Member of the CYA
Andrea Jittler-Friesen started practicing yoga in Pemberton, BC with Leslie Young. In 1994, after a persistent back injury, she tried yoga for its restorative properties, and has been hooked ever since. In 2005, when her son was born, Andrea pursued a profession in yoga as a source of balance and stability for them both. Andrea’s son inspired her to pursue certification and to train in children’s yoga. She has taken classes and workshops in Vinyasa, Kundalini, Restorative, and Ashtanga yoga. In Fort St. John she taught at the Sacred Space Studio as well as the NENAS Aboriginal Youth Center. In Taylor she taught as part of the district’s Healthy Living Initiative and for the community participants of Village on a Diet. Since relocating to Kamloops, BC in 2010, she has been holding classes at the North Shore Community Centre. Classes are open to all levels, as Andrea adjusts each session to her audience. She believes yoga should be non-competitive and draws from several teaching styles to personalize her teaching.
- Healing touch training in 2007
- Usui Reiki Master in 2007
- Radiant child yoga teacher training level 1 and 2 with Shakta Kaur Khalsa in 2007
- Qi Gong level 1 and 2 with Dr. Aung at the University of Alberta
- Quantum Touch Live basic course in 2008
- Children’s yoga teacher training with Rosalie Lazar in 2009
- 220 hour Yoga teacher training with Elisabeth Michielsen in 2010
- Currently working on 500 hour teacher yoga and Ayurveda training with Myra Lewin to be completed in Nov. 2014.
Types of Yoga Taught
The basis of yoga, focusing on body, mind and spirit.
Asana practice focuses on body alignment and breathing.
Restorative and passive Asana poses create strength and length.
Meditation is incorporated into the classes as well.