Andrea's combination of a challenging class, and a great sense of humor are unique, intelligent, and always leave me feeling better when I leave than when I arrived. She is an amazing teacher and I love her class. — Heather Graham, actress
Andrea Marcum, a California native, with a background in competitive gymnastics, began teaching yoga in 1999 and opened U Studio in Los Angeles in 2006. In a city of behemoth yoga studios and famous yoga teachers, Andrea and U Studio have independently won critical acclaim and success. Andrea's known for her core intensive Vinyasa Flow classes which appeal to both the famous and the infamous from all over the LA area. Her class is a rigorous but intelligent flow, with an emphasis on alignment that is balanced with equal parts sweat & playful laughter. In a moment's time you feel like old friends in her company. Every class is well rounded and distinctly different than the last, with opportunities for arm balances for those so inclined along the way. Andrea relishes watching the transformation which yoga brings her students; in their lives, in their minds & in their bodies — just as it's done for her.
Andrea is an ambassador for Lululemon, Manduka and Royal Hawaiian Macadamia Nuts. Her Costa Rica, Mexico & Bali retreats sell out with participants from around the world. The Huffington Post named a retreat with Andrea as the #1 winter get-away and she was rated L.A.'s #6 Best Yoga Instructor of 2012 by RateYourBurn.
She's been featured in Shape, the LA Times, Qantas, Self and C Magazine and writes for Gaiam Life, Origin Magazine, Lululemon, Elephant Journal, MindBodyGreen, Greenster and My Yoga Online among others. Andrea is currently working on a book. She lives in LA with her husband, Dominic and their two cats, Emma and Zoe.
Though her early ambitions were to be a fairy princess, she's pretty happy with the way things have turned out.
"My sister didn't really pick on me as a kid, but she's making up for it now. Her class whips you into shape and leads you to that yoga euphoria. I'm actually proud to say that my sister can kick my ass."
— Art Marcum, screenwriter of Iron Man