Andrea Rice is a writer by trade and a certified yoga teacher since 2010. Her articles and essays have appeared in The New York Times, Yoga Journal, Wanderlust Media, SONIMA, mindbodygreen, and NY Yoga+Life magazine, among other publications. Her teaching style emphasizes safe anatomical alignment, and smart, intuitive sequencing that begins with core strength. Drawing from inspiration from her teachers Alexandria Crow, creator of Yoga Physics, and world-renowned teacher Elena Brower, she fine-tuned her methodology after a debilitating health scare in 2016, which resulted in an extensive abdominal surgery that saved her life. She encourages her students to develop their own sense of body awareness by facilitating an opportunity for deep self-inquiry that leads to personal transformation and growth. Andrea is also passionate about the principles of the Buddhist tradition, and how those can be applied both on and off the mat in a way that’s digestible, relevant and timely. She has taught at various studios around Brooklyn and Manhattan, most recently at YogaWorks, and returns to Vermont every summer to teach yoga and meditation at the annual Wanderlust Festival in Stratton. Her classes and writings explore what she often describes as an unraveling toward knowing the true self, offering practices that are rooted in acceptance and contentment. After a decade running the wellness gamut in New York City, she recently relocated to Raleigh where she teaches at Blue Lotus and lives in a little house in the woods with her fiancé and their cat. Contact Andrea for private yoga sessions, articles and other freelance editorial projects, and connect with her on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.