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Andrea Russell

Andrea has been practicing yoga since 2011, and teaching at The Center since 2013. She is an E-RYT 200 currently pursuing her 500 hour certification through Yoga Medicine with Tiffany Cruikshank. Andrea has also completed a year of graduate coursework in James Madison University’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. She is endlessly fascinated by the inner workings of the self—physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually—and how those layers of being interact within our relationships and environment. Classes with Andrea draw upon these interests, integrating functional anatomy, biomechanics, yogic philosophy, psychology, and trauma-informed practices into her teaching. As a teacher, Andrea strives to bring a lighthearted spirit of good humor, curiosity, sincerity, and respect to her students. A Harrisonburg local, Andrea is passionate about the network of friends, family, and small businesses that make the downtown community so special. Outside of her yoga practice and counseling education, she can be found in that community, or out in the wilderness hiking and rock climbing.