andrew matthews

Instructor for Yin, HIIT

Andrew hails from the great white north of Yellowknife, NWT. He spent a decade pursuing his passion of high performance freestyle snowboarding during which he competed internationally in Slopestyle and Big Air. It was….epic! And it was….hard on the body! To help him recover from injury and keep his body mobile, Andrew took to yoga early on in his career.

Over the years he enjoyed the practice of yoga more and more – so much so that after retiring from competing in 2015, he decided to travel to Mexico to take a 200 hour immersive yoga teacher training at Yandara Yoga Institute. Since then, he has studied Yin Yoga under Carly Forest and Melissa Christensen. With influences of the physical aspects of the practice from Bernie Clark as well as the energetic and mindfulness aspects from Sarah Powers, Andrew weaves together a unique holistic blend in his Yin classes.

He is passionate about health and wellness and is excited to facilitate his community members as they learn to slow down for Yin Yoga or speed up for HIIT! He brings years of experience in dry-land training (as they call it in the snowboard world) to create fun and inspiring HIIT classes.

As a relatively new transplant to the Island, Andrew is continuously amazed at the amount of adventures, beautiful nature and the vibrant community of the Comox Valley.