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I was a science teacher at the high school and college level before I got sick and had to leave the classroom. Suffering from autoimmune issues for the past fifteen years, I set out to find healing on the yoga mat and through other lifestyle changes. My approach to teaching is a combination of clear, concise, easy-to-understand instruction from years of experience as a science teacher in a classroom, concern with safety and compassion and caring from dealing with a chronic illness most of my adult life. By the way, I love to smile. My joyful approach to teaching is quite infectious in a good way. I now use Gentle Somatic Yoga which is appropriate for anyone with chronic pain to help release muscle tension and create greater ease of movement. I can work with anyone -- whether you are chair-bound or a young person who needs to learn to relax and release stress.
About Andrea T.

Hi Friends, I am Andrea, a mother, a grandmother, a yoga teacher, a HearthMath Certified Trainer, and Trauma-Certified Clinical Coach, a certified integrative medicine health coach, and a chef. 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-- an 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 Autoimmune Disease. I left the classroom and went back to school to learn how to heal. So several more degrees-- yoga teaching, health coaching, HeartMath, and hundreds of students later, I teach yoga and coach health full time. My passion for cooking comes from my mom. I learned how to cook with different ingredients that improved my health but still tasted yummy. I also make jewelry (a form of meditation) 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. I have three amazing grown-up sons, a daughter-in-law, and a beautiful granddaughter named Isabela. I would love to help you on your healing journey with my compassionate, clear, caring style of teaching.

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I signed up with Andrea a couple months ago for yoga and health coaching. Andrea is a compassionate, caring, knowledgeable, and extremely helpful coach. She is working with me to improve my GERD symptoms and quality of life. I struggle with weight loss, Hashimoto's disease, GERD, sleep Apnea, and hypertension. I am a mother of 6, grandmother of 2, and have 2 jobs. Since I started with Andrea, my doctor lowered my blood pressure medication, my blood work improved, and I have more energy during my day. In addition, I am learning how to destress and enjoy my life using HeartMath techniques. I look forward to my sessions. Andrea's teaching is the best investment I made so far, and I am investing in me for once!

Posted Oct 21, 2021
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I highly recommend Andrea Trank’s cooking lessons. Andrea helped me customize a plan for our lesson and sent me personalized instructions for what to buy and how to best prepare for the session. The session was easy to follow, and I learned a lot. Afterwards, Andrea sent me a video of our session and recipes we had made. She was a pleasure to work with. It was a great experience and I’ll be back!

Posted Aug 16, 2021
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Great cooking instructor! Very passionate about healthy cooking and really good with step by step directions. Answered all of my questions while also giving quick on the fly options if something didn't come together just right. All the food was easy to make and very very good. I would recommend her to any who is looking for healthy options that are super versatile.

Posted Jul 23, 2021
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Experience
Owner
Aug 2019 - Present
Heaven Lane Healing & Creative Arts
I have added many services to my online Health Coaching, HeartMath Coaching and Training and Yoga Teaching Business. I customize healing plans for my clients that include teaching them tools for managing their nervous system, teaching them how to cook for health and healing and how to navigate the confusing world of supplements. I also provide them with a variety of healing styles of yoga appropriate for their needs, their health and their goals. I continuously up my skills and knowledge through advanced training and reading. I am also an avid writer and provide my clients with the best information I can through blogs and videos.
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
HeartMath Certified Trainer and Trauma Informed Practitioner
Jun 2021
HeartMath Institute
Emotional Self Regulation, Resilience, Energy and Management of Stress through the HeartMath tools can restore health to you no matter what you are facing in your personal or professional life. I can train large groups or individuals in the techniques that have more than 400 independent studies showing how creating Heart/Brain Coherence changes you physiology, you emotions and your ability to handle all challenges in life.
Gentle Somatic Yoga Levels 1 and 2
May 2021
Gentle Somatic Yoga James Knight
This style of yoga is tailor-made for people with chronic injuries and pain. It incorporates movement education from Hanna Somatics with the best of Yoga that is considered therapeutic. We do not focus on stretching. Instead, we focus on repatterning the muscles through carefully constructed routines that reconnect the brain with the body through the nervous system red-education. It is safe for anyone.
Clinical Certification in Stress Reduction, Anxiety and Emotional Regulation
Jun 2020
HeartMath Institute
Using breathing practice, short meditations, talk therapy and the Heart Rate Variability (HRV) tool, I teach students how to reduce stress and create a more coherent heart rate which leads to a slew of health benefits including improvements in blood pressure, lowering of cortisol and a set of tools to use to help calm the nervous system down during stressful times.
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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