I am a yoga nerd. I have been a full time yoga student since 2000, and I imagine I will be studying till the day I die as I am endlessly fascinated by the depth and power of both the practices, and the teachings, of this great art. I began my teaching career in 2002 and haven’t looked back since. When I am not in a classroom or on my mat you will find me in my kitchen cooking (I love to cook, and eat!), or walking in the mountains of Whistler BC with my husband and son. I have been blessed to have had the opportunity to study with many amazing teachers and I am forever indebted to them for all that they have, and continue to, share with me. If you would like to learn more about who I’ve studied with and what certifications I’ve earned to date click here.
Why do I teach yoga?
I teach yoga because I believe in it’s power to heal and transform.
Until I stepped onto the yoga mat for the first time I truly couldn’t envision a future without self-doubt, grief and fear. What I discovered in my very first yoga class was a practice that gave me a sense of perspective and hope. My commitment to my practice has taught me how to have faith in myself, and in my ability to change, and I figured that if I could do it, than anybody could, so for the last eleven years I have been pouring my heart into teaching yoga and sharing what I have learned with others. To me yoga is a path of both self empowerment and deep humility and being a teacher on this path is one of the greatest delights of my life.
What can you expect from one of my yoga classes?
You can expect to be seen. You can expect to be met where you are, and inspired to go further. You can expect to be challenged, encouraged and empowered. You can expect to learn something new, to surprise yourself, and to gain greater insight into what yoga can do for you.
Do you need to be an expert at yoga to receive what I have to offer?
Not at all. All you need is an intention to enter into a deeper relationship with yourself and a curiosity about what you may discover, with that intention you will be able to receive everything I have to give, and so much more.
Natalie’s dedication to the true practice of Yoga shines when she is teaching and sharing the joy and wisdom of this ancient discipline with her students. Her classes, retreats, teacher training programs and workshops are encouraging and inspiring to beginning and advanced practitioners alike, and are rich with the deeper philosophy of the authentic practice of Yoga. She is extremely skilled in the art of guiding her students to access their own source of inner confidence, love, power and strength so that they are able to take their personal practice to a deeper level in fun and exciting ways. Natalie is a genuine, passionate and wise teacher who supports her students in awakening to their true potential and, for this reason, she is a respected, strong, and much needed voice in our world today.
~ Kimberly Loeb, Inner Circle Healing Arts
Natalie’s teaching transformational. In a mere hour and a half in her class my fatigue,stress,and dullness is magically shifted to bliss, fullness and a deep feeling of connection.
~ Kim Hoag
Natalie’s classes are a wonderful experience for the mind, body, and soul. Her themes help us set right “Attitude”, Anusara’s Universal Principles are our tools for right “Alignment”, and we are left feeling empowered to take right “Action” on or off our mats.
Natalie is an incredible yoga teacher. Her ability to hold a clear energetic space allows me to really let go in her classes. Her compassionate presence and vast well of yoga wisdom always quenches my deep thirst for learning and growing. I feel cared for in her class and my body is very happy every time go.
~Christy Lindell, Tranformational Bodywork Practitioner, Yoga & Dance Facilitator, Founder of Reflections Holistic Retreat