Studio Staff, Yoga, Somatic Movement
Preferred Pronouns: she/her/hers
My life has been full of wonderfully enriching experiences which have all brought me to where I am now. At the heart of it, has been my desire to help others. and serve a greater purpose at large. As a child I had a passion for dance and music. I studied dance at a pre-professional level, building myself up for a career in performing. An injury in my early 20’s put a halt to these plans, and had me shift my focus to the beginning of a career in the healing arts. I learned that I could use my love and passion for the body and creativity by becoming a bodyworker. This led me to see how not only physical pain was trapped in folk’s bodies, but the mental anguish as well. I was inspired to do a deep dive in somatic form of practices, studying yoga and becoming a teacher, 5 rhythms and contact improv, showing me how the release we feel when moving our bodies to music, in collective, can be so healing to both mind and body. I have since veered in the direction of education, and have been an elementary and preschool teacher for almost a decade. I look forward to blending my healing journey, along with my multi-cultural perspective, to my classes.
Yoga, Dance/Somatic Movement
What to expect from a class with Natalia
In a class with me, you can expect to build sensory awareness as you move through your hour of yoga/movement. Through the development of sensory and internal awareness, we can access our full selves on an integrated level, and experience embodiment. With sensory awareness being at the base of the practice, you can expect to move, release tension, maybe sweat, and mostly have a fun old time as we move through creative sequences, and enjoy moments where students are encouraged to improvise and apply their own creativity in their practice!