It doesn't take long after first meeting Andrea, to realize that this is someone who lives yoga. She is honest, humble, and mindful in all aspects of her life. Whether it is the food that she prepares for herself or those she cares about or the commitments she adds to her schedule, she is intentional with each step.
Andrea first started coming to Humble Haven Yoga in August of 2016 after relocating to Richmond from Charleston, SC. After practicing with us regularly, we were lucky to have Andrea join our first 200-hour teacher training program. Andrea moves with admirable grace on and off her yoga mat and her steady energy and teaching style encourages her students to do the same. Her intense-yet-easy presence gives you the confidence that she is right there with you, whether that is in conversation or as you are exploring your personal edge in a Hot Power class. I look forward to learning more from Andrea as a teacher on and off the mat. Join her for class, Thursday 4:45-5:45pm, Hot Power Yoga and learn more about her below.
What is your favorite style of class to teach and why?
My favorite style of class to teach is Hot Power with intentional breath & movement cues; while guiding a class through tension/release flow and backbending focused on spinal health and heart opening. Breath to movement pairing allows one to connect deeper with their body and be in that present moment. And who doesn’t love a good backbending series to rid the body of toxins? Ok, not everyone does. But it is my hope I can guide fellow yogis so they are able to approach the series with ease, gratitude, and an open mind. And maybe one day even like backbending!
What made you want to go beyond just practicing yoga and start teaching?
I loved the time I dedicated to my practice and the tools I learned on the mat for life outside the studio. Moving deeper into my own practice, I was eager to learn more and share that knowledge with others.
If you had to describe your teaching style in 3 words or less, what would you say?
Peace, fire & balance
What’s your favorite yoga pose?
Urdhva Dhanurasana (wheel)
What do you like to do around Richmond?
Riding bikes & evening river outings
What’s your favorite food?
Tea or Coffee?
“Like wildflowers; you must allow yourself to grow in all the places people thought you never would.” E.V.
Why are you excited to teach at Humble Haven Yoga?
Teaching at Humble Haven Yoga will be such an honor. I’m most excited about continuing to be a part of a growing community that extends support and love for fellow yogis throughout each step of their journey.
What’s your favorite song to practice to?
It’s Alright 2 Cry by Francis and the Lights