The Swami Method is the creation of Sandra Swami. It is movement inspired by Yoga, Pilates, Dance, and Human Biomechanics fused with the science of Fascial Stretch Therapy. The result is a movement practice that allows individuals to restore their fascial health, improve mobility and performance, and reduce chronic pain.
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Teaching clients in all stages of their wellness goals, my guiding principles are to guide you to a healthier and happier lifestyle.
Sandra Swami holds a B.S. in Nutrition and is a wellness coach and Level 3, certified Fascial Stretch Specialist (FST™ ). Her career in the fitness and wellness industry spans 32+ years. Sandra is the creator and developer of The Swami Method: the fusion of Yoga, Pilates and Functional Movements with self-Fascial Stretch. Sandra is also a fully certified STOTT PILATES® instructor including certifications for teaching those with injuries and special populations, an ACE certified Personal Fitness Trainer, a TRX certified instructor, and a certified yoga instructor.
Sandra coaches clients in all stages of their wellness goals. She teaches individuals and small groups to improve their nutrition, fitness, strength and flexibility. Her group classes include The Swami Method: Fascial Stretch-Informed self-stretch, yoga, strength training, Pilates, TRX, spinning, kettlebell and dance-based cardio workouts. She has a strong interest in helping people with injuries and medical conditions. Her skill and practice of FST™ helps her provide relief to individuals struggling with chronic pain and other musculoskeletal issues.
One of Sandra’s guiding principles is to be fit and healthy. Teaching others to respect and take care of their bodies is what she loves best about her work. In addition to outdoor exercise including biking, running, snowshoeing and hiking, Sandra loves to garden, sing, listen to live music, watch theater and dance, and see art. She loves the Twin Cities because of all the wonderful opportunities to do these things.
Fascial Stretch Therapy is a unique system of therapy & training that dramatically improves your mobility by lengthening and balancing your fascia. Unlike stretching that attempts to isolate and stretch specific muscles, Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST™ ) targets fascia, the connective tissue found in, around, and between joints and muscles. To stretch the fascia, Sandra, a Level 3-certified FST™ specialist gently pulls, then moves the legs, arms, spine, and neck in a smooth motion at various angles to remove pressure between joints, release joint-lubricating synovial fluid, and improve the mobility of your joints.
Fascial Stretch Therapy can help to reduce or eliminate tight muscles and or stiff joints that are caused from the tissue being under stress from poor posture, injury, lack of exercise or over training. FST™ can be used to treat the following: Decreased range of motion, muscle strain, tight muscles, headache recovery, tendonitis, joint pain.