Sandra is a member of the very first cohort at Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH) to earn a Master of Science in Yoga Therapy. This rigorous degree program is a non-lineage based evidence-informed outcome-oriented program that trains Yoga teachers of all backgrounds how to unite the scientific evidence supporting Yoga as Therapy with desired client outcomes of pain reduction, alleviation of stress, and maintenance of healthy body, mind, and soul.
She is also a graduate of the Kripalu School of Ayurveda, earning an Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist certificate in 2009 and the Ayurvedic Health Counselor certificate in 2010. She practices what she teaches and knows firsthand just how powerful Ayurvedic philosophy is.
Her initial training was primarily in the Ashtanga system of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, studying with him during his US trips between 2000 - 2005, and with many of his senior teachers like David Swenson and with the author Beryl Bender Birch who wrote the book Power Yoga based on the Ashtanga system.
She now studies with Scott Blossom of the Shadow Yoga School as well as with its founder Zhander Remete and director Emma Balnaves.