Anchored Vessel Yoga

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  • Maureen B.

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    Sandi has been a true gift in my life. I have a lot of weight to lose and I want to develop a healthier lifestyle that includes yoga. Sandi is very kind and patient. She has modified poses for my needs right now. She is not only teaching my yoga, she is teaching me to listen to my body and to understand how it works. She helped me put together a schedule that fits my schedule. I feel very lucky to have connected with her. She is exactly the right person to help me achieve my goals.

    May 19, 2017Verified
  • Abeda M.

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    She was on time and so nice! The girls had a blast! Professional and child friendly! My newly turned 5 year old decided to join in with the girls and she went with the flow. Very easy to work with. My daughter wants to do yoga with her again so will book again in the near future!! Thanks for a great afternoon!!

      Dec 30, 2016Verified

    About this pro

    My clients learn about biomechanics, how the mind and body work, and what is advantageous for their body in any class I teach, whether a private session or group session. I carefully watch my students and help them to discover what movement patterns they engage in that can be injurious in the long run and I provide them with tools and tips to help them combat those tendencies. I specialize in creative use of props. Many of my clients are surprised at what new things they learn about their body simply by including wall work or work with floatation devices in the pool. I have an engineering background which I credit as giving me the ability to work with clients at their level while still providing them safe challenges to help them move towards positive change in their body. For clients interested in including healthy mind work and stress reduction, I teach meditation and relaxation techniques. I love seeing student transformation. It's a joy for me to connect with someone who trusts me to teach them healthy movement patterns and trusts me to show them ways they can calm their mind. The best students I work with are the ones who are always curious about what is going on with themselves and understand that every day their body is different and every day change is possible. When students feel empowered to go back into their life more conscious of how they are living, moving and breathing in their body, I feel like I have done my job.

    Years in business

    4

    Times hired on Thumbtack

    6

    Number of employees

    1
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      Q & A

      • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
        Before the first session I have the client describe to me the goals they are interested in attaining as well as the state of their physical and mental health. We talk through any concerns they have based on past injuries, surgeries, or certain restrictions they feel they have. On the initial encounter, I guide the client through foundational yoga poses. It is during the first session that I help the client see which parts of the body need the most attention. I have been described by previous clients as having the ability to work with them at their current level while providing safe challenges to help their body move towards positive change. After the first session I provide documentation on the work that was done for the client's personal record. This includes a full description of poses including safe entry and exit into them as well as recommendations of what they can work on until the next session.
      • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
        I am registered with the Yoga Alliance as an RYT200 and have over 1000 hours of teaching. I am also recognized through Yoga Alliance as a continuing education provider for yoga teachers. The Yoga Alliance is the governing body that provides accountability for yoga instructors. A registered teacher is required to meet a minimum number of continuing education hours and is provided with resources for quality teaching. I credit my engineering background as giving me additional insight into working with each student's individual body. I have the unique ability to creatively incorporate props into a student's practice. Many of my clients are surprised what they learn by addition of wall work or use of floatation devices in the pool. In addition to the resources that Yoga Alliance provides for registered teachers, I continually study the body and biomechanics from other high caliber resources such as Yoga International and YogaUOnline.
      • What types of customers have you worked with?
        I have worked with the following client backgrounds: those who have had past injuries with spine, shoulders, hips, knees, wrists; those who have restrictions in the body due to surgical modifications or nerve damage (i.e., rod in spine); those who manage an ongoing physical or mental health condition such as high blood pressure, anxiety, depression. My youngest client is five years old and my oldest client is 73 years old. I have worked with clients interested in more of a therapeutic approach to yoga as well as clients interested in a developmental/athletic approach.
      Coverage Area for Anchored Vessel Yoga is about 10+ miles of Richardson, TX.