I am a 500-hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) and Certified Yoga Therapist (CYT) with Yoga Alliance. I have also earned my 200 E-RYT. I am actively registered with the International Association of Yoga Therapists. My legal name is Sandra, but all of my friends call me Simchah, and I invite you to do the same.
Primarily I am a disciple of Christ in community with several other families, wife of an amazing husband (pictured, with me, above), retired homeschooling mother of 5, grandmother of 7. My passion for yoga was birthed when I was teaching Stress Relief classes in 2007 and working as an aromatherapist. The more I integrated the yoga poses into our routine, the more our students blossomed. I watched bodies become free, and anxiety subside—in each student and myself. I still remember the day I was doing a forward fold with my stiff hamstrings, just breathing and getting quiet, and suddenly everything CLICKED; without any pushing on my part, my hamstrings released all their tension and I was able to reach the floor. The thrill of eliminating the tension in my muscles sparked the deep desire to offer this physical freedom to others.
It has been through time that I have found joy experiencing this same freedom in mind and heart as well. I have found that through consistent practice, prayer, and meditation that I have been able to emerge more genuine in my speech and actions. I no longer fear what the world thinks I should be (for the most part :)). I have a heightened sense of peace, purpose, and joy. Yoga, especially private yoga therapy, is an excellent way to provide you with tools to live a more authentic life.