Sandra “S.A.M.” Sather
Sandra “S.A.M.” Sather is a Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT). She is also an experienced registered yoga instructor (eRYT) with many other certifications and trainings, for example Certified Integrative Yoga for Seniors (C-IYSI), Functional Movement, Mindfulness, Yoga for Cancer, Vinyasa Flow Yoga, and Yin Yoga. SAM is a fascia enthusiast related to movement therapy for improvements in anxiety, posture, chronic pain, and prevention of injury. Her approach to helping others comes from a blend of her nursing and wellness background.
SAM earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1983 and later obtained her Master of Science in Education in 2007. Out of nursing school, SAM moved from New York state to North Carolina. In nursing, SAM worked in cardiology, neurology, and later home health. She later transitioned her nursing to clinical research. In 2002 she and her husband opened Clinical Pathways, a consulting firm to help clients perform studies per good clinical practices.
Before and during college, and to present day, SAM has worked with individuals to support wellness. Throughout the last 4 decades, she has been providing functional movement classes and personal training to a variety of populations including seniors, athletes, and individuals living with disabilities. SAM has many anatomy and physiology trainings focused on functional movement and the uniqueness of each of us.
SAM and her partner Chuck live in Chapel Hill, NC, USA. She has two delightful grown children, Rob & Sarah.