Andrea started practicing ashtanga yoga in 2002, after her second child was born. Captivated by its rigor and discipline, she practiced ashtanga exclusively for five years. During that time, she finished her PhD in social work, completed teacher training, and began teaching both yoga and social work. When her teachers moved away, Andrea resolved to continue to grow and evolve as a student and teacher. She began exploring alternative and equally engaging styles of practice with a wider range of postures and an emphasis on alignment, prop usage and accessibility. Through years of dedicated practice and study, Andrea now is proficient at reaching both beginner and experienced yogis, and her public schedule offers both gentle, grounding practices as well as more energetic, flowing options. In addition to her public classes, she offers private individual and small group instruction at her hOMe studio. She is proud to be the yoga instructor for the Dominican University athletics department. Off of the mat, Andrea spends time with her two teenagers, husband and a very rambunctious chocolate lab.