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Andrea Martinez - Personal Biography

Andrea Martinez with Lino Miele

Andrea Martinez made her acquaintance with hatha yoga at the age of fifteen and stayed on that path for several years more. However, it was meeting her teacher, Lino Miele, on her first trip to India in 1998, that her life and style of teaching took a dramatic turn. With her experience and knowledge from hatha yoga, she immediately committed herself completely to the study of Ashtanga yoga.

Passionate about the Ashtanga yoga system from the start, she went back to study with Lino Miele in Kovalam three other seasons, and upon each return to Buenos Aires she worked hard to build up the Ashtanga yoga community there. Furthermore, she attended workshops with Eddie Stern (New York City) and Matthew Vollmer (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil).

In 2008, Andrea hosted Lino Miele's first workshop in Buenos Aires. A year later, she opened the Ashtanga Yoga School of Buenos Aires under Lino's directorship. Andrea continues her apprenticeship under Lino Miele, assisting him during his second tour in South America, and then at retreats in Ca' le Suore (Italy) and in Kovalam (India).

Between 2008 and 2009, Andrea Martinez produced and released the first fully-featured DVD of Lino Miele teaching the full vinyasa in South America.

Andrea Martinez is married to Oscar with whom she has little Bruno.

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