Andrea Osvart – “For me, yoga is a way of life”
Most of you might know me from the movies and the TV screen, I’ve spent a significant part of my life in front of and behind the camera. Now I would like to introduce myself from a new perspective: let me show you my yoga-side.
For me, yoga has long been synonymous with harmony. I did yoga for the first time in 2008. I was just in one of the ups and downs of my life. I didn’t move my body too much before, because I didn’t have to. I have lucky genes; I don’t really gain weight without sports. I thought, like most of the young people: if I don’t have to do it for a beautiful shape, why should I sweat for hours at the gym?
At that time, however, I was neither physically nor mentally in shape, so I looked at the map – I lived in Rome – where could I find the nearest option to do some sports. I stumbled upon a yoga studio, a mile walking distance from my home. I myself was most surprised at how much this form of movement gives, not only physically, but also mentally and emotionally.
To begin with, I chose a dynamic class. The instructor told me to stand in the back row and if I can’t stand it, rest in child’s pose. By the end of the class, I spat out my lungs while the older ladies next to me practicing yoga did all the work without a hitch.
Physically squeezed, spiritually recharged, I stepped out of the room, hovering ten inches above the ground. By the time I got home, I already knew I was going to return.
For me, yoga is not a sport, but a way of life. As I mentioned, I was at a low point in my life. I was spiritually shattered when I encountered yoga. In everyday life, of course, I tried to keep my head up, I pretended to the outside world being a strong woman.
Then, as I took more and more yoga classes, the walls, the dams collapsed inside me — yoga hit a gap in my armor. I got in tune with myself, experiencing feelings I hadn’t allowed myself to really feel before, and that was what I needed to move on. Already in Los Angeles, with the instructor of my instructor from Rome, the class ended several times with tears in my eyes.
I was safe, I didn’t have to keep myself, I could let go of my feelings.
In the spring of 2020, I opened my own yoga studio. I didn’t choose the best time to start, but this has long been a cherished dream for me. When I moved home 6 years ago, I was looking for places to go to yoga. I found many good ones, but none of them was completely what I wanted. That’s why I decided to open my own studio.
I graduated as a yoga instructor in 2016 and later became a pilates instructor, too. This is how today, Osv’Art Yoga and Pilates Boutique Studio gives home to a wide range of yoga classes of different styles, and to pilates classes as well. Come and experience the amazing spirit of this place by yourself, we are looking forward to welcome you in Budapest downtown!