architect. athlete. animal lover (mostly vegan). mother of two. married. yoga addict. yoga therapist. horse whisperer. dog walker. book lover. collector of words.
Today I believe I have always been drawn towards yoga. When I was 14, I read Hermann Hesse’s “Siddhartha”, and although I am sure I didn’t entirely understand what I was reading, I was captured by the Indian poetry and the inside the story embedded revelation:
Life is like a river. Our task is to learn to observe and listen to it in order to eventually understand that the river itself is always changing thus remaining the same.
It’s been many years since, and I still find myself in the same process of creation, preservation, and destruction over and over again. Frequently it’s been episodes of existential crisis and ill health that forced me to shift my perspective, and to re-establish and renew my inherited belief systems. Numerous times I have witnessed how easy those threads can be broken that seemed to hold a life together safely, and within seconds the illusionary mind being forced to leave behind everything and everyone, and being “in exile” from oneself.
And within all that chaos that seemed to stick to my life like glue, the only absolute that remained stable was my dedication to a regular yoga practice, which consequently had to be evolved, advanced and refined along with my ever-changing state of being.
Everything I teach today is rooted in my own life experience, and I honestly and authentically share my present sentiments and feelings. By allowing them to be an important part of my teaching, those have guided me towards different schools and styles of yoga, offering endless possibilities to customize and adapt one’s practice according to different individual needs.
For more than 17 years now I have been practicing and on this journey of sharing and distributing my heartfelt passion for yoga and its ancient teachings, far beyond postures and skilful movement. From 2011 to 2015 I have been teaching regular classes and workshops at Camyoga, Cambridge.
My overall focus remains creating a safe and non-competitive environment for students of every level to discover and express their individual state of being in the present moment. Fusing slow movement, mindfulness and breath together with present awareness gently invites every student to experience the purity at the eternal centre of consciousness, while at the same time allowing that purity to shine through their own personality.
In February 2016 I successfully graduated as a “Yoga Therapist” at Yoga Campus, London, thereby broadening my teaching skills and aiming to support any individual’s path towards self-healing and self-acceptance.
Presently I’m in the process of certifying for the natural health professional permission with naturopath, Germany. An interesting article about the application of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) as part of primary health care in Germany you can find here.
For more general information, please take a look at my blog. And if you have any personal questions or concerns always feel free to get in touch with me: andrea(at)andreapriceyoga.com