I’m Andrea Ferretti.
Here’s my straightforward bio: I’m the creative director behind Jason Crandell Yoga Method and the host of Yogaland Podcast, where I interview inspiring yoga teachers, creative thinkers, and wellness experts. I created the podcast to inspire people to stay on this path and to help guide them along with accuracy and depth. I also longed to have real, modern, even funny conversations about a discipline that can sometimes take itself too seriously. It’s had nearly a half a million downloads since April 2016. (To inquire about sponsorships, you can email me here.)
Here’s my longer backstory. Writing has always been the most natural form of expression for me. When I want to learn something, when I want to connect with people, when I want to savor a feeling, I write.
I’ve also loved movement for as long as I can remember and I discovered yoga after college. I came to yoga aimless, insecure, depressed. Then one night, after my first sweaty Mysore class in a dingy yoga studio in San Francisco, I was hooked and my life was forever changed.
In 2002, I landed my dream job as an editor at Yoga Journal. In my decade-long tenure there I interviewed some of the greatest American yoga teachers of our time, wrote about my personal struggle with depression, and explored yoga’s influence from every possible angle – from how it’s being used in Ayurvedic spas to school curriculums to whether or not it’s a religion.
I traveled to Hong Kong to check out the yoga scene there and virtually traveled to 10 tiny American towns as well as Tokyo, Paris, Sao Paolo, and Istanbul. What I found is that the experience of yoga is absolutely universal and beautifully cross-cultural. We all want to feel love, to be seen, to function at our very best, and yoga gives us the inner resources to do those things.
As the yoga coach and hiring manager for covers and practice stories, I helped ridiculously talented and devoted yoga teachers show their passion for their craft (like this lady here, and this wonderful human, and this queen).
And finally, I met the love of my life and partner in yoga, Jason Crandell, there.
When I’m not doing yoga or cooking, I’m hanging out with my other boss, our five-year-old pixie, Sofia-Rose.
There’s lots of ways you can keep up with me: My social media of choice is Instagram these days, so you can follow me there.
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