Andrea is a native of Boston where she grew up swimming competitively. Her intense training lifestyle began at a very young age and included intense practice sessions before and after school, weekly strength and conditioning, and lots of physical therapy. Pushing through year-round training and competitions brought her swimming career to an abrupt halt in college, so she instead dove into her undergraduate studies in the physical sciences. In 2013, Andrea was apart of the events of the Boston Marathon that left her coping with PTSD and unsure of how to move forward. With unresolved chronic swimming injuries and new mental health obstacles, she walked in to her first yoga class not knowing what to expect. For the first time, she learned how to listen to her body, forgive, and take care of herself. Her new love of yoga lead to her graduate studies in sports nutrition in 2018 and eventually to her yoga teacher training program in beautiful India the following year. She has since been working with the North Carolina State University and Duke University sports nutrition departments educating Division I athletes on smart nutrition for training, competition, and injury prevention. Andrea's goal as a yoga teacher is to make all students feel comfortable slowing down and addressing the expectations we place on ourselves. In her free time you can probably find her falling asleep while trying to read, hiking with her two huskies, or cooking up a storm.