Hello! I'm Katya Andrews, the visionary behind Yoga Tree Studio.

In my late teens, I felt an inexplicable pull towards yoga, despite being unfamiliar with it. Intrigued, I took the leap, and it was a revelation.

From initially attending one class a week to immersing myself in home practice, studying literature, and participating in workshops, my passion grew. In 2012, I embarked on a foundation course with the British Wheel of Yoga, paving the way for a transformative two-year teacher training with Simon Low and The Yoga Academy. By 2013, I began sharing my knowledge by teaching in my own space. Graduating in 2014, I realised my dream with the launch of Yoga Tree Studio in 2015.


Katya's other qualifications

Since then, my journey has been marked by countless hours of training and immersion under the guidance of numerous esteemed teachers.

My specialisation lies in Yin Yoga and the profound insights of the Five Element Theory, which form the bedrock of my teaching philosophy. At Prajna Yoga, under the tutelage of Tias and Surya Little, I delved into Somatic Movement (SATYA) and the transformative realm of Yoga and the Art of Healing. I've expanded my repertoire with courses in Vinyasa Flow, Meditation, and Pranayama.

In addition to yoga, I've pursued training in Thai Yoga Massage and Swedish Massage. My curiosity for movement led me to explore Spiral Stabilisation and I've drawn inspiration from biomechanist Katy Bowman's "Move your DNA" training and "Movement on and off the mat." I've also enriched my knowledge through courses like Yoga Detour with Cecily Milne.

Recently, I deepened my practice with 100 hour Meditation Teacher Training and 40 hour Menopause Yoga Ⓡ at Yoga Campus. Currently, I'm immersed in studying Taoist Five Element Theory and Acupressure, integrating these ancient wisdom traditions into my classes with passion and reverence.

My journey of learning is ongoing, driven by a dedication to personal growth. Regular silent meditation retreats and yoga retreats nourish my spirit, while my interest in holistic living, nutrition, Ayurveda and Taoism informs my lifestyle. I take joy in being in touch with nature and growing my own organic produce and I love spending time in the kitchen, cooking healthy, nourishing meals for my family and for my students who attend my day retreats.

What to expect when attending one of Katya's classes

Experience a transformative journey in my class, where traditional teachings blend seamlessly with modern insights. Embrace a holistic approach focusing on restoring balance and fostering ease in everyday movement.

Through a unique fusion of circular joint movements, rhythmic sequences, and mindful breathwork, discover the path to a resilient, adaptable body. I prioritise sustainable practices over flashy poses, guiding you towards a deeper connection with your physical and mental well-being.

In a world consumed by chaos, my classes offer a sanctuary for stillness and self-reflection. Dive into the serenity of yin and restorative yoga, embracing the power of silence to nurture your nervous system and soothe your soul. Each session is an invitation to slow down, tune in, and rediscover the art of simply being.

My passion lies in guiding students towards enhancing their physical and mental well-being through a blend of movement, breath-work, meditation, self-awareness, and introspection. By seamlessly weaving together elements of anatomy, yoga philosophy, ancient wisdom, and poetry, my aim is to provide a multifaceted approach to growth and transformation. My ultimate objective is to empower individuals to carry the essence of their practice beyond the yoga mat, integrating it into their daily lives, fostering a journey of continuous self-discovery and flourishing vitality.

β€œHealthy plants and trees yield abundant flowers and fruits. Similarly, from a healthy person, smiles and happiness shine forth like the rays of the sun.”

B. K. S. Iyengar

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