Sandra Palmer
Sandra Palmer
Phone Number
021 0271 0129
Location / Country
Auckland and Waipu, Northland
Classes / Courses
Monthly Thursday night Restorative/iRest yoga Nidra classes at Studio Red, Wellesley Depot, Auckland.

Monthly Sunday restorative and yoga nidra classes at Basecamp Power Yoga in Grey Lynn

$10 community iRest class (third Friday of the month) 10.30-11.15 at Basecamp Power Yoga Grey Lynn

8 week blocks of weekly Trauma Sensitive Yoga classes (can be funded under ACC sensitive claims) at CYC, Remuera- see

8 week blocks of iRest Yoga Nidra classes (can be funded under ACC sensitive claims) – Yoga Ground Grey Lynn - see for next starting dates.

6 week iRest yoga nidra courses – see my website for next venue and starting dates as these are run throughout the year
Workshops / Retreats
See my website: for upcoming courses on iRest, self-compassion, yin yoga, restorative yoga.

These are held in Auckland or at TheRestingPlace, a boutique studio set in 10 acres in Waipu, Northland (@therestingplace, or see my website for up and coming events).
About / Bio
I am both a Registered Psychologist, 500 hour+ trained yoga teacher and a certified iRest teacher. I am a self-confessed “Type A Personality” in recovery (i.e. highly stressed and overachieving!). I was drawn to yoga by the clarity, calm and stillness it provided me.

I practiced on and off until a knee injury meant I couldn’t do my typical Type A exercise (multi-sports, hardcore gym workouts etc). I found myself in a place where I could not use exercise to manage my stress and had no choice but to find coping strategies that were internally based, primarily yoga and meditation practices.

I took time off from my private practice as a Registered Psychologist when my children were young and worked in public health in the suicide prevention and postvention sector. When I returned to working with individuals about 10 years later, I wanted to bring the body into therapy also, so in 2015 I completed my 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training at Contemporary Yoga Centre. I have not looked back.
More Offerings
I work in private practice as a psychologist and offer what I call “Integrative Therapy”, blending Eastern and Western holistic influences.

I also offer 1-1 Trauma Sensitive yoga, iRest and general yoga sessions. My rooms are at Seven Senses Wellness Centre, 100A West End Rd, Westmere, Auckland.
Passionate About ...
I love bringing Yoga to those who would not usually step into a yoga studio and for whom the body has been inaccessible.

I am passionate about continuing to explore the interface between Yoga and Psychology.

Qualifications / Teacher Level
200-hour Yoga Teacher Training with Contemporary Yoga
300-hour Yoga Teacher Training with Contemporary Yoga
iRest Level 1 and II training and am undergoing the 2-year certification process
20-hour Trauma Sensitive Yoga training
Embodied Flow® 50-hour Yin Yoga training (Adele Kinghan and Dr Scott Lyons)
Mindful Self Compassion training

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