My Story

I’m Sandra, the owner of Unwind Bliss Rest & Healing Sanctuary, where I have combined my profound love for nature, yoga philosophy, and my interest in the lunar cycle to offer a holistic approach to self-care and self-healing. As a certified Yoga Teacher and Dharma Coach, Daring to Rest Yoga Nidra Facilitator and Reiki Practitioner, I made it my mission to empower exhausted and busy moms to prioritize self-care in their demanding, time-crunched schedules. My passion lies in helping moms to refill their cup and embarking on a transformational journey from exhaustion to well-being, so that they can reclaim their lives, turn chaos into calm, and navigate daily challenges with greater ease. This transformation enables them to show up as the moms they want to be, living a full-filled life of purpose.

With a background in communication science, early childhood education, and my RYT 500, my journey in self-discovery and healing led me to study with inspiring mentors. I trained under Brett Larkin and Guru Singh at Uplifted ™ Yoga and Kundalini University, as well as with Karen Brody, the founder of the Daring to Rest Academy and Sahara Rose, Dr. Neeta Bhushan and Ajit Nawalkha, founders of Dharma Coaching Institute.

As a recovering burned out mom of 3 young children I understand the demands that mothers face in today’s hustle culture. Being a mom is both rewarding and challenging. Often moms lack the support system they need and end up trying to be the supermom, attempting to do it all on their own. The never-ending to-do lists, constant rushing, and giving from an empty cup, coupled with societal pressures, create stress, overwhelm, exhaustion and eventually lead to burnout, causing emotional, physical and mental imbalances.

I have experienced firsthand how the endless giving without refilling from an empty tank created chaos and distress in my life. It affected my well-being to the point where I was constantly on high alert, unable to function and show up for my loved ones the way I desired, feeling completely lost, and not cut out to be a good enough mother.

I turned to the science of yoga, using the chakras as a map through the body to guide me through the process of self-healing and recovery. Especially Kundalini Yoga and Yoga Nidra have been influential in my healing journey, helping me to gain self-awareness about my default programming. It enabled me to reconnect with my body and heart, to look within and understand how I react under pressure and stress, how I feel and what I need in any given moment.  I have been using Yoga ever since as my daily anchor to better parent and nourish myself in the present moment and to manage childhood trauma and anxiety, ultimately transforming my life. It is a powerful tool that allows us to connect with ourselves and the world around us.

I firmly believe in the old scripture saying, “If your cup is not overflowing, then you are not giving; you are stealing from yourself.” And it’s this belief that fuels my passion to share the powerful medicine of rest and ancient yogic teachings, combined with other mindful resources with exhausted moms, and to guide them towards more calm, balance, ease, joy and well-being. It is my purpose to remind them of their power, to help them slow down and tune in, so  they can become aware of what’s really going on and are able to take better care of themselves, to discover deep rest as their birthright, and the breath as the key to live a better life.

I’m a Cancer Sun, Leo Rising, and Moon in Aries with a cheerful, warm and nurturing personality. I am very compassionate and empathetic towards others and have the ability to hold space for the people around me. I consider myself a Freedom Practitioner and lifelong student with the love for learning and the devotion to guide and empower moms and children to become their own healer on their journey towards well-being, guided by their own wisdom and heart. 

I offer a variety of services to meet your unique needs. I facilitate Yoga Nidra Rest Circles with a focus on deep rest, relaxation, rejuvenation. I teach guided and kundalini inspired meditation, mudra, journaling, yin, restorative, hatha classes. Kundalini Yoga Krya and breathwork practices. In addition I offer a 1:1 Mom Awakening/Awareness Coaching Program, 1:1 Rest Sessions, Reiki Sessions, private yoga, workshops and retreats. I enjoy teaching kids how to connect with their physical body and how to cope with their emotions, using the science of yoga. 

All my classes are beginner-friendly and fun with an empowering approach and a focus on slowing down and nurturing yourself in the present moment to become your own healer. I draw from my personal experience to encourage other moms to prioritize self-care and their own needs.