Andrea Marcum

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

    Videos

    Arrive and Thrive Video
    4.615385
    Episode 2
    Arrive and Thrive (July 2016)Taming the Time Zone
    Episode 2
    , 43 minutes
    In this vinyasa practice with Andrea Marcum she uses movement to elevate your body temperature and increase blood flow, which help to feel more alert and vibrant.
    Available worldwide
    Busy Moms Sweet Sweaty Time Out Flow Video
    4.80822
    Busy Moms Sweet Sweaty Time Out Flow (May 2013)
    36 minutes
    Andrea Marcum leads this strong practice, Busy Mom’s Sweaty-Sweet Time-Out Flow. This Marcum Method flow gets right to the point and gets the job done! Slip this in as your own time-out during naptime, play dates, or ...
    Available worldwide
    Strength and Tone Video
    4.88816
    Strength and Tone (January 2014)
    60 minutes
    This class from Andrea Marcum is all about just what the title tells you: strengthening and toning. In this practice we will work our arms, legs and abdominals, but we will also strenghten things like our focus, our intention ...
    Available worldwide
    Abs-solute Detox Flow Video
    4.697145
    Abs-solute Detox Flow (April 2013)
    46 minutes
    Get ready to sweat out those toxins! This detox flow with Andrea Marcum is great for kick-starting digestion and metabolism as well as inspiring our spine. You can count on a workout & core work as you reach for all eight ...
    Available worldwide
    I Just Need Some Space Video
    4.76962
    I Just Need Some Space (March 2015)
    64 minutes
    Increase blood flow through the body by moving and breathing. Open seized up hips and hip flexors, create space in the compacted discs between our vertebra, counteract strained necks and shrugged shoulders and improve brain ...
    Available worldwide
    From Your Head to Your Heart Video
    4.826085
    Episode 1
    From Your Head to Your Heart (March 2016)In Mexico with Andrea Marcum
    Episode 1
    , 64 minutes
    This vinyasa practice with Andrea Marcum is like an intuitive blind date with yourself—one that connects you to the originality, resourcefulness and vision of your heart.
    Available worldwide
    Relax and Renew Video
    4.9
    Episode 4
    Relax and Renew (July 2016)Taming the Time Zone
    Episode 4
    , 47 minutes
    This restorative practice with Andrea Marcum is your nighttime wind down which encourages your “sleep drive” to acclimate to your new time zzzzzzzone. Candlelight and restorative postures cool your body temperature and calm ...
    Available worldwide
    Good Morning! Cappuccino or Chamomile? Video
    4.59298
    Good Morning! Cappuccino or Chamomile? (September 2014)
    42 minutes
    This invigorating flow with Andrea Marcum is like a little shot of espresso -- concise but full of spice, with options to modify for those who feel more like a gentle cup of chamomile.
    Available worldwide
    Float Your Boat Video
    4.66
    Episode 3
    Float Your Boat (March 2016)In Mexico with Andrea Marcum
    Episode 3
    , 60 minutes
    In this vinyasa practice with Andrea Marcum our core work will run much deeper than just sculpting bodies. Andrea uses center-strengthening postures to empower you to shape your own inspired reality.
    Available worldwide
    Put a Little Love in Your Heart and Hipflexors Video
    4.68269
    Put a Little Love in Your Heart and Hipflexors (February 2016)
    63 minutes
    Does life feel like the perfect storm of running, spinning, crossfit, sitting, slumping, driving and repeat? This slow vinyasa class will balance the effects these activities can have and bring the physical body back into ...
    Available worldwide
    Cross-Check Video
    4.77143
    Episode 1
    Cross-Check (May 2016)Advance Your Practice: Bhujapidasana
    Episode 1
    , 22 minutes
    In the first episode of Andrea Marcum's series, Bhujapidasana, Andrea lays out our foundation to get that bug pose off the ground.
    Available worldwide
    Cruising Altitude Video
    4.866665
    Episode 3
    Cruising Altitude (May 016)Advance Your Practice: Bhujapidasana
    Episode 3
    , 55 minutes
    In the final episode of Andrea Marcum's Bhujapidasana series, it's time let it fly as part of a flowing vinyasa practice.
    Available worldwide

    Articles

    General Yoga
    5
    July 24, 2015
    My Yoga on Gaiam TV instructor Andrea Marcum gives us all some perspective on what happens when life turns upside down.
    Teacher Education
    0
    August 2, 2014
    I’m the founder of U Studio Yoga in LA, and have been teaching for fourteen years.  Recently I sat in on a 200-hour Teacher Training intensive held at my studio. There I was like those adorable, motivated seniors who return to complete their high...
    General Yoga
    0
    November 7, 2013
    Shannon Furman is a producer for NFL Films – I worked with her on her project NFL Films Presents: Yoga and Football. She’s a firecracker who loves her work and almost instantly feels like a long-time friend. Her passion is palpable and has propelled...
    General Yoga
    0
    June 17, 2013
    As a yoga teacher, I tend to forget that as human beings,  we are simply territorial animals. Our lofty spiritual natures sometimes conflict with this the fact. We decide we are privileged to what’s ours and what we think we know. Nothing brings out...
    General Yoga
    0
    March 19, 2013
    When I announce that I’m leading a yoga retreat, I get a lot of interesting questions from those who are considering coming along. Anything from "Can I bring my blow-dryer?" (Even though we’re probably talking about impossibly humid climates), to...

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    bechthomsen, posted on August 28, 2016

    Joined your amazing class yesterday at cph Yogafestival.. Just wanted to say a big thank you..it was the best, and I love your sense of humor. Looking forward to your book next year

    andreamarcum, posted on August 29, 2016

    I had the absolute BEST time with you all at the Copenhagen Yoga Festival !! It was amazing to see you there. One of my favorite things is to actually meet in person, those of you who have been practicing with me here online. Gaia is global goodness and another way that yoga connects. Thank you for your excitement about me book too! Hope to see you again soon, and thank you for practicing with me on Gaia!! Xx A

    kelly277, posted on August 23, 2016

    Andrea,
    When does your book come out?

    Kelly

    andreamarcum, posted on August 24, 2016

    So thrilled that you are asking! It will be out late next year (2017) and I will definitely keep you posted. I'm having such a great time writing it... Can't wait to get it out to you! xx A

    kelly277, posted on June 16, 2016

    Andrea,
    I live in Brisbane Australia - moved from Boulder, CO where yoga studios were just as prevalent as coffee shops, and have been so blessed that you are an online resource to have a daily practice with. I did the No Vinyasa Vinyasa session this morning and again feel so lucky I can incorporate yoga back into my life here. You are a true spirit and more than a healer. Keep up the great videos.
    My husband and I have to travel Los Angeles a few times a year for work, so I will put your studio of my list.
    Thank you again, Kelly Reuss

    kelly277, posted on July 5, 2016

    Andrea~

    Thank you yet again - I have absolutely fallen in love with the yoga you share. You really bring a grounding and giving sequence...with some unforgiving ab challenges in the middle - WHEW!

    Thank you for being part of such a powerful channel where I can receive exceptional yoga in my home; it has been a godsend through my journey of becoming of remedial massage therapist.

    Yoga helps bring through a higher channel of healing when you are the medium that takes on others' energies.

    Gracias~
    Kelly Reuss
    Brisbane, Australia

    andreamarcum, posted on July 6, 2016

    The global yoga love is off-the-charts here @KELLY277 - thank YOU again xx A

    kelly277, posted on July 6, 2016

    And only if everyone did a little yoga everyday...how different would the world be.
    I look forward to your book coming out.
    Cheers~

    andreamarcum, posted on June 17, 2016

    I would ABSOLUTELY love to see you here in LA sometime!! And I really hope to get to Australia too. I just signed a publishing deal for my book, and with any luck, my book tour will include places like Australia and give me an excuse to come see you :) Thank you from the bottom of my heart for practicing with me here on Gaia! xx A

    marinawhitham, posted on May 31, 2016

    ooops.... sorry about the repetition.... I wasn't getting any action so I kept pressing the "save" button!

    andreamarcum, posted on June 2, 2016

    @MARINAWHITHAM you can repeat those sweet thoughts as many times as you'd like :) xx A

    marinawhitham, posted on May 31, 2016

    I live in South Australia and have been a gym junkie for the last 30 years. I am now 56 and I was starting to get injuries.... shoulders, knees, back. I realised something had to change so I started to explore yoga.... and found you! Well what a epiphany! I feel stronger than ever and nothing hurts! Andrea, I love your nurturing style and the way you explain each posture in detail, from the inside out. I have never been to a live yoga class so I really rely on easy to understand instructions. Andrea, you nail it!
    Thank you so much!
    Marina

    andreamarcum, posted on June 2, 2016

    This is such a great story and I'm thrilled that you have found me here in Gaia! Very happy that you are finding a way to get your sweat on that feels nurturing. Keep me posted as your journey continues! xx A

    marinawhitham, posted on May 31, 2016

    I live in South Australia and have been a gym junkie for the last 30 years. I am now 56 and I was starting to get injuries.... shoulders, knees, back. I realised something had to change so I started to explore yoga.... and found you! Well what a epiphany! I feel stronger than ever and nothing hurts! Andrea, I love your nurturing style and the way you explain each posture in detail, from the inside out. I have never been to a live yoga class so I really rely on easy to understand instructions. Andrea, you nail it!
    Thank you so much!
    Marina

    marinawhitham, posted on May 31, 2016

    I live in South Australia and have been a gym junkie for the last 30 years. I am now 56 and I was starting to get injuries.... shoulders, knees, back. I realised something had to change so I started to explore yoga.... and found you! Well what a epiphany! I feel stronger than ever and nothing hurts! Andrea, I love your nurturing style and the way you explain each posture in detail, from the inside out. I have never been to a live yoga class so I really rely on easy to understand instructions. Andrea, you nail it!
    Thank you so much!
    Marina

    marinawhitham, posted on May 31, 2016

    I live in South Australia and have been a gym junkie for the last 30 years. I am now 56 and I was starting to get injuries.... shoulders, knees, back. I realised something had to change so I started to explore yoga.... and found you! Well what a epiphany! I feel stronger than ever and nothing hurts! Andrea, I love your nurturing style and the way you explain each posture in detail, from the inside out. I have never been to a live yoga class so I really rely on easy to understand instructions. Andrea, you nail it!
    Thank you so much!
    Marina

    tayarene, posted on October 19, 2015

    Hiya love

    I'm heading to india in January and am looking for a place to practice our style of yoga. Can you point me to some centers in south goa area please?

    Thank you so much for your teachings

    Nameste

    andreamarcum, posted on October 19, 2015

    @TAYARENE what an amazing adventure awaits you! I'm not sure where you would find vinyasa yoga in Goa... but I think you should come join me for my retreat in Kerala January 25 - Feb 1! Here's the link to read about it http://andreamarcum.com/vinyasa-yoga-retreats-and-workshops.html would absolutely love to have you along! xx A

    Cukee27, posted on August 19, 2015

    Hi,
    I love your style and practice. The ability to push my limits without losing my calmness, patience and inner peace; it's inspiring. You are my go to teacher. With that being said I would love to see some hips lower back openers/strength videos.
    Thank you for leading me thru my practice.

    andreamarcum, posted on August 22, 2015

    This is such a wonderful message to get! Thank you so much for practicing with me and for reaching out here. Hip note taken :) xx A

    ssiegman, posted on August 13, 2015

    i live in az and did this tape at dusk...it was a religious experience!

    andreamarcum, posted on August 14, 2015

    I but dusk in AZ creates a space unlike any other! Thank you for practicing with me and for letting me vicariously enjoy an Arizona sunset! xx A

    jetully, posted on February 23, 2015

    I love all of your videos! I am a runner, so arm strength is so hard for me, and your videos push me so hard but I keep seeing improvement! Thank you so much for your great videos!

    andreamarcum, posted on February 24, 2015

    Thank you so much for this wonderful message! I am truly honored to have you practicing with me and thrilled to hear that it's rewarding. Stay in touch and keep me posted. xx A

    DizeeWizee, posted on November 6, 2014

    Hi Andrea

    I am a huge fan. Your strength still messes with my head every time I try and do the entire class with you. A constant inspiration to me! I love a challenging class and you deliver every time! Thanks :)

    andreamarcum, posted on December 5, 2014

    You are far too sweet! I so appreciate you practicing with me! xx A

    Hvaidyanathan, posted on August 27, 2014

    I make it a point to look for Andrea's lesson for two things : 1) advanced practice 2) Her instructions are clear & concise & soothing. I would like to attend a class with her in person, one day when I can make it to LA. Its stange 'cause all the time I went to LA (whilst my son was studying there) I didn't neither Yoga nor Andrea. Now that I've found both, I have less and less chance of going to LA. But, my be one day, either I go to LA or she comes to Switzerland. We'll see. Anyways, she is an awesome teacher. So Andrea keep going girl :-)

    andreamarcum, posted on August 28, 2014

    Thank you for such kind words @Hvaidyanathan! xx A

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