Andrea took her first yoga class in 2011 when a close friend said “come try this yoga.” During that first class, her heart was beating so fast she felt like it was coming out of my chest, but the mental and physical effort combined along with the sweating, made her feel amazing.

At the time, Andrea was working full time as an executive in health insurance, and really needed the yoga both mentally and physically to decompress at the end of the day. She also learned that the yoga helped work out some residual health issues from a serious car accident years before. As her love for Bikram Yoga grew, Andrea realized after 24 years in the corporate world, she needed a change.

In Fall of 2016, Andrea attended the Bikram Yoga Teacher Training in Phuket, Thailand. Andrea credits the strong Bikram Yoga community in New England for giving her the courage to begin teaching. Now, Andrea says, her passion can be both my medicine and my occupation. I think this is what they call “living the dream!”