Yoga is not about how you look, it's about how you FEEL and who you want to be.
ABOUT THIS Adrea PERSON
Adrea is a SoCal native, born in Hollywood to rather bohemian parents, and raised to appreciate art, beauty, and animals and to be compassionate and non-judgmental of everyone. She spent her childhood in a ballet company and played hide-and-go-seek with a headful of curlers in the balconies of various performance venues.
After an almost entirely private-school education, she graduated with a B.A. in Art History from Chapman University in 2004. Once she completed her internship at the LA County Museum of Art, she became a Graphic Designer, which she still does today.
Adrea first found yoga in her twenties, and she thought it would be a natural progression from her ballet days. She soon realized that there are some important differences between the two types of movement. In dance, the body is a tool of expression; like a painter uses a paintbrush our body is the brush. And protecting the health of the body is not the main concern which is why dancers tend to have injuries and health issues. In yoga, we focus on protecting our anatomy and increasing our health and wellness, and realizing that is what caused Adrea to fall in love with yoga.
She practiced off and on for years, exploring the different types of yoga styles and learning how to incorporate mindfulness and breathing techniques into her practice. Vinyasa became her true yoga love for several years before she decided she wanted to share her love of yoga. She became a RYT-200 level Yoga Alliance Registered Teacher in the spring of 2016 after completing the Deeper Than Asana program led by master teachers Rebecca Fink and Erika Burkhalter. Since then, she has expanded her trainings by becoming certified in Yin Yoga with Melissa Christensen, Kids & Family Yoga through the Rainbow Yoga program, and Truama-Informed Yoga with Zabie Yamasaki. Soon she will be undertaking a 300-Hour program.
Adrea loves teaching both group classes and private lessons. Her classes’ range from beginner students of all ages, to athletes looking for a strong and challenging sequence; and all her students love the benefits of her Yin Yoga sessions. Her private students speak of the amazing growth they’ve accomplished through her one-on-one tutoring. Her goal in teaching yoga is to help every student who comes to their mat find the yoga that works for them and to realize that they are enough exactly as they are right now.
When not on the mat, you can find Adrea shooting Yoga Photography, designing Malas, Meditating, spending time with her family & enjoying life lived by the beach. Her giant tabby cat, Hemingway, is often by her side.
Learn about the types of yoga that I teach here.
- RYT 200 Deeper Than Asana Yoga Teacher Training Program, May 2016
- First Aid, AED, CPR Certification, April 2016
- National Yoga Alliance Member May 2016
- Handstand Workshop with Rebecca Fink, April 2016
- Assistant for the 200 Hour Deeper Than Asana Yoga Training, Winter 2016
- Yin Yoga Teacher Training with Melissa Christensen, Spectra Yoga, June 2016
- Rainbow Kids Yoga Training, Long Beach, September 2016
- Assistant and Yin Teacher at the November 2016 Deeper Than Asana Palm Desert Retreat
- Trauma Informed Yoga Training with Zabie Yamasaki, Be The Change Yoga, January 2017