Sandra Chan is a Level 2 Forrest Yoga®️ and meditation teacher. She is also an experienced bodyworker and Reiki practitioner with 10 years of experience in movement research and yoga practice.
Sandra came to Forrest Yoga®️ when she was completely burnt out as a young female entrepreneur in tech, having struggled with anxiety and depression. Forrest Yoga®️ has helped Sandra learn how to breathe deeply, reconnect with her feelings & emotions-and her true self.
Sandra is blessed to be initiated by Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati himself at the Bihar School of Yoga in India in 2018 (Mantra Diksha). Sandra is also under the mentorship & guidance of renowned international teacher & Forrest Yoga Guardian Jambo Truong, who discovered her gifts in healing with hands-on assist in yoga classes, as well as bodyworks & Reiki.
Sandra's yoga classes specialize in helping students relax the tension in the body (especially neck,shoulders and lower back)
with hands-on assists; calming the mind while strengthening the body. Her class can be challenging, yet full of laughter, allowing students to find strength from within their levels and inspire them to continuously improve.
Students will develop deeper breathing and a connection to their own body with a peaceful mind, while feeling nourished and recharged after class. Her ultimate goal is to help students connect with their body more through yoga, so they learn to become stronger, more flexible and feel more balanced on and off the mat.
With over a decade of movement research as a dancer and experience in training the trainer in the tech education industry, Sandra has rich experience guiding students of varying levels and body types. With her yoga teacher career, Sandra has worked with students who are recovering from lower back injuries, cancer, as well as special needs children.
As a certified rescue scuba diver and underwater photographer, Sandra is passionate about the ocean and is a firm believer of the connection between nature and the human spirit.
TRAINING & CERTIFICATION
Yoga & Meditation
Level 2 Forrest Yoga Teacher
204 hours Forrest Yoga Foundation Teacher Training with Founder Ana Forrest
Bali, Indonesia, 2019
200 hours Prana Jagriti 4D Teacher Training in Yoga & Meditation with Rajiv Kapil
Hong Kong, 2018
Forrest Yoga Mentorship Program with Jambo Troung
Chiang Mai, Thailand, 2020
Forrest Yoga Anatomy and Physiology 42.5hrs of Continuing Education
8-Phase Meditation Course with Jambo Troung
Jambodragon School, 2020
Yoga Sadhana – Saundarya Lahari
Rikhiapeeth, Bihar School of Yoga, India, 2019
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) 8-Week Program with Cathay Ziengs
Hong Kong, 2017
Bodywork & Reiki
10-Days Yoga Bodyworkers Training with Brian Campbell & Jambo Troung
Chiang Mai, Thailand, 2019
Reiki: The Art of Initiation with Jambo Truong, L3 Part 1, L2, L1
Jarkarta, Indonesia, 2020
Movements & Dance
NSS January Workshop 2020, a 3-week training with Nancy Stark Smith
in Contact Improvisation and Contemplative practice
Massachusetts, U.S.A, 2020
Bachelor's Degree with Minor in Dance & Movements Studies at Emory University,
Atlanta, U.S.A, 2008-2011