Nathalie is the Creative Director and founder of Shanti Yoga Shala.
She is consistently finding ways to deepen her practice and teachings of yoga, movement and shakti prana energy through frequent investigation and inspiration from her mentors, her students, the community, animals and nature.
Nathalie Croix is a E-RYT 500 Hour certified yoga teacher and trainer, has a bachelor’s degree in dance and kinesiology, is a long time yoga practitioner having spent significant time in India during four extensive trips during a period of ten years, training at the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute., where she studied under the guidance of Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois and his grandson Sharath Jois. Nathalie holds a Reiki certification at the first and second level with the International Center for Reiki Training as well as Rainbow Reiki. She has been practicing yoga for over twenty years and spent a decade on several trips to India to deepen her knowledge of yoga and it’s birth place.
While in India she learned transcendental meditation In Mysore, with her teacher Professor Narasima, who is a direct disciple of Maharishi Mahesh.
She later lived and taught for many years in Los Angeles, where she learned and apprenticed from today’s cutting edge yoga masters such as Annie Carpenter, Seane Corn, Lisa Walford, Maty Ezraty, Shiva Rea, Jasmine Lieb, Ganga White among many.
In Los Angeles Nathalie taught and trained at Yogaworks where she received her 500 Hour level certification. She is one of Annie Carpenter‘s first teachers to be certified in SmartFLOW Yoga.
She been a presenter for Wanderlust Festival and Rasa Lila Yoga Festival.
Today she leads yoga retreats world wide and has led a successful Yoga Alliance Registered Teacher Training School at Shanti Yoga Shala at the 200 and 300 Hour level with over one hundred graduate students.
She also teaches yoga teachers continuing education with YACEP.
Nathalie is a student of A Course In Miracles and has spent countless hours learning from her teacher Marianne Williamson, who she continues to study with on a regular basis, from wherever she is in the Globe on Marianne’s weekly live stream.
Today Nathalie provides her community Life Coaching sessions and Energy Healing.
She is a host of her Podcast Life On Earth and the designer of her crystal reiki infused jewelry line Aghora Crystals.
Nathalie is an avid animal lover, a member of PETA and has contributed and worked together with many rescue animal organizations on various projects.
She and her fellow teachers at Shanti, teach weekly classes from meditation to yoga nidra to restoratives yoga – and vinyasa flow yoga, with a focus on alignment, safety, strength, and flexibility; as well as the practice of yoga not only on the mat but also off the mat, encouraging students to part take in many out- reach community projects.
The practice of yoga cultivates awareness: Body, Mind, And Spirit.
The studio welcomes students of all levels.
Students will learn how to adapt the practice to suit their individual needs.
Nathalie’s Philosophy :
Teaching yoga is a blessing and it gives us the possibility of realizing our full potential.
Yoga Is A Life Long Practice.
Yoga Is A Practice Of Radical Acceptance.
Yoga Is Love.