About Katya

My name is Katya Andrews and I am the founder and owner of Yoga Tree Studio. I’ve been practicing yoga for about 16 years.  Yoga was love at first sight. After a period of trying different styles and self study I enrolled on a British Wheel of Yoga foundation course. Then in 2012 I started a 2 year teacher training with the Yoga Academy  ,teaching since 2013 and graduated as a 200 hr yoga teacher in 2014.

I have also completed Yin and restorative teacher training with Simon Low and the Yoga Academy and continue my studies there toward 500 hr accreditation. There have been many other great teachers I’ve trained with and who have inspired me along the way. Such as Eija Tervonen, Tias Little, Sarah Powers, Donna Farhi, Julie Gudmestad, Gary Carter, Mimi Kuo Deemer and many others.  I’m regularly attending workshops, intensives and yoga holidays to deepen my knowledge and understanding of yoga. Staying a curious student, I never cease to be amazed by the transformative power of yoga.

I’ve developed my own teaching style, combining rhythmic and circular movements, breath led, slow flowing sequences and longer held postures with emphasis on alignment. My aim is to address postural imbalances, build flexibility in a strong, stable body and improve mobility of the spine and joints. In our busy, fast paced lives there is a great need to reduce stress with practices that sooth the nervous system, reduce anxiety and turn our attention inwards. In recognition of this need, I offer yin and restorative yoga and somatic movement. It is my believe and personal experience, that when we treat the body gently, with patience and care and without force, there is a great potential to promote healing and minimise injury. I encourage my students to take something away with them, to practice at home by themselves.

My offerings are beginners courses, gentle yoga, Yin and Yang yoga, Vinyasa flow, Yin and restorative yoga, somatic movement, 1-2-1 sessions, corporate classes, private classes, workshops and retreats.

I have always been interested in a healthy diet and lifestyle and the link between the mind, body and spirit. Over the years I’ve trained in many different healing modalities and Swedish massage. I’m a Reiki Master Teacher, I practice Transcendental Mediation (TM) and have a keen interest in yoga’s sister science Ayurveda. Currently I’m training in Thai Yoga Massage. In my own practice I also like combining yoga with Qi Gong and Somatic Movement.

I am passionate about helping my students to take steps to improve their health. Finding more happiness and control of their lives though self awareness and self inquiry.

 

“Healthy 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

Katya is a 200 hr Yoga Academy teacher – BWY-Accredited Teacher, RYT 200 (Yoga Alliance)

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