"Your body is precious. It is your vehicle for awakening. Treat it with care." - Siddhartha Gautama
Andy was first exposed to yoga in the summer of 2007 during a vocal institute at Westminster Choir College. A year later, Andy was hired as a hair stylist at a salon located within a fitness center. After a series of different workouts, he had been told by a personal trainer that he needed to increase his flexibility and range of motion before the repetitive motion of his job lead to injury. When he started practicing yoga, he could not even touch his toes! Reintroducing yoga into his weekly workout regimen allowed him to develop strength and flexibility.
After taking the same classes for a while, Andy started longing for more of a connection to the practice. It was then that he found the Prancing Peacock and got certified as a Reiki Master with Liz Conner. Reiki opened many doors to the spiritual and energetic side to yoga and life on and off the mat.
After completing his Teacher Training at the Prancing Peacock in the spring of 2013, Andy Strives to fuse the worlds of beauty and wellness as a healing hairstylist; introducing reiki and mindfulness to both his Salon clients at The Blue Lotus and students in class at the studio. "To look good is too feel good, Self esteem is at the very core of healing."