Sandi Anders, M.Div., R.Y.T. is a body-mind psychotherapist, yoga and meditation teacher, stress management specialist, and musician and life coach in Nashville, TN. Visit her professional website www.SandiAnders.com for more articles and resources. She has created the two-CD set The Alchemy of Peace and Love ( www.Imagery4Relaxation.com ) combining a gentle and effective relaxation meditation in the first CD with a powerful guided imagery experience to boost self-esteem and self-acceptance in the accompanying second CD.
In her private work with individuals and groups, Sandi uses movement, breath work, mindfulness meditation, creative visualization and music to create a healing environment. Her work encourages people to encounter and embrace their deepest self, heal old wounds and learn self-nurture and self-care. She facilitates the connection of body, mind, heart and spirit into an integrated whole, grounding emotion, thought and action within the body.
Sandi has extensive training in Iyengar yoga with internationally-known teachers, including Rodney Yee, Ramanand Patel, Gabriella Guibilaro, Felicity Green and John Schumacher. Her 1,000-hour teaching certificate is from the Southern Institute for Yoga Instructors, and she is registered with Yoga Alliance. She has studied mindfulness-based approaches to stress reduction with Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santoreli. Her advanced life coach training is with Coaches Training Institute, using the Co-Active Coaching model. Her graduate work focused on pastoral psychotherapy, and she maintains a small therapy practice.