Andrea Russell is a yoga teacher and a licensed massage therapist specializing in neurovascular/craniosacral therapy. She began teaching yoga and practicing bodywork in 2000. A registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance at the 500-E level, she has completed teacher trainings in Ashtanga, Alignment, and Therapeutic Yoga. Her primary teachers are Scott Anderson and Michael Stone.
Her classes integrate meditation and a mindful approach to asana that brings attention to anatomy, optimal alignment, breath, and inner awareness. This practice cultivates abounding health in body and mind while inspiring one to live a more grounded and compassionate life in harmony with the world. For those who prefer an individual or therapeutic approach to this timeless practice, her private yoga lessons address the intricacies of adapting the practice to honor individual needs and health concerns.
Andrea is the Assistant Director and a lead instructor for Alignment Yoga’s teacher training programs. She also teaches for Olive Tree Yoga Foundation’s teacher training in Bethlehem, Palestine. She offers a variety of trainings, workshops, and retreats, both locally and abroad. She has a thriving private practice within Puja Wellness Ayurvedic Center in Madison, where she resides with her lovable pitbull Lucy.
Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher 500hr-E #14763
Wisconsin Licensed Massage Therapist #1373-46