Andrea stumbled upon yoga in late 2010 while recovering from a knee injury. In 2013 she began doing yoga photography which allowed her to truly sit in the seat of the student and provided the opportunity to watch as people were transformed. Through the yoga photography she became more immersed in not only the asana practices but in the history, culture, and spirituality of yoga as well. In early 2015 Andrea realized that she had fallen in love with the positive transformation yoga offers the individual and decided to embark on a yoga teacher training journey. In October 2015 she completed an intensive 200 hour Vinyasa and Hatha Teacher Training through Frog Lotus International in Costa Rica with Jennifer Yarro and Jennilee Toner.
Andrea’s classes focus on the breath, mindfulness, sequence alignment, anatomical safety, and longevity. She is very excited to help others discover their own yogic journeys in a safe and encouraging environment. Check out what she has to say!
Who should come to your yoga class?
People that are interested in learning about themselves and how their body moves and connects and those who just need a way to flow out whatever is going on in their life in a safe, encouraging, and open space.
What are you focusing on right now in your yoga practice?
Exploration. Currently I’ve been really intrigued with how the mind and body move throughout my practice and am exploring that. I’ve also been exploring different variations of poses and just learning and absorbing information in regards to my bio-mechanics.
As a big picture, what do you hope to teach your students?
The art of being and not just mindlessly doing.
What inspired you to become a yoga teacher?
Curiosity. Curiosity of the body, the mind, and their capabilities. And the curiosity of finding a way to help others truly discover or rediscover parts of them.
What do you enjoy most about teaching yoga?
I enjoy watching people start to shed their armor and truly be able to be themselves without fear of judgement. I also love the excitement that comes when someone reaches a personal goal or intention they set for themselves.
In yoga my greatest influences are my teachers, especially Jennifer Yarro, Julie Mellk,and Alexandria Crow, and,of course, my students.
What is your favorite yoga pose and why?
I have a little bit of an obsession with being upside down and right now I’d have to say my favorite pose is technically not a “real” pose- but I love Hollow-back handstand. I feel calm when I’m upside down as it helps me to clear my thoughts and see things literally from a new perspective.
Come and meet her at one of her weekly class:
- $5 Flow (Moderate)
Mondays, 12:00-1:00 pm
- $5 Hatha (Gentle)
Tuesdays, 12:00-1:00 pm
- Hatha (Moderate)
Tuesdays, 5:45-7:00 pm
- Flow (Moderate)
Thursdays, 7:00-8:30 pm