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Mission: To Offer a Path to Health and Wellness, mindful of the wisdom of Swami Satchidananda’s watchwords, “Truth is One, Paths are many.”

Welcome to
Blissful Body & Spirit Yoga Center

We invite you to make your health and wellbeing a priority in your life -- in classes, yoga therapy or at our Retreats. Come Rest, Heal and Restore with us. Join us and discover the many benefits of Svaroopa® Yoga:

  • A deep sense of relaxation
  • A quieter mind
  • Feeling at ease in your body
  • Dissolving or reducing pain
  • Easy and full breathing
  • Improved circulation and digestion
  • A stronger immune system
  • Having more - flexibility, clarity, strength
  • Feeling more relaxed and happy
  • Healthier sleep habits
  • More awareness, stamina and energy
  • Less stress and tension
  • ~ ~ ~ and more

Svaroopa® Yoga:  Begin at the Beginning Yoga

flower2  Most of your aches, pains and problems originate in spinal tension; your doctor knows this. Svaroopa® yoga gives you core opening, the decompression of your spine.  Watch your problems melt away as bliss arises within and overflows into your heart and your life.



How? Svaroopa® Yoga & Embodyment® Yoga Therapy use breathwork, meditation, gentle stretching, and hands-on healing to invite you into quiet reflection and deep relaxation.

Where? Group and private Yoga classes and private yoga therapy sessions are held at centers in St. Leonard and Columbia, MD, or in your home or office.

Yoga Half-Day Workshops, weekend and one-day Retreats will nourish and enliven your body and spirit. The 2015-16 Retreat plans are in progress.  Past weekend retreats were at Stonebow Riverside Inn, a peaceful western Maryland mountain valley B&B; Blue Water House, Lewes, DE, a lovely Hemmingway themed B&B, a block from the beach, and at a charming, quiet Bethany Beach House at the Delaware seashore.


Your Instructor

Sandra VanOosten, CSYT, RYT 500, is a Certified Svaroopa® Yoga Teacher, Registered Yoga Teacher and a Certified Embodyment® Yoga Therapist. She has practiced yoga since 1975, has extensive yoga teacher and therapy training and been teaching since 2001. She offers Svaroopa® Yoga, a subtle, but powerful and effective style, in small, exclusive classes in intimate settings.

Serving as the first full-time Executive Director of Yoga Alliance®, the national developer of Yoga Teacher Training standards, she oversaw the growth of the organization's membership, Yoga Day USA program, and marketing materials for members, before retiring in 2006.

She continues to serve her students and clients through on-going study of Svaroopa® Yoga, Embodyment® Yoga Therapy and most recently Treating Pain Yoga Therapy, with founder, Swami Nirmalananda Saraswati, formerly Rama Berch, and by remaining dedicated to her own spiritual practice.

SVAROOPA® is a registered service mark and EMBODYMENT® is a service mark of S.T.C., Inc., used under license.

Blissful Body & Spirit Yoga Center ~ Offering Svaroopa® Yoga classes, Embodyment® Yoga Therapy and Treating Pain therapy in southern Maryland and Howard County, Maryland and yoga retreats at beach locations.






Areas of Expertise

  • Yoga for Wellness
  • Yoga Therapy
  • Stress Management
  • Pain Management
  • Relaxation Techniques
  • Breathing Techniques
  • Private Yoga Classes
  • Yoga Retreats

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