Andrea Trank
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Andrea Trank

Andrea T.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
My mother was a gourmet cook. I have learned to modify recipes to take into consideration food sensitivities and other health needs. Healthy foods can taste good and do not need to take hours. I love to share simple strategies and tips and tricks to keep you on your healthy eating plan. I can accommodate all types of dietary restrictions.

About Andrea T.

Hi Friends, I am Andrea, a mother, a grandmother, a yoga teacher, a jewelry designer, and a certified integrative medicine health coach. My background is as eclectic as my jewelry designs. I was a TV news reporter in the 80s. As I covered more environmental disasters, I became concerned about environmental issues, so I became an environmental activist. I then realized that our real hope was in the classroom teaching children, so I went back to school and got two advanced degrees in education from the University of Virginia-- a M. Ed. in Science Education, and an Ed.S. in Curriculum and Instruction. TEACHING IS MY PASSION. I was in the classroom for 18 years, but when my mom got sick with Alzheimer's and I got sick with Hashimoto's, I left the classroom and went back to school to learn how to heal. So two more degrees-- yoga teaching and health coaching, and hundreds of students later, I teach yoga and coach health full time. I still make jewelry and I live on Heaven Lane, so my company is called Heaven Lane Healing & Creative Arts. I have been married since 1984 to my biggest supporter, Mark, have three amazing grown-up sons, a daughter-in-law and a beautiful granddaughter named Isabela.

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Clare
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Andrea is so very knowledgeable and helpful as well as clearly showing all different levels of poses for beginners, those with issues as well as advanced students. I really love the way she explains about the meridians, ligaments, muscles and fascia and other details which really help me understand the importance of the movements and poses. Her experience as a teacher and reporter adds to the experience and her extensive scientific and health knowledge really make me feel confident in her as an instructor. My life has been better as a direct result of these wonderful classes.

Posted Apr 23, 2020
Vicky
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I'd been studying in person with Andrea for about 4 years, and we've made an easy transition to online yoga classes. I especially appreciate how she mixes things up, not doing the same routines each time. She will focus on a particular body part or need for each class. And she adjusts her instructions for everyone's level of ability. Her leadership is gentle and soothing, and she fills you with confidence.

Posted Apr 21, 2020
Mary
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Always there to make sure that you are doing the poses the right way!!

Posted Apr 14, 2020
Vicki
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Andrea is a most wonderful yoga instructor. She makes sure that she knows her students before she starts. Andrea incorporates yoga philosophy with wellness within her instruction. She is calm and organized and provides me with exactly what I need at exactly the right moments!

Posted Apr 14, 2020
Joyce
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Andrea is a thoughtful, careful instructor who is always learning what’s new and better in yoga to improve her student’s yoga practice. The online classes are exactly like what I’ve come to expect after being lucky enough to take Andrea’s classes in person for over 4 years. Adaptations are offered for all skill levels within the same class. This is yoga for every body.

Posted Apr 14, 2020

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Experience

Yoga Teacher
Aug 2017 - Present

Private Business

I have run my own yoga and health coaching company. I have taught all over town and at my small home studio. I have taught in corporate settings like Chicos to country clubs to yoga studios to outdoor areas such as beaches. My students are all ages and all levels of health and fitness. I specialize in teaching beginners and people who have chronic pain or illness and the aging population.

Education

Ed.S.
Aug 1997 - May 2004

University of Virginia

M.Ed. Science Education
Aug 1995 - May 1997

University of Virginia

B.A. Communications
Aug 1976 - May 1980

University of Virginia

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Memory Maintenance Yoga Teacher
Aug 2019

The Soma Institute and Better Living Yoga

Completed this program in applying principals of yoga and lifestyle changes to clients who are facing memory loss or who are fearful of changes in the brain function as they age.
e-RYT and RYT200
Jan 2017

Yoga Alliance

The year-long training was through Joyful Yoga, a school affiliated with the Yoga Alliance. This signifies that I went through rigorous training to be registered with the Yoga Alliance. I have since completed dozens of more pieces of training with highly respected schools and teachers to keep my certifications fresh.

Awards

Golden Apple
Apr 2004

Albermarle County Schools

Affiliations

Yoga Alliance
Jan 2017
Yoga Alliance is the largest nonprofit association representing the yoga community. Our mission is to spread the power of yoga one person at a time. We believe that the individual experience of yoga is of paramount importance, and are committed to supporting the passage of yoga from trainer to teacher, teacher to student, and student to aspiring yogi. Our role as the national support organization for the yoga community is to ensure that the practice of yoga will keep growing, so that more people will connect with yoga and be transformed. As an organization we keep several core values at heart: service, excellence, transparency, learning and community.

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