About

My name is Sandy King, but you can call me SK. I am a queer, non-binary yoga teacher based on Gadigal country (Sydney). My pronouns are they/them.

I have been teaching yoga since I was 19, and it is my passion, my career and my biggest venture into spiritual and mystical practices.

Thank you for being here with me. I am so excited to get to know you, and to explore and grow together.

SK x

Lineage

In 2011 I began studying formally with my teachers Sharon Gannon and David Life (founders of Jivamukti Yoga Method), who studied extensively with Sri Brahmanada Saraswati, Swami Nirmalananda and the Ashtanga Vinyasa method. My lineage is important to my sense of belonging within the yoga community because it reminds me that I am part of a living tradition which has been passed down over hundreds of years.

I have continued my yoga education over the last decade, often traveling across the world multiple times a year to spend time with my teachers, maintaining my connection and refuelling my passion with renewed inspiration. I have been teaching yoga full-time for over 10 years.

Teaching Intention

I am passionate about dismantling the modern exclusionary yoga “fitness” culture; instead teaching yoga as an integrated holistic approach to the radical acts of Self-exploration, Self love and Self care. I have also witnessed the power of yoga in bringing people together, as a means of building community through finding common ground; what in Sanskrit is known as Satsang. For me, Yoga has never been a purely physical practice – but instead an access point for regulating mental health and emotional wellbeing, while embarking upon spirituality in a fun and exciting way.

I am always learning, growing and evolving; as we all are. I am doing my best and realise that I will occasionally make mistakes. My intention is to both honour the traditions of yoga as they have been taught to me by my teachers, while also being adaptable and staying current with the modern needs of people, as our world changes.

Credentials

  • 2008: 200hr Hatha Vinyasa Yoga TT w/ Samadhi Yoga, Sydney
  • 2011: 300hr Jivamukti Yoga TT w/ Sharon Gannon & David Life, New York
  • 2012: 500hr Jivamukti Yoga Apprenticeship with Jessica Stickler, Sydney
  • 2012: Advanced Certification in Jivamukti Yoga, New York
  • 2012-2015: Co-created and Co-taught Queer & Trans Yoga at Twenty10, Sydney
  • 2013-2020: Mentored 8 teachers through Jivamukti Apprenticeship, Sydney
  • 2020: Mentored on Jivamukti Yoga TT, India
  • 2021: Co-created and Co-taught 2 independent yoga TTs with Krama Yoga, Sydney
  • 2021: Completed Trauma Informed Yoga TT with Radika Foundation, Barcelona (online)