Sandy Walker Yoga
Helping people to feel better within and about themselves
I went to my first yoga class after it was recommended that it would help alleviate physical pain as well as mental stress. From that first class I felt like I had come home. So much so, it motivated me to eventually leave my stressful corporate life and embark on the first of my yoga teacher trainings. I have now been teaching yoga and meditation classes, workshops and retreats since 2001. I also co-developed and for ten years was a trainer and assessor on WA’s only government accredited Advanced Diploma of Yoga Teacher Training course.
I teach Hatha Yoga, the path of yoga which focuses on the wellbeing of the physical and mental body through asana (postures), pranayama (breath practices) and meditation. With respect to asana, I am particularly influenced by the teachings of Donna Farhi. As such I am a strong advocate of adapting the yoga practice to the individual and not the individual to the practice. “No pain is your gain” is a foundational principle in my own practice as well as my teaching.
I have experienced many different types of meditation and the one that resonates with me the most is iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation® which I am now certified to teach. This practice has helped me enormously to deal with physical, mental and emotional issues stemming from childhood through to now. It is therefore one of my passions to share this meditation practice with others so they also have the opportunity to feel its benefits. My primary goal as a yoga teacher is to help people to feel better within and about themselves both on and off the yoga mat.
Yoga and Meditation Qualifications
- Teacher Training Diploma from The International Yoga Teachers’ Association (IYTA)
- Donna Farhi Certificate of Advanced Yoga Studies
- Certified Integrative Restoration iRest Yoga Nidra Teacher
- Certificate IV Training Assessment
- Current Senior First Aid & CPR
- National Police Clearance
Memberships & Insurance
- Yoga Australia
- Integrative Restoration Institute Teachers Community Network
- Professional Indemnity Insurance
Fuyuko Sawamura-Toyota is a certified iRest® Senior Trainer, Retreat Leader and Mentor.