Natalie is a passionate yogini and mother of 4, of Maori decent, who was born and raised on Wemba Wemba, Wadi Wadi, Barapa Barapa country on the beautiful Murray River in Swan Hill.
Nat loves to share from the heart the joys of yoga with others and is deeply grateful for the opportunity to do so on such beautiful Country. Swan Hill’s abundance of sunshiny days means that many of her classes are held outside immersed in nature, beside the magical Murray and nearby surrounding lakes.
Natalie’s connection to yoga began as a teenager in the early 1990’s and sparked a lifelong dedication. With 28 years of experience now under her belt, 4 Yoga Teacher Trainings and multiple trips to India and abroad to further her yogic training, Natalie’s classes are engaging, empowering and uplifting and aimed at inspiring a deeper connection to Self, Source and surroundings.
She is a gentle and intuitive teacher who spent her early years of training in ashrams from the Bihar Yoga tradition. These traditional teachings form a solid base from which her knowledge and understanding of yoga continues to grow. In more recent years Natalie has embraced the full spectrum, embodiment approach of Prana Vinyasa yoga, as cultivated by yoga alchemist Shiva Rea. Both styles have been powerful catalysts for change in her life.
Completing a Diploma in Ayurvedic Lifestyle Counselling in 2017 has also enriched her personal practice and teaching style greatly. With careful consideration given to the seasons, natural cycles, sun and moon phases and rhythms of life, her classes are designed to empower you to take your (yoga) practice beyond the mat, and more fully out in to the world.
Naturally a nature lover, you will often find Nat and her young tribe of kids at yoga and music festivals, camping out bush, splashing around rivers, oceans and lakes and road tripping their way around this epic red earth country and beyond!