Welcome! I’m Andrea, a teacher of Yoga and the founder of Body Mind Light. As a lifelong devotee of this age-old practice, I created this space to be a virtual hub for the technique, tradition and philosophy of classical Yoga.
The roots and wisdom of this ancient discipline lie deep in religion, culture, Sanskrit, Vedic texts and India itself. But Yoga should never be misconstrued as a religion, nor should it demand anyone to do, feel or believe anything that doesn’t feel right for them. It is a spiritual experience that is unique to each individual.
One of my principal messages is that Yoga is much more than physical postures! It is a process. It is a way of life. Mindfulness, breathing, meditation, cleansing, philosophy, morals, energies and behaviours carry equal importance – both inside and outside the classroom.
As a teacher, my approach to propagating yoga revolves around these concepts. This is what I aim to bring to the world and this is what you will discover within this site.
My Yoga Classes
When it comes to asana sequences and pranayama exercises, I prefer to teach by both demonstration and verbal guidance. More often than not, I’m found performing poses along with the class, while simultaneously explaining the meaning and purpose behind each action. I also routinely incorporate scriptural references, cultural connotations and Sanskrit mantras so that students are fully immersed in an authentic yogic experience.
Although I’m physically in Canada, my virtual reach is global! I currently offer online classes in classical Yoga, with modified flows for corporate groups (i.e. yoga for the workplace), seniors, mothers-to-be, special needs and individual health requirements.
Sharing this ancient wisdom with the world is a privilege, and I hope it inspires you to take your own practice to a deeper and more meaningful level. I welcome you to discover the secrets of this timeless science, revel in an abundance of positive vibrations and realize your own remarkable potential.
See you on the mat!