Hi, my name is Andrea Smith and I am the owner of Hampton Roads Corporate Yoga. I began working in the fitness industry in 1988 as a personal workout assistant - showing beginners how to use exercise equipment properly and setting them up on workout programs. I continued conducting personal training sessions and moved into group fitness and helping people lose weight through nutrition and exercise. I taught a variety of group fitness classes and later began teaching yoga classes at a Bally Total Fitness in 2001. I fell in love with yoga and, although I still teach other types of group fitness, I now specialize in personal and group yoga instruction and corporate yoga.
During my career of more than 25 years in the fitness industry, I noticed an increasing need for health in the workplace - specifically stress reduction. Many employees experience on-the-job stress as well as ergonomic issues that can lead to poor health and decreased productivity. These days it seems that employees are taking on extra job duties, working longer hours and are in need of some relief. I am glad to see that there are an increasing number of employers who understand the link between employee health and productivity.
I established Hampton Roads Corporate Yoga in 2012 to help employers improve employee productivity and reduce health risks by helping employees reduce stress through yoga in the workplace. I provide safe and effective on-site yoga classes that are fun, informative and beginner-friendly.
Since 2001, I have been been nationally certified and teaching yoga and am currently completing a registered yoga teacher training program at Studio Bamboo in Virginia Beach, VA. I also hold current personal training and group fitness certifications. In addition to owning and operating Hampton Roads Corporate Yoga, I also teach group fitness and yoga classes at the YMCA of South Hampton Roads and teach personal training certification courses for World Instructor Training Schools in Virginia Beach, VA.
All Hampton Roads Corporate Yoga instructors are nationally certified, experienced, insured and hold a current cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification.
Hampton Roads Corporate Yoga is dedicated to helping people improve their health through yoga in the workplace.