I’ve listened to the song of Whales and danced alongside dolphins. But to get here was a path, it was a choice I made over and over, the choice was where I want to be. Do I want to be in the Ocean, travelling mad across the globe in the search of answers, do I want to sit through discomfort and meditations, and terrible beds, and dirty hostels, just in order to be free, to find some answers, in order to come closer to the truth. That we are Nature!
Swami Sivananda said that the Paths are many, the truth is One! My path found me exploring yoga, Diving, Plant medicines, and here I am residing in my body, wholly, holistically, and adoringly, I am taking the time each day to just be, be with myself to feel pains discomforts, what is my body trying to tell me? Where can I unlock again, who was I before I became Natalie, a sister, a daughter, a girlfriend, a friend. I want to find that person, that being, no name, no agenda, just totally connected and free from the confines that the modern world has placed on me.
Find me in the Ocean, or on a yoga mat, find me breathing or walking or taking the time to swim in the Sea. Lets connect, lets learn from eachother. We are all here to grow, once you find one truth you realize how much more there is to learn. I’m always learning, always sharing. My desire is to help others find their ways back to themselves.
I have been exploring yoga and its roots for over 12 years now, and early on the path I was selling myself short, trying to disconnect myself from the ego identifications of a modern, consumerist and commercial world and ‘yogi’ being. As I began to explore other paths of Yog, Bhakti (devotion through Kirtan and Mantra), Meditation, Pranayam and then Freediving and deeper explorations of the natural world, I began to understand that sometimes an identification is necessary in order to survive and succeed in the modern world. The point of yog is to be unattached to this idea of uniqueness, but at the same time we can allow ourselves the freedom and courage to explore it and to present it to the world in a way that is somehow contributing to the collective consciousness of joy and union.
Forever a Student first, Natalie encourages students to seek their own inner truth on and off the mat.
Influenced and experienced in the traditional Lineages of Sivananda and School of Bihar, Natalie fuses the traditional teachings into her joyful, flowing, harmonizing Yog Asana Sequences, which encourages those new to the practice to explore deeper layers of their body and being, while the more experienced are guided to go beyond self. Everyone overcomes something just by stepping onto their mat, and everybody can explore just that little bit extra to find parts of ourselves that are forgotten or not even yet discovered.
Nat has a great knowledge of anatomy, alignment, and creative sequencing having facilitated on 200 Hour RYT trainings in Goa, India since 2016. Her sequences bring students to a place of grounding while infusing movement and breath in her Vinyasa Classes. The more traditional Hatha classes see a deeper incorporation of meditation and Pranayam. Restorative Yoga Classes will bring healing and restoration to body and Mind. In Yin Yoga you can expect to explore deeper levels of flexibility, as we stress tendons and move deeper into our tissues with long yet relaxed stretch holds that encourage inner stillness in the mind then you can expect to experience calm, assisting relaxation on long freedives or stressful situations on dry land.