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Sandstone Yoga

Our Founder Michelle

Michelle is the Founder of Sandstone Yoga & the Director of the Sandstone Teacher Training Academy.  She opened her first studio in 2013 after starting teaching yoga humbly in her attic. She is a Senior Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance Professionals and her Academy holds the highest possible accreditation, that of Trainer Pro.

She is a warm, inclusive, passionate teacher who connects well with all students regardless of their starting point.  has trained over 200 students in the Academy and many more with post graduate qualifications. With 3000 babies born from her pregnancy classes she trains pregnancy yoga teachers and also runs Yoga Nidra, Yoga for the Menopasue, Yin Yoga & Chakra Yoga post grads courses.  

Michelle teaches online via zoom & instudio in Sutton Coldfield weekly. At this Yoga Flow class we work through the whole body systematically and use breathing & deep relaxation techniques. 

Michelle has on demand courses available including Yoga Basics, Yoga for the Menopause, Teaching Pregnancy Yoga, Teaching Menopause Yoga & 30 hour/50 hour Yin Yoga Teacher training.

Michelle hosts UK & international retreats.   

A Message from Michelle

"Come as you are, be yourself, don’t care what anyone else thinks about you (I don’t but be kind to people).  Your time on your mat is for YOU.  It really is that simple"

Michelle's Classes & Courses

Online and Blended Options Available

Teaching Yin Yoga CPD

A flexible teaching Yin Yoga CPD with three learning options available:

  1. 30 hours fully online. Pre-recorded content and guided learning you can complete in your own time.
  2. 50 hours fully online. Pre-recorded content and guided learning you can complete in your own time.
  3. 50 hours blended. Pre-recorded content and guided learning you can complete in your own time and 12 hours learning in-person. Next dates for in person learning: Friday 24th & Saturday 25th September 2021.
During the Teaching Yin Yoga CPD you will:
  • Experience the practice of Yin Yoga.
  • Study the history, philosophy and theory behind Yin Yoga.
  • Examine the postures and explore the skills required for teaching.
  • Investigate the anatomy of Yin Yoga.

As a result of the course you will have a deeper understanding of the practice of Yin Yoga.

Qualified Yoga teachers will be equipped to confidently and effectively deliver Yin Yoga classes.

This course is run and taught by Michelle Nicklin SYT and Louise Tonge RYT. Michelle is a Senior Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance Professionals UK. As a result, your training hours can be used for CPD and further training recognition. However, please check with your governing body (YAP, BWY, IYN etc) for their particular requirements.

This course hours counts towards the Sandstone 500.


What People Have to Say About Us

Wellbeing is Instantaneous

Just returned to yoga in the studio and realised how much I have missed it. Wellbeing is instantaneous. Sutton Coldfield studio offers yoga delivery for all levels. Good safety systems and procedures in place. Friendly supportive staff. Well done Louise; a joy to visit for all reasons - thank you. Highly recommended.
Karen G
Classes Attendee

Highly Recommend

Louise has had the MASSIVE challenge of making pregnancy yoga accessible through lockdown and beyond. I started the classes on zoom and Louise really thought about accessibility and opened to studio making it safe but continued to provide access online due to capacity limitations. The class is focused on wellbeing for both baby and i and preparing for birth. The classes are professional well prepared and thoroughly enjoyable. HIGHLY RECOMMEND ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Class Attendee

Fabulous Yoga Classes

Fabulous yoga classes! Highly trained and devoted teachers with an enthusiasm and passion for yoga which exudes in every class. Highly recommended.
Corinne G
Classes Attendee

Great Course Depth

I felt so well prepared when I graduated. I cannot believe the depth of the course but also the spiritual aspects took me by surprise too. My outlook has completely changed.
Liam Fischer
Sandstone 200 Hours Graduate

Life Changing Course

I would just like to say thank you for really a informative, life changing course. Opening my eyes to depth, layers and history of what Yoga is. I feel like l am starting on the beginning of a really interesting journey of discovery and can't wait to put my new found knowledge onto practice. It is very exciting to be on this new path.
Penny Mason
Sandstone 200 Hours Graduate

Professional Training

I looked for so many different Yoga Training schools but I just could not connect with these. Having spoken with Michelle it was an easy decision for me to train with Michelle. The training has been so professional and delivered in an understandable way , it clear , relevant and you can ask as many questions as you like.
Liz Shaw
Sandstone 200 Hours Graduate

Sandstone Yoga Care About You

Michelle and her team have given me the confidence in myself to deliver a great Yoga session for participants . Sandstone Yoga really care about you as a person and access to the teachable online has been invaluable.
Nina Klair
Sandstone 200 Hours Graduate

You Will Not Get Better Teaching Anywhere Else

Michelle makes you all feel important and always gives feedback when you do any practice and this allows you to be both a better practitioner and teacher . I will continue to do all my CPD with Sandstone as I truly believe you will not get a better teaching anywhere else.
Naina Zavery
Sandstone 200 Hours Graduate

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