Samara Andrade

Integrated Teacher
Seattle, WA, United States
YTU Training Type: 
Yoga Tune Up® Certification Training
Integrated Embodied Anatomy Training
Breath and Bliss Immersion
Hips Immersion
Shoulders Immersion
Core Integration Immersion
Yoga Tune Up® Certification Training
Samara Andrade, RYT-200, is a Seattle & Brooklyn based yoga teacher and has worked in aid and development for the last 13 years. Samara specializes in teaching mindful vinyasa flow, yoga for athletes as well as trauma-informed yoga for veterans, domestic violence and sexual assault survivors, aid workers, and others.  Samara has a strong focus on the complementarity of yoga and other fitness disciplines. Growing up as an athlete, Samara spent 10 years as a gymnast and dancer and learned the importance of recovery to complement an active training program.  In her adult life that same drive transferred over first to running and then to cycling, stand up paddle boarding, and trekking.  She is passionate about supporting students develop healthier happier bodies using yoga, breath work, Yoga Tune Up®, and The Roll Model® Method techniques.  

Samara has studied hatha and vinyasa yoga, Yoga Tune Up®, The Roll Model®, Mindful Yoga Therapy for Veterans, an embodyyoga® program, YogiBeans for kids, and Yoga Nidra.  She has studied a variety of trauma informed yoga practices, including studying the Trauma Center's Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) under David Emerson, Jenn Turner.  Samara has taught yoga to aid workers, diplomats, police, veterans, and civil servants in Sudan, Nepal, and Afghanistan and has spearheaded pilot life skill building projects, which integrate yoga practices, as part of community based recovery and peacebuilding, for communities affected by conflict.  She is co-founder of Feet on the Ground (www.feet-on-the-ground) and has taught workshops on the use of yoga as part of peacebuilding and recovery programs as well as co-designed the 2016 Yoga Segment of Build Peace Conference in Zurich, Switzerland.

Read my articles on the Tune Up Fitness blog here.