Natalie is a yogi with “southern” flare. Yoga was first introduced to her in 2000, during a movement class for acting. Yoga tapped into the emotional baggage that she held in her body, and through the practice she learned how to release that energy. Natalie became hooked and hasn’t stopped since.
Through both Vinyasa and Bikram yoga, Natalie’s journey as a student helped her discover that all things are possible when one releases her mind. After 13-years of practice, in July 2013 she decided to go to India for her teacher training and certification as an instructor at Arhanta Yoga Ashram in Hatha Yoga.
As a teacher, Natalie believes that if you can see yourself doing a pose, with consistent practice and patience, you will achieve it. Her classes are about building confidence on- and -off the mat. You will enjoy relaxing tunes with fun and encouraging instruction, and real life stories that will keep the class light and create internal smiles.
You might find me… traipsing around outside looking for sun, wandering at a farmer's market, laughing with some of my favorite girls, or deep into a library book with a big mug of coffee nearby...
Life motto…Maybe not my motto, but one of my favorite quotes:
"We have art in order not to die of the truth." - Nietzsche
Favorite vice….traveling to remote beaches
Toughest life struggle….comprehending the human destruction of this beautiful planet and its plant and animal inhabitants
In my class you will…be encouraged to twist, taper, bloom and ROOT! One of the most important parts of the practice is cultivating a home inside of your body from which you can grow your strength and explore your power.
Cherished moment…time with family- both chosen and blood.
Yoga myth…There is no such thing as a yoga body. It just doesn’t exist.
Dream…I hope to remain in good health and to be motivated to keep a self-practice for as long as I’m on this planet. I also dream of moving to New Mexico where I will cultivate a garden of succulents, raise children and animals, and work in medicine/healing.
Training / Certifications.... Sacred Brooklyn in Costa Rica and am a Yoga Alliance RYT-200.
You might find me… At a coffee shop with my nose in a book or on my doodle pad.
Life motto… Sometimes I may not know where I stand, only that I still can.
Favorite vice… Books & Markers.
Toughest life struggle… Not enough hours in the day to accomplish everything I want to do.
In my class you will… Hopefully have fun.
Cherished moment… The adoption of my daughter in 2006.
Yoga myth… Yoga bodies are not a real thing.
.Dream… Traveling Yoga Teacher
Trainings / Certifications... Yoga Alliance 200 RYT, Liberation Prison Yoga Trauma Training.
You might find me… Working and yogaing
Life motto…DO THE WORK
Favorite vice…Chocolate and Wine
Toughest life struggle…Patience
In my class you will… A nice flow with emphasis on the core!
Cherished moment…Just being home with my family in Miami.
Yoga myth…That you have to be flexible, I am here to tell you don't have to be.
Dream…To teach yoga all over the world!
Trainings / Certifications 200-HR Greenmonkey Miami Level One Baptiste Institute
You might find me…at the Farmer's Market or Bookstore
Life motto… when in doubt take a nap!
Favorite Vice... French Cookware (i.e. Le Crueset, Stsub, Mauviel...) and French Fries with Truffle Salt
Toughest life struggle… fitting 30 hours of activities into a 24 hour day.
In my class you will… find attention to anatomy and alignment, as well as discovering things you thought you could never do.
Cherished moment… blackberry picking with my grandmother
Yoga myth…that it requires the ability to twist yourself into a pretzel and balance on 1 finger....also that people of color do not do yoga.
Dream… To be a mom....
Trainings / Certifications 200YTT
You might find me… At home or in my garden
Life motto… The walk of 10,000 miles began with one step. & God NEVER gives you too much you can handle.
Favorite vice…Political News
Toughest life struggle…Staying on task, and on time...deadlines! Oh yeah...PAPERWORK!!!
In my class you will…learn the foundation and fundamentals of yoga and have fun.
Cherished moment…Natural childbirth 4 times!
Yoga myth…The best asanas are advanced asanas??? You don't have to stand on your head to do Yoga.
Dream…To take a year off and travel to each continent with my family. Write abook and create a community of Pleasured Moms all over the world.
Trainings / Certifications: I am Bikram certified 2009, Evolation trained 2010, Qoya trained 2011, IET Integrated Energy Therapy Attunement 2014, FEMME! Attuned 2015, 200hrs Vinyasa Yoga Certified 2016
Maury Emilie Wiederaenders
You might find me… Back home in Seattle hiking with my family
Life motto…Conquer the dance floor, conquer the world.
Favorite vice…Ben and Jerry's Coconut Seven Layer Bar Ice cream
Toughest life struggle…Balancing work, family, friends, and still making time to sleep!
In my class you will…Find a yoga flow that reflects your internal rhythm and style;) A cardio and strength building workout that harmonizes the mind, body, and soul.
Cherished moment…When my long distance boyfriend in San Diego face-timed me so that I could watch the Sea World fireworks from our secret first date spot <3
Yoga myth…Yoga is not, despite popular belief, completely risk free. If chaturanga (going from high-plank to bent elbows) is done without proper form it can result in injured wrists and tendonitis.
Dream…To dance in the rumored revival of West Side Story on Broadway. Or to be Tinker Bell, whichever opportunity comes first
Trainings / Certifications...Power Vinyasa Certification (Yoga Alliance), BA in Dance (Loyola Marymount University), CPR (Red Cross), Lifeguard (Red Cross)
You might find me… Biking around New York City
Life motto…Apply yourself to supply your health
Favorite vice…sweets, vegan sweets lol
Toughest life struggle…Not overthinking
In my class you will….. you will feel, welcomed, free to be yourself, and never worried about being judged
Cherished moment…Seeing my clients/students, happy after a class, great feeling as a teacher, seeing your students with a smile on their faces after class
Yoga myth…Yoga myth, that men don't yoga, and that you have to be small to do yoga.
Dream…Don't really have dreams, just real life goals
Trainings / Certifications Certified Personal Trainer( ISSA, NASM)
Holistic Nutrionist (AFPA)
Certified Kemetic Yoga Instructor RYT 200