Nia Certified 1st Degree Black Belt Instructor
Nia Certified Freedance Instructor
L1 SSQ and OCQ Certified Qigong Instructor
TCA I and II Certified Tai Chi Instructor
Private and Group Movement Facilitator
I also teach private and small group classes, either live or by Zoom.
Contact me to set up a customized class for you, your friends, your family or your office mates!
I'm Sandra, a believer, practitioner and instructor of mindful movement since 1999. This journey into loving the body with movement is one that is worth taking!
I've seen fantastic transformations in self healing and body awareness for myself and others in my classes at community and wellness centers, yoga and pilates studios, YMCAs, government and corporate offices, and even art venues. I love teaching outdoors in summer!
As a mental health professional who specializes in trauma, I know the strong relationship between mindfulness, wellbeing, and healing. Tai Chi is one of the most powerful ways I have found to practice and nourish mindfulness in action. And by its nature, Tai Chi has allowed me to strengthen my body. I have found countless benefits and blessings in the movement and community of Tai Chi practice with Sandra. Thank you, Sandra, for creating a place of nonjudgement, joy, and movement!
Qigong is sort of a moving meditation which helps me feel grounded and connected. My physical and mental health are both impacted immediately! Sandra is such a skilled and intuitive instructor! I learn the movements, but also learn why we're doing the movements and how that can positively impact my well-being. She's also fun! I highly recommend her classes to anyone who's looking to take their health to the next level.
Sandra's Nia class was on my to-do list for a year before I gave myself the gift of just going for it. It was a wonderful brain and body sync-up, it got me in touch with my inner dancer, and helps me work up a sweat! She's a wonderful instructor who makes you smile and challenges you and I love how Nia combines a little bit of dance, martial arts, and even yoga. It's so good for us! Go for it!
Sandra’s classes are the least expensive therapy around. They exercise, develop and heal the brain, body, heart and spirit. There is nothing quite like a Sandra class, which is why I travel hours to experience one and have been doing so for 17 years. (7-hour roundtrip drive for a class is my personal record.)
Sandra has been an inspiration. Her knowledge, patience, humor and joy has set me on a path of self-improvement. She has taught me through QiGong and Tai Chi to be more accepting of myself, to be more patient with others and to develop a calmer and more focused life. I’m honored to be on this journey of self-awareness with Sandra: my teacher and my friend.
Qigong is a 5,000-year-old practice, which implements gentle movement, breath and mind focus. "Qi" or "Chi" means energy or life force. Gong means cultivation/practice, with purpose and intent.
A number of recent studies have shown that Qigong enhances many different aspects of body health, longevity and body balancing.
The Chinese practice of Tai Chi has its roots in the martial arts, but in more recent times has evolved into more of a gentle movement meditation and self healing practice in the West. Tai Chi, like Qigong, has myriad benefits for health and longevity.
Dr. Paul Lam's Sun-Style Tai Chi for Arthritis has been approved by the Arthritis Foundation and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help improve not only joint health, but also mental health and overall quality of life. This form is not just for those with arthritis...all ages and abilities can benefit. Join our fun community!
Nia is sustainable, feel good fitness for the body, mind and soul. It is a barefoot cardio-dance, wellness practice that blends diverse, energizing music with easy to follow choreography. Moves are inspired by the power and precision of the martial arts, the expression and playfulness of dance, and the mindfulness of healing arts, such as yoga.
As an ongoing practice, Nia promotes mindful awareness of the body and increased joy. Check out this Nia introduction video.
If we've not yet met and it's your first time, please email me to introduce yourself, so I know who you are before you log on
Mail a Check:
(email me for my address)
(they charge 3.5% fees)
Click on the Zoom link to preregister with your email address before class begins. After class, l will email you a link to the recording. You will have 7days to view the class.
I'm a big fan of this therapy. Visit Rays of Sol and tell her Sandra sent you. She'll take $5 off your drop-in or punch card!
For deep body relaxation and detoxification. Visit The Luminary Wellness Center and use code SM-497845 and tell them I sent you! You'll get 10% off Halotherapy, 40 min. FSIR Sauna or 50 min. Float!
I'm a huge fan of Abigail's body butter , body oil, and hand crafted Reishi tincture at Rhythmic Renewal!
Shipping is FREE!
The Rustic Inn and Event Center for a fabulous 40-bed retreat space and event center!
My favorite acupuncturist in town is Sarah Aiken-Felling at Inspired Balance.