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Andrew Gurvey

Co-Founder, Yoga Teacher, Engineer


Andrew walked into his first yoga class in 2005 at a time when he was overweight, depressed, and hopeless about life. He quickly started feeling better in his body and developing self confidence–he was hooked! After a few years of practice and completing his teacher training in 2009, he noticed that the more he slowed down, the more he realized there is so much more to the practice than just the physical exercise.

Today, Andrew is passionate about providing people stress relief and an opportunity to feel better in their body and mind. He offers an alignment-based approach in his group classes while striving to keep the atmosphere light-hearted and accessible to beginning students as well as long-time practitioners. His favorite yoga pose is, hand’s down, handstand (and many other challenging inversions!)

Andrew has hundreds of practice and study hours with his primary teacher Desiree Rumbaugh, and also draws from the dharma teachings of Gabriel Halpern and the Venerable Bhante Sujatha. He has also co-organized and co-led three yoga retreats, including two in Tulum, Mexico, and one on Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula.

In addition to teaching yoga and co-owning TBY Yoga for many years with his wife Julia–Andrew is an engineer at Underwriter’s Laboratories. He has worked in UL’s Fire Safety Division since 2003. Andrew earned his degree in Government & International Relations from Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. In 2000 and 2001, Andrew embarked on the life-changing journey of living on a kibbutz in Rishon Lezion, Israel.

In his free time, Andrew enjoys guitar playing and singing, voraciously reading, and he’s a fitness nut! Andrew chooses from many fitness modalities to stay healthy and in shape including long outdoor hikes, weight-lifting, or riding one of his many bikes. His favorite form of exercise is walking his two rescue dogs. He also swears by plant-based eating and loves creating vegan baked goods.

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1590 S Milwaukee Ave, Suite 223
Libertyville, IL 60048
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