I am a fully qualified and insured Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Teacher and Minded Yoga Therapist.
I am the Eternal Yoga student..... Daughter, Wife, Mumma and Nanna of 3 gorgeous human beings and one furry canine being.
Loving life and dealing with all that mid-life brings including crazy hormonal moments!!
My Yoga journey began in 1992 when I was pregnant with my first born daughter. Yoga was a fabulous way to stretch, breathe and relax and I found it invaluable throughout my 2 pregnancies and thereafter.
I lived in Suffolk and ran a family business. I was the Finance Director but I also trained and qualified in various holistic therapies including Body Massage, Indian Head Massage, Hopi Ear Candling, Advanced facial treatments, Reflexology and Marma Therapy.
In 2010 during a particularly stressful and challenging time in my life in which I struggled with associated mental health challenges. Yoga came to my rescue and it soon became a essential part of my journey back to holistic well-being.
On a week long yoga retreat,during daily practices with a amazing teacher called Sarah, I felt a dramatic mental shift and something wonderful ignited within me.
It was a profound experience and one that completely turned my life around. I would go as far to say it saved my life. A bit dramatic i know, but its entirely how i felt.
I came back to the UK determined to find a teacher and a class that could inspire me like Sarah did......it wasn't easy. It took months of going to different classes until I finally found a lovely teacher Kari Knight.
Her yoga classes were a great mix of Physical postures (Asana), Breathing techniques (Pranayama) Meditation and Yoga philosophy which took me forward to another level with my yoga practice.
I would go to class at least twice a week often stressed, emotional and full of anxiety and after class felt recharged, renewed and relaxed. My appetite to learn more about this ancient practice of yoga was insatiable.
My journey was ever evolving and in 2012 i undertook a foundation course in Yoga which then led on to me qualifying as a Yoga Alliance 200 hour teacher with Camyoga in Cambridge.
I met so many inspiring people throughout my training and I was thrilled when I qualified aged 44. It was proof that if you have a dream or a goal its always possible whatever your age or circumstances.
In 2015 I moved to Buckinghamshire to be with my then new husband Richard and it was then I decided to start my new business Yogabons. A new start all round!
Its been quite a journey with the normal ups and downs of starting a new venture especially with the challenges of starting over in a brand new area. With hard work and persistence this has resulted in a community of lovely people who come and share in this wonderful practice of yoga each week.
My hope and vision is that I can encourage anybody to try yoga including those that might not normally come and join classes.
My journey and training continues and i always now ensure that I take time out each year to retreat for at least a week or two and attend yoga trainings and workshops.
During these last few years I have embarked on additional yoga training including
plus many other yoga workshops and CPD trainings.
My yoga journey continues onward and I am currently in the last stages of completing the incredible Minded Institute 550 hour yoga 2 year masters degree therapy course.
The extensive and thorough training received on this course enables me to offer Yoga Therapy for a variety of chronic and psychological conditions with evidence based therapies .
The Minded Institute is a world leader in the development and implementation of yoga therapy and mindfulness programmes for those with mental health and chronic physical health problems.
Last year as a gift to myself for my 50th I realised a long term dream and embarked on a yoga retreat and training in Rishikesh , India which is the Yoga capital of the world as part of my therapy training and research. It was a incredible and amazing adventure and i have returned with knowledge and insight which will be a invaluable part of my classes and individual client sessions.
I truly believe regular yoga practice is a invaluable tool towards a happy and healthy life for all and it is my passion to share this knowledge and practice with as many lovely people as I can.
In this ever stressful and fast moving world it is so important that we take time to self care and look after our own well being.
Yoga is a perfect way to work towards this as it not only affects the physical body but can have a dramatic effect on your mental and spiritual well being.
If you have been thinking about joining a yoga class but still have reservations I am happy to discuss any questions or concerns you may have.
My classes are open to all in the community and modifications can always be offered. There is no requirements to be flexible or to be a certain shape or have a particular level of fitness, I promise you.
If you prefer I also offer 1-1 yoga sessions and therapy in my home studio space in Prestwood by appointment.
I look forward to meeting you soon.
Hello lovely people,
I have been thinking a lot regarding this challenging period we are facing in the next few months in which we are having to self- isolate and keep ourselves safe at home if possible.
As social creatures this is going to be so difficult and it is going to be imperative and all important be able to move our bodies, get some exercise whether this is Yoga, walking or home exercise videos and have access to tools and strategies to help maintain you and your families physical and mental health wellness.
Slow and Mindful Yoga is a excellent way to keep our bodies moving, to calm our minds and to improve health & wellness.
As a experienced Teacher and Yoga Therapist I can also help you with breathing techniques & mindfulness practices to to calm & nourish your nervous system reducing stress & anxiety and help to improve your immunity. help improve This will also help lung health and capacity.
Unfortunately at this time we can't practice together in our regular community spaces for the foreseeable future, therefore all our group classes will be held online via called Zoom which you can register for for free here.
You can see how this works here https://yogabons.co.uk/how-it-works
I will continue to offer FREE tips and videos of practices via email. If you haven't signed up already. You can do at the bottom of this page.
You can also join me on instagram https://www.instagram.com/sandi_yogabons/
I am offering my time for anyone that is feeling overwhelmed and needs a friendly ear. Connecting and sharing your coping strategies is really helpful for my daily newsletter to help to support others in your yoga community.
All information is here on the website which i will be updating daily.
If you have any questions please feel free to message me.
Take care lovely people
Keep safe...keep well.....and keep in touch
We will come through this by supporting and caring for each other