About Me

Welcome, and thank you so much for stopping by today! Health and wellness has always been really important to me, and I’ve always been an active and relatively fit person.

I have 2 kids – 12 years old and 7 years old, who have lots of energy and keep me on my toes everyday!

MY YOGA JOURNEY

I loved yoga from the very first class that I took because it actually helped me relax (yep, Type A personality here)! I began to look at yoga class at the YMCA as my “mental break” from being a stay-at-home mom, and went from taking 1 class per week to 2 classes per week, and following along with YouTube videos when I wasn’t able to make it to a class.

After about a year of taking classes, I knew I wanted to learn as much as I could so that I could do more yoga at home and so that I could teach classes at the YMCA. I took a 200 hour teacher training, then a 300 hour teacher training afterwards. I’m certified to teach Hatha Yoga, but I’ve experimented with lots of different styles: Hot yoga, Bikram yoga, Vinyasa yoga, Gentle yoga, and Restorative yoga.

While in teacher training and while teaching classes, I pushed myself into lots of poses that my body wasn’t ready for or isn’t built for. And it wasn’t anyone’s fault but my own…..

Unfortunately, I saw many of my students also pushing themselves into poses, and practicing to the point of pain. Hopefully, readers will learn ways to make yoga simple and gentle – with yoga props and modifications to poses – so that you won’t have to experience pain and can enjoy the many benefits of yoga.

If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.

All the best,
Andrea
SimpleGentleYoga.com

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