André discovered Yoga in its various forms in the early 90′s, during numerous visits to India, where he found himself in direct contact with the Sadhus, Tantrics, Fakires and Agorinaths. He was awakened to Hatha and Astanga Yoga practices during a visit to Mysore, where he met a Guruji Pattabhi Jois.
After returning to Brazil, André studied and with pioneer Regina Ehlers in 2005. Always seeking to learn more, he has continued his practice with masters of different styles both in Brazil and around the world, participating in workshops with Carla & Mathew Volmer (Rio -UK), Manju Jois (India), Danny Paradise (Hawaii), Lino Miele (Italy), Amado (Mexico), Tarik Van Prem (Portugal), Matt Coriolano (Hawaii), Michael Ganon (Thailand) and Noah Williams (Los Angeles), to name a few.
André has also helps produce documentaries about indigenous tribes around the world, and attributes some of his teachings to the time he spent in their company. In 2011, André wrote a book chronicling his experiences, Lindo De Doer – a record of exoteric, exotic and spiritual tribal festivals.
André leads a strong a detoxifying class, with the intent of sharing his knowledge in a free, relaxed and ultimately therapeutic manner. He teaches regularly, and is known in the electronic music world as DJ Sohm.