Having started in competitive gymnastics, Andrea Marcum, a Santa Cruz, California native, began instructing yoga in 1999 and soon opened her own studio, U Studio, in Los Angeles in 2006.
In a city filled with yoga stars and behemoth studios, Marcum launched U Studio to success through her distinctive core intensive Vinyasa flow classes. U Studio has won critical acclaim, no doubt due to Marcum's passion and dedication. She relishes in the transformation yoga brings her students and the community it encourages.
When not in her studio, Andrea Marcum teaches workshops and leads retreats in Bali, Costa Rica and around the world. She has been featured in Shape, Self, C Magazine, Huffington Post and the LA Times. Marcum is an Ambassador for Lululemon and Manduka and writes for Gaia, MindBodyGreen, and is a Lifestyle Editor for Origin Magazine. Though her early childhood aspirations were to be a fairy princess, she is pretty happy with the way things have turned out.
"Andrea's combination of a challenging class, and a great sense of humor are unique, intelligent, and always leave me feeling better when I leave than when I arrived. She is an amazing teacher and I love her class."
-Heather Graham, actress