Andrew J. Gurvey
Andrew has been practicing yoga since 2005 and he began teaching in 2009.
In addition to earning his E-RYT certification, Andrew has hundreds of practice and study hours with his primary yoga teacher Desiree Rumbaugh. In addition, Andrew completed Desiree’s Wisdom Warriors training that she co-leads with physical therapist Karen Church. Furthermore, Andrew draws from the dharma teachings of Gabriel Halpern and the Venerable Bhante Sujatha.
Andrew 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. As a teacher, Andrew’s primary goal is to provide stress relief and an opportunity to feel better in body and mind. Andrew’s favorite yoga pose is, hand’s down, handstand!
Andrew has co-organized and co-led three yoga retreats, including two in Tulum, Mexico, and one on Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula.
Besides 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 about politics, long outdoor hikes, a plant-based diet, as well as riding one of his many bikes. Likewise, Andrew has a special love for technology and makes sure he and his family members are up-to-date with the latest gadgets. Andrew is passionate about using technology responsibly and as a way to benefit the greater good.
Andrew lives in Libertyville with his wife, two step-children, and his rescue dog, Reggie.