Because yoga means “unity” I believe our shared practice is a place to connect to the essence of what brings us together. As such, we often explore ideas and inspiration that unite us on or off the mat, perhaps both. I encourage you to (en)lighten up and play, challenge you to find your strength and your untapped potential, and to surrender when it feels right. I urge you to understand the difference between pain (ouch!) and sensation (wow!) in your own body, and act accordingly. Above all, I urge you to celebrate and be amazed by the wonder that is YOU.
I believe in offering consistency throughout all my classes, which I describe in my Charter of Intentions.
In all my classes, I seek meaningful ways to bring us together as a community, so that we may create some profound connection through our shared experiences as human beings. I hold a deep appreciation for provocative thinkers, archetypical stories from all traditions and cultures, and wicked wordsmiths. I draw inspiration from these sources.
In my Vinyasa Flow and Expanding classes, expect a creative flowing practice rooted firmly in postural alignment, a practice in which we can explore the intersections between mobility, stability, accessibility, and flexibility.
In my Hatha classes, expect to refine and align foundational yoga postures in more detail. For new yogis, you will learn how to establish the architecture of standard poses and build your confidence. For experienced yogis, you will learn new approaches to familiar poses to avoid injury and maximize your potential.
In my Yin Yoga classes, you will explore ways to cultivate stillness to expand deeply into your physical body and ease your conscious thoughts. In my Restorative & Nidra classes, you will cultivate stillness and support your body and mind to access profound rest.
I believe every body is wholly individual, and as such YOU are your most important teacher. I regard my role simply as your guide. I welcome you to your mat exactly as you are, and to channel and support your practice as it shows up for you in the moment. Through all my classes I endeavour to suggest modifications to suit your individual circumstances and experiences.
PRIVATE & CORPORATE CLASSES
I also teach Hatha, Power, Vinyasa, Yin, and Restorative Yoga for individuals or small groups who want to begin or deepen practice. I currently offer private corporate classes for the staff at BC Transit and the Ministry of Social Development & Poverty Reduction.
How can I customize a yoga practice for you or your team?
A creative and modern approach to Vinyasa yoga, weaving traditional yoga postures with unique themes and progressive sequencing that are as fun as they come, challenging and pleasantly unpredictable. Be prepared to work hard through a new experience that’s guaranteed to leave a smile on your face. Andrea’s Inspired Flow ain’t your grandmother’s yoga, and that’s exactly what makes it great!