The moment you step into Andrea’s yoga session you immediately sense the positive and safe space she creates for her students. What I value most is the manner in which Andrea is able to differentiate her instruction given her students’ knowledge and levels of yoga experience. She gently guides her students to reach their personal threshold by honoring their bodies.
From my perspective, as a teacher educator, I appreciate the mindfulness and strategic flow that Andrea includes in her sessions. She takes her students through a complete yoga sequence in such a smooth manner that allows anyone, regardless of their level, to completely embrace the fullness of the mental, spiritual, and physical well being that yoga can offer.
I am a Navy Deep Sea Diver, I have been in Special Operations the last 8 years in which I have put my body through the ringer. After multiple surgeries and countless injuries I knew I had to look outside of my usual routine and find a solution to help me stay fit for duty. About a year ago I started working with Andrea and she has been my savior. Her Saturday morning class is the highlight of my week. She has helped me regain all range of motion in my knees as well as completely diminish all pain in my lower back. Every class she addresses our individual needs while maintaining a group focus of strength and mobility. Andrea does an amazing job of catering to all levels of experience as well. I was hesitant to join in the beginning but she made me feel comfortable and helped me work up my flexibility free of any judgment. I would recommend her class to anyone who wants to build a life of healthy, pain free living.
Andrea is a passionate and kind soul that offers a great deal of guidance and care for her students.
I have collaborated with Andrea for live yoga music events that have left a transformational imprint on many people.
Yoga is a way of life for Andrea and she enthusiastically inspires and builds up her community. You will love her Light!
Through Andrea’s guidance, I have found a more meaningful balance and perspective in my life. Andrea’s classes have helped me improve in the things that I am most passionate about in life; family, surfing, personal growth and creativity in business.
Andrea is a compassionate yogi and mindful teacher. Her practice and sense of self extends to her love of animals. When you meet her, you are greeted with warmth for your wellbeing as a genuine person as well as a mature professional. By working with her, you establish a solid trust to progress in you what you need done.
From the very first class I have enjoyed Andrea’s enthusiasm, patience, love of Yoga, and demeanor. She makes everyone feel welcome and comfortable. For my work my lower back is constantly tight and yoga with Andrea is helping immensely to regain my flexibility and strength. I look forward to my class all week!
I’ve had the privilege to be in yoga classes instructed by Andrea Alfaro at the Welk Resort in Escondido,California. What a gift of knowledge she brings to the mat.
Going through my daily life at a mature age, I find myself thinking about what I learned in her yoga practice. Living in the moment, letting go, breathing, improved range of motion and flexibility to name a few.I have enormous gratitude for the healing, relaxing and energizing benefits Andrea brings to yoga our practice that has enhanced my well-being.
Andrea is a gifted and natural yogi. She has put in the dedication and time to be a master teacher.
Beyond her excellent training, it is the way that she welcomes you into the class and the positive energy of her flow that helps you learn and grow in the discipline of yoga.
I was fortunate enough to meet Andrea at one of my shows in 2016. We connected immediately and realized we shared a passion for yoga and music! That same evening, I booked a private yoga session with her. She took the time to get to know me and build a personalized plan to achieve my goal of becoming a better singer and educator through yoga. She helped me become more aware of my body and my breathing through her careful and detailed yoga postures. She took the time to educate me on the benefit every posture provided and how it would benefit my students and I. In addition to training me, Andrea helped me develop the curriculum for my Music, Arts and Yoga Program. She collaborated with Tenor, Alexis Alfaro to provide a series of yoga and singing lessons that provided a strong foundation that helped shape this program. I am so proud to say that she was an extremely important mentor and friend that guided me through the yoga world. She helped me connect yoga and music, she did it with a lot of passion and dedication. Andrea is an inspiration and a wonderful role model that I am extremely thankful I found.
I practice yoga regularly, and have learned from many teachers and styles. I found Andrea’s class refreshing. She is very creative and intelligent in her approach. She makes challenging poses accessible, and accelerates growth. I look forward to learning more from this terrific teacher, and to see how far she can insprie my practice.
Andrea was the first instructor I had getting back into yoga postpartum. She has such a refreshing style of teaching: light and fun, yet deeply motivating in her knowledge and love for the practice. Because of Andrea’s encouragement and help, I have a renewed love for yoga and something I can do for me. Can’t wait to do yoga with you again!
Andrea is one of the most naturally gifted teachers I’ve ever met. Her ability to cover all aspects of the practice is quite astonishing and therefore makes her an incredible yoga teacher. She has the ability to be precise, technical and exacting on one hand, yet to be warm, nurturing and compassionate on the other – and she can flip between the two at ease! Students of Andrea will not be disappointed by her genuine, grounded and generous approach to teaching, a true gem of the yoga world!
Andrea’s class was perfect for any level yogi, and did a great job adapting to a wide range of skill levels in our class. Not only was her instruction during the class excellent, she is extremely knowledgable about the history and roots of the practice itself. She did a fantastic job offering productive guidance to students who were pushing themselves to continue to improve while never assuming that members of the class had any prior knowledge when they arrived. We even workshopped a few advanced moves in the class together, which built a fun atmosphere for everyone to try something new. We’ll definitely be back again!
I want to thank you for sharing your knowledge and experience in our recent beginners yoga class. I found what you shared to be very helpful as it helped me to reflect on my own personal and spiritual growth physically. I discovered a new meaning of yoga during your class and I want to live the life that is in alignment with the lessons learned. Thank you for your sharing. It was very enlightening. I look forward to attending additional sessions. You are The Best!
I would like to take this time to thank Andrea for driving from San Diego to Los Angeles to do a special Yoga Class for our organization MVET! It was a great experience for us all, I appreciate her patience with the class as we were all pretty much new to the yoga Experience. This was a Metal, Physical, and Spiritual experience for me, Thank you so much for your professional approach, you are a inspiration to many women. I am looking forward to the next yoga session with you.
I have been practicing yoga on a regular basis for 15 years, in many different cities. I can honestly say Andrea is one of my favorite teachers, ever. She brings a beautiful energy to the studio as well as a deep knowledge of yoga. She connects with her students almost immediately. Making you feel comfortable, nurtured and safe. Her sequences are creative and challenging, always offering a variety of modifications for all levels. More importantly I learn something new every time I take her class.