What makes Andrea’s teachings and practice so powerful , unique and moreover, imperative, is not that she is revealing top secret information that we have never heard of (for the most part 😉 ) – rather, she is reminding of us what our bodies inherently know. It is only our minds, conditioned by culture and influenced by a variety of societal factors and dominant, authoritative industries that have forgotten these basic yet crucial components for our health to truly thrive. At times her messages may appear ‘radical’ to mainstream views (what?! – the body can thrive and survive for days, even weeks, without eating any food!?), but her effectiveness as a teacher is through her power of communication. Her ability to connect with her audience. No matter one’s age, culture or previous beliefs. She practices and teaches from a place of openness, love and acceptance.
Her message reminders are needed more than ever in today’s modern world where so many of our (health) practices and beliefs are largely influenced by persuasive external bodies – the pharmaceutical industry, the meat production industry and the dairy industry to name a few. We rarely stop to question or think critically on so many of the basic components of our lives.
Her approach to health is holistic. Rarely will you get a ‘straight’ yes or no answer from her (something that I initially took some getting used to!) Like many other westerners, we are used to more traditional forms of ‘medication’. I have X ailment. I go to a ‘doctor’ – someone I equate with being a specialist on my said ailment. Doctor prescribes Y medication for X ailment. The possibility that we ourselves are our bodies’ best healers – or rather, that our bodies’ already inherently know and want to heal themselves, never even occurs. We seek outside counsel on so many aspects of our health, yet we never stop to look inward, take a step back and reflect and maybe let our bodies do what they will naturally do. Heal and preserve themselves, not only to survive, but to thrive.
Having known Andrea as a yoga instructor and teacher trainer, a naturopathic doctor, a colonics director and detox specialist, I am happy to hear her views on anything to do with health, diet, nutrition… and really anything in general. She teaches and connects from a place of passion, vibrancy and energy. I believe her message resonates with so many people because we already know the message. We just need a good messenger – or rather reminder, to make us remember.
But don’t take my word for it. Connect with Andrea yourself and experience the transformative power of her message and being.