This is an intuitive class with a focus on sequencing, alignment and moving the body in high vibrational lines of energy. We work on flexibility and strength as well as the cultivation of prana shakti — moving energy through the body by working the physical aspects of the practice while also connecting with the subtle body and finding stillness in motion. I keep the practice safe with many options for modifications.
SmartFLOW Yoga celebrates the innate intelligence of juicy, flowing movement. Developed by Los Angeles based long time yoga teacher Annie Carpenter – formally a dancer for Martha Graham Dance Company, its sequences are intelligently designed for a healthy, life-long and safe yoga practice. Nathalie is one of a handful of teachers to be certified in SmartFLOW, having co-teached and assisted several SmartFLOW Teacher Trainings both in Los Angeles and New Orleans.
This class is based on the teachings of Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois. Since 2002, Nathalie has taken four extensive trips to India to study in Mysore with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and his grandson Sharath at the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute. She has also taken several workshops with Jois during his world tours and apprenticed for five years with certified ashtanga teacher Melanie Fawer, taught Mysore style ashtanga classes at The Yoga Room and then later for several years at YogaWorks in Los Angeles.
Relax deeply with this class. Postures are held for longer periods of time with restorative yoga props, such as bolsters and blankets.
This guided healing technique is experienced while laying on the ground. As a certified reiki healer, Nathalie combines energy healing and yoga for deeper relaxation and total release. There is evidence that Yoga Nidra helps relieve stress and is deeply rejuvenating.
Through meditation we become less reactive to the world around us, and we understand that all emotions and sensations shall pass. The practice of meditation trains the mind through focus and awareness to achieve a mentally clear and emotionally stable and calm state of mind. Nathalie offers individual and group meditation sessions, both in person and long distance online via Zoom.
YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
Shanti Yoga Training School offers 200, 300 Hour trainings, as well as YACEP continuing education for yoga teachers, go to our Member’s Portal for online YACEP access.
Training is currently offered in Covington, LA, Bay Saint Louis, MS. and soon New Orleans.