Sandy found yoga when her three children were in middle school. She was looking for a way to become calmer, grounded and less stressed. Yoga provided that. It continues to help Sandy deal with the stress and chaos of living in this modern life. It is her way of getting back to what matters – love and compassion for all beings everywhere.
Sandy had wanted to take teacher training for a long time, but couldn't fit it into her 5 day work week schedule. One Love offers weekends only training, so in January 2016, she jumped at the chance to get her YRT 200 certification.
Sandy has practiced at many of the area’s yoga studios. She loves the diversity of the studios and teachers. Influences of many of those teachers can be seen in Sandy’s teaching style. Sandy believes that slow steady breathing, soft soothing music and holding poses a bit longer will cultivate a calm mind.
Sandy is always learning and has taken many workshops over the years, including:
• 100 hour teacher training certificate from Charry Shakti Om (Charry Morris) January 2014
• Yoga Alliance RYT 200 April 2015
• Practical Reiki Master 2015
• Yoga Workshops by some of the leading Dharma Mittra teachers: Charry Morris, Alex Baechler, Yiannis Andritsos, Brenden Lentz, Rebecca Kovacs and Sri Andre Ram
• Meditation workshops lead by Elena Georgouses
• Chakra workshops lead by Jennessee Roy
Sandy Brotje instructs the following:
Restorative Yoga Workshop
Restorative yoga class focusing on centering the breath and body and aligning the physical and mental bodies by holding gentle poses for extended periods of time. Props such as bolsters, blocks, and blankets assist in helping you reach a deeper level of relaxation.
Gentle Aerial Yoga Workshop
$15 Drop-in fee must be paid in advance to hold space
Come join us for a fun and gentle all-levels practice that starts with a floating meditation and ends with a weightless savasana. The silks will be the main prop, along with blankets, mats and essential oils to help take you deeper into relaxation, stillness and restoration. The silks will be close to the floor and there will be no inversions in this class. If you are looking for a stretchy, gentle, mind-blowing experience, then this class is for you! We’ll have you humming, “I’m in heaven” by the end of the class. And did we mention there will be Reiki?
*Please plan to arrive 15 minutes early to set up*
*24 hours advance cancellation notice required for refund*