Andrew began his spiritual journey in his late teens when he crossed paths with a practitioner of Chinese medicine ball meditation. The idea of meditation struck a deep chord in him which led him to major in Religious Studies with a focus on Hinduism and Buddhism. These studies brought him to the yogic path. Andrew has been on that path for the past 15 years. He is especially excited to share his continued love of meditation in addition to the ways that hatha yoga is integral to a meditation practice.
Andrew completed his 200hr certification in 2011 through Integral Yoga and is currently an RYT 200 working on his RYT 500. Over the past 15 years, his practice has been nurtured by many influences including extended residences at the Satchidananda Ashram in Virginia as well as the Integral Yoga Institute in New York. There he was immersed in the yogic lifestyle and participated in several meditations and hatha classes on a daily basis.
Additionally, his path led him to a 10-day silent meditation retreat in the Vipassana style. Most recently, he completed a Meditation Teacher Training with Integral Yoga in February 2023.
Andrew’s yoga practice is rooted in his love of meditation and the various forms that it takes. He sees hatha yoga as both a moving meditation and the basis for any meditation practice. He guides his students through poses with an emphasis on both the physical alignment and inner awareness. He is also eager to share his love for Yoga Nidra, a practice which, by fostering deep relaxation, can also settle the practitioner into a meditative state.
As a passionate student of Yogic philosophy, he is also thrilled to share his deeper understanding of the other limbs of yoga beyond hatha and how to incorporate those into daily life as well. Andrew hopes to hold space and aid growth for anyone on the yogic path regardless of their previous experience.