Andrea LongdenRestore Health
I started teaching fitness over 24 years ago after gaining RSA/YMCA exercise to Music qualification and I taught exercise classes and ran my own fitness business in the Sheffield area of the UK.
After many years of teaching fitness I realized that my true passion was yoga. I studied with Carolyn Clarke at the Jasmine Trust and gained the British Wheel of Yoga Diploma.
I currently teach yoga and meditation classes in the community on a pay as you come along basis with no memberships to ensure that high quality classes are available and accessible to all. I am very passionate about delivering classes to all. Whatever your age, fitness level or size you will be made very welcome at any of the classes. My style of yoga is based on functional movement patterns to help students attain inner strength and restore ease of movement.
I also wanted to offer my yoga students a therapy that I believed in and that worked. I found that the Bowen Technique relieved my long term lower back pain. I knew then that I had to become qualified so I studied the Bowen Technique with The European College of Bowen Studies and I am now an accredited practitioner of the Bowen Technique.
I wanted to go further with offering other holistic therapies that treat the whole person and take into account the emotional and spiritual well-being. I studied Reflexology at Jubilee College and have a Reflexology Mastership (incorporating Agored Cymru units at Level 5).
I have always believed that food can heal and eating should be a joyous process. Food and Spirit is a full spectrum approach to nourish the whole self. I am a certified Food and Spirit professional.