Sandra Dennis is a 500 Hour Professional Certified Kripalu yoga teacher, studio owner, and author of 'YogaRest for Children' a relaxation CD to help children cope with stress. Sandra is a certified prenatal yoga teacher and is also certified in Yoga Nidra with Richard Miller. On top of this, she is registered with Yoga Alliance as an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT) and Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP).
Sandra brings warmth and sincerity to her classes at 'The Yoga Leaf' as well as years of teaching experience. Having many great mentors along her own yoga journey, Sandra continues the mentoring tradition by training other aspiring yoga teachers.
Yoga is a wonderful, life long journey and is a tool to help us manage stress and cope with all that life throws at us. Sandra believes that yoga should be adapted to the student and made available to everyone, at every age and stage of life. She is dedicated to her own personal practice and to sharing the magic and benefits of yoga with children and with adults who ultimately influence their lives.
During her minimal free time, Sandra enjoys partaking in Zumba and Barre classes, gardening, visiting the MFA with her daughter, and binge-watching British television shows on Netflix.
Trained through 'Barbara Benagh,' Eileen is a 500 hour Hatha Yoga teacher and has been teaching yoga in the Central Mass and Metro West areas for over ten years. Her calm, soothing voice and unique style help her guide her students through a gentle flowing sequence of poses and breathing techniques, leading them toward a deeper body experience, perfect for beginner and continuing students alike.
Certified in prenatal yoga through Kripalu Center for Yoga, prenatal yoga has become one of Eileen's specialties, during which moms take time to bond with baby, as well as attend to their own needs during this precious time.
In addition to teaching yoga, Eileen is a school teacher and a mother of two young children and in her spare time, continues to practice and study with masters and mentors, Barbara Benagh and Sandra Dennis.
Ever since she took her first yoga class 19 years ago when she was pregnant with her eldest daughter, yoga has been a part of Sarah's life. Over time, Sarah has become more connected to her yoga practice and its positive effects in her life which has led her to teaching yoga.
Sarah enjoys helping others find an appreciation for yoga in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Her approach is gentle with an emphasis on the alignment and nurturing of the body.
In her spare time, Sarah enjoys reading, traveling, playing board games and cards, and staying healthy, although she can't resist an almond croissant.