Koru Mindfulness Teacher

Andrea Leskowsky-Grupp Certified

Oshawa, Ontario Durham College andrea.leskowsky-grupp@durhamcollege.ca

Andrea Leskowsky-Grupp has been a devoted movement practitioner for over 20 years, and is a certified instructor of both classical and restorative yoga. During a period of difficulty some time ago, Andrea took part in an eight-week mindfulness training that provoked keen awareness of how the mind influences the body and vice versa, as well as the long-term effects of trauma and chronic stress on a person’s relationship with themselves and others.

These experiences coalesced into an abiding interest in the connections between meditation, mindful movement, and self-healing. Desiring to begin a wider conversation, Andrea pursued facilitator certifications in Koru, SMART, Mindfulness Training for Emotional Resilience, and Mindful@Work, and is currently working with first responders and teachers to help foster a culture of mindfulness-based stress-management and self-care. Andrea is also a full-time college professor, and has taught courses on interpersonal theory, business writing, and wellness within several different programs. She is deeply passionate about teaching, and is a strong advocate for universal access to higher education by vulnerable and under-served communities.

Koru Teacher since April 14th, 2020