Sandra Ryan

Sandra exudes loving kindness and completely embodies a true Yogi! She is the happiest person we know and one of Halifax’s most beloved Yoga instructors.

Sandra Ryan

Sandra’s knowledge of the body is extraordinary having been involved in the fitness industry for over twenty five years. She was the fitness coordinator at Dalhousie University for nine years; chair of the N.S. Fitness Assoc. and a lecturer on Wellness and Stress Reduction.

She is a certified Yoga and Pilates instructor and has specialized in Yoga for Scoliosis. Sandra absolutely loves to work with people and makes everyone feel truly welcome in her class.

About Sandra

Hometown: Halifax
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nickname: Sam
Favorite Word: Wonderful
I wish for: Peace and happiness in our world.
I am thankful for: Family, friends and just about everything!
What gives you peace? Yoga, physical, mental, spiritual.
Why Yoga? It is a glimpse of enlightenment and the path to everything good.
3 words to describe you: Happy, happy, happy.
What/who inspires you? The participants in my classes.
What you can’t live without? Breath!
Favorite yoga pose and why? Tadasana (Mountain Pose), it leads to everything else!
Secret comfort foods? Lemon ginger tea; coffee with friends (friends being the most important ingredient).
Words to live by (or your favorite quote): “We can do no great things only small things with great love. Do not wait for leaders. Do it alone, person to person.” ‾ Mother Theresa.
Best advice you’ve ever received (from who?): “Be still and know I am God” from the bible and quoted to me by a Yogi from India, Fr. Joe Pereira.
Words to describe your teaching style? Multi- level with emphasis on alignment, breath and making everyone welcome (all ages, shapes, and levels).
What do you love to do for FUN? Swimming in the summer, watching a movie by the fire in the winter.
When/where/with who was your first yoga class? In the 70′s with a lovely lady on T.V.
Local escape: My backyard and our cottage.

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