The Philosophy session was wonderful. Thank you for offering this course. I do not know how you remember, let alone pronounce, those Sanskrit words.
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The Philosophy session was wonderful. Thank you for offering this course. I do not know how you remember, let alone pronounce, those Sanskrit words.
I am enjoying all of it. It says right on your website what happens when you take 3 classes a week. Life is simple, we only complicate it. If you take 58 years of experience and put it in what feels like a 25 year old body, what could be better? And you are my perfect teacher. I don’t know how these things happen, they just do. I also cut way back on drinking about 2 months ago all of a sudden. I used to have a beer every night, but it seemed like it was impeding my progress, whatever that means, so I just cut it out.The back bending machine would be great. I’ll come in earlier on Sunday and try it out. Put me on the rack!
Brody thoroughly enjoyed himself and is really looking forward to coming again this week. Such a nice little place you have!!! I'm glad we found you. Kids yoga has made such a difference. Thanks again Sandy, see you Sunday.
Sandy- AWESOME CLASS !!!!!!!!
We loved it. Most of the stretches really helped my running injuries. My form was kinda poor, but I think I was getting the idea of relaxing and reaching and focus. Loved the last 15 minutes. Really needed that. The girls really benefited too. Your studio is amazing. It’s perfect.
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.
I first wanted to say thank you again for the training this past weekend. I thoroughly enjoyed it, to the point where I am excited about passing this information on to family/friends. More so than I imagined.
Thank you for meeting with me and taking the time and compassion for discussing my medical issues. Your background and thoroughness like none other that I have witness or received in other studios. I am very grateful for your time, space and knowledge Sandy. I look forward to continuing this incredible healing journey with you.
Thank you!!! I'm thrilled - I've never felt so comfortable anywhere as I do when I come to your studio. The last time I left I felt - nurtured. That is the best way to describe it.
I wanted to try to come again once or twice this week for the gentle yoga. We can't stop raving about how wonderful class was!!
You’re the reason I have become a teacher who can actually provide a personal yoga training session now. Thank you Sandy!
Thank you!!! I am really really happy!!! Loved having regular yoga as part of my healing!! Thank you!!
Sandy, you have provided such a wonderful first experience for me in the world of yoga. I look forward to continuing my practice throughout pregnancy and beyond.
Just wanted to note how much I enjoyed Jessica s Beginners class. I figured it would be a good idea to go back and learn the basics since this is a practice that I definitely plan to continue Sandy of course is a wonderful teacher but as I heard that Jessica is rather new at Grounded By Yoga I wanted to be sure to let others know that she also is a true natural very knowledgeable and an authentic gentle soul I look forward to continuing
Sandy, nice class. You got some serious mojo working and I look forward to returning to your class on a regular basis
I really enjoyed the class with Alana and am definitely looking forward to our next session. She was patient and helpful and super supportive of our efforts in putting ourselves out there. My sister really enjoyed the class as well and was really happy that she took this first step. She too is also looking forward to the next session. I am spreading the word about your classes and facility!!
I can’t tell you how much I am enjoying the class, after class I feel so relaxed and calm. Thank you again!!!
I am planning on being to the Bloomfield class on Sunday at 2:00 PM this week. I really enjoy getting at least 2 days in during the week
I love your classes Sandy, I always learn something new!! I hope you have a great weekend.
just wanted to tell you how nice it was to be back in your studio! What a welcoming lovely space and it was great to see you Sandy i always feel soooooooo good when i leave
Thank you Sandy for an amazing weekend. You have been such a blessing in my life....this whole process has been amazing thus far and i'm super excited to see where it takes me. (Yoga Teacher Training)
I just wanted you to know how very much I enjoyed Wendy's Yin class - VERY VERY NICE class, absolutely what I needed. I have been spreading the word! thanks much!
My Mom and I really enjoyed the class last week, despite the need for our modifications! Thanks for working with us so closely! :) See you on Thursday!
Today's community yoga with Alissa was a treat! I truly feel honored to receive her guidance. So uplifting! So many thanks to both of you!
The yoga classes with Sandy and Wendy are invaluable to me after I broke my leg. I am ready to ride horses again and I know the classes are the main reason..I love my time at ...grounded by yoga
Sandy, thank you for challenging me to reach my soul. Have a great Holiday!"
Thank you for all you do and your commitment to your yoga students. We've really enjoyed our Friday nights with you decompressing at the end of the week. Looking forward to many more weeks!
Dear Sandy, Thank you for your kindness and generosity. The class was just a beautiful experience and what I needed.
Its been a difficult week and so I have been out of sorts. I am so grateful that we have connected in the great universe
and look forward to getting to know you better to absorb your positive energy and grace.
I look forward to getting back on schedule! I also wanted to let you know that Kundalini Yoga last week with Luc was a pleasant surprise, I was really energized and in a good mood the next day.
You always give the best yoga and meditation classes! I'm just so thankful to have Grounded by Yoga in my life. It's making a difference for me physically, emotionally, and spiritually.Thank you so much!Smiles Always,
Hi Sandy, Just want to thank you again... thank you for guiding a wonderful class and spending the extra time with me afterwards :)
I wish you a peaceful two weeks and look forward to seeing you in the new year .
I started practicing YOGA 3 -4 months ago. I had always wanted to take a class but was afraid that I was not coordinated enough, and had a ruptured disc in the past. Then I found GROUNDED BY YOGA. Alissa had me feel welcomed and comfortable as soon as I walked in. She is amazing instructor who puts her students comfort and ability above everything else. She has helped me modify some of my movements so that I do not re-injure my back. I can honestly say I LOVE YOGA and look forward to my "practice." Thank you GROUNDED BY YOGA! Thank you ALISSA!!
Alissa is a phenomenal instructor.. I had taken yoga before, but never really quite got the jist of it... this was wonderful to learn it from the beginning.Her class is SUPERB!!!
Sandy, The vegan/vegetarian seminar was very informative and the food was INCREDIBLE too! The information on dairy was especially eye opening to me. I appreciate all you have to offer and need to personally work on getting there more regularly. You make it possible and I need to do more on my part to make it happen. Thank you!
God is good and Life is good and we are blessed because you are part of it.you deserve all good things because of all you give to everyone.
Your teaching is truly inspirational... I was a complete Beginner, Grounded By Yoga made it so fun for me. The breath work alone has helped me in my everyday world. I am a new person! I won't go anywhere else!!!
Enjoyed class last night as always and I am looking forward to the next beginner session. Just learning where I should be applying the pressure in studio that make what you do sooooooo special! Also, my back was so sore when I came to class last night (just from being back to work and sitting all week) and when I left, it felt great and I slept like a rock!!
with body stretches, relaxing atmosphere, and gentle instruction from Sandy was the perfect way to be introduced to the powerful and refreshing
benefits of yoga. Each successive class has left me feeling more empowered to control my body and mind. The poses and controlled breathing are restorative for my sole. Sandy not only shares her knowledge in class but she graciously offers notes to help you continue the practice at home. I thoroughly enjoy going to my yoga classes and am looking forward to continued growth towards health and meditation. Thank you Sandy for your
inspirational, relaxing, and personalized yoga classes! I’m hooked!
and Sandy has been an excellent teacher. Her classes refreshed and restored. I only wish I could attend more!
One of my favorite things about 2011 was the addition of yoga! thank you!
Sandy has a great way of welcome and comfortable ability level. It is great to have a place like this in the Finger Lakes. Thank you!
Sandy, Thank you for a wonderful yoga session yesterday! I felt great for the rest of the day. The I initially anxious about the afternoon after getting your note about 4-5 poses. I thought to myself ‘oh, 4-5 poses, how will I ever stand being still that long?’. But of course, the session was so well done and I don’t know where the time flew! What a gift!
to allow me to interview you. I was very impressed with your yoga studio and all you have to offer there.
the studio. It calms me and makes me feel physically and emotionally better. Off to google uijayi:)
Everyone in the beginners class were treated us as individuals, meeting our personal best. I now have a stronger and range of motion and my posture is SO much better! My balanced has also increased immensely. What an experience!
Your studio is absolutely beautiful! I can't wait to walk in each time!!
Thank You so much Sandy for a blissful meditation! You are a compassionate and competent teacher, of Omega quality!
GBY Rocks it! Proud to be a member with Grounded by Yoga! I attend the Bloomfield studio and ever since I started almost a year ago, it's changed my life. I've taken other yoga classes in the past, but this place compares to no other! Not only is the instructor, Sandy, sweet, caring and knowledgeable, she is so very approachable!
Yoga workshop. The studio is amazing. It is so warm and cozy and very nicely decorated. It was just perfect and it felt like a place to practice
yoga. The props are fantastic and the sandbags are amazing! Also, the floor is perfect. I feel so safe on it! The lighting you have is so wonderful too!
Just to let you know in case I forget to mention it before class, my back was really hurting me before that! Not any more! Restorative was wonderful on Sunday! Loved all the positions, very relaxing.
Nadine's class provided me with an introspective consciousness that I don't think I would have been aware of without her guidance.
Thank you for helping me discover mindful self-awareness of my sense of gratitude that I seem to lose so easily in my default (stressful) autopilot mode.
pleasure meeting you. What phenomenal space you have and terrific energy there (as I fully expected but it way exceeded my expectation.) What you have created is just magical and you are a real spirit – what you do and how is such a gift. I so applaud your efforts to be a leader and an integrator in the yoga and wellness community(ies).
and am SO PROUD of you. Yesterday after class when I left it was mobbed in that front room - no room on the coat rack! Thank you for GBY. It has been such a nice addition to my life.
She knows our limitations. I am more flexible, stronger and walk with a straighter spine since starting your Canandaigua yoga classes! It is great how she modified poses for us so we were able to follow through on our own ability!
Last night, I received the best Christmas gift ever!!! A two hour private yoga session at Grounded By Yoga with my partner!!!!!!! Thank you !!!!
I can't tell you how much I love your classes. I too have seen improvements with my flexibility, posture and breathing, and your classes have been a very calming/centering addition to my life. I'm just sorry I didn't discover you earlier! You make it all very easy-thank you Sandy.
Sandy maintains the purity of Yoga Classes at Grounded By back condition, and the instructor there is very well educated in therapeutics of yoga. The studio is full of ambiance and classes are a full hour and 20 minutes. I look forward to it every week!!
In my short time so far with relax... be positive... and have much love surrounding me from many places ....... wonderful thing for me.
I have been to many studios & Grounded By Yoga is most comprehensive! Through yoga, Sandy Hicks has taught me the importance of physical, intellectual, and spiritual balance in my life, while continually challenging and motivating me. But most importantly, she has taught me to
live with compassion for myself IS Yoga....she is always training (and boy do we miss her when she's gone!!) and it is her priority - it shines through her from head to toe.
Aandy, yesterdays class had a maturity I have never seen. I had never considered the (my)expectations from pose to did today brought back a nice memory, but boy how busy my mind gets when fatigued... This process of growth is so exciting!
I absolutely loved the Yoga class and can't wait to come again. I didn't come last week because I was away on Thursday though. I wish I could do it every day - it felt so good!! I would do either one - a gentle yoga class or just a prenatal class. Thanks!
are amazing!! We loved our time at Grounded By yoga & Wellness. What a supportive group!! Looking forward to a reunion.
flattering to have someone glow ask about mine. Restorative was wonderful. It helped me sort out my week end.It is soooooo good to have your beautiful studio in Bloomfield!!!.
Yoga was great! I couldn't believe when I got home. I felt very relaxed. The Sivananda anxiety dead in its tracks. Slept like a nice little relaxed pebble (not a rock, a nice little rounded by water pebble!). Looking forward to next week! thanks!
was either not challenged or bored. With Amita, I felt just enough challenge and very engaged here! It is very comforting to practice Yoga at my own level. As for my body, my hips and knees do not hurt like they use to ! Thank you!
Grounded By Yoga in experience I encounter through her studio makes me love the process even more, and just walking into the building brings a calming feeling because I know that I will be given the best service I could possibly receive. Not only a great person too and I am proud to call her my friend. Thanks Sandy! Namaste!
I could have stayed in legs up the wall forever! The second one with the soles (souls?) of the feet together was even better, very deep. I was totally meditated during that one, and when you worked on my feet it was like the carnival game where you sledgehammer and the weight goes up the scale and you try to ring the bell at the top, only you were sending pulses of energy up my spine into my head where they did a sort of mini-fireworks display. That was cool. What a nice way to spend an afternoon. Thanks, ~Joe
Your space is BREATHTAKING! I can't wait to come each time! Your traditional teachings are so very needed in this area! I feel blessed!
quick note to say "thanks so much" for yesterday! Thoroughly enjoyed the class & look forward to starting each Tuesday morning that way.
and letting things go but when I come to your class everything changes! I acknowledge the thoughts and then push them aside and I truly let myself relax and be in and enjoy the moment! I am so happy that I came to try your studio - I so enjoy all of the classes I have taken!
and AMAZING! I was in Bloomfield this week - how impressive. I walked into the yoga room and got goose bumps and my eyes teared up. You should be so very proud of yourself, and the amazing job that you have done. Wow! AMAZING! It is so tranquil and gorgeous, ....wish there was a Grounded by you near me - I would never leave.
class!!! I know I am a newbie.. however it made my day!!!!
Just wanted to say thanks again so much for having me to your beautiful studio. It was so peaceful! My family and friends loved the whole night.
for a PERFECT class Thursday night. Just that small adjustment using the wall made such a difference in my posture this morning. These are the things I have forgotten and somehow lost along the way. I feel GREAT today and am looking forward to next week!
All the classes at your studio are sooo wonderful! Thanks for all you do and your ever beautiful studio!