ABOUT

Sandra Bonkienė

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Sandra is a registered certified yoga teacher (at the 500-hour level with a therapeutic emphasis), and a registered educator yoga teacher, driven by an insatiable thirst for continuing to learn and study the infinite wisdom of yoga. 

·              2012 – Classical  Yoga Teacher (200 RYT) at Kashi Atlanta Urban Yoga Ashram, GA

·              2014 – Yoga Therapy (300 RYT) at the 7 Centers Yoga Arts in Sedona, AZ

·              2014 – Thai Yoga Bodywork with Michael Sitcer, NC

·              2015 – Yin Yoga with internationally known yoga teacher Tymi Howard, FL

·              2016 – Education Registered Yoga Teacher (200 E-RYT) Yoga Alliance Registry

Sandra’s passion for the art of body movement began in early childhood. From age of six, she trained with the most distinguished teachers of ballroom dancing in Lithuania. During her school years, she competed professionally traveling to ballroom dancing events throughout the world.  She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Education/Pedagogy, as well as a Sport Dance Trainer Certification at the Lithuanian University of Physical Education.

Traveling the world, her life has been filled with dance, music, and nature.  Sandra’s strong connection to nature persists through this day.  She is a voracious traveler who loves being able to practice in the mountains and the desert.   Sandra loves to connect with other yoga communities throughout the country, often sharing with and learning from other practicioners.

Beyond her yoga practice, Sandra enjoys spending her time with her dog Toby, family, and friends. She loves to share her playful spirit with others, is compassionate, and lives life to its fullest potential.

Sandra’s yoga sessions revolve around intelligent and progressive sequencing. They are alignment-based, dynamic, fun, and can be challenging. In her practice and her teachings, the focus is on releasing the body of energy, rather than any physical pose.

Energy movement can be healing when you learn to connect your spirit through your body with your breath—your body softens, your mind calms, and you become grounded in the present. When that happens, you forget about holding the pose, and the focus shifts to letting go, stretching out, and opening up.
— Sandra