unique and that is just the way it should be! And....each of my students is MY teacher.
My Gentle Classes are very gentle physically, I instruct according to who attends. Its important to let me know any concerns (ie: Can't be on knees, recent surgeries, chronic aches etc). Slowing down is key to deepening and exploring our inner self, shedding unwanted layers of life and centering through stillness.
My Level 1-2 Classes offer many variations and lots of exploring. The choice to be challenged or remain where you are comfortable. Extended holds for strength and flexibility advancement.
My Level 2-3 Classes are rather physically challenging but in a fun way!
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)
As with any class I teach, modifications are always offered.
May you live a peaceful and compassionate life,