August 2021 - 

January 2022


Registration is OPEN


Welcome to Yoga Teacher Training with Sandy


It wasn’t long into my first 500-hour advanced yoga teacher training that I realized I wanted to be a teacher of teachers. I can still see myself seated in front of my teacher, Rolf Gates, hearing him talk of the experiences that lead him to the decision to lead teacher training. As he poured into me throughout that experience, I knew that day that I wanted to pour into and inspire others to pursue this pathway; a pathway that is filled with rewarding, life-changing experiences that touch and connect to the deep spaces of who we really are.


I have designed my training program for the student who is ready to dive deep into their own personal practice, first and foremost, and then should you decide to pursue a teaching path after the training is entirely up to each individual's calling. There is no requirement to become a yoga teacher upon completion of this training, however, one must be willing to show up fully, for themselves and others as we use the method of teaching to learn and grow as individuals embarking on this path of growth and exploration through the study of yoga. 


It has been almost two decades now since I began teaching yoga and in 2013 I offered my first 200-hour training. I have spent many years designing and refining my training curriculum to provide a strong foundation upon which a sustainable yoga practice can be built upon and a career as a teacher developed should that be desired. Service and connection are the foundations upon which I have built this training. I have developed the FUNCTIONALITYoga™ approach that supports the yoga teacher with a set structure comprised of adaptive qualities to serve and meet the needs of students to create relevance within each individual practice. Upon this foundation is a solid framework taught using a specific formula to design and sequence yoga classes to inspire students and support growth within their individual and unique practice. Anatomy and alignment principles, yoga philosophy, and how it all applies to life is a common thread woven through the experience of teacher training. I challenge trainees to personally establish discipline and application of content within the training (and beyond) to support them in their learning process and establish a space of knowing. This known space provides effectiveness and authenticity for the teacher. It is the space that we genuinely teach from that creates a trusted partnership between the teacher and student. This begins with the development of a disciplined study and exploration as a student. Within this training, you will be challenged to dive deep within your own personal practice so that you will be able to make that connection and apply it within your teaching. 


It is my desire that trainees leave my training well-equipped to meet their students where they are and become a teacher that inspires transformation and success for all students. My teacher training program is an invitation for each trainee to commit themselves fully to the hard work that they will be asking their students to explore. Not only will you leave the training well equipped to lead and teach others but you will leave having taken a journey that will lead you down a continued personal pathway of study, connection, and service. It is truly a worthy endeavor. 


I hope you will join me on this journey of a lifetime!


“When I walked into Sandy’s very first 200 hour yoga teacher training, I had never even met her and was fairly new to my yoga practice. I sure am glad I took the chance! Sandy is an amazing teacher, using her own vast knowledge and experience to teach students the techniques necessary to be an effective yoga teacher. Fortunately for me, I was also able to be part of her first 300 hour class, growing with her guidance into a more well-rounded teacher. Sandy is not only knowledgeable, well-educated in yoga and an outstanding teacher, but is equally compassionate and a true joy to be around and learn from. Any student can certainly benefit from studying under Sandy in any of her trainings”


- Alia King, 200/300 YTT Graduate


COMING AUGUST 2021 - January 2022

In-person Training Hours Location 

SoFul Yoga & Wellness

Salisbury, NC

A comprehensive & interactive study, including, but not limited to:

  • Foundations of the FUNCTIONALITYoga™ methodology - a specific, yet adaptive approach to the yoga practice.

  • How to skillfully sequence a Vinyasa yoga class using the FUNCTIONALITYoga™ approach (beginners, mixed-level, and power). How to teach privates and virtual classes.

  • ​Use of tempo, class composition, and empowering language to lead others skillfully and effectively within yoga classes

  • Principles of action and therapeutic alignment breakdown within yoga postures, sequences, and transitional movements.

  • Proficiency in basic pranayama and meditation practices

  • ​Anatomy & Physiology, Myofascial Release

  • ​How to support and create safe and sustainable class experiences for all students

  • Application of subtle energy and chakras within the yoga practice

  • ​Yin Yoga - A compliment to Vinyasa

  • Restorative Yoga & the Nervous System

  • ​Use of modifications and props for accessibility to a variety of student levels

  • ​Yoga philosophy: Patanjali’s 8 limb path of yoga

  • ​Guide to skillful living and how to "live your yoga”.

  • ​Ethics of yoga, yoga in action within our community

  • ​The business of yoga, including how to teach in non-traditional yoga studio settings and the development of an entrepreneurial mindset. 

Required Reading 

*books not included in tuition

  • How Yoga Works by Michael Roach and Christi McNally

  • The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepok Chopra

  • The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: A New Translation with Commentary by Chip Hartranft

  • Anatomy of the Spirit by Caroline Myss

  • Living Your Yoga: Finding the Spiritual in Everyday Life, 2nd Edition, by Judith Lasater


BEYOND Yoga Teacher Training


Coming Soon