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About Sandy Lamerson

My Background and Training

I’ve been a student of Yoga, Ayurveda and Buddhism since 2005.   I am drawn to these practices because they offer a complete map to physical, mental, spiritual health.  


Since my teens I have been a seeker. I encountered the Bhagavad Gita and transcendentalist philosophy in high school which set me on path to live a life aligned with purpose, causing minimal harm. At that time I adopted a vegetarian diet began and began to examine myself and the world more deeply. My seeking heart lead me to study in India while in college, which was a pivotal experience in my life. I encountered Buddhism and yoga and began to practice.

 I found Iyengar Yoga in 2012, after having practiced other styles of modern yoga. I appreciate Iyengar Yoga for its depth, subtlety and teaching of the full eight limbs.  I made made several trips to India to study yoga and Indian culture at the Yog-Ganga Center for Yoga Studies with Rajiv and Swati Chanchani (2016), and in Pune to study with Geeta and Prashant Iyengar (2018).  I became a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher in 2018 after studying with Brian Hogencamp, Victoria Austin and other senior teachers at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco. I continue my asana and pranayama studies with Miri Rivlin in San Francisco. I study yoga philosophy with Dr. Edwin Bryant, and Sanskrit chanting with Kamala and Jahnavi of Samadhi Collective. 

I lived and practiced at Buddhist meditation centers for many years including seven years as a resident of the San Francisco Zen Center. I have also practiced Vipassana Meditation and Tibetan Buddhism.


My interest in yoga as a holistic healing art, lead me to further my studies in Ayurveda. I am a graduate of Kerala Ayurveda Academy's Ayurvedic Health Counselor Program (2019) and currently completing my Ayurvedic Practitioner training. I study Clinical Ayurveda with Vaidya Karthik Krishnan of Kerala, and teachers at Kerala Ayurveda Academy. I am a professional member of National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) and the Iyengar Yoga Association of the United Stated (IYNAUS). 

I currently teach Iyengar yoga in-person in Ukiah, and online though Adeline Yoga in Berkeley.

I aim to provide a welcoming environment for all to experience the benefits of yoga. Along with teaching All -Levels classes, I specialize in teaching restorative yoga and meditation. My practice of Ayurveda informs my approach to offer practices tailored to the individual, time and season. As a new mother, I also offer pre- and post-natal yoga support to parents.  I have taught yoga to children and worked for several years teaching yoga to young children in San Francisco's head start programs.

My approach to healing in Ayurvedic Consultations is to see and address the complete person in front of me. My approach is thoughtful and and caring; I take time to listen to all the concerns of each person.  I do a thorough intake and assessment and provide each client with a holistic plan to meet their wellness goals. I educate each client about the principles of yoga and Ayurveda, and provide guidance on living a life rooted in intention, awareness and holistic health.

I am a mother, which is currently my main dharma (sacred duty).

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