Vinyasa Flow Yoga For Beginners
What you'll learn
- Develop a strong home practice
- This is an intro to vinyasa flow yoga course
- Students will be able to practice basic yoga postures, learn basic yoga philosophy / life style.
This is an intro to "flow" or "vinyasa" yoga course.
Vinyasa means movement linked to breath.
Students will learn a basic and yet effective yoga sequence with classical yoga postures.
Asana means posture or pose.
I broke the course into small sections with short videos - so you can pick and choose which sections you like to do each day and also for easier learning.
Students may mix and match the sequence to suit their own individual needs.
The practice will honor where you are each day.
You can mix and match the different parts of the course.
At the end of the course you will find a full one hour class where you can join us for the entire practice - which I recommend you do on days you can dedicate a full hour for yoga.
Before you begin any new form of physical exercise always consult your Doctor and be sure this yoga style is right for you.
Yoga teaches us that there is no separation we are all one.
We know that energy cannot be destroyed but it can be transformed. Vinyasa flow yoga encourages the flow of "prana" "life force" through the breath and through the practice of movement linked to breath - like a moving meditation - we learn to release, to let go, of that which no longer serves us. The practice teaches us to create space for the new - moving away any stagnation. Transforming us into a higher version of ourselves for optimal health and happiness.
This is a practice of love and radical acceptance.
Who this course is for:
- Beginner and Intermediate Yoga students
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.