Andrea O. Orrego

Andrea O. Orrego
Andrea began a steady asana practice in 2009. Since then, her physical practice has gone through many shifts remaining consistent all the while. Through the years, she has found a love and dedication for meditation, chanting and pranayama. Andrea earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular Biology and enjoys associating what she learns from practice to what she understands and continues to study about science. She strongly believes in her students and their ability to achieve all they set their minds and hearts to through practice. She strives to remain present for her students and facilitates an environment where students can tune in to themselves. Andrea trusts that yoga will aid her students in becoming independent, strong minded individuals leading joyful lives. She loves to practice, teach, everything outdoors, read, meet people, and spend time with her husband and dog.
Fun facts:
Her dad owned a circus when she was growing up in Peru, where she was born and raised until 10 years of age.
She once attempted cliff diving, jumping 40 feet and landing on her back. It was her first time, and probably last.
She's run one marathon and has since gone running about 10 times. The race was in 2014...

Favorite Yoga Move: 

I love practicing jumping back to chaturanga dandasana from sitting. I think it’s fun when I jump to bhujapidasana from downward facing dog. I look forward to it during my practice.

How Has Yoga Benefited You The Most: 

Yoga has helped me face my flaws head-on and allowed me to work on them without hating those layers of myself. I have learned to be in the moment during my practice and am now able to seek and practice that same presence off my yoga mat. With the guidance of my beloved teachers, I have learned to truly believe in myself. Practice and all is coming.

Reason Started Doing Yoga: 

I was 11 when I took my first yoga class. I remember hearing the voice inside my head as we moved through different asanas-- I experienced silence and a sense of peace. Since then I have been drawn to mindfulness practices and incorporate them into my daily life as much as I can.

5 Words That Describe Your Teaching Style: 

Authentic. Nurturing. Insightful. Stimulating. Focused.