“Sandy’s meditation journey began in 2012 after developing a keen interest in exploring the mind and its potential. After attending several yoga retreats with Swamis from Bihar School of Yoga, she decided to leave her advertising job, pack up her bags and go to their ashram in India for a 4-month course in advanced yogic studies, where she was exposed to all the branches of yoga and its philosophy and was able to develop and maintain a yogic lifestyle.
Right after the yogic studies course, Sandy did her teacher training and kept going to the ashram for progressive trainings in Raja Yoga, the yoga of mind management, under the guidance of Swami Niranjananda. She was also trained in integrating yoga philosophy into asana classes.
In 2019, Sandy founded her NGO “Koun”, which means “be” in Arabic, to make yoga accessible to underprivileged and refugee communities in Lebanon, with the aim of promoting mental health, total well-being and peace.
Sandy’s passion and dharma is to promote yoga as a way of living and a tool for mental health through her NGO work, the studios she teaches at in Beirut and the teacher trainings she’s part of.”