Yoga Moves for Every Body TV Show✨
Filmed at Coal Harbour Community Centre in downtown Vancouver, BC, 'Yoga Moves for Every Body' classes are designed to encourage healthy habits, improved mobility and vital energy between classes. Check in when you're traveling or whenever you want to move your body. We have classes online for you!
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Meet the teacher, Sandra Leigh:
Namasté Friend! My yoga journey began 1991 at the West End Community Centre in Vancouver, BC, with my beautiful first teacher, Lilian Bianchi. Lilian's wise and gentle guidance in Hatha Yoga was my foundation. Her classes would continue to wake me up, practicing and processing all the many growth spurts of my late 20's and 30's. Eventually, I would become Lilian's assistant.
In 1996, I was broken, faced with divorce. It was with Lilian's encouragement that I decided to take refuge and dive deeper into the yoga lifestyle, living/working/studying at Yasodhara Ashram, near Nelson, BC, where I completed a yoga development certification course (YDC) and participated in a "karma yoga" work program, staying on for a year.
When I returned, I met one of Lilian's teachers, her close friend, Sandra Sammartino. Back in the day, we attended all of Sandra's retreats and I studied at her Kairos Studio in White Rock, BC for a number of years. Sandra Sammartino was the original pioneer of 'Yoga Outreach' programs, and she mentored many of my first teaching experiences, including working one to one with Therapeutic Yoga. She somehow knew I would fit well teaching people with limited mobility.
I began to get my feet wet, teaching yoga classes at the YMCA in 1997. I was also working at Banyen Books, a local independent bookstore, when yoga (as an industry) began to boom. A new yoga book or video would show up in the new arrivals section on a daily basis! The more I read about yoga, the more I craved travel to India. I took my first trip to India, a 4 month adventure and retreat in 2008.
With dedication, I continued to study and teach internationally, completing a Dru Yoga Teacher Training course, and Dru Meditation Teacher course, (North Wales) and Dru Sound & Mantra course (North Wales and India)
At present, I teach older adults at both the West End Community Centre and Coal Harbour CC.