– union with your surroundings and yourself –
Hatha Yoga, Acro Yoga & Laughter Yoga classes.
Yoga & Movement
In my Yoga classes we focus on releasing tension and restoring peace, building strength, moving with the breath, exploring the posture, and seeking stillness of the monkey mind.
Through gentle exploration of movement and emotion, we create connection to a healthier body and mind.
Classes always work on exploring the current state of the body, mind and emotions, working through any blockages and getting to know yourself deeper through the practice of yoga.
Learn to foster self-love and acceptance by exploring the body, calming the mind and opening your heart.
We may also include mini ceremonies, rituals, meditations, affirmations, gratitude exercises and partner yoga.
Custom private classes & home visits available.
A mix of laughter exercises, role play, simple yoga postures and breathing lets people take off their mask, open up, connect and allow themselves to play. We lighten up, take life less seriously and feel more joy in day to day activities. 🙂
Laughter Yoga is a wonderfully unique method that shows people how to laugh for absolutely no reason! No jokes, humor or comedy needed – HA!
Laughter is initiated as a group exercise by eye contact and childlike playfulness, which soon turns into contagious unstoppable laughter.
As laughing is one of the most powerful natural breathing exercises, when combined with yogic breathing techniques the outcome can be maximized in order to get the health benefits, which start from 10-15 min of continuous deep laughing. This is scientifically proven to bring measurable physical changes like increased oxygen levels in the blood, better circulation, muscle relaxation and the release of happy hormones!!
Cultivate a positive attitude, improve your wellbeing and add vitality to your life.
Laughter can tap into our subconscious mind and make positive shifts in our nature so we can lead a joyful life from the inside out.
Just a few of the Benefits are:
Develop your sense of humor – ha!
Instant stress buster
Boosts positive emotions and enhances self confidence
Improves communication skills and maintaining emotional balance
Makes you look younger
Boosts your immune system
Super fitness workout – 10 min of laughing equals 30 min on a rowing machine
Excellent cardio workout
Helps alleviate depression
Helps alleviate anxiety & panic attacks
Natural pain killer
Provides strength in adversity to help keep a positive mental attitude regardless of circumstances
Laughter is universal and can bring people together…
Book a session for your teambuilding event, family get together or just for the fun of it!
Tension & Trauma Release Exercises (TRE®)
Learn to release daily stress and old trauma
Stress can affect us in many ways from poor sleep, night terrors and bad dreams, short temper or irritability, unexplained digestive issues, chronic pain and stiff muscles all the way to feeling tight, stuck and anxious.
Do you lash out at coworkers or loved ones, find it difficult to “loosen up” without a glass of wine or find you are having issues with post workout fatigue?
Get rid of all those issues and manage stress & tension with ease!
In stressful or traumatic situations, the body will respond with a fight, flight or freeze reaction to some degree. This reaction is extremely important and as a well functioning stress response is a vital and healthy reaction of the human body – it prepares us for the task at hand and helps us survive by keeping us from emotional and physical harm. However after the stressful event, when the body’s attempt to return to calmness is unsuccessful, the resulting muscle tension from the stress reaction remains activated in the body. If the body cannot / does not release the tension from repeated stressful / traumatic events, symptoms of exhaustion, anxiety, depression, shallow breathing, tight muscles, panic, agitation, crankiness, memory loss and /or alcohol and substance misuse may result. Stress and Trauma work on a continuum – Trauma is the severest form of stress, and the accumulation of years of low-grade stress can be traumatic.
When we learn how to deal with and even embrace stress and trauma, we can actually grow from the experience.
Clever as Mother Nature is it didn’t only give us the alarm system to protect us from danger but also the mechanism that can discharge the tension and stress from the body after the threat is over.
The following technique taps into our bodies wisdom to release tension and trauma without having to negotiate with the mind.
Tension & Trauma Release Exercises (TRE®)
TRE is an innovative series of exercises that assist the body in releasing deep muscular patterns of stress, tension and trauma. It safely activates a natural reflex mechanism in the body of shaking or vibrating that releases muscular tension, calming down the nervous system. When this muscular shaking/vibrating mechanism is activated in a safe and controlled environment, the body is encouraged to return back to a state of balance. This natural shaking/vibrating response appears to be the body’s own built-in system for quieting down the brain and releasing muscular tension as a way of healing itself from chronic stress, tension and trauma.
TRE is based on the fundamental idea, backed by recent research, that stress, tension and trauma are both psychological and physical. TRE’s reflexive muscle vibrations generally feel pleasant and soothing. After doing TRE, many people report feelings of peace and well-being, deep relaxation and reduced stress.
It can release emotions from mild upset to severe anxiety, whether caused by work stress, excessive worry, conflict in relationships, physical stresses or traumas from accidents.
TRE is designed to be a self-help tool that once learned, can be used as needed, throughout one’s life, thereby continuously supporting and promoting personal health and wholeness.
Whether you are a parent/spouse who would like more patience with your family, a victim of violence or accident, a soldier suffering with PTSD, an athlete, or simply a person who wants to become more resilient and just feel better about life, you can find the following benefits from TRE.
• Less Worry & Anxiety
• Greater Emotional Resiliency
• Less Relationship Conflict
• Improved Marital Relationships
• More Energy & Endurance
• Less Workplace Stress
• Better Sleep
• Reduced Muscle & Back Pain
• Increased Flexibility & Healing of Old Injuries
• Lessened Anxiety surrounding Serious Illness
• Reduced Symptoms of PTSD
• Decreased Symptoms of Vicarious Trauma
Classes usually last one hour and all you need is some comfortable clothing.
Judy Schoch, Australia
“… I had tried TRE prior to seeing her and couldn’t seem to really be successful at it. Since working with Sandra, I have a better understanding of the connections within my body to allow the TRE to activate …”
“… Your realist no-nonsense approach coupled with sincerity and a foundation of knowledge make you, to my mind, invaluable in breaking the stress cycle for people. TRE has had a wonderful effect on my mind and body. I highly recommend it to anyone stressed or anxious.”
Wilhelmina Sahuleka, Netherlands/UK
“… They should also know that with your expertise they would feel safe and secure during all sessions. I would definitely recommend you.”
“Thanks again for the session. It was amazing to bring out the tremors and the calmness, which comes as a result of it. This afternoon, I felt a sense of relaxation and thinking opposed to anxiety.”
These workshops are awesome if you want to improve your health through food, use up excess produce from your garden, or learn how to make a deliciously healing gift for someone else.
In these workshops you will learn:
The theory behind fermented foods, their origins, benefits and uses
How to make our own ferments (which you can take home)
Flavor profiles through tastings of the various ferments
What to add to enhance medicinal properties /when to take them
Fermented Food Workshop
Learn how to make:
Lacto-fermented vegetables like Sauerkraut and Kimchi (and many more)
Coconut Yogurt (dairy free!)
Fermented Drinks Workshop
Learn how to make:
Natural Sodas and health tonics like Ginger ale
Kombucha tea, beginners and advanced
Ongoing support will be provided after classes!
Contact me if you would like a private class.