Sandra started her career as an environmental scientist, but soon realized that cleaning up the environment would be an endless task if all the people helping were still sick themselves. She slowly shifted her focus towards her own health through Yoga and Ayurveda and has finally come back around to helping others to do the same. She was introduced to Ayurveda by a dear friend in 2012 when she dove into a strict home cleanse routine and diet to pacify her unruly Vata and suffering digestion. She was soon inspired to deepen her meditation practice through Vipassana and shortly after she did her first 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training with Yandara Yoga Institute where she was instructed by two of her close friends and their musical mother, who together opened her devotional spirit.
Following a few more years of integrating Ayurveda and Yoga more deeply into her personal life, Sandra decided to follow her curious heart to more traditional teachings of Ayurveda in Kerala and Tamil Nadu, India. She completed a 200 hour Ayurvedic Therapist course in the Nilgiri Mountains in the traditional gurukul education setting where she studied alone with her devoted teacher and Ayurveda practitioner, Samathur Parthipan. She continued her studies in Yoga at Paramanand Yoga Institute, where she completed her 300 hour YTT. Upon her return to her new found homeland in Mexico, she decided to continue her studies in the western fashion with The Ayurveda Institute, where she completed the preliminary portion of the Ayurveda Studies Program. She is now in the process of completing the Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist program with Yoga Veda Institute and currently building the foundations of Snehana Ayurveda as her private practice in Valle de Bravo, Mexico.
Sandra is a yoga practitioner and a foodie that loves to find a way to get Ayurveda all up into everything and anyone who asks about it. Her passion lies in the teachings of Yin Yoga, but believes that a balanced regular practice is the most beneficial. She is always looking for creative ways to inspire each unique individual to live, shop, cook, eat and reconnect with the environment with loving intentions that balance the mind, body and soul. She is trained in Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, Iyengar and Sivananda styles of yoga in addition to the foundation principles of Ayurveda, which has provided a refreshing approach to her existing yoga practice over the last 12 years and her perspective towards life in general. The seed of passion for Ayurveda that she has grown with love, truth and forgiveness grows deeper with personal practice, sharing and teaching.