The practices of yoga and meditation wove into Andrea’s life in the year 2000 when she pressed play on an audio cassette titled “Gentle Kripalu Yoga”. She then proceeded to press play every evening before bed, for months… memorizing the sequence and getting hooked on yoga. Shortly after, she signed up for a beginner’s yoga class at the YWCA in Peterborough where she was attending Trent University and stuck with the practices through thick and thin over the course of her life.
In 2010, Andrea took her first yoga teacher training at Yandara Yoga Institute in the Baja, and taught her first yoga class (by donation karma class at the Howe Sound Women’s Centre) the day she got off the airplane. Between having two lovely children, she has managed to complete One Yoga’s 200hr teacher training with Ryan Leier and 300hr Shamanic Yoga teacher training in Squamish, and has studied trauma-sensitive yoga with Yoga Outreach and Living Meditation with David Wagner.
Andrea believes that yoga is real-life magic that enables people to unravel and come back to themselves. She wishes to offer her students a moment of reprieve from the fullness of day-to-day life, and the opportunity for self-inquiry, healing, relaxation, connection, and often, a good laugh.