Healing Through Joy

Private Yoga Therapy with Sandi Melody

What is Yoga Therapy?

Yoga therapy is the process of empowering individuals
to progress toward improved health and well-being
through the application of the teachings and practices of Yoga.
Call to Book (778) 788-9347

Step One

Assessment/Intake - 90 minutes
This step involves filling out a detailed intake form to be handed in 48 hours before we meet in person. We will then meet in person and the first 30 minutes will be discussion in regards to the intake and to address any questions you and I may have. The following 60 minutes will be your first “therapy session” where I will help you build an at home yoga practice of specific tools and techniques to help you achieve your personal goals. 

An at home practice may include breathing exercises, physical exercises, psycho-emotional (relaxation) exercises and personal reflection or meditation type exercises. Student will receive written notes for their home practice and may record their private session (video or audio). Like any skill building practice, yoga therapy is most effective when the therapist can meet with the client/student at regular intervals over a stipulated length of time, ideally 5 weeks to start.

Yoga therapy can help in any/all of the following areas:

(any injuries or compromises in the systems of the body)

(quality of breath)

(anger, depression, anxiety)

Innate wisdom 
(trust one’s own intuition)

Connection with a power greater than self 
(or lack of connection)

Step Two

Option to continue
To be mutually agreed upon after intake session
1 to 3 more sessions - 60 minutes each
4 to 8 more sessions - 60 minutes each
9 or more sessions - 60 minutes each

Policies for all students/clients

All private sessions must be paid in advance, first come first served. Student/clients may reserve a regular weekly spot by paying in advance or setting up monthly payments payable 4 weeks in advance of said appointment ie: Oct fees are due on Sept 1st. 
Once booked, 3 weeks notice must be given to cancel or reschedule a lesson. If a conflict comes up within the 3 week period and a student/client is unable to make their appointment, they may give their appointment to a friend, family member, or colleague as long as a minimum of 72 hours notice is given which gives the person who is taking the appointment time to fill out and return an intake form to me 48 hours before the appointment.
About Sandi
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 Cap U Vocal Jazz Performance Degree 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
Back Care
Trauma & Mental Health
Healthy Aging
Terminal Illness
Chronic Fatigue
Heart Health

as well as...
Pilates Mat
Restorative Yoga
Chair Yoga
Inversions & Backbends
Yin Yoga
Tensegrity & Fascia
Vayus & Alignment
Brain on Yoga
Yoga Philsophy