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Yoga Teacher Training in the Finger Lakes


Yoga Teacher Training in the Finger Lakes


Most recently:

Sandy serviced on Yoga Alliance. In 2018 she sat on the Advisory Group for Teacher Qualifications as part of the Yoga Alliance Standards Review Project and continues to play a role as needed.

Director of Education:

RYS200, RYS 3/500, Meditation Yoga Teacher Training, Recovery and Trauma , Restorative Yoga Teacher Training, CEU's and Mentorship Program.

Certifications & Memberships:

Brahamand Stapleton Self-Awakening Yoga ® Therapeutic
Nosara Yoga Institute, Pranassage Practitioner/Advanced Assists 100hr
Nosara Yoga Institute, Inner Quest of the Yoga Educator Mentorship
Nosara Yoga Institute, 200 RYT/500 RYT Interdisciplinary Yoga / Yoga Therapy

Elysabeth Williams – Principal Based Partner Yoga (60)
Yogic Meditation Certified as Guide (Swami Satchidinanada)

Y12SR w/ Nikki Myers: Yoga of 12 Step Recovery
Recovery 2.0 Beyond Addiction, Tommy Rosen
Y12SR Leadership Training

Restorative Yoga Judith Lasater Program 20 hours Level 1
Restorative Yoga Advanced 40 hours Level 2
Lotus Gardens, Lara Ward
Yin Yoga (Teaching, Anatomy & Storytelling), Biff Mithoefer
International Association of Yoga Therapists Mbr
Laugha Yoga Leader

Children’s Yoga & Mindfulness RCYT
Yoga Kids / MindUP Program for Schools
Prenatal Yoga RPYT
Ki-Atsu Institute: Ayurveda Level 1
Ordained Minister (NY)

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My Story

Every time you have taken a conscious breath, you have experienced yoga.Yoga is far beyond the physical postures on the magazine cover. Connection to the truth of yoga led Sandy on a wisdom quest beginning with Transcendental Meditation at 11. 70's summers included hitch hiking to Omega Holistic Institute became her summer weekends and retreating at the Feathered Piped Ranch where she was pulled into close and intimate teachings and friendships 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 studying with Sri Dharma Mittra and Brahmanand Stapleton. So much soul and wisdom in it all.

Her young and old life is mainly the practice and path of Raja and Jnana Yoga, holding respect for all paths – they all have something wonderful to offer. Sandy possesses a deep care for my students and offering light on their path with the 200 hour SPIRIT Yoga Teacher Training.

Her public classes invite an internal focus by tracking sensations, concentrating on form, and appreciating the breath as it anchors us in the moment of quiet power. Bodies and minds unite we dwell fully in the present. With presence, an individual sense of spiritual connection can arise spontaneously.

Expect a class that comes from her heart. At times there will some challenge, some stillness, some humor, some gentleness, some inner soul, and some wisdom of yogic philosophy.

She is currently accepting Private Sessions. 4 Class Minimum.

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