A personal trainer whose approach extends far beyond physical fitness—she takes a holistic journey encompassing breathwork, meditation, movement, and nutrition. In other words, she's a Spiritual Gangster. 

As we approach International Yoga Day, we shine a light on Andrea, as she believes movement is liberation—a celebration of the body's potential. Through dynamic workouts and graceful yoga, she empowers individuals to connect with their physicality. 

"One thing that I think makes yoga unique is that it integrates body, mind and spirit. It’s both a physical and a spiritual practice. Not only do we get to move and connect deeper with our bodies, but it also promotes a deeper sense of awareness of our mental and emotional state. Also, being a breathwork practitioner I also love the practice of pranayama that helps regulate the nervous system, reduce stress and enhance clarity."

What three words describe how you feel after yoga?

Centered, at peace, grounded


What is your ideal 'Aprés Yoga' (post-yoga) routine

My ideal post-yoga routine is to continue spending the day in a way that I can stay in that peaceful, grounded state of being. Eat a nourishing meal, maybe relax out in the sun, go on a walk in nature, journal, reflect and meditate.

Do you have any insights on the connection between astrology and yoga, or Astro Yoga?

The connection between astrology and yoga involves using astrological insights to tailor yoga practices that balance and enhance the energies specific to an individual's astrological sign. Each astrological sign is associated with specific characteristics, strengths, weaknesses, and energies. There are tailored postures, breathing techniques, meditations and visualizations that can offer a more personalized yoga practice.

Try these poses for each astrology sign:

  • Aries (March 21 - April 19): Warrior 1 & Three Legged Dog for challenge & control
  • Taurus (April 20 - May 20): Tree Pose & Goddess Pose for stability
  • Gemini (May 21 - June 20): Half Moon Pose & Camel Pose for curiosity & playfulness
  • Cancer (June 21 - July 22): Child's Pose & Lotus Pose for peace
  • Leo (July 23 - August 22): Revolved Triangle Pose & Dancer's Pose for expression
  • Virgo (August 23 - September 22): Eagle Pose & Plank Pose for concentration
  • Libra (September 23 - October 22): Half Moon Pose & Peaceful Warrior for balance
  • Scorpio (October 23 - November 21): Goddess Pose & Camel Pose for healing
  • Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21): Revolved Triangle Pose & Warrior 2 for strength
  • Capricorn (December 22 - January 19): Mountain Pose & Chair Pose for focus
  • Aquarius (January 20 - February 18): Camel Pose & Garland Pose to open up
  • Pisces (February 19 - March 20): Bound Angle Pose & Child's Pose for release & connection

Warrior 1

Tree Pose

Camel Pose

Lotus Pose

Revolved Triangle Pose

Eagle Pose

Peaceful Warrior Pose

Goddess Pose

"I feel like a lot of people don't fully know or appreciate yoga’s profound impact on mental and emotional well-being, beyond its physical benefits. While yoga is often perceived primarily as a form of exercise to increase flexibility, strength, and relaxation, its influence on the mind and emotions is equally, if not more, significant."

Are there any common misconceptions about yoga that surprise you?

Not that necessarily surprise me, but I do think some common misconceptions are that you have to be naturally flexible to practice yoga, that you have to follow a strict routine, that it’s primarily for women or that it’s easy and not a “real” workout.

Mantra You Live By:

My very first mantra was “follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls” and I feel like that still resonates with me. I have and continue to stay true to my path and follow my soul’s desires, and it always leads me right. I know that as long as I stay true to myself it will always work out and opportunities that are meant for me will present themselves.

It’s about trust (in myself and the universe) and I think that’s something that we all struggle a lot with, especially in times that feels challenges and hard. Lately my mantras have been even more about empowerment, honoring my power as a woman, and unapologetically expressing myself.

How do you practice self-love and self-acceptance? 

I practice it in so many ways! Mostly through honoring my body’s needs every day. I do that by having a morning routine where I before anything else check in with myself and ask myself what I need today. Especially as women our needs are so different depending on where we are in our cycle. I think a lot of self-acceptance comes with understanding this and honoring our uniqueness and what we need, not what society expects from us. I connect to deeper self-love through meditation and breathwork, movement, dancing, eating healthy nourishing foods, protecting my energy, honoring my boundaries and intuition, making decisions and living an intentional life that’s aligned with my devotion to being the most authentic version of myself.

I love the Love Sculpt Seamless Legging and the Kaci Asymmetric both for practice and après yoga. Afterwards I also love throwing on the La Vida Off Shoulder Sweatshirt, it’s my favorite.