Natalie took her first yoga class in 2004, hoping to lengthen bulky muscles and improve her flexibility. Over time, what started as a compliment to her other fitness activities, became a way of life. Natalie credits her yoga practice with bringing balance and mindfulness to her life, and appreciates how it constantly challenges her to be the best version of herself.
Certifications & Trainings:
- 200 hour RYT - Pure Prana Yoga Studio, Alexandria, VA
What classes do you teach at Studio Bamboo?
How would you describe your teaching style?
Vinyasa based classes that focus on alignment and breath, with a dash of philosophy and a sprinkle of laughter.
What kind of students would you recommend taking your class?
Anyone who wants to move, laugh and open their heart to new possibilities!
What does yoga means to you?
It is a connection between mind, body and spirit that allows us to see and honor ourselves just as we are.
Your favorite asana and why?
Astavakrasana (eight angle pose) is my favorite asana because it teaches us that flexibility is measured not by the length of our muscles, but rather by our willingness to step up to our challenges. Astavakrasana doesn't require a tremendous amount of strength or flexibility, but it does require the lift that comes from pulling ourselves up by the heart strings. The most important muscles to flex are those of the heart!