Hello, my name is Natalie and I started practicing Yoga over 20 years ago. It was during that early experience with Yoga that I felt an inexplicable knowing that I had come home to a practice that would help guide me for the rest of my life. I strive to inspire the same in my teaching.
Yoga has increased my focus, helped with relaxation, flexibility, energy and yet, it has done so much more. Yoga has taught me to listen to that whisper of intuition I was born with. Since I started practicing yoga, I have been able to connect more authentically with myself and others. I find I experience more joy, freedom, love and clarity in my life. The best part is that I recognize that I've only begun to realize the benefits of this practice. I sit in wonder of the journey that lies ahead...
I am grateful for the many teachers I have had along this yoga journey starting with Baron Baptiste whose Power Yoga classes first inspired me to change the direction of my life. It was Baron who suggested I study with Ana Forrest, a powerful teacher and mentor. Ana touched my heart. She remains one of the most influential teachers in my life and I feel deeply connected to her spirit.
In 2001 Baron introduced me to Zhander Remete and the practice of Shadow Yoga. This is where my journey started anew. This practice of Shadow Yoga dismantled everything I thought I knew about yoga. Shadow Yoga was like nothing I had ever experienced and yet, it immediately resonated with me and I knew I had found a teacher and practice for life. I continue to train in this yoga tradition under the guidance of Zhander Remete, his wife Emma Balnaves and more recently, Jaymin Gansell.
In addition to teaching at the Baptiste Power Yoga studios in the Boston area and owning a yoga studio on the island of Nantucket, I co-founded BostonYoga, an online resource for yoga in the Boston area. BostonYoga became well known for hosting workshops with internationally acclaimed yoga and meditation teachers. I also created a successful corporate yoga program designed for busy professionals. In 2013, I moved to New Zealand from Boston with my Kiwi husband and two young sons.