Hedy Andersson, Associate Program Director
Hedy has practiced yoga for over 20 years and has been teaching mindfulness and movement in Oakland since 2010. Her inclusive approach is guided by her personal journey through chronic pain, and focuses on using the breath to bring mindfulness and ease into all aspects of practice. In addition to her work with Niroga, Hedy teaches a community yoga class in Oakland and leads workshops that incorporate mindfulness, movement, and restorative circle practices. Inspired by the personal transformation she has experienced through each of these practices, it has been her privilege to share these tools with others.
Prior to joining Niroga, Hedy worked for nearly a decade in the early childhood education field, first in advocacy, then in practice and professional development. With a background in public policy, Hedy quickly realized that in order to impact equity and health in our society, we must prioritize support for our children and those who care for them. Within the early learning context she has supported local school districts and community partners in designing and implementing professional development, and building teacher self-reflection in implementing their learnings. She now continues to support students and educators through Niroga’s Dynamic Mindfulness.