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Sandra Susheela Gilbert, BA, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500

Sandra Susheela Gilbert, BA, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500 is the director and senior mentor for YCat: Yoga Therapy in Cancer and Chronic Illness. She is a highly recognized Integral Yoga teacher holding advanced training certificates in Stress Management, Integrative and Mind/body therapies and Patient Navigation.

Sandra was a Yoga teacher, stress management educator and group support facilitator for Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation at Beth Israel Medical Center in NYC and taught the YCat curriculum for the Mount Sinai Breast Health Resource Center and in the NYC Ruttenberg Oncology infusion center. Sandra has taught Yoga at retreats and trainings for the Omega Institute, for the Center for Mind Body Medicine and for Chai Lifeline. In addition, she was one of the first trained Urban Zen integrative therapists in practice in NYC for their 2008 initiative and research.

Sandra currently works at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing in Nashville, TN. Her work at Vanderbilt has been in creating and teaching Yoga protocols for people with breast cancer, children with cancer and their caregivers and assisting in various research projects. She most recently collaborated and presented with Yoga_Y_Cancer and Yoga Sin Fronteras in Barcelona, Spain.

Sandra is appreciated for her patience, presence and dedication to the whole person who is going through the experience of cancer and cancer treatment. She says “Wherever you are, Yoga is there for you.”

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