Hello, my name is Andrea Symons and welcome to my website. I have been teaching health and fitness, one way or another since 1996. I have been teaching Ashtanga Yoga (dynamic power yoga) classes since 2006, also teach Yoga Body Sculpt (yoga/pilates fusion - think Body Conditioning - Yogafied!!), offer private yoga coaching, plus I am a Fertility Yoga Therapist specialising in teaching Yoga for Fertility and Conception, in Bushey, and Elstree/Borehamwood Herts and also Northwood, Middx.
I have a real love of both practising and teaching yoga and I aim to give my students a warm and friendly (and occasionaly humorous) approach to their yoga, so they can build a lifelong relationship to their practice.
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali is an ancient philosophical text. Sutras are short aphorisms addressing a particular topic, in this case yoga. The second sutra provides a definition of yoga: "yoga chitta vritti nirodha". Though there are variations on how this statement is translated from the Sanskrit, one common interpretation is "yoga is the cessation of the fluctuations of the mind." In other words, you are doing yoga in order to achieve a stillness and clarity of mind.
"Yoga is a harmony. Not for him who eats too much, or for him who eats too little; not for him who sleeps too little, or for him who sleeps too much."
"A harmony in eating and resting, in sleeping and keeping awake: a perfection in whatever one does. That is the Yoga that gives peace from all pain."
- Bhagavad Gita 6: 16 &17 (J Mascaro)
Breathe Yoga, Om Shanti - Peace, Love and Blessings