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About Svaroopa


Svaroopa® Yoga is a yoga that is accessible to Every Body.


Founded by Swami Niramalananda and based in the Hatha yoga tradition, Svaroopa® Yoga works at a slower pace to release the tension that sits deep in your core.  

Core tension accumulates throughout our lives, contracting and compressing our spines. That tension extends through our whole body and expresses in all our organs and organ systems, causing physical ailment and mental fatigue. With propping support and one-on-one attention, each Svaroopa® pose is designed to open those deep core muscles that connect into your spine, allowing deep opening and release throughout your body and mind.

One of the primary principals in Svaroopa® Yoga is that "support equals release".

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I’ve found this style of yoga to be uniquely effective compared with many others I’ve tried. The supported releases bring you easily to a whole other level of wellness and Self awareness. Sandy Carter is a skilled and intuitive teacher.
I’ve worked with for four years now & my practice just keeps getting reliably better. Svaroopa® yoga has become a welcome part of my Self care.    

Margot, Florida


Yoga classes are held in person at Dharma Yoga Nantucket's studio, and virtually by Zoom through Be Bliss Yoga.

Registration for Dharma classes is completed through their website and MindBody sign in.

Registration for virtual classes is completed on this website,

Saturdays        Svaroopa® Yoga         10:00 - 11:30 am         Dharma


Sundays           Svaroopa® Yoga         4:00 - 5:30 pm            Zoom

What to wear:

Loose, stretchy, and comfortable clothing.

We will be laying on blankets, so it is appreciated if you arrive to class as dry and sand-free as possible.


What to bring:

The studio has mats, blankets, and blocks available. It is always advised to bring water. There is a small rack for coats and personal belongings.

For virtual classes, you can use furniture around you. Prior to class, Sandy will send you an email that outlines how to set up an at home practice space.


What does a class look like?

Most of our Svaroopa® classes begin and end with a guided awareness in Shavasana and an Ujjayi pranyama breathing practice.

You will then be guided through a series of poses, or asanas, using alignment, support, leverage, and finesse to open and release tension in your body.


*Please arrive to class, including virtual classes, at least 15 minutes early in order to properly set up your space.

This will allow us to start and end class on time.

Private Sessions

Embodyment® Therapy

Svaroopa® Yoga Therapy

A Private Yoga Class

A Personalized Home Practice


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Please use the contact form below to inquire about private sessions with Sandy:

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The Teacher

Sandy (Mukti) Carter is a Certified Svaroopa® Yoga Teacher (CSYT 700 hours) as well as an Embodyment® Yoga Therapist. She has been teaching Svaroopa® Yoga since 2007, and a practicing Svaroopi for over 27 years.


She was introduced to Svaroopa® Yoga 1997 by her first instructor, Yogyananda (Melissa) Fountain. Deeply drawn to and affected by this yoga’s profound, core-opening nature, she pursued her own practice, training and certification under Svaroopa®’s founder, Swami Nirmalananda Saraswati (previously Rama Berch). In 2015 she traveled with Swami to Ganeshpuri, India, where she experienced ancient traditions and teachings and received her Sanskrit name “Mukti", meaning "liberation", something that she aspires to share with all her students. She continues on her yogic path by training with Swami Nirmalananda through the Svaroopa® Vidya Ashram, deepening her professional skills, personal practice and meditation.

Sandy is delighted to have the opportunity to share the profound benefits of this style of yoga with the Nantucket community.

Looking for a home practice to deepen you experience of Self and well-being? Sandy will tailor a practice for you based on your body, personal needs, and lifestyle.

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"You may have heard that enlightenment is easy — “You don’t need any practices, just know who you are. Just know.” Personally, I needed help with that. I needed lots of help! I got the help so I know how it works. After enough preparation, this is what happens: you just know. The Shiva Sutras describes this path to enlightenment, called Shambhavopaya. The word names the process: the upaya (path) of cultivating the knowing-feeling (bhava) of..."

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Explore the official website of the Svaroopa® Vidya Ashram to read more about the practice, Swami Nirmalananda, and happenings at the Ashram.

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