ANDREA - a full time Yoga, Pilates and Tai Chi instructor.

I fell in love with yoga over seven years ago, when I got a Nintendo DS and bought a game called Let's Yoga. From then, I began 'playing' yoga everyday, sometimes twice a day. At first, the practice was more physical for me, but after few months I started to really count on yoga to bring me a sense of calm during especially chaotic days. Soon after, I began recognizing the benefits of a regular asana and meditation practice and continued to incorporate yoga daily - not just during times of chaos. I found myself feeling more energized, more compassionate, happier, and with more awareness. Now, I teach full-time and couldn't be happier to do what I love. What began as a physical practice for strength and flexibility quickly became a lifestyle. I teach my students to take their yoga off the mat and apply the principles learned in the class to their lives outside of the studio. I do not only teach my philosophy, I live it.

streda 31. decembra 2014

Happy New Yoga Year!

I just wanted to thank you for joining me in classes this year. I have thoroughly enjoyed your company!


Have a wonderful break and don’t forget I have plenty of classes planed for you to attend wherever you are :)


Take care and I look forward to seeing you and welcoming you all in 2015!!!


Happy New Year! Make this the best year ever!





štvrtok 18. decembra 2014

CHRISTMAS TIMETABLE


17th Dec Wednesday
6pm Tai Chi Hitchin - the last class this year
8pm Yoga Pure Gym - the last class this year

18th Dec Thursday 
5pm Yoga Storm Gym - the last class
8.30pm Fitness Yoga HRLC - the last class this year

19th Dec Friday
9.30 Hatha Yoga DLL - the last class this year

20th Dec Saturday
9.30am Hatha Yoga Hitchin 
10.30am Tai Chi Hitchin
12.30 Yoga DLC - the last class this year
13.30 Pregnancy Yoga DLC - the last class this year

21st Dec Sunday
10am Pilates Ban
11.15am Yoga Ban

22nd Dec Monday
11.30 Fitness Yoga Hitchin
2pm Pilates cover DLStevenage
8pm Power YOga DLC - the last class this year

23rd Dec Tuesday
7.30 Pilates DL"

24th Dec Wednesday
9.30am Yoga cover DLL

25.,26th Dec - my 2 days off!!!  

27th Dec Saturday
9.30am Hatha Yoga Hitchin 
10.30am Tai Chi Hitchin

28th Dec Sunday
10am Pilates Ban
11.15am Yoga Ban

29th Dec Monday
11.30 Fitness Yoga Hitchin
2pm Pilates cover DLStevenage

30th Dec Tuesday
11.20 Pilates cover DLHatfield
7,30pm Pilates DLL

31th Dec, 1st Jan - 2 days off again!! 

2nd Jan Fri
9.30am Hatha Yoga DLL

3th Jan Sat 
9.30am Hatha Yoga Hitchin 
10.30am Tai Chi Hitchin

4th Jan Sunday
10am Pilates Ban
11.15am Yoga Ban

nedeľa 30. novembra 2014

Fall Into STILLNESS Workshop

Yesterday was a big day for me... 
I was preparing this Workshop 2 months and It would be perfect if there weren't some complications, but hey, at least we know the next one can be better! 
All of you were so nice and supportive, thank you for that!  
I guess I still feel a bit exhausted, but very very HAPPY!!! 

THANK YOU ALL FOR BEING A PART OF IT!



And without my big help - Maya, the workshop would not happen, so I want to say a huge THANK YOU for this great friend and amazing person :) x x x
And here is the recipe for the yummy cake she baked for us :)






sobota 29. novembra 2014

A bit of Morning Inspiration



Speak 4 lines to yourself every morning...
I am the best.
I can do it.
I am a winner
Today is my best day


Fall into STILLNESS is happening TODAY!!!





I am ready for today!
If anyone still wants to come to the Fall into STILLNESS workshop (2,30-6,30), feel free to come, few people cancelled yesterday. 
Can´t wait!!!!!

štvrtok 20. novembra 2014

Day 4 ‪#‎yogabodychallenge‬


I was avoiding this pose... 
And I had to try it today... 
I almost broke my neck... 
But I DID IT!!!!!


streda 19. novembra 2014

Day 3 ‪#‎yogabodychallenge‬


***British Yoga Festival News***

- unfortunately Tequila Yoga Workshop was cancelled :/ I am going to Vena Ramphal | 16.30 - 18.00 instead...

- we are meeting at Luton Airport Parkway train station at 12! (I cannot remember now, who said is going, pls, remind me...)

štvrtok 13. novembra 2014

Red Allert for Storm Gym classes


**ATTENTION!!!**

People, you will decide if the classes in Storm Gym will run in new year!

If there won´t be 7 or more people in the classes by Xmas, that´s it, I´m afraid  

Tell your friends to come, bring them along, I am sure we can have a nice group of people here, too. 

But it is all up to you now - fight for YOGA! 

Start today - 5pm - there will be a great session that will strengthen and stretch your body.


Yoga Body Challenge


YOGABODY's 20-day Yoga Challenge starts next week! It's completely free and anyone can join!

Are you up to the challenge? The poses have both beginner and advanced options, so all levels of yogis can join in! Don't miss out on the fun! Sign up here: http://www.yogabody.com

Everyday we will post a new video with that day's pose. Do the pose, take a photo, upload to Facebook or Instagram with the tag ‪#‎YogaBodyChallenge‬ and you're automatically entered to win!

Join the Facebook event to meet other awesome yoga people from all over the world!


Moon Sequence

                                                                                                                                                                          





 We always do sun salutations in classes, so I decided that in next Hatha Yoga classes we will do a moon sequence, starting from tomorrow :) can´t wait to try it out!! 



utorok 11. novembra 2014

My first ever onesies ~ in style ~ ‪#‎yogastyle‬




Arm Balances 10/11/14

Arm balances can be some of the most fun and exhilarating yoga poses to practice, but for a lot of people, they can be scary and intimidating. For one, most people have a fear of falling. Even though we constantly say that yoga is a practice and that it’s ok to fall, people automatically correlate falling with failure. Second, a lot of people shy away from arm balances because they feel like they don’t have the balance or the upper body strength. If you think about it, we don’t use our arms, shoulders and chest that often. We are on our feet most of the time, so it’s pretty common, especially for women, to lack the upper body strength that is needed to do some of these poses.

A great way to start building balance and upper body strength for arm balances is practicing plank pose (maybe adding in some mini push-ups) and downward dog. Practicing plank is great because it forces you to engage your arms, strengthening the weight bearing muscles of the arm that are crucial for succeeding in more advanced arm balances.

Arm balances have a few very important benefits. They can help build upper body strength which in turn, builds bone density which over time, can prevent the loss of mineralization in the bones in the upper body – also known as osteoporosis. Arm balances also require a certain amount of balance which can prevent falls and broken bones which is important especially as we get older.