Sandy Flanders – Level 1 EQUESTRIAN PILATES® Mat Instructor
Sandy Flanders grew up in the Napa Valley. She studied classical ballet and was a soloist with the Fresno Ballet for many years. Before becoming a Certified Pilates trainer, Sandy taught high school French and English, moved back to Napa and worked as an enologist then marketing executive in the wine industry. After Pilates certification, Sandy opened her own studio, Downtown Pilates Napa Valley. Sandy began riding as an adult and when she first started taking Pilates she immediately saw the benefits it could have for equestrians. Drawn to the EQUESTRIAN PILATES® program not only for its benefits to the rider, but to the horse as well she went through the certification program in Maryland. Now Sandy combines her two favorite forms of exercise, Pilates and horseback riding, and is passionate about showing riders how much they can improve their ride using the precepts of EQUESTRIAN PILATES®.