Natalie discovered yoga in 2003, during her first year of university. She was looking for a physical practice that could replace her monotonous and uninspired gym routine. What she found was a practice that challenged her beyond her physical body and revealed years of pent-up tension from years of volleyball, vigorous gym workouts, and high self-expectations.
Natalie's inquisitive nature lead her to take several teacher trainings. She completed her 500 Hr advanced training at the Vancouver School of Yoga with lead teacher Christine Price Clark in 2015, and she continues to participate in advanced anatomy studies with Tiffany Cruikshank through her Yoga Medicine program.
Sharing yoga with others is a passion of Natalie's that pulled her from a full-time career as a Geologist. For her, there is nothing that compares to the joy that she gets from leading students to discover new movements, full breath, and glimpse at who they truly are and what they're truly feeling, behind the mundane, day to day tasks.
Natalie strives to create an environment where students can learn, listen, feel, and question, while skillfully building a balanced foundation of physical and mental health.
What should students expect from your class? A smart and functional physical practice that poses to inform the student of what strength is hidden within, and where more integrative work needs to be done. A constant reminder of breath and inward reflection, and a sprinkling of honest intention. Maybe some real-life sharing ;)
Training Certifications: 200HR RYT / 500HR RYT