Shayna Sander, RYT-200
I was introduced to yoga in my youth, as a restorative practice that kept me active as a runner. At first, my mat was a place I turned to in times of emotional frustration and physical injury where I learned to slow down, accept, and have patience with myself. Yoga felt like magic, like a secret remedy that left me feeling balanced and connected each time I left the mat. Once I made this discovery, I was hooked. My fascination with yoga’s quiet ability to nurture the body and soul has led me to teaching.
In 2015, In search of an authentic yogic experience, I travelled to northern India and learned to embrace yoga as a lifestyle and way of being. Here, I completed my RYT 200 training in Holistic Akhanda Yoga at Anand Prakash Ashram, among the foothills of the Himalayas. Since then, I have been deepening and integrating my knowledge and understanding of wellbeing and mental health through my masters studies in counselling psychology.
Mountains are another love of mine. Much of my free time is spent running and hiking, competing in trail running events, and exploring the beautiful and rugged terrain of our west coast!
Always a student, I strive to teach as humbly and genuinely as possible. In my classes you will find harmony between precise physical cues and inner inquiry, where you are the centre of your own experience. A willing mind is all that is required and I offer modifications and alternative postures to make classes accessible to everyone. Expect to connect with yourself, your breath, and to leave class feeling more open and refreshed, mind and body.