Sandra Basham

Sandra Basham

Specialist counsellor: sexology, relationships, culturally diverse

Sandra Basham

How did you get into yoga?

After a netball neck injury, my physiotherapist and GP said I couldn’t play anymore. I waited a year to find a group exercise regime that kept me balanced, flexible and healthy as I aged.

I tried a beginners class with a friend ( who stopped coming), but I stayed and years later, I’m still here.I did do yoga in primary school (a long time ago), but I can’t achieve those positions anymore!!


How did you find Yoga Flourish?

A mutual friend of Sharron’s suggested I try Yoga Flourish as she knew I wanted to stay flexible without torturing myself.


What were your first impressions of Yoga Flourish when you came by?

The beginners class was a tad challenging after I hadn’t exercised for a year. I liked the vibe that classes focused on what you could do, not what you couldn’t. I also liked that the yoga wasn’t focused on the Hindu religion.


Could you please share your experience of what effect Yoga has had on your life, health of body and mind. How has Yoga made you feel?

I have developed good balance, my flexibility is good (apart from my right hip = no pigeon) and the ability to calm my body is faster. I don’t feel so hurried in life… calm spaces.

I still find it hard to do shavasnah with distracting music.


Anything further you would like to share about an individual teacher or anything you think new student would like to know as they too can be quite nervous as they start heir journeys?

Perfection is not required. I like that there are alternatives to poses you can’t achieve yet due to practice, injury or age. I like that we can laugh if we fall out of a pose. The teachers all bring difference to the practice.

It’s great when you have two instructors as they have time to help you with poses or transitions.

It is good to meet people from various ages and cultures. Yoga isn’t just for young people.