I support Yoga Gives Back because I want to reciprocate, in some small way, the profound impact yoga has had on my life. I believe that to give back we must pay-it-forward, empowering women and girls in the motherland of these practices and philosophies to step into their true potential. I’ve also got two young nieces whose mother is from Bihar. They are gorgeous, inspired students who visit India every year, and who I believe will give back in ways that I can only dream of.

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.