Due to her training as technical swim coach in the 1980's (NCCP Senior Level 3), BCPRA Fitness Leader & Personal Trainer, Sandi found her niche as a technique specialist and performance coach in music in the early 1990's, before her graduation recital from the Cap U Vocal Jazz Performance Degree program in 1996.
Gentle Hatha and Pranayama have been a part of her vocal teaching since day one, but it is only recently she married the two passions in a class and retreat format.
Her Yoga-sing class is a natural extension from the Adult Summer Singing Camp she launched with her partner Jeremy Vallance in 2015. Each morning Sandi would spend 45 minutes helping students relax and open their bodies with yoga asana and pranayama before embarking on singing warm ups and vocal exercises. Participants expressed how much they LOVED that part of the camp and asked Sandi if she would consider running a yoga-singing class like that during the rest of the year. Thus, the Yoga-sing class was born!
Sandi has been practicing yoga herself since 1981 and 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 also has also trained for Pilates Mat, Back Care Yoga, Yoga for Writsts & Shoulders, Yoga for Knees & Hips, Restorative Yoga, Healthy Aging and Chair Yoga, Yoga for Trauma & Mental Health, Inversions & Backbends, Yin Yoga Yoga, Tensegrity & Fascia, Vayus & Alignment, Brain on Yoga, Meditation, Yoga Philosophy.
Register online for an upcoming 6 week Yoga-sing Series (now online during Covid), or our annual Spring and Fall retreats: www.yoga-sing.com
NOTE: Every 6 week series is different and created to encompass the needs and interests of the students, which allows students to continue from series to series and get out of the class what they want.. Discounts are given for purchase of multiple series.