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 held classes at the North Shore Community Centre. Yearly Weekend workshops at The Quaaout Lodge in Case BC. Andrea changed her life and moved with her son to Penticton BC in 2016 and started teaching in the community morning and evening classes. Fall of 2017 she traveled to Nicaragua as a humanitarian Ambassador to Monty’s Lodge to set up and host a Yoga/ Humanitarian Retreat to aid in the community for 2018. Due to civil unrest the retreat is postponed. Andrea continues to teach evening in Penticton and looks forward to the opportunity to teach abroad and look towards the next Yoga / Humanitarian retreat to build in her future.
- 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
300 hour senior yoga teacher training Raja Yoga and Ayurveda training with Myra Lewin Hale Pule Yoga in Kauai completed in Nov 7, 2014. Case study for the Senior teacher training was written on Meditation and effects and shift of stress with techniques.
SUP Instructor 2016
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.