My Approach

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.


My Classes

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 optimal functional movement and safety, a practice in which we can explore the intersections between mobility, stability, accessibility, and flexibility. I believe that we need time, support, and discipline to develop a stronger practice; as such, I focus on one peak pose or family of poses per month so that students can build more skill and confidence in these more challenging asanas.

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.


My Responsibility

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.

MONDAYS

RESTORATIVE
4:15-5:30pm
*LIVESTREAMED ONLY
Drop-in Class
Register at Moksana Yoga Center

Cultivate stillness to explore fascial release and ease into deep rest.
Suitable for beginners.

TUESDAYS

FOUNDATIONS
11:45am-12:45pm
*LIMITED PARTICIPANT LIVE
& LIVESTREAMED Drop-in Class
Register at Moksana Yoga Center

Learn a foundational & functional approach to Hatha yoga to cultivate stability, mobility, agility & flexibility.
Suitable for beginners.

WEDNESDAYS

ALL LEVELS FLOW
9:30-11am
*LIMITED PARTICIPANT LIVE
& LIVESTREAMED Drop-in Class
Register at Moksana Yoga Center

Deepen your capacity and condition for regular practice by focusing on specific actions & poses for one month.
All levels & experience welcome.


YIN YOGA
1:00-2:30PM
*REGISTERED SERIES LIVE class
Register at Monterey Centre, Oak Bay Rec

Cultivate stillness to explore fascial release and ease into deep body awareness.
Suitable for beginners.


VINYASA FLOW
5:15-6:30pm
*LIMITED PARTICIPANT LIVE
& LIVESTREAMED Drop-in Class
Register at Fernwood Yoga Den

Delve deeper into one peak pose per month through creative Vinyasa flow.
Foundational experience
recommended.

FRIDAYS

FOUNDATIONS
11:45am-12:45pm
*LIMITED PARTICIPANT LIVE
& LIVESTREAMED Drop-in Class
Register at Moksana Yoga Center

Learn a foundational & functional approach to Hatha yoga to cultivate stability, mobility, agility & flexibility.
Suitable for beginners.

SATURDAYS

ALL LEVELS FLOW
9:30-11am
*LIMITED PARTICIPANT LIVE
& LIVESTREAMED Drop-in Class
Register at Moksana Yoga Center

Deepen your capacity and condition for regular practice by focusing on specific actions & poses for one month.
All levels & experience welcome.

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 the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce and the Ministry of Social Development & Poverty Reduction.

How can I customize a yoga practice for you or your team?

PRACTICE WITH ME ONLINE!

I have recently been welcomed into the Do Yoga With Me family, and have been having a blast filming instructional videos and full practices for those of you who want to practice with me from home or abroad!

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!

~Chris F.