If Sandy’s career path could be depicted in a drawing, it would be a tree. Its roots are deeply planted in education, and its limbs grow upward and outward into the field of energy medicine and healing. Sandy has 20 years’ teaching experience at the elementary school level, with a Master’s degree in education form Lesley University. She has presented at educational conferences both for regular and gifted education and teaches a storytelling class at Confratute, the University of Connecticut’s summer conference on enrichment in learning for educators and parents. In addition to this, Sandy is a Creative Kids Yoga® teacher and trainer for Intro to CKY. She often helps director Rosemary Todd Clough with her level I, II, and III teacher trainings at her studio in Merrimack, NH and Kripalu Center in western Massachusetts. She has recently completed Kripalu Yoga Teacher training and is the author of “Creating the Peaceable Classroom”, released in March 2011.
Sandy’s integrated approach to energy healing is derived from her Reiki trainings through the Master level with Libby Barnett, Maggie Chambers, John Harvey Gray, and Scot Ross, energy diagnosis training with Meredith Young-Sowers, Creative kids Yoga® teacher training with Rosemary Todd Clough, Cherokee healing with Dr. Lewis Mehl-Madrona, and Kripalu Yoga teacher training with Devarshi Steven Hartman and Sudha Carolyn Lundeen. Her work is also influenced by qigong and meditation. Sandy encourages active participation by her clients in their healing process, offering them exercises and practices they may do at home between sessions. She works with special children on the autistic spectrum ADHD and anxiety issues. Through workshops and trainings at schools, with parent groups, and other venues, Sandy shares self-care techniques for well being, essential for living in today’s world.
A heart-centered approach nourishes her teaching and healing work with both adults and children.