believes that by harnessing the power of the breath, we have the ability to unlock our ‘true’ potential—physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. As a contributor and content creator for OBI, he is grateful for the opportunity to serve others on their individual and collective journeys of healing and growth. Andy has been a lifelong student of the intricacies of the human body, and currently teaches a series of classes entitled, ‘The Breath: Anatomy, Physiology and Kinesiology’ at OBI.
While studying at Florida Gateway College in 2010, Andy began working as a tutor at the office of Disabilities Services. It was there that he discovered the valuable role of occupational therapy (OT), involving adaptive learning strategies, cognitive-based therapies, and engagement in meaningful activity during learning and healing processes. This led him to pursue a degree in OT, motivated by an ongoing fascination with the human nervous system and holistic healing methods. In 2013, Andy discovered and began practicing Craniosacral Therapy via the Upledger Institute, which helped to deepen his knowledge of the human body’s innate wisdom and ability to ‘heal itself’. He went on to obtain a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Florida, and in 2016 began working as an OT in various clinical settings including skilled nursing facilities, home healthcare, and hospitals. This led to specializing in the areas of shoulder rehabilitation, adaptive equipment and establishment of home exercise programs. During that time, Andy developed innovative ways of delivering care to patients, and worked to inspire others to ‘take charge’ of their own health.
In addition to being an educator with OBI, Andy continues to offer Craniosacral Therapy services at his private practice in Bell, FL. His other interests in the realm of wellness draw upon Eastern and Native American influences as well as forms of sound healing, including crystal bowls, specialized frequencies and music. An avid yoga practitioner, Andy has also been certified as a 200-hour yoga instructor and brings an enhanced awareness of the connection between breath and movement to his teachings. Andy is honored to be part of our team, and is dedicated to the effort of providing people with the knowledge and tools they need to succeed as confident breathwork facilitators and practitioners. At OBI, Andy brings to the table his experience of working with others for the purpose of healing, combining his knowledge of the human body with that of deep inner wisdom and intuitive vision.