Dr. Andréa Paige (ND, MSc, CHT, E-RYT 500): There is certainly a higher plan for this Loving, Truth-seeking, Shamanic Warrior. It’s as if Andréa’s yoga trajectory was lain out before her. I n front of the right teachers at exactly the right time, Andréa was put on a path of renegade safety and depth of practice. She’s studied with and taught alongside some of the modern yoga world’s great rebels (Simon-Borg Olivier, Dr. Ray Long, Glenn Black, etc.), all of whom came back from India in the 60s thinking they “knew” something. They taught her the lessons they wish they knew when they were young. Now she’s here to teach you. Going deeper into the mechanics,: the how-to of asanas and subtle depth of kriya, pranayam, meditation and advanced energy techniques . Andréa specializes in engaging with the physiological benefits of the advanced yogic practices. She has been sent to remind you: you can heal yourself. A robust educational foundation gives Andréa a unique perspective in the healing world. Advanced studies in: Nutrition, Evolutionary Anthropology, Ethnobotany, Iridology, Colon Hydrotherapy and Yoga Therapy have culminated in a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine. Her most well known work is guiding transformative fasting retreats worldwide. Though, just as important to her, Andréa spends part of the year leading yoga teacher trainings. She also teaches Anatomy, Physiology & Health on Training programs spanning five continents. Andréa serves on the Board of Directors for Festival Medical (USA, non-profit) and is a founding member of the Micro-biome Think Tank. Having recently left her position as the Director of Detox Department at the Yoga Barn in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, Andréa has made Amsterdam a new home base!
Workshop: Asana Lab: A Master Class
(All levels can attend. Teachers and advanced practitioners will find the key to open the next doorway in their practice. Beginners will shortcut 5 years in their asana development!)
Ready to up-level? Yoga asana is about empowerment. When we apply modern science and anatomical principals with ancient understanding of human physiology, we unlock the door to embracing all asana. Come learn how to empower your body and what the next steps are in your practice. From purposeful deepening of foundations, to arm balances & inversions… and the transitions between! Connect into your center. Learn to re-wire your nervous system and brain. Lock in your bandhas, and you’ll float effortlessly through the poses. This is the workshop at YogaFest that you’ll be thinking about for years to come.
Workshop: Irresistible Supine Flow, mat based, all levels Ease in, down on your mat.
Lay your head, and learn to open your hips. This class focuses on full-body opening… without even breaking a sweat. Relaxing and re-connecting to the body. Allowing and witnessing our own unfolding. Think: Vinyasa and Yoga Nidra had a baby – and it was too young to crawl to standing, so it spent the day laying on the mat! The flow of vinyasa mixed with gentle awareness of deep healing arts. Welcome. Well, come!