There are a few people in my life who deeply impacted where and who I am today. They are not your typical, flashy motivational speakers or mega life coaches. These fine humans work behind the scenes and touch hundreds of lives with their kindness, their compassion and deep understanding of the spirit and the body. Through their journey I too experienced a profound cognizance of the interconnectedness of all beings. Through them, my life has become richer on many levels.
I devised a set of questions to help you understand the intricacies of these amazing humans.
I stumbled into Andrea’s yoga class about fourteen years ago and I was utterly, undeniably floored, challenged, humbled and restored. I love this woman, her straightforward approach to yoga makes her classes accessible and enjoyable to anyone. You won’t find overzealous yoga chants in her classes and her sublime sequences aren’t overtaxed with a myriad of Sanskrit terms. What you will find is a woman who owns her strength and demonstrates an immense knowledge of the body and its inner workings.
Here is my Q & A with her:
1.How and when did you know that this is the career path you wanted to walk on?
I hit a pretty hard rock bottom in my personal life and yoga totally saw me through it. You might say Yoga introduced me to a part of me I had not yet met. I wanted everyone to know that it just might do the same thing for them. So I took a teacher training and the rest is history.
2.Given that you see many clients/patients/students each day, how do you recharge, what’s your process?
Meditation is a huge one. When I slack on my meditation I can feel it in the balance of my life. There are a number of self-care modalities that I lean into. Bodywork, watching what I consume nutrition-wise and intellectually, hyperbaric oxygen chamber visits at O2 Up in Mar Vista with Bryan http://o2underpressure.com/ and plenty of time with my sweet husband and our kitty Zoe.
3.If you were given a debit card with unlimited funds, what would you do with it?
Contribute to my brother's Humanity United fund. He is doing amazing inspirational work which everyone should check out athttps://humanityunited.org/. I would pay for people to come on retreat with me and see the world. Those who have been yearning to do so but haven't saved the pennies just yet to manage it. FINALLY, remodel our condo and ... my husband would kill me if I didn't say I would buy him a Porsche .