After spending over a year in Baghdad, Iraq, Andrea came home a very different person. She first found meditation and then yoga on her journey to finding peace.  Andrea signed up for Yoga Teacher Training to deepen her practice and decided to teach yoga in an effort to give to others what yoga had given to her. She received her 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Temecula, CA with Hot Yoga Healthy You in 2016. She has also received training for Yoga Sculpt and Yoga Trauma Training through Connected Warriors. Andrea’s personal mantra is: Movement is a Gift, in honor of those she served with.

Andrea enjoys teaching Vinyasa classes with a focus on mind, body, and soul connection.  She also thoroughly enjoys teaching Bootcamp style classes to help individuals reach their edge while honoring their body. 

Andrea is a mommy to 2 great children and wife of a career Soldier. She is both honored and grateful to be joining the community at emPower Yoga and Central New Jersey as a whole.