The Stories We Tell
Mar
20
to Apr 8

The Stories We Tell

A WORKSHOP ON LIMITING BELIEFS

A Guided Recording, Live Office Hours and A Virtual Breathwork Class

In my work with women over the years, from mothers, to educators to the helpers & givers, I've seen a common thread that runs through all these different experiences and often holds women back. It's the negative and self-doubting stories that we tell about ourselves, our children and our families that keep us stuck. 

While these stories look different for each woman, they impact us in similar ways...

  • Existing underneath our frustrations, struggles or stresses in our daily lives.

  • Disguising themselves as our limits & boundaries issues or expectations. 

  • Blocking us from being our most honest, real and joyful selves at whatever life stage we may be in as women.

  • Holding us back from living a life where we feel purposeful, joyful and connected.

So let’s break free from these tired old stories. Let’s write some new stories that make us vibe high and resonate with us on that deeper soul level. 

 

And that is what we are going to do in this two-part online offering!

Part 1 is all about exploring those stories and making the time to do this intentional work. You'll receive an online recording similar to my in-person workshop experience. Imagine a guided activity where you are encouraged to journal out that inner knowing. You’ll get to have this experience from the comfort of your home and really take the time to meet yourself where you are. You will then be invited to small group office hours over Zoom where we will explore these stories together and delve a little deeper in a safe space. 

Part 2 is all about shifting and releasing what is no longer serving you. From firsthand experiences with breathwork, I have been able to release a lot of these old stories and the stress that comes with them. That is why I’ve invited Amy Kuretsky to lead us in a live virtual breathwork session where you will learn how to use breathwork, an active meditation technique, to connect with your inner wisdom and intuition as you move your energy through your body. You can read about some of her clients’ experiences here.

 
My breath work session with Amy was so insightful; I’m still raving about it to all of my boss friends. I’d done breath work before but this completely changed my self-care game.

Leading up to our session I knew I was having some trust issues; that I should trust myself, my skills, my direction, but until our session that trust piece didn’t feel like it was really in reach. Whatever happened energetically during our session shook the walls of my belief system around trust & abundance. I know I still have some work to do but the idea of trust actually feels real now.

I’ve now begun to notice when old beliefs come up -and just like I would with diet culture- I’ve been calling that sh*t out. Whereas before I wasn’t even noticing those beliefs creep in. Our session brought me more awareness around my beliefs and cleared out a whole bunch of emotional blockages for me to be able to rewire those beliefs.
— HOLLY LOWERY, EATING DISORDER RECOVERY COACH & ANTI-DIET ADVOCATE

Working with Sandra has been such an unexpected gift to myself. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect but assumed that working with subjects like limits, boundaries and our old stories, would be all about how we let others treat us. But what Sandra gave me was a way to look deeper inside  and how to really listen to your own inner voice and not the negative stories we’ve taken on over the years. Sandra has a wonderful gift for seeing you exactly as you are, honoring that space, and guiding you with love to your true self.
— EMILY YARUSH, MAMA & OWNER OF THE GIVING CRATE

I appreciate the honesty, integrity and cheerfulness that Sandra brings, so I jumped at the opportunity to participate in her “Limits and Boundaries” workshop when she so thoughtfully invited me to join it. This started as a one-time workshop, but we all loved it so much that Sandra offered to extend it to six sessions. My favorite topic so far has been about examining and releasing the “stories” we tell ourselves that keep us small, so that we can fully step into our power. I can’t recommend Sandra’s workshops enough; I feel like a totally different person than I was when the workshop started. Thank you Sandra, I adore you!
— SARAH WRIGHT, KUNDALINI YOGA INSTRUCTOR

I just met Sandra and it was like I’d known her for years. She was able to break through the surface layer stuff and get straight to the heart of what was and was not working for me in terms of setting boundaries. Sandra helped me pull up specific moments where I was frustrated and felt like my boundaries were being ignored, which helped me see what and who I truly value. Knowing what I value most, helped me set clearer boundaries in both my work and my life. Sandra is one of the wisest women I know! She will hold space for you and push you, in the gentlest way, to show up as your true self.
— DEVAN DANIELLE, BRAND STRATEGIST FOR CREATIVE ENTREPRENEURS

 

This is a fit for you if:

  • You have been wanting to explore the stories you tell that may be holding you back in some aspect of your life be it parenting, relationships, work or self-love. 

  • You are craving some time & space to really connect with yourself and your inner knowledge & wisdom.  

  • You would like to learn how to use breathwork to shift and release these old stories and energies that are held in the body.

This purchase includes:

  • One online recording to help you explore the stories that you tell that you will receive via email on Saturday, April 7th (no special software or apps needed)

  • An invitation to sign up for one of the several office hours that will be held the month of April where you can explore your stories in a small group setting.

  • One live virtual breathwork class led by Amy Kuretsky on Tuesday, April 10th at 6:00 pm PST. A recording will go out after class to all who have purchased this offering.

What you’ll need:

  • A computer to play the audio recording and to download Zoom (a free online software), so you can video call into the office hours, as well as the breathwork class.  

  • A quiet, safe and comfortable place for the guided activity, as well as the breathwork session.

  • A pen and paper.

  • An open mind, an open heart and some self-love as you explore your stories and release old ones through your journaling, small group coaching and breathwork experiences.

AND SOME ADDITIONAL INFO ON BREATHWORK

  • What is Breathwork? Breathwork is a three part active breath that helps release stuck emotions and limiting beliefs. It is similar to Kundalini pranayama in that it elevates the energy of the body to a higher vibration and truth.

  • I'm shy! Will everyone be able to see and/or hear me during the Breathwork?? Nope! Everyone's microphones will be muted (other than Amy's) and everyone will be lying down on their bed/couch/yoga mat and so focused on their own healing they won't be watching the screen.

  • Do I need anything special for the Breathwork? Only you and a comfortable, quiet and uninterrupted place to breathe. Some folks prefer to keep a blanket nearby in case they get cold and use an eye covering of some sort - but those props are meant for added comfort and preference.

THIS OFFERING IS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE UNTIL FRIDAY, APRIL 6TH 7:00 pm PST.  

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Small Group Parenting Series
Jan
24
to Jan 26

Small Group Parenting Series

WHILE THIS GROUP IS CLOSED, AN ONLINE GROUP WILL BE OPENING IN SPRING 2018. FILL OUT THE INTRODUCTORY FORM TO SEE IF SMALL GROUP COACHING IS A FIT FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. 


A parenting series for community, connection & reflection 

Nowadays it feels difficult to make time for ourselves let alone time to discuss the needs of our families. So let's get together over the course of six weeks and do this by: 

  • Connecting with families in our community who share similar values, joys and struggles. 

  • Engaging in real conversation, being supported and offering support to families who are in the same boat. 

  • Learning Montessori style tools and techniques that you can take away and apply to your unique family situation. 

We will cover themes like: 

Positive communication with kids, healthy limits & boundaries that leave you both feeling good and purposeful activities & spaces for young children. The focus of this series is for parents with 16-month-olds to 4-year-olds.  

Imagine accountability group meets parent circle meets Montessori workshop! 

My husband and I recently attended Sandra’s parenting series. If you’re a parent, you know how much energy it takes to raise your children...it’s non-stop. What I appreciated most about the series was it gave me space and time to reflect on how we are parenting our son. Sometimes we know what to do but we forget in the busyness of life and need a reminder. Sandra offered a space to learn and reflect. Going each week held me accountable to the things I wanted to change and implement. It was so wonderful to have Sandra’s perspective and guidance. I really feel like I have tools to draw from in this new toddler stage. I highly recommend this series, I’d love to take it again!
— KIERSTEN MARKHAM, MOM TO 2-YEAR-OLD BRIXTON

What is included: 

  • Four 1.5 hour small group sessions (Wednesdays 1/24, 2/7, 2/21 and 3/7 from 6:30-8:00 pm) 

  • Three 1 hour group video calls via Zoom to see how it's going (Wednesdays 1/31, 2/14 and 2/28 from 6:00-7:00 pm)   

  • Handouts (with tools & activities), so you can keep the conversation going at home. 

  • Your very own Daily Routine Chart to take home and use with your little one. (Typically it is its own workshop, but I'm bringing it into the series!) 

If you are struggling with transitions, this (the DIY Daily Routine Chart for Kids workshop) has been immensely helpful for us—and could be a great thing for your family! Andy has a visual representation of the timeline and it helps me to stay accountable with communicating our plans. Sandra is an incredible resource and she’s got a ton of insight.
— KIMBERLY BERRY, MOM TO 19-MONTH-OLD ANDERSON

Additional information: 

These are intimate adult gatherings and as such, I hold space for up to 10 families. Please note that these sessions are adult only, as topics aren’t for little ones’ ears. 

The in-person group sessions will take place at the Future Generations Building: 3355 Fourth Ave, San Diego, CA 92103. 

$195 per person | Add an additional caregiver for $35

For questions regarding this series or to connect with me ahead of time, contact me here. 

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Limits & Boundary Setting Small Group Coaching
Jan
23
to Jan 24

Limits & Boundary Setting Small Group Coaching

WHILE THIS GROUP IS CLOSED, AN ONLINE GROUP WILL BE OPENING IN SPRING 2018. FILL OUT THE INTRODUCTORY FORM TO SEE IF SMALL GROUP COACHING IS A FIT FOR YOU. 


Limits & boundary small group coaching, because we are better together. 

Setting limits & boundaries in our daily lives can be tough. And setting limits & boundaries that leave us feeling good (instead of stressed and guilty) takes intention and work.

While our experiences are varied, there are so many common threads & themes that run through our stories and bring us together. And that's why after a one-off small group workshop on limits & boundary setting in December, the group decided to keep the conversation going! 

Think of this as women's circle meets guided coaching experience!  

This series is all about supporting you with: 

  • A clearer understanding of your limits & boundaries needs.

  • A plan to continue setting those limits & boundaries going forward. 

  • Awesome conversation & connection with other women in a supportive group setting.  

What's included: 

  • Three 1.5 hour small group sessions (Tuesdays 1/23, 2/20 and 3/20 from 6:30-8:15 pm).  

  • Three 30-minute group video calls via Zoom to check-in (Tuesdays 2/6, 3/6 and 4/3 from 6:00-6:30 pm).  

  • Your favorite beverage of choice from the wonderful Heartwork Coffee Bar. 


I just met Sandra and it was like I’d known her for years. She was able to break through the surface layer stuff and get straight to the heart of what was and was not working for me in terms of setting boundaries. Sandra helped me pull up specific moments where I was frustrated and felt like my boundaries were being ignored, which helped me see what and who I truly value. Knowing what I value most, helped me set clearer boundaries in both my work and my life. Sandra is one of the wisest women I know! She will hold space for you and push you, in the gentlest way, to show up as your true self.
— DEVAN DANIELLE, BRAND STRATEGIST FOR CREATIVE ENTREPRENEURS

Sandra’s ability to listen - to really listen - allowed me to work through my personal issues with setting and enforcing boundaries without feeling judged or ashamed. She was able to pull out the core issue holding me back from implementing certain boundaries I’ve been struggling with for years! I walked away with more clarity and a few actionable steps to help me work towards a healthier relationship with setting my own limits.
— KALI EDWARDS, OWNER & DESIGNER AT JUNE MANGO

Additional information: 

To create these intimate heartfelt gatherings, this workshop will be capped at 8 spaces.  

The in-person group sessions will take place at Heartwork Coffee Bar in Mission Hills . 

$35 per month (January through March). You can join the series by making a payment for the month of January. February and March invoices will be sent directly to participants. 

For questions regarding this workshop or to connect with me ahead of time, contact me here.  

Currently in this small group series? Make the February payment below. 

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A Montessori State of Mind
Jan
18
to Jan 19

A Montessori State of Mind

Group Coaching for Montessori Leaders 

You are a Montessori educator & school leader who strives to:

  • Create a community where children, teachers and parents feel purposeful, joyful and connected.
  • Foster peace and minimize conflict & struggle in the day to day running of a school.
  • Bring together parents who are excited about all things Montessori and want to bring the philosophy home.

But recently you may be feeling:

  • Tired and isolated with all the responsibility falling on your shoulders.
  • Discouraged by similar issues that seem to repeat themselves.
  • Not as connected to the joy & passion you once had for this work.

And you’re not alone. I’ve had similar experiences and in my work with Heads of School & Administrators continue to hear these shared feelings and realities.

So let’s make time to work toward the vision and goals that you have for your school community. Let’s make time to support YOU! 

We will do this in intimate small group sessions by:

  • Connecting and reflecting with other Montessori leaders who “get it” and are ready for change.
  • Sharing a positive space to support and be supported while creating solutions as a group.
  • Developing an action oriented purposeful plan for your unique vision.
  • Covering important topics like time organization & your ideal week, limits & boundaries, building community with parents & staff and parent education.

What you can expect:

  • A small intimate group coaching experience, only 5 spaces
  • A 1.5 hour 1-1 session with Sandra in November or December.
  • Bi-monthly 1.5 hour group sessions in January, February and March. (Time & location to be determined through onboarding survey)
  • Investment is $75 per month November to March.

 

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Limits & Boundary Setting Workshop
Dec
12
6:30 PM18:30

Limits & Boundary Setting Workshop

For our families, ourselves and our peace of mind this holiday season 

Setting limits & boundaries in our daily lives can be tough and the holidays have a special way of making this just a little tougher. 

Maybe this looks like: 

  • Eating foods we don’t want to eat, but do to make a family member happy. 

  • Saying yes to all the things at the expense of our wellness. 

  • Allowing the kids to ___ (watch shows/play games/have outings we aren’t comfortable with) because the family is together. 

Whatever the situation, setting limits & boundaries that leave us feeling good (instead of stressed and guilty) takes intention and work.

So join me for this holiday edition of setting healthy limits & boundaries for our families, ourselves and our peace of mind this holiday season! 

You’ll leave this workshop with:

  • A clearer understanding of your limits & boundaries needs. 

  • A plan to set those limits & boundaries over the holiday season and going forward. 

  • A worksheet to help you continue the journey. 

  • A full heart and some great vibes after spending some awesome time in this supportive group setting.

Additional information: 

To create these intimate heartfelt gatherings, this workshop will be capped at 12 spaces.  

When: Tuesday, December 12 from 6:30 - 8:15 pm  

Where: Heartwork Coffee Bar in Mission Hills  

Investment: $35 per person and includes your favorite beverage of choice from the wonderful Heartwork Coffee Bar. 

For questions regarding this workshop or to connect with me ahead of time, contact me here. 


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DIY Daily Routine Chart for Kids
Dec
11
6:30 PM18:30

DIY Daily Routine Chart for Kids

A workshop to make daily routine charts for kids and talk all things routine & schedule

This workshop would be great for: 

  • Mamas with young children (especially helpful for 16 months to 5 years). 

  • Any family member or friend who wants to gift mama something helpful and creative this holiday season! 

What you walk away with: 

  • 50 hand selected and laminated images to represent your child’s daily routine. I strive to include diversity in my images as much as possible with stock photo sites. And yep, these images are laminated for longer use. 

  • All materials to make the daily chart.

  • Info on supporting children (and ourselves too!) with the daily routine. 

  • Connection with families in our community who share similar values, joys and struggles. And dare I say, a little extra peace of mind. 

How we will spend the time together: 

  • Discuss different types of expectation setting with children, managing transitions and how to support kids with order & routine. 

  • Make your daily chart, so it can bring a little magic into your home come the morning. 

Additional information: 

These are intimate adult gatherings, so we hold space for up to 10 families. Please note that these sessions are adult only, as topics aren’t for little ones’ ears. 

When: Monday, December 11 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm 

Where: The Future Generations Building: 3355 Fourth Ave, San Diego, CA 92103. 

Investment: $45 per person and includes materials for one chart ($25 per additional chart)  

All you need to bring is YOURSELF , an open heart and a pair of scissors. 

For questions regarding this workshop or to connect with me ahead of time, contact me here. 


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Community, Connection & Reflection
Nov
1
to Nov 15

Community, Connection & Reflection

A series for toddler parents 

When you hear “toddler parenting workshop,” you may think: 

  • We are doing okay enough. Do we really need something like this? 

  • These are just how the toddler years are. 

  • Who has the time for these types of gatherings? 

Nowadays it feels difficult to make time for ourselves let alone time to discuss the needs of our children. So over the course of three weeks, we will do this by: 

  • Connecting with families in our community who share similar values, joys and struggles. 

  • Engaging in real conversation, being supported and offering support to families who “get it.” 

  • Learning Montessori style tools and techniques that you can take away and apply to your unique family situation. 

 

Additional information: 

The focus of this series is for parents with toddlers 16 months to 3 years of age. We will touch on positive communication with kids, limits & boundaries and purposeful activities & spaces for toddlers. 

These are intimate adult gatherings, so we hold space for up to 10 families. Please note that these sessions are adult only, as topics aren’t for little ones’ ears. 

 

Sessions will take place on Wednesday 11/1, 11/8 and 11/15 from 6:00 - 7:30 pm at The Future Generations Building: 3355 Fourth Ave, San Diego, CA 92103. 

$75 per person | Add an additional caregiver for $25

 

For questions regarding this series or to connect with me ahead of time, contact me here. 

 

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