I'm a graduate of West Virginia University were I studied Athletic Training and Spout Psychology. I initially worked at a PT clinic after college and gained some valuable skills with the therapists I worked with. I continued on with my education at Southwest Institute for the healing arts in Tempe, AZ, where I received my Massage education and my first yoga training. I completed my second YTT at the Studio Panterra in Westfield, NY. I learned the importance of alignment and use of props to make poses more accessible for ALL students. I will always be a student of the practice and I am deeply grateful for all the teachers who came before us who practice and shared the loving wisdom of yoga. In my classes, I love to combine creative sequencing that builds upon itself to help the body & mind find space, a spirit of playfulness, and a dose of inspiration to help you deepen your practice. I seek to help others thrive in life by nurturing body, mind, and soul with yoga techniques and bodywork. My hope is that you step off the mat or table feeling refreshed, nourished, and balanced.
From an early age I naturally massaged my mother’s back. However, it wasn’t until living in Hawaii that I began to have experience with the in’s and out’s of therapeutic bodywork, while studying and working along side “Papa K,” a well known Hawaiian ‘Kahuna’. His healing hands taught mine, and we travelled the island offering bodywork together. Upon moving to Florida in 2005, I became licensed and practiced there for 10 years before moving to New York and gaining my license here. The therapies I specialize in are Craniosacral Therapy and Myofascial Release. My focus is to offer physical and emotional balance to each client, through the fascial system of connective tissue. A complex system which not only gives our bodies structure, but also holds our memories of trauma of all kinds. The unwinding of this amazing tissue provides relief of physical pain as well as disconnecting old patterns of thinking and being. It is with a grateful heart that I offer my knowledge and experience here at Eight Limbs.
Sandra Anderson has been a LMT for 7 years and has worked at Eight Limbs for the past 7 of those years. She specializes in Therapeutic massage and also offers Swedish massage and Hot Stone Therapy. Sandra received her education at Great Lakes Institute of Technology in Erie, Pa. She is currently receiving education at the Ulan Institute in Clearwater Florida for a professional level completion of advanced clinical traning in nutrition response. Sandra and her husband Bradley Anderson are life long residents of Chautauqua County where they raised two daughters. Sandra is a graduate of Maple Grove High School Class of 1979 and she attended Jamestown Community College with a concentration in math & science. Sandra and family have followed the principles of living a healthy lifestyle and believes Massage Therapy plays a large role in one's wellness program.