Natalie

Time in nature has always been my ultimate medicine.

I found yoga at the age of 19, after a few wild and adventurous teenage years.

Many sun and moon cycles have transpired since I made this initial discovery of yoga.

I am especially grateful for the early years of yogic and spiritual training provided to me by the Satyananda and Bihar Yoga traditions. These root teachings have helped me become firmly grounded in yoga’s ancient wisdom teachings.

More recently I have embraced the full spectrum yoga system of Prana Vinyasa yoga, as cultivated by Shiva Rea. The seamless integration of yoga, Ayurveda, Tantra, flow, breath and connection to nature that Prana Vinyasa offers has empowered me to actively combine all that I love into all that I now offer out into the world.

My four beautiful yogis (children) are the culmination of my first 10 years of embodying yoga. And are by far my greatest teachers!

Training and Qualifications

2018 – Chakra Prana Vinyasa Teacher Training, Shiva Rea, Byron Bay
2017 – Prana Vinyasa Teacher Training, Delamay Devi (Aus) & Yoga Alchemy (USA)
2016 – Evolution of Prana Vinyasa Training, Shiva Rea, Sunshine Coast
2016 – Chakra Prana Vinyasa Training, Shiva Rea, New Zealand
2014-17 – Diploma Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consulting, Life in Balance
2013 – Diploma of Yoga Teaching, College Mind, Body & Spirit
2003-08 – Various P.D. courses, Rocklyn Yoga Asham, Satyananda Yoga
1995 – Eight month residence, Bihar School of Yoga, Munger, India
1994 – Resident and Yoga Teacher, Rocklyn Yoga Ashram, Daylesford
1994 – Karma Sannyasa Initiation, Mangrove Mountain
1992 – Satyananda Yoga Teacher Training, Satyananda Yoga, Mangrove Mountain

A woman in harmony with her spirit is like a river flowing. She goes where she will without pretense and arrives at her destination prepared to be herself… And only herself.

Mary Angelou

About my classes

Yoga

Yoga is about unification. When we live a dynamic, balanced and conscious life, we can unite with the vital governing energy force that underpins the whole of life, the Maha Prana. The practice of yoga is an invitation to remember, relearn and realign with our essence, the essential source of life that flows through everything.

Our journey with yoga begins with the body. The moment we start to experience ourselves as separate from the world around us, and separate from the flow of consciousness that initiated life within our cells, we become disconnected and misaligned from our true purpose and potential. To unify we must fully embody the flow of life that pulses within and all throughout the natural world.

Vinyasa Yoga

Vinyasa can be defined as a wave or cycle possessing a continual stream of consciousness, from beginning, to middle and end.

The (wave) principle of vinyasa can be applied to many things:

  • A sequence of yoga poses connected by breath
  • The varying cycles within one’s own life
  • The unfoldment of life within Nature (e.g. the blossoming cycle of a rose)

To practice vinyasa yoga is therefore a relearning of this natural state or ability, to easefully ride the ebb and flow of life’s many currents that pulse through our bodies and within our cells (microcosm), to the cycles that govern the universe (macrocosm).

The macrocosmic vinyasas of life include:

  • Solar vinyasa: earth’s orbit around the sun
  • Lunar vinyasa: moon’s orbit around the earth
  • Seasonal vinyasa: equinoxes and solstices
  • Weekly vinyasa: the flow of living in rhythm with community life
  • Daily vinyasa: the rhythms of daily life in each 24-hour cycle

Even the simplest action, the continuous cycle of our breath, is a vinyasa, a wave current.

When we can flow with these currents, not against them, we learn how to harness the ability to live in the here and now, fully present, aware, alive and enlivened.

Yoga with Me

Yoga with me is an invitation to breathe, align and reconnect with your inner and radiant self.

Explore the subtle energetics of movement as meditation, for greater health and vitality on all levels.

Be gently and skilfully guided through the intelligent sequencing of yoga asana, mudra, meditation, pranayama and relaxation practices, with (optional) hands-on assists where applicable.