Xandra first discovered yoga when she was living in Fairmount in 2005. She knew nothing about yoga, was intimidated by the idea of going to a class, and decided to sign up for a private session with Corina Benner at Wake Up Yoga. During that first yoga experience, something shifted in her. She had always avoided exercise and in yoga found something that felt like a natural extension of herself. She signed up for a beginner’s series, and from there her yoga practice grew.
In the years that followed, as she moved back to the suburbs, got married, became a health and wellness coach and a mama, yoga continued to be an important part of her path. She found that she felt her best when she practiced two or three times a week and she discovered in yoga not just a physical exercise practice – yoga became her spiritual home.
She continues to learn and explore through her own life and practice and she brings that into the safe and sacred space where she teaches, connecting every day experiences to the practice and teachings of yoga.
In addition to teaching, practicing, and immersing herself in yoga, Xandra coaches women along the path of sacred becoming, writes daily, gets to the ocean whenever she can, and spends time with her loving and supportive family – her husband, daughter, and their cat.