Sander Yoga Therapy

powerful occupations.








































































Deep Occupational Therapy for mood and movement.

reasoned and uncluttered.


Therapist/Founder: Gerry Sander is a Holistic Occupational Therapist, a Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT), a Yoga Teacher (E-RYT), and an exercise specialist and trainer (ACE).

Gerry is a former adjunct professor of kinesiology and Occupational Therapy theory, and a bodywork instructor of Eastern and Western methodologies. He is also trained in Tai Chi and various energy practices.

Professional Development: 

Executive Certificate-Principles of Business             University of Notre Dame

Certificate in Essentials of Project Management       Villanova University

Advanced-Master of Science (OT)                             Western Michigan University

                  Post-professional Master's Thesis-Bija Mantra Meditation

Bachelor of Science (OT)-Magna cum Laude            Eastern Michigan University


Working to create a larger platform for awareness practices, he presents Yoga, and related disciplines as psychosocially more acceptable for non-traditionalists, while delivering an enhanced experience.

An experienced leader in worksite wellness, stress management, and ergonomics, he has presented/consulted for Kellogg, Medtronics, Pfizer, various city departments and additional industrial settings.

Gerry is a perennial student and teacher of leadership, he loves analyzing business attitudes and initiatives in a sometimes tongue-in-cheek or even Zen-like simplicity.

Gerry has presented yoga therapy based continuing education as an approved certified education provider through the American Occupational Therapy Association, the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the American Council on Exercise, the Yoga Alliance, and the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork.

1975 Instructed in Bija Mantra Meditation

1979 Began Teaching Yoga

1992 Received Advanced Meditation Techniques

1996 Member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists

1998 Advanced Yoga Training & Received Ceremonial Sanskrit Name from Baba Hari Dass: “Swarup” @ Mount Madonna, CA

1998 National Certification-Yoga Institute@ Sangre de Christo Mountains, NM

2001 Registration-RYT-Yoga Alliance

Received E-RYT designation after 1,000 hours of additional teaching experience.

2016 Received C-IAYT designation as a certified Yoga Therapist.