Sandra Jara


Sandra loves the freedom offered by yoga and has been practicing for over 20 years. She has a profound feeling of gratefulness towards her teachers, who have helped her build this path. These teachers taught her how to develop her own self-practice and teach it to others. Sandra moved on from the traditional Hatha practices to discovering the benefits of different yoga styles, integrating learnings from Vipassana meditation retreats, teacher trainings, and workshops, with many influences in the Ashtanga and Iyengar styles.

The study of how the physical body works has been central to her formal education, from her background as a dentist and her knowledge of anatomy she explores body mechanics. The further Sandra studied the rest of our being, the more she developed an understanding of how the mind works, especially how to manage fear, anxiety, and overcoming trauma through yoga. Sandra encourages her students to practice with the sound of their own breathing and listening their body, how it opens, contracts, releases and how conscious adjustment can align the asana and the experience is transformed.

This path has taken her to many places around the world, including retreats in Spain, Turkey, Germany, Colombia, and immersions in Rishikesh, India to Hawaii. 20 years since she discovered yoga, Sandra is now based in Vancouver where she continues practicing, learning, and teaching this unique and mind-opening discipline.

Programs Taught

Yoga for Student Housing – Mon – 5:30 PM – 6:25 PM