Sandi Melody is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with Yoga Alliance. She completed her 240 hour Classic Training at Langara College in Vancouver, BC, Canada and her 500 hour Advanced Teacher of Therapeutic Yoga at Ajna Yoga College in Victoria.
In the 1980's she trained as technical swim coach achieving NCCP Senior Level 3 status and spent a year coaching in Omagari, Japan. She was a BCPRA Fitness Leader, Personal Trainer and later became a CSIA Level 1 Ski Instructor.
As a sensitive and passionate student with an eye and ear for details, she found her niche as a “vocal technique specialist" and music performance coach in the early 1990's, several years before her graduation recital from the Capilano University Jazz Studies and Vocal Performance Performance program in 1996.
Gentle Hatha Yoga and Pranayama (breathing techniques) have been a part of her vocal teaching since day one. There are so many tools and techniques used in vocal training that are also used in yoga study, so it was a natural marriage for her to combine singing & yoga into one class. Her Yoga-Sing Retreats at Stowel Lake Farm focus on personal creativity and skill building, self exploration and community support. It’s a real opportunity for personal transformation through Joy-full discovery. A 3 day opportunity to dive deep and both nourish and nurture your spirit.
Sand has been practicing yoga on and off since 1981 and really misses the old days of small classes in big spaces with lots of room for personal space between mats. She specifically chose The Labyrinth Room at St. Paul's in Vancouver and WV United Church gym for this very reason, and because they are warm and inviting spaces both beautiful with AMAZING acoustics!
Sandi has also trained in Yoga for:
Wrists & Shoulders
Knees & Hips
Trauma & Mental Health
as well as...
Inversions & Backbends
Tensegrity & Fascia
Vayus & Alignment
Brain on Yoga