Sandra went to College in Freiburg, Germany and graduated with a BA in Visual Communication & Graphic Design. During this time she started taking yoga classes at the U fairly frequently. After graduation she moved to NYC to pursue a career as an Art Director. She loved working in advertising; a very fast paced deadline-oriented environment but soon felt the need to find a balance, an outlet to decompress, to recharge. Sandra became a student at Tiger Schulman, Karate school and fully immersed herself into mixed martial arts. As meditation is an important part of classical martial arts she started to rediscover mindfulness which let back to yoga and its extraordinary possibilities. Yoga became even more important to Sandra when she was pregnant with her first child.
Over the years she realized the amazing potential of yoga and that she would really enjoy teaching other people to find their practice, to discover their hidden potential and help them expand mentally as their bodies gain flexibility and strength.
Sandra enjoys different styles of Hatha yoga but loves Ashtanga the most, for its ability to become a moving meditation. Sandra has taught Primary Series and now teaches a more accessible, approachable Ashtanga inspired style that allows students of all levels to enjoy her classes. She continues to deepen her Ashtanga practice, discovering new aspects of it all the time.
Sandra’s teaching style is a strong core vinyasa (flow), transitioning from one pose to the next following the Ashtanga principals of combining breath, drishti (focus) and alignment. She finished her teacher training with Brandon Lee Thomas with a RYT 200 certification. Influential teachers include Rose Tan, Larry Hobbs, Kas Mueller, Kino Mc Gregor. Sandra is also a practicing certified classical Pilates teacher. Trained by Carrie Pages, In Balance Pilates.She is CPR certified for Adults & Children, a Yoga Alliance member and always looking to further her education.
1% theory and 99% practice, practice, practice.
-Sri K. Pattabhi Jois