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Andrea Kwiatkowski

Andrea is an Advanced Jivamukti certified teacher one of only a few in the UK, a 500hr Senior yoga alliance teacher and  Level 2 yin yoga teacher with Insight yoga. She is also certified to teach Restorative yoga.

Andrea is known for her passionate, dynamic and inspirational teaching that incorporates both the physical and spiritual aspects of yoga from the lineage of her gurus Sharon Gannon And David Life and their gurus Sri K Pattabhi Jois, Sri Brahmananda Saraswati and Swami Nirmalanda. Her classes integrate deep bhakti infused practices with the application of precise alignment and deep spiritual  intention. Andrea believes yoga can enable us to create self-awareness, acceptance and compassion for living a full and spiritual life. Being a passionate vegetarian and vegan since the age of 14 she includes this philosophy into her teaching.  

Andrea trained as a professional dancer and travelled all over the world in her career. It was during this time in her mid twenties she took her first yoga class and it sparked an interest in eastern philosophy and in particular Tibetan Buddhism that she draws from in her teaching.

Andrea has been teaching yoga since 2001 and has trained teachers  for the BWY, she enjoys mentoring and developing new teachers through workshops and courses.

In 2004 she was given the Jivamukti yoga book by a friend and then began to study the method completing  the teaching training in New York with Sharon Gannon and David life in 2005. As an Advanced certified teacher in the method, she has assisted her teachers many times and  assists on the Jivamukti Immersion programme. She has taught at Jivamukti centres in Europe including Jivamukti Berlin, Peace yoga and The Looking Glass in Basel Switzerland.

Andrea is also a certified Level 2 Yin yoga teacher and continues to study with Sarah Powers developing her inter discipline approach of yin yoga, buddhism and in-depth psychology. Her other main teacher is Judith Hanson Lasater studying Restorative yoga with her and continuing to take her online courses.  

You can find her classes online at www.movementformodernlife.com, and she is an ambassador for the Asquith yoga company. 

Living in Cambridge Andrea runs classes, workshops and retreats worldwide. 

Website: www.santoshayoga.co.uk

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