Debby Andersen Bio
Debby Andersen, RYT, C. Ayu., has over 18 years of teaching experience and offers a transformative approach to living in alignment with one’s true nature. Her teachings blend the ancient wisdom of Yoga and Ayurveda into a practical, modern-day path of self-discovery and healing.
Debby discovered the profound healing power of yoga while traveling in India in 2005. It was then that she also discovered yoga’s healing roots in Ayurveda, the traditional Indian system of medicine. She spent over a month living in an ashram, immersed in an Ayurvedic lifestyle and the practices of yoga. She especially grew to love pranayama, yogic breathing practices, which help one enter a meditative state. She emphasizes these practices in her teaching.
While in India, she fell in love with the diverse culture and its people. She spent a month in Dharamsala, home of the Dalai Lama, teaching English to a Tibetan monk and learning about Buddhism and Tibetan culture. Debby’s travels in India have inspired her to bring others to this sacred land in order to experience the transformative power of its culture, people, spiritual wisdom, and ancient practices.
She is certified to teach Hatha Yoga through Yoga Vidya Gurukal (Nasik, India). Debby is also a certified Ayuryoga® teacher (500-hour level) and Ayurvedic Practitioner through the Ayurvedic Institute (Albuquerque, NM). Debby has been a featured presenter at the Iowa City Yoga Festival, the Austin Yoga Expo, the Manifestation Celebration, and the Om Vibrations Yoga and Music Experience.