Andre has been working as a movement educator for over 18 years. He enjoyed a 10-year career as a professional football player in the Canadian Football League (CFL) where he achieved numerous accolades including Grey Cup Champion, All-Canadian and Team Captain. Since retiring from the rigorous and gruelling nature of athletic competition, Andre continues to explore, research and share in different disciplines of movement and the embodied arts including strength & conditioning, gymnastics, track & field, dance, as well as, in the contemplative practices of mindfulness meditation and yoga. Informed by ancient traditions, contemporary research and innovation Andre co-founded the Spirit Loft Movement & Yoga Centre with his wife, Catalina Moraga, in 2011. Currently, Andre is deeply inspired by his studies with Jozef Frucek (Fighting Monkey), Tom Weksler (Movement Archery), Frank Jude Boccio (zen naturalism), Ido Portal, Agatsu and the Prague School of Rehabilitation (DNS). Andre is dedicated to the development of curious and diligent students of movement, stillness and community practices. He believes in the cultivation of an intelligent, diverse and creative approach to how we practice and express our human complexity. He places a strong emphasis on body-mind-heart integration, mindfulness and the power of movement to heal, connect and inspire.