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with Andy Anglin

Andrea Turner

My yoga journey began at the age of 10, when my mother and I signed up for a yoga class together. The experience ignited a life long passion for the practice, which has continued to inspire me physically, intellectually and spiritually.

Before the yoga teacher path became apparent, I was a pre-med student at Portland State University. I double majored in Community and Public Health Education as well as Health Sciences and received my Bachelors degree in 2012. Combining my love for anatomy and kinesiology with the path of yoga has been a joy that I will nurture for the rest of my life.

In 2010, I spent four months in India on a medical internship. There I was blessed to spend some time at the Kaivalyadhama ashram studying Yoga and Ayruveda with Dr. Gururaj ,Dr. Jagdish Bhutada, and Gurigi Neeraj. My time in India lead to my inevitable evolution toward becoming a yoga teacher.

I completed the 200-hour Yoga Alliance teacher training through Amrita Sanctuary in SW Portland under the guidance of SarahJoy Marsh. The amrita style of yoga is a form of vinyasa yoga with influences from ayurveda, physical therapy, neuroscience, yoga philosophy and psychology, pranayama, and mindfulness. The amrita yoga style emphasizes the bio-mechanics of alignment, anatomy, kinesiology, and rehabilitative processes. 

During this program I was asked to observe a style of yoga unfamiliar to me. I made a few calls and was invited to join a Parents & Toddlers Yoga Class at Stumptown Yoga in SE Portland. The first lion roar hooked me! Kids yoga was nothing like I could have imagined and my heart soared with the realization that I was allowed to be a silly grown-up!  In 2011, I became a Yoga Alliance certified Kids Yoga teacher through Rainbow Kids Yoga.

One of the first things I learned as a yoga teacher was the need to remain a student. In 2013 I began work on completing the Yoga Aliance 500-hour teacher-training program through the Bhaktishop in SE Portland. This program has brought to life the nuts and bolts of yoga, from the intricacies of Sanskrit to the inner workings of the Iyengar method.

I have taught yoga classes and workshops for studios and companies all over the Pacific Northwest. I continue to teach classes and workshops (now in Sitka, Alaska). You can find out more about my upcoming offerings by visiting the "practice" tab above. 

        I believe yoga is a gift in our lives, and I teach to share that gift. I instruct from my own practices, experimenting, innovating and sharing with you what I have discovered along the yoga journey. I believe that yoga isn’t about executing the poses perfectly, or having the best balance. Yoga is taking a moment from your stressful, upbeat life and remembering you have a soul that needs tending to. Yoga is holding your own heart as tenderly as you would others. I am trained to work with people of all shapes and sizes and levels of physical ability, and I strongly encourage you to discuss any concerns or challenges regarding yoga practice with  me! 

Please introduce yourself if you are new…I am looking forward to sharing yoga with you! 

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