Maxine Sands

Maxine Sands, who also goes by the name Max, has an amazing background in fitness and yoga. She considers New York City, and Corpus Christi Texas her original hometowns, but loves Los Angeles. 

Maxine started her first yoga training in 2017 at the Ashram of Shri Yogi Hari Sampoorna, studying intensive Hatha Yoga. As she continued to study yoga, she also incorporated her years of expert fitness instruction which she holds certifications in group fitness through ACE, and Spinning through Mad Dogg Athletics.

What makes Maxine so unique is how she is able to merge her years of fitness instruction with her training in yoga and many other mindbody methods of self empowerment to enhance every aspect of her students' lives. 


She says that Pranayama is one of the most important aspects to her teaching to establish the internal and universal connection in our practice. She blends Hatha, Vnyassa flow and principles of Anusara alignment to create a light-hearted class, starting with a strong foundation. 

Her path to yoga came started in her mid 60s. I was running by Yoga NoHo Center and stopped in. I had been to other studios and tried yoga but it was sporadic only for a few months. Yoga NoHo Center emitted peace and stillness, and refuge. She felt the sense of community here and knew this was where she needed to commit to a practice.


Maxine in her words of healing:

At that time I was suffering from chronic insomnia, a detached vitreous in my right eye. I had experienced personal losses, and grief seemed to haunt me. I began to do 2-3 classes several times a week. I had a lot to work through.I had allow change from the inside out. I cried a lot in the first year but I began to sleep. My serious eye problem resolved. I worked through those emotions. I knew I had found my yoga home I believe yoga helps us to unlearn, before we can learn

Maxine is a testament to the healing and ageless effects of a regular yoga practice. In her spare time, she enjoys several types of workouts, taking yoga daily, writing music and playing rhythm guitar. She is a libra, so she is always thinking about the balance in everything and seeks to find the good and beauty, even in a challenging situation in everyone. 





I started to take class at the Yoga NoHo Center in April of 2018. The Center has been the sacred place for me and my wife. Since March of 2020 it has made us both realized just how much we love the community, authentic classes and the compassion we have always received from the team at Yoga NoHo Center. We just downloaded our first on demand yoga class and it was fantastic. We appreciate Karen and Michelle offering both online streaming and now the on demand classes. Thank you! Can't wait to be back at the studio!

Michael Rush / Retired Entrepreneur

I am a mother of two very active young boys and it was time for some me time. My friend recommended the Yoga NoHo Center because they offer both the new hot infrared classes and traditional yoga classes. I was brand new to yoga and they suggested to take at least one private lesson. I actually bought their 4 pack and I am glad I did because Karen actually took extra time with me, even after my four lessons and guided me through the first few months of taking public classes. Now one year later, I can't believe how much my life has changed for the absolute better. Thank you to all the teachers at the Yoga NoHo Center!

Janet Wright / Stay Home Mom

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