About Well Yoga
Well Yoga was born out of one new mama’s longing for more connection. To build up our village after a tough couple years feeling isolated at home with my babies.
Our mission is to invest in the family to invest in the child.
Well Yoga is intended to be a community of care, wrapping new and expectant parents with a warm blanket of wellness offerings. Yoga is the backbone of the community - shared experience and connection to others is the essence.
Beginning in 2022, we will begin to offer in-person weekly prenatal and parent/baby yoga classes.
As we start small in Uxbridge, we dream big. Over the next year, we intend to extend offerings of new classes and varying instructors.
Welcome to our journey. Thanks for coming along for the ride!
About the Instructor
With a psychology and child studies degree in hand, Andrea began her career in the field of children’s mental health, specifically supporting young children with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Following her own positive experiences with yoga, Andrea completed intensive 300-hour Yoga Teacher Training through Yoga Therapy Toronto in 2013. A Master’s in Developmental Psychology from the University of Toronto, OISE in 2014 was fuelled by her zest for higher learning.
Over the course of the next several years, Andrea complemented her credentials in the areas of Kids Yoga Teacher Training, Acceptance Commitment Therapy Mindfulness Training and most recently a Prenatal/Postnatal Teacher Training.
In her various professional roles as a therapist and consultant, directly supporting children with various needs and their families, the therapeutic element to all of Andrea’s yoga training was imperative. She wrote her first yoga program for little ones, ages 3-5 with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in 2014. From there, she spent the next 7 years weaving yoga into her therapeutic and family support roles.
In 2019, Andrea’s published conference paper on the effects of Yoga on the Behavioural Regulation of Adolescents with ASD, contributed to her acceptance into a PhD program at University of Toronto. She continues to pursue research in this area.
Her career, and continued education through the Hospital for Sick Children’s Infant Mental Health Promotion has reinforced one important concept - by investing in the caregivers, you invest in the child.