Andrea's two great passions are women’s issues and mind body wellness. She created Barre & Soul in 2013. Andrea holds a B.A. in Women's Studies from Lesley University. In addition to barre and yoga certifications, she has gained wisdom through difficult experiences from teen parenthood to divorce and domestic violence. Through these trials she gained strength. Her mission is to empower others through Barre & Soul to overcome challenges and to live strong, fulfilling lives. Andrea has traveled to Haiti to study the use of yoga to heal trauma, and is passionate about personal empowerment and promoting positive body image. She brings her background in Women’s Studies to bear on all of her work.