Andrea was born as Angela van de Loo in the Netherlands in 1942 during WWII. She studied psychology at the University of Amsterdam. In 1971 she hitchhiked to India where she met the Mother at the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry. She lived in Auroville, South India, Mother’s experimental city in the making, dedicated to the evolution of human unity, till 1978. Her two daughters were born there.
Andrea has been living in Santa Cruz, CA, since 1979 where she had a healing practice. After retiring in 2007, she continues to open and learn from life, devotes her energy and presence in service of family and friends and dedicates herself to offer her memoir as her small contribution to a peaceful world.