Andre completed the 200 RYT Yoga Alliance certified teacher training program at the Yandara Yoga Institute under the guidance of Craig Perkins and Allison Eaton. He is inspired by and continues to study yoga and the dharma with Shoken – Michael Stone, Poep Sa – Frank Jude Boccio and Laura Sygrove.
Andre recently retired from a 10 year career as a professional football player in the Canadian Football League. During his football career he trained with some of the most elite athletes and strength & conditioning coaches in North America. He continues to be mentored by Matt Nichol and works with him to assist in the development of his esteemed athlete roster.
Andre believes that yoga is community building and strives to utilize his teachings to foster unity and peace. Andre also teaches yoga for the New Leaf Yoga Foundation, sharing the empowering skills with various youth groups from some of the least-serviced communities in the GTA.
He brings a focused energy and a diverse set of expertise and experience to Spirit Loft. Andre places a strong emphasis on body-mind integration, breath awareness and mindfulness when working with his clients in all disciplines; posture practice (asana), meditation, strength & conditioning.