Andrew Pyo

Born in South Korea and raised in Kentucky, Andrew is a NYC-based yoga teacher (E-RYT 500).

Integrating 90's hip hop and other lively musical genres, his classes are dynamic, athletic and accessible, as well as meditative and restorative.  He emphasizes alignment, which supports spinal integrity and cultivates joint stability, in order to help students discover a free and easy breath.

While working on Wall Street, Andrew began a regular asana practice.  At his first yoga class, he was amazed by the grace, flexibility and strength of the fellow students in the room.  He left feeling physically challenged and refreshed, as well as more limber and centered.  Many classes later, Andrew discovered yoga's enormous calming effect, bringing peace and clarity to the mind, body and soul before the start of each work day.  Observing one's breath, pausing to reflect and removing distractions help to quiet the mind and organize one's thoughts, especially when juggling competing priorities and interests.

Andrew completed his 200-hour teacher training at YogaWorks and his 300-hour advanced teacher training at Yoga Shanti.  With over 750 hours of additional training, he continues to study with Colleen and Rodney.  He expresses gratitude to countless teachers and thanks his students, who teach him daily.

He served as an assistant mentor and mentor to several 200-hour teacher trainings and audited several additional 300-hour teacher trainings at Yoga Shanti.

Prior to teaching yoga, Andrew worked in the financial services for over 15 years, most recently as the COO of CamberView Partners. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics-Mathematics from Columbia University.