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Andrea Kimura, M.Ed.Andrea L. Kimura, M.Ed., CHES

Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)
Certified Wellness & Health Coach • Yoga instructor

(573) 884-WELL • fax: (573) 882-5370


1020 Hitt St.
University Physicians Medical Bldg., 4th floor
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65212

Degrees and certifications

Masters of Education • Real Balance Wellness 360° Health & Life Coach Certification • Kripalu 200 RYT Yoga Instructor • Kripalu Meditation Instructor • Certified Health Education Specialist • Certified Wellness & Health Coach




University of Missouri, Health Promotion & Wellness (M.Ed.)
William Woods University, Educational Interpreter Training (BA)
University of Northern Colorado, Psychology (BA)

Bio/Professional experience

Assisting others in the field of human services has always been Andrea's focus. Whether counseling abused children, serving as a Deaf Interpreter, or serving as a Health Coach and certified Yoga Instructor at Mizzou, she keeps focused on helping others.
As a Health Coach, she enjoys helping students build on their strengths and develop the necessary life skills that allow them to flourish. She integrates mindfulness with wellness education, which makes for an effective approach that students find beneficial. Leading mindful yoga classes on campus is equally rewarding for her and the students she serves. Andrea is also a trained Green Dot facilitator for bystander training.

Clinical interests

Health Coach for sleep, nutrition & exercise, drug and alcohol reduction, stress reduction and smoking cessation, contemplative practices for stress management and wellness

Research interests

  • The impact of meditation on the Autonomic nervous system (parasympathetic & sympathetic)

  • Neoroplasticity through training and experience with contemplative practices

Selected grants and awards

  • Graduate Student Association, International Symposia for Contemplative Studies


Professional responsibilities

  • Health Coach for integrated health care services
  • Mindful Yoga Instructor
  • Student Affairs: Student Development Learning Committee member
  • Student Affairs: Training and Development Committee member

Presentations and lectures

  • Mizzou Advantage Day Poster Presentation: “Contemplative Studies in Higher Education: Balancing Old and New Transformational Technologies,” Spring 2012


  • American College Health Association


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