My name is Sandy Pradas (formerly Sandy Chute), and I’m the owner of Joyful Heart Yoga. As a serious yoga student, I am fascinated with the ability of yoga to make deep and lasting changes in people’s lives. My life’s path has brought me to this amazing intersection where I can combine my love of yoga, travel, and writing and share it with you.
I have been teaching yoga since 2001. I have a 200-hour certification from the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health and a 500-hour therapeutic yoga certification from the Pranakriya School of Yoga Healing Arts. I’m a member of the Kripalu Yoga Teacher’s Association and the International Association of Yoga Therapists. I am also a positional release therapist and a Reiki master. To me, yoga is not merely an exercise but a way to quiet the mind so you can live in the present moment and experience life with more richness, color, and meaning than ever before.