Andrea Marcum is a yoga teacher and author who leads retreats and workshops around the world in both intimate and conference hall settings. Teaching for over twenty years, she has a unique ease and familiarity about her, weaving accessible philosophy into the poses appropriate for a variety of experience levels.
Named one of LA's Best by a number of sources including Culture Trip, Andrea loves guiding the most unassuming newbies to yoga and mindfulness. She has prepared celebrities for the Oscars, worked with athletes (Matt Kemp, LA Dodgers – NFL Network , U.S. Tennis Association) collaborated with global brands (lululemon, Vogue, Equinox, Travel & Leisure, NBCUniversal, Well + Good), created content for Medicare’s Silver & Fit, and built her own internationally recognized platform at andreamarcum.com.
Her critically acclaimed book Close to Om is available from St Martin’s Press/Macmillan.
20 + years
What inspired you to teach yoga?
Yoga introduced me to a part of me I'd not yet met.
Who are your most influential teachers?
How would you describe your style?
My style is about fully embracing your inner beginner... especially if you've been practicing for 5,000 years.
Why do you feel retreats are transformational?
They turn your yoga mat into a magic carpet to see the world.
What is your favorite pose to teach?
Gosh... that's a tough one. The one we are doing right now :)
What is your favorite pose to practice?
I'm pretty sold on Savasana.
What are your favorite places to travel?
Those I've not yet been
IY Traveler, Crete 2023
Everything about this trip was exceptional. I joined without knowing anyone, even the teacher, and I felt so welcomed and supported throughout the experience. Our Greek guide Anna was so warm and positive! The accommodations were first class, the service was impeccable, and the food ... simply amazing!