Andrea McDermott {BIO}

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I was drawn to yoga 8 years ago as a means to cross-train, improve flexibility, and heal sports injuries.  In the past two years yoga became a way for me to manage personal hardships, emotional, psychological, and physical stress.  I realized that at any time I needed to feel grounded I returned to my mat and began to reap the benefits of a continuous practice.  This realization became the catalyst my journey of exploring the spiritual side of yoga and deepening my personal practice.  Yoga has allowed me the space to find clarity and cultivate mind-body awareness and acceptance. 

Currently a student I will complete the 200 hour teacher training program through Day Yoga in June of 2015.  I am also a registered prenatal yoga teacher through ShantiMom.   When not teaching or practicing yoga I enjoy spending time with my daughter, rowing, cooking, reading, and anything outdoors.  Being in nature or on the water is medicine for my soul! I’m also a certified labor doula in the Dayton area providing childbirth education, supporting and coaching mothers through labor and delivery.

My classes range from peaceful and relaxing to energetic, sweat-inducing vinyasa flows.  Yoga is different for every body and my goal is to provide verbal support through a variety of poses and conscious sequencing.  Each class will help build strength, flexibility, and balance, as well as provide the space to find clarity and mental reflection.