Andy Epstein first discovered yoga in 2011 after being reluctantly dragged to class by a friend. A committed runner, boot-camper, and weightlifter, Andy was skeptical that yoga could ever be a “tough” workout. Lying there panting on his mat in a puddle of sweat at the end of his first hot yoga class, he realized how wrong he was! He quickly became hooked and believes all aspects of yoga - the physical, psychological and spiritual - are all an essential part of the complete yoga experience. Andy’s classes are taught in the same style in which he likes to practice—fast-moving, powerful, technically demanding, and fun. Having suffered a low back injury and subsequent surgery, Andy is convinced of the positive health benefits of yoga to help build core strength and decrease back pain. When not on his mat, Andy can be found performing with various local theater groups as an actor and working at his day job as an attorney. Andy received his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University in theater in 1996; attended the University of Louisville for law school graduating in 2004; served on active duty in the U.S. Army as a field artillery officer (1996-2001). Andy has completed two 200-hour yoga teacher trainings with Yogia Yoga School and most recently through Bend and Zen Hot Yoga in March, 2017.