Andrea Rice is a writer, movement and meditation teacher, and yoga festival presenter. Her articles and essays have appeared in The New York Times, Yoga Journal, The Wanderlust Journal, mindbodygreen, SONIMA, and Astrostyle, among other publications. She has been teaching yoga since 2010, and has studied and trained extensively with Alexandria Crow, the creator of Yoga Physics, and also Elena Brower. After a debilitating health scare in 2016 that resulted in extensive abdominal surgery, she realized that her healing journey was only just beginning—despite having been a yogi for years. Now, she encourages her students to develop their own sense of body awareness through simple, repetitive movement rooted in biomechanics, which facilitates observation, self-inquiry, and palpable presence. Andrea is also passionate about the principles of the Zen Buddhist tradition, and how those can be applied both on and off the mat in a way that’s digestible, relevant, and timely. She has taught at various studios around Brooklyn and Manhattan, most recently at YogaWorks, and returns to Vermont each summer to teach yoga and meditation at the annual Wanderlust Festival in Stratton. Her classes and writings explore what she often describes as an unraveling toward knowing the true self, offering practices that are rooted in acceptance and contentment. After a decade running the wellness gamut in New York City, she recently relocated to Raleigh, NC, where she teaches at Blue Lotus and lives with her husband and their cat. As a student of astrology she is also co-authoring a book about the application of seasonal rhythms and yoga philosophy to modern life, which will be published by New Harbinger in early 2020. Contact Andrea for private yoga sessions and consultations, or writing articles and collaborating on other editorial projects. Connect with her on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
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