Who's On The Mat
From The Heart
My Manduka creates an oasis for me to become all of me. When I step on my Manduka mat it is like I am stepping onto a mirror. My Manduka sees me in ways that no one else does, and provides with me with a safe and comfortable place to be who I am. No judgment, no criticism, just self- reflection. This mat is like no other mat. It is awesome! There is no place I would rather be than on my mat! My Manduka is my crystal ball- it knows where I am going, even before I do.
Why Manduka?: Manduka not only creates products that perform at the highest level, but they are fully committed to conscious development and sustainable production. They truly practice what they preach, and have numerous inspiring community support programs. As someone who rarely vocally recommends a brand to students or friends, Manduka truly is one I can put my whole heart and conscience behind.
What does your Manduka help you #practice?: My Manduka mat helps me practice connection. The moment my toes touch my mat, I inhabit my breath, my body and my present experience. It is this moment that I am brought back to center, to my intuitive brilliance. It is here that I find space, inspiration, energy, clarity.
Yoga Style: Hot Yoga, Power, Vinyasa
Andrew is a 900 hour trained yoga instructor, certified personal trainer and founder of Yogi International. He combines the depth of classical hatha, dynamic vinyasa and power yoga methods with pragmatic, empowering psychology and his background in fitness training. As an athlete and someone who has found deeper fulfillment in life through their yoga practice, Andrew strives to share it’s truly transformative power with others.
Andrew offers yoga and energizing fitness programs, courses and retreats in a wide range of settings within Canada and internationally. Inspired by the supportive sense of community that yoga creates, his approach appeals to all students, allowing those with more experience to enhance their practice while beginners refine the most basic modalities in the same space.
After spending most of the past year hosting integrative retreats on the Atlantic coast of Morocco, Andrew has returned to his native Canada where he maintains a full schedule of yoga classes, personal training, workshops and retreats.