About Andrea O'Connor

With 20 years’ experience teaching, Andrea’s classes offer yoga and Specialty Fitness to combine relaxation, strength and cardio, fun, and mindfulness. All in an hour! Andrea teaches and practices that being present is better than doing to distract from the present. And that being naturally leads to a lot of fun, effective and helpful doing! She has done Kripalu, Bikram, Ashtanga, and is a certified teacher in Anusara Yoga. She is certified in the Gyrotonic Movement System and has studied Postural Restoration Physical Therapy. She has a daily mindfulness practice, studies monthly with Har Prakash Khalsa, is a mindfulness guide, and does seven-day silent retreats with Shinzen Young at least annually. She loves her family (Bill! – his students and sailing crew love him, but she loves him MORE!) and their dog. She will swim, garden, sail, walk, cook, feed the birds, visit with friends and family. She enjoys and shares the Gonna Feel Good of life in any way she can.

This Way: That Way

Sometimes we react in one way. But other times, that way. Sometimes it’s with frustration and irritation; and sometimes with empathy, kindness and wisdom. And it can be the same type of situation. Practice “that way” with this 4-minute mindfulness.

By |2021-10-26T12:05:49-04:00October 26th, 2021|Categories: General, Mindful Inspiration|Tags: , |0 Comments

Mindful Moments: Attunement

Attunement is the kinesthetic and emotional sensing of others knowing their rhythm, affect and experience by metaphorically being in their skin, and going beyond empathy to create a experience of unbroken feeling and connectedness by providing a reciprocal affect and/or resonating response. This is a delightful communication skill that actually comes naturally to all of us [...]

By |2021-10-22T13:17:23-04:00October 22nd, 2021|Categories: Mindful Inspiration|Tags: , |0 Comments

inner peace/world peace by Andrea

Mindful Moment by Andrea Does inner peace lead to world peace and compassion? Or does world peace and compassion lead to inner peace? Try this technique to find out Focus on your breath and the feeling of relaxation in your body. Bring to mind any image, thought or feeling to the body that brings you [...]

By |2017-03-20T13:59:27-04:00March 9th, 2017|Categories: Mindful Inspiration|0 Comments

Ordinary Jewels by Andrea

“If we take care of the moments, the years take care of themselves.” - Maria Edgeworth, 19th Century Anglo-Irish writer. One way to enhance the moment is to search out an ordinary jewel or positive fact. This creates a good feeling or emotion. Self-generated positive emotions increase meaning in life and enhance relaxation. Over time, [...]

By |2017-03-20T13:59:04-04:00February 14th, 2017|Categories: Mindful Inspiration|0 Comments
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