Founder

 

CHANDRA LOVEJOY MS / FOUNDER, LEAD INSTRUCTOR

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While pursuing a Master's degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and working in a corporate environment in 2007, Chandra felt the negative impact of stress and sitting for long hours at a desk first hand in her body. She tried yoga to see if it would help, and witnessed immediate positive physical effects. Chandra went on to complete her 200-Hour Yoga Alliance Certification training in 2010 and has been teaching and learning since her graduation. She has had a range of experience from professional athletes at the San Francisco Ballet and triathletes with RaceQuest Travel in Costa Rica as well as corporate setting such as AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Silicon Valley Bank, Zynga, and Google. She has studio management and teacher training facilitation experience at Yoga to the People and Ritual Yoga Sacramento. 

Chandra aims to create a safe space for students to make a connection with Self. Classes are rooted in meditation and breath control. Postures are taught with an emphasis on safe alignment via clear and balanced joint space through consciously organized pathways of weight. Students are encouraged to anchor their practice in breath to create steadiness and ease in every pose, rather than "win" the pose. Chandra's classes are accessible, all-levels and fun! Students are supported to explore their personal edge mindfully through a practice of presence and Self-inquiry to promote transformation.

Current public classes at Yoga Shala and Ritual Yoga Sacramento.

EDUCATION        

Office Yoga Teacher Training, 30hrs Yoga in the Office Guides & Instructors Association, San Francisco, CA, Mar. 2017

Advanced Alignment and Adjustments, 50hrs Eoin Finn, Santa Cruz, CA, Aug. 2017

Embodied Anatomy & Kinesiology, Bones & Ligaments, 75hrs Amy Matthews, Jan. 2015

Restorative Yoga, 50hrs Harvey Deutch, Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA, Dec. 2015

Yoga Alliance Certification, 200hrs, Yoga to the People, San Francisco, CA. Dec. 2010

Master of Science, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, San Francisco State University, Jan. 2009

B.S Psychology (minor Anthropology), Cal State University Northridge, May 2006