Sandra Susheela is the most senior YCat Yoga Therapy faculty member and is the senior trainer and qualifier for the full 300-hour YCat all levels training. Sandra is a highly recognized Integral Yoga® teacher holding advanced training certificates in Stress Management, Integrative, and Mind-Body Therapies and Patient Navigation. Sandra has mentored and taught alongside YCat founder Jnani Chapman for the past 12 years and is committed to taking her YCat Yoga Therapy program forward since her passing in December.
Sandra was a Yoga teacher and stress management educator as well as a group support facilitator for Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation at Beth Israel Medical Center in NYC. She has also taught the YCat curriculum for the Mount Sinai Breast Health Resource Center and the NYC Ruttenberg Oncology infusion center. Sandra has offered Yoga therapy, Yoga education, and gentle adaptive Yoga classes for many trainings and retreats including for Integral Yoga programs, Romemu, Omega Institute, and the Center for Mind-Body Medicine in Washington, DC. In addition, she was one of the first trained Urban Zen Integrative Therapists in practice in NYC for their 2008 initiative and research. Sandra has also taught Yoga for the Special Child and at many retreats for Chai Lifeline in the Orthodox Jewish community.
Sandra is currently a Yoga Therapist in research at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing in Nashville. She has a passion for educating and empowering students and other teachers, and for creating a safe, compassionate space to explore healing through Yoga. Sandra is appreciated for her patience, presence, and dedication to the whole person. She has years of personal and professional experience and does her best to live by the quote, “Wherever you are, Yoga is there for you.” Sandra is grateful to her mentors Jnani Chapman and Dr. Lawrence LeShan for their pioneering work in mind-body medicine for people with cancer.
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