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.

Mindful Moment: D or I Curiosity

Neuroscience now looks at two types or curiosity. D-curiosity is - I wonder if I have an email, who might text me, what’s on TV tonight, why does that person have a rash, where can I go on vacation? What are my friends putting on You tube? I-Curiousity is what is this meaning of life, [...]

By |2022-05-06T11:44:33-04:00May 6th, 2022|Categories: Mindful Inspiration|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Mindful Moment: Training and Trainer

The tall and small. Bill walked Yogi our dog in the Intervale and came upon a 6 foot 12 inch man, running. Between his footsteps his dog, Peanut, scampered along in a blur of little legs. The dog was more the size of a squirrel and took 30 steps for every one man stride. And [...]

By |2022-05-03T09:53:38-04:00May 3rd, 2022|Categories: Mindful Inspiration|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Mindful Moment: Waiting & Happeningness

Just waiting for what comes up in mindfulness – in the see, hear and feel spaces is an enlightening way to spend a few minutes. It’s been said that its none of your business what comes up in mindfulness so we will find out how true that can be with this practice. [...]

By |2022-04-29T10:29:26-04:00April 26th, 2022|Categories: Mindful Inspiration|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Mindful Moment: Adventure Abounds!

Adventure is something unusual, exciting and possibly hazardous. That covers a lot of what happens in any moment.Try this 4-minute practice to experience adventure as it arises   - now, Now Now, NOW, NOW!!!!

By |2022-04-15T11:49:28-04:00April 15th, 2022|Categories: Mindful Inspiration|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Mindful Moment: I see that

Here we focus on hearing the words “I see that” in our minds, auditory space, somewhere between the ears. And the tone is one of compassion and understanding, kindness. Perhaps at the same time we picture an image of a friend talking to us with a problem, or we picture a waterfall in nature [...]

By |2022-03-29T11:08:20-04:00March 29th, 2022|Categories: Mindful Inspiration|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Mindful Moment: White Doves are Flying All Around Me

Experience this 3 – minute mindfulness practice to see, hear, and feel doves, that connote images, words and feelings of peace or gratitude or beauty.

By |2022-03-03T10:48:31-05:00March 3rd, 2022|Categories: General, Mindful Inspiration|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Mindful Moments: A Thousand Peaces – the mantra

…actually the mantra is .. “Make me into a thousand pieces. Throw away what gets in the way of my loving all beings”. This is a mantra I used hour after hour, through the days, of many seven day silent meditation retreats over the pas ten years For now,  it’s a nice reminder for [...]

By |2021-12-29T15:18:06-05:00December 29th, 2021|Categories: Mindful Inspiration|Tags: , , |0 Comments
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