My favorite part of this work watching someone get off the bench and back to living life!
I am so grateful to get to help someone solve their pain problems and learn to trust their body again. Even more than that, I help them have HOPE again!
Thank you to these clients for trusting me with their time and life.
From individual clients:
"Sandy’s sessions are the Whole Foods of movement."
"Sandy’s sessions have been a huge part of my ability to recover from a myriad of injuries caused by over-training, hyper-flexiblity, and poor body awareness. I love that through a mix of self-massage, functional movement, and just the right amount of yoga, her sessions have taught me how to take ownership of my own health and mobility."
"Sandy has raised yoga to an art form in Cleveland for people who are in every shape and condition. She is especially mindful of injury, pain, limitation, and how to press your body a millimeter beyond without hurting yourself. My own strength and flexibility have improved exponentially. Thank you, Sandy, for tending to professional athletes and plain out of shape folk like me!"
"There is so much to absorb from your sessions. I am at a place in my practice (10 years) where I want to learn more, and our sessions are bringing back a love for my practice and my body that has been lost. It has been a “coming home”. From that springboard, I’ve been inspired to practice more and be the best me. Thank you for your guidance and inspiration."
"Sandy’s extensive knowledge of anatomy as it pertains to staying healthy and recovering from injuries is beyond comparison. She teaches with compassion for your situation, with an innovative use of props, thus bringing ancient yoga into modern times. Her application of her knowledge into her teaching style inspired me to think bigger about my potential. In working with her, I believed I could heal and I did."
"After a month of practicing with Sandy privately I had noticed a shift in how I approached my practice and also in my knowledge about yoga. The creativity in her sessions allowed me to explore new techniques, poses, styles and breathing. I have since completed yoga teacher training and am grateful for Sandy’s continued mentorship along my journey."
"As a professor, I noticed right away, her classroom elevated yoga and movement well beyond a fitness class. She is not an instructor, she is an educator. She boosted my confidence in healing through her talent of explaining, in an understandable way, just how amazing the human body truly is. She taught me many ways I can manage the aging process myself through movement and self treatment."
"Working with Sandy really helped me learn how to resolve my own pain. Today, I enjoyed teaching yoga without thinking about my foot for the first time in a year."
"My back has been feeling really good. All spasms have stopped and my range of motion has increased. I’ve been back to lifting weights with more knowledge and I plan to pick up my training again soon. The movement education you provide has helped me fill in a few blindspots I never knew I had until my lower back started bothering me. Your Move Well Ed. program saved me a costly trip down the medical path and I’m confident it’s going to prevent pain for me in the future because my body awareness has increased so much."
"As the son of a college professor who fully dedicated himself to his students and university, I really appreciate watching passionate people who commit themselves to bettering their chosen community. You have this drive and talent and I commend you for improving the lives of others through your educational work."
"I’m feeling great. The days after working with you and doing my movement snacks I felt significant improvement. I noticed I still need to be mindful about my movements (how I’m sitting) but I feel much stronger and no pain or weakness."
"I signed up for Sandy’s Move Well Ed. program to improve my golf game and recover from knee replacement. During the screen, she noticed my neck lacked some range of motion so she explained to me why this was important to address and included that in my programming. Not only did she help me get back on the golf course, but working on my neck has given me more confidence to be driving a car as a senior citizen. Simply relying on the bells and whistles of my car is not enough to keep me and my loved ones safe – I need to be able to turn my head. And my golf swing is better than ever."
"In working with Sandy, I not only learned how to care better for my body, I also really learned how to listen better to know what it needs."
"I have significantly less pain and more mobility in my shoulder that I haven’t had in years. The greatest benefit is the knowledge as to how to maintain and continue to improve on my own."
"I gained incredible value from the Move Well Ed. program. I gained the knowledge of what I needed to do to keep my shoulder pain away AND I saved myself an expensive trip down the medical path. I’m self insured so that matters to me. I also solved the problem of why it hurt – something PT never did for me. I also gained confidence to get back to doing what I love. This is an indispensable program that has set me up for a lifetime ahead of prevention and durability."
From sports coaches:
"Our athletes were intimidated by the idea of us bringing in a yoga teacher to work with them on flexibility. Sandy brings yoga skills but beyond – working with therapy balls, stretch bands, doable relaxation techniques and she taught our players how to use their dorm room beds, pillows, desks and walls – to help our athletes recover in between practices. Her creativity in making “yoga” accessible to our student athletes is unbelievable!"
"Sandy is a mind/body coach who’s not only helped our athletes, but has improved our coaches mind/body coaching skills. She comes prepared with understanding our sports’ needs and throughout her mobility and yoga sessions, Sandy is focused on detail, whether it be our posture or our breathing. She also knows how to manage the personalities of our young, male athletes, in part because she has raised teen and college-aged athletes of her own. Sandy is a pro at what she does. We are grateful she is local and we can work with her each year."
"With Sandy’s guidance, our athletes improved their flexibility, body awareness, balance, breath mechanics, self-talk and focus."
"The ankle & foot mobility work we learned from Sandy took those injuries off the table for our team this season She inspired our guys with doable routines they continue to do on their own."
"The work you did for us last season was critical for the guys. The kind of yoga and soft tissue recovery techniques you taught them is now a regular part of our performance care recovery process."
“98% of the orthopedic injuries we see are preventable. If it's not pathology or an accident, it's a movement related problem."
- Kelly Starrett, DPT, Co-Founder, MobilityWOD, Author, Becoming a Supple Leopard