Personal Consultations or Personalized Structural Fitness Consultations

Creating Movements to Reduce Pain

In our daily activities, we unconsciously have a tendency to move and do things a certain way. The poor movement habits that we have and are unaware of unfortunately create bodily discomfort. The accumulation of these habits as we age potentially leads to structural damage or injury - furthering the experience of pain. 


Through a personalized structural fitness consultation, I can help you uncover unconscious dysfunctional habits and tendencies in your movement patterns. This process is designed to simultaneously help you see those patterns and undo them so that you can learn how to create functional movements for your structure and your daily activities. 

How It Works

  • To help you discover healthy movement for your structure, you'll learn functional breathing as the foundation. 
  • In a session, you will be asked to try movements into and out of various positions coordinated with the breath.
  • Because I am evaluating information you share with me before a session, we will minimize placing you into positions that may be painful for your condition.
  • As an observer of your movements, I'll help direct your attention to areas in your body that are moving dysfunctionally.
  • As I guide your attention, you'll work with the breath to reduce poor movement patterns as you strengthen what is weak and relax what is tense. 

This technique comes from a well-regarded lineage of yoga teaching called Viniyoga.

Consultation Process

My approach to consultation work is as follows:


1. You as the client complete an intake form electronically. The information you share helps me understand your current condition. Please feel free to send additional documentation, such as MRI and X-ray images. Specify your preference for a land or aquatic session (or both).


2. After evaluation of your information, I'll create a first draft of your personalized prescription for structured movement (personal script) for the first one-on-one session. 


Please review my Guidelines for a Productive Consultation.


3. The first one-on-one session involves us working together to optimize and refine your personal script with breath-centric movement.


4. After your session, you'll receive a finalized personal script for practice on your own. The script is designed for you to enjoy in a 20-30 minute time frame consistently throughout your week. Return for follow-up as recommended or needed. If you have a question that arises after the session and before your next session, please see my information regarding Remote Consultations.


If you have a pool, I can also provide to you a private aqua yoga session.


Rate at Sandi's Home Studio

I am happy to offer my home studio for consultations. I do reserve my home studio for clients who are already attendees of Yoga Chikista in Richardson, AquaFit of Plano or Dallas Yoga Center. It is also reserved for previous clients who have met with me consistently at other venues. If you are new to the facilities I noted or new to me, I recommend that our first consultation be held at a third-party location. 


For my home studio, it's best to schedule during the week daytime hours as evenings and weekends involve my whole family being at home.


I do not have a pool, but I do have any and all yoga equipment that you could possibly need for a land consultation. You'll note that in the photo I have bolsters, blankets, blocks and straps. I also have a wall rope setup that can be very helpful for individuals with wrist and shoulder issues. The wall rope anchors are rated at 400 lbs safe workload and 1200 lbs maximum break strength (MBS).


The space is approximately 9' x 8'. I also have chairs and a full size futon for individuals who cannot get down to the floor.


My home is located in zip code 75082 close to the major intersections of Renner Rd and Brand Rd in Richardson, TX.


The pricing at my home studio is as follows:

Review of intake form & preparation of your personal script for first session: $25


First one hour session: $90

Includes modifications as I see fit of original script for your home practice. After the session, you will receive your own personal script via email. Please inform me if you'd rather have a print out before you leave.


Follow-up sessions: $75 for 45 minutes, $90 for 60 minutes


Currently I am offering Monday and Wednesday afternoons for personal consultations at my home studio. Please do not hesitate to let me know if you absolutely need another day/time.

Rates at Third-Party Locations

For a third party location, such as Yoga Chikitsa, Dallas Yoga Center or Aquafit of Plano the rates are as follows:


Consultation Rate at Yoga Chikitsa in Richardson:

Review of intake form & preparation of script for first session: $25

One hour session: $125


Consultation/Private Lesson Rate at Dallas Yoga Center: $125/hour


For a personal aqua practice consultation at Aquafit of Plano please see:

Rates at Your Home

If you feel you have a condition that warrants my visit to your home, I am happy to discuss that with you by phone. Please keep in mind that coming to your home involves me bringing equipment unless you have equipment that I feel will support your practice. My preference is that you visit my home studio for land based work. If you have a pool that meets my requirements and you'd like a personal aqua practice consultation, I am happy to come to your location.


For a visit to your home pool please see:


Learn more about personal aqua practice consultations by visiting:


How to Schedule

For an appointment, it is best to coordinate with me in person as my availability changes from week to week. Because I am quickly getting booked, please reach out to me as soon as possible. The first available appointment offering is typically 2-3 weeks from the time you contact me.


Contact me by calling or texting 214-476-9787 or submit your request through the contact form

"It is not the ship so much as the skillful sailing that assures the prosperous voyage."        - George William Curtis