According to Sahm Je-Taoism, a little known form of longevity practices and philosophy that originated in northern China and modern-day North Korea, when energy is circulating well a healthy person has a cool head and a warm abdomen.
However, when we are stressed or the flow of energy is disturbed, we become "hot headed" and our abdomen and limbs become cold and stiff. Most people walk around all day with a "hot head" and cold tight abdomen and think nothing of it, not knowing that they are missing out on wonderful feelings of bodily bliss.
The Taoists created a whole set of simple exercises and healing techniques for unblocking the energetic pathways in the body (known as meridians or nadis in Sanskrit), so energy can flow naturally and we can experience joy in our body temples.
Come learn simple techniques for self-healing and for healing friends and family.
You will leave feeling more warm in the belly!
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Andrew's lighthearted and spirited approach to teaching guides students to explore their depths and uncover profound truths of themselves. A self-described “Pooh Bear”, it's apparent that his teaching and wisdom comes straight from the heart and inspires moments of healing.
Andrew’s professional experience as the Director of the Kripalu Schools of Yoga and Ayurveda and as Chief Yoga Advancement Officer for Yoga Alliance has exposed him to a myriad of yoga styles, lineages, and master teachers. Andrew began his yoga journey living with and studying for 5 years under Taoist yoga teacher Dahn Woon. He spent another 4 years studying Hatha-Raja yoga with Sri Dharma Mittra and Andrei Ram, completing 500hrs of formal teacher training and and an additional 200 hour training from Kripalu Institute of Yoga and Health.
His experience of over 17 years weaves together the teachings of Tai Chi, Toaist Breathwork, Hatha Yoga, Mindfulness, Western Physiology, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Energy Meditation and other healing modalities to offer a truly unique and authentic practice. His current interests are in integrating ancient human technologies with modern ones through a study of neuroscience, poly-vagal theory, and physiology through the work of Sarahjoy Marsh.
Beyond his teaching, Andrew has a panache for the business side of the yoga industry. He has helped open more than 50 yoga studios and in 2012, he co-wrote the book So You Want to Open a Yoga Studio a de facto business plan for thousands of yoga studios around the world. As a consultant and public speaker he has offered business development and strategy to boutique yoga studios, national fitness chains and fortune 500 companies.
Andrew keeps a finger on the pulse of the yoga, wellness, and technology worlds in order to be a steward for the industry while his heart remains grounded in a continued study and personal practice.