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Sandi

You are worthy of feeling good in and about your body.You are worthy of learning how to find calm and sense stillness in your body and your mind. I would love to share this pathway of yoga with you. My passion is nurturing each individual to help them realize their true potential. I can help you discover your connection to self through purposeful movement and finding your breath. Have the courage to be as good to yourself as you are to others. I believe in yoga as a guide to finding our place in the family of things. I opened The Family Tree Yoga and Massage in 2008 with my husband, Zach, to be able to do what I loved as well as better balance time with my family. We wanted to offer a space to build community where people could, individually and collectively, nurture their wellbeing through movement and bodywork. I am a 500 hour Registered Yoga Teacher with a specialty as a Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT) and one of only three teachers in the state of Iowa to achieve this special certification. I have taught yoga since 2000, and completed teacher trainings with Baron Baptiste, James Miller, Robin Sales and Debbie and Carlos Rosas. Combined with my background as a Registered Nurse and a Certified Yoga Wellness Coach, I compassionately meet you where you are at and help you reach your potential. I am the grateful momma to two boys, Sullivan ('05) and Cohen ('08), and to our daughter, Eversen ('13).  I’m so pleased to share this passion of movement and quality living with you!
 


Sandi instructs the following:
  • Roots Prenatal Yoga

  • Core and Pelvic Floor 5-week Series
  • This one-hour class will help teach you awareness of how to connect to, strengthen, repair and release tension in your pelvic floor and deep core muscles. We will work some exercises and stretches into our yoga flow. Each class will build upon itself. 
     
    Whether you are a newer mom or just committed to taking better care of your body this year we want you to join us. Non-crawling babies are welcome to come along.
    Class is safe for/can be modified for expectant women. 
     
    Saturdays 10:30-11:30 a.m. 
    This 5-week class series meets 10/27, 11/3, 11/17, 12/1, & 12/15
    Cost for series $89
     

     

     

     


  • Mommy & Me Movement Class
  • Ready to move with your 4-8 year old? This class incorporates yoga, dance and mindfulness into one. 
    We will begin with some yoga and breathing. Next, enjoy learning some basic ballet steps, try out some free dance movement and even a little hip hop. Class will end sweetly with a few moments to connect with your child. Life moves quickly-make some special memories together. 
     
    Dress code: NONE! Come as you are. No yoga mats needed.
     
    Mondays 6:00-7:00 p.m.
    Six week series $100
    (Second sibling add'l $50)
     
    A minimum of 4 participants required one week prior to series beginning. You will be emailed if class is cancelled. 
     
     

  • Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training
  • Are you a mom? Previous Roots Prenatal or postnatal student, yoga teacher, birth worker or health practitioner? Are you interested in learning more about the postnatal body/postnatal time in a woman’s life, finding healing & strength from within, & teaching movements to support the journey for postnatal mamas? 
     
    Please join us for this unique training November 1-4 as we:
    ~Discuss topics & resources new moms want to connect about
    ~Learn a Yoga Flow sequence infused with stretching. Our flow incorporates building strength & connection to core & pelvic floor
    ~ Discuss ways to support new moms in this special time
    ~Learn business & marketing tips to help make this postnatal offering more inclusive to all women

    Previous Prenatal Yoga training is not required to take this training. Yoga experience is preferred, but you do not have to have completed yoga teacher training to take this course.

    Cost $625, includes manual & certificate of completion.
    Payment plans available. 
    Registered Yoga Teachers inquire about available CE’s.
     
    A detailed agenda will be sent upon registration.