Andrea is passionate about helping people find deeper peace and connection through the power of yoga. She particularly enjoys working with youth, and believes that educating young people in healthy self-soothing methods will greatly enhance our education system and strengthen the character of our society. Her enthusiasm for mindfulness and other mind/body practices in schools comes from her own discoveries with contemplative practices, and she hopes to offer her students the freedom she has found through yoga.
Andrea has been sharing yoga and mindfulness practices with both children and teens, because her intention is to nurture young people and help build relationships to self and to others and connect with nature through sensory experiences. A yoga practice is a powerful method for learning to steady one’s attention on what is actually happening in the moment. From this place, compassion and radical acceptance naturally evolve. Old mindsets of the illusion of separation -- of me and them -- dissolve into the knowledge of wholeness. Dedicated to working with individuals of all abilities, Andrea meets her students where they currently are and shares tools which allow them to thrive.
Prior to teaching yoga, Andrea had a long-time career as the director of a high-end wedding resort where her calm, caring demeanor was known for bringing harmony in to an often chaotic, high-stress environment. It was that deep, compassionate spark that led her down the path of teaching yoga and mindfulness. Holding a bachelor’s degree in communication with a minor in marketing, Andrea is a 500-hour registered yoga teacher and holds certifications from several mind/body courses including the MBSR training program through UMass Medical School, Center for Mindfulness and A Course in Mindful Living with Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.
Andrea’s greatest teachers are her two daughters, and what brings her the most joy is spending time with her girls and husband in the Texas Hill Country. She feels most alive when communing with nature and loves live music, the performing arts, and just about any form of creative expression.