Hi, I'm Nat!
I believe that everything is yoga, from Ayurveda to astrology and hot chocolates to sunshine! For me, yoga is a means to getting to know who we really are, and finding true bliss. I teach Hatha Flow based on Ashtak Yoga, which has a more traditional and holistic approach. I’m a 500 hour Yoga Alliance certified teacher, trained by Dr. Gaurav Malik of Ashtak Yoga School in India and Thailand.
My classes typically include pranayama (breathing excercises), meditation and mantra as well as asana (physical postures). I teach informal classes with a smile because although yoga is a life-changing, serious practice, we don't have to be so serious all the time while practicing! Having a light heart and a smile can go a long way on the mat. I always encourage softness with strength, and emphasise the breath and correct alignment to take you deeper. Having said that, it's less important for me that your Warrior fits a textbook image, and far more important that you feel supported and able to experience time with yourself, for yourself.
My journey into yoga began as an alternative to the gym but I quickly became intrigued by its mental and spiritual benefits. That, along with job boredom and the end of a decade-long relationship helped with the decision to jump in with both feet. So on a rainy January day in 2014, I left my corporate London life and hopped on a plane to India. I literally went from the office with my backpack and started a journey that led to me completing my 200 hour teacher training with Ashtak Yoga. In 2017, I returned to India and Ashtak Yoga to complete my 300 hour training.
During my travel adventures, love struck when I met a guy called Simon, a fellow teacher also certified by Ashtak Yoga School. After travelling with the surfing Bavarian, I moved to his home city of Ulm in southern Germany, where I now live and teach. Aside from yoga, I've also written and published three contemporary women's fiction novels.
Thanks for stopping by and hope to practice with you soon!