Give yourself the opportunity to deepen your practice as you hold poses for extended amounts of time. Experience postures in a passive way and learn to be patient with yourself as you breath and soften. Perfect if you’re looking to stretch, relax, and find stillness in a calm, yet challenging class. Natalia will be accompanied in this 75 minute practice with live sitar music from Jonathan Brown.
Jonathan Matthew Brown is a ethnomusicologist who specializes in string and percussive instruments from around the world. He has taken the cultural and social aspects of his knowledge to emphasize a deeper meaning of music and it’s energy. Through theoretical and methodical approaches that include cognitive, biological and other contexts of musical behavior. He has been facilitating and performing for over 15 years on instruments that include: Sitar, Harp, Darbuka, Flute, Guitars, Drums, etc.. As a musical educator and a private lesson music teacher he has mentored people with understanding music through growth. That the power of musical sound and it’s energy is within all of us.
As a yoga practitioner and instructor, Natalia focuses on the restorative, meditative, and energetic aspects of the practice. In a slow, steady way, she gently guides her students through their inner worlds. She has created 9 restorative workshops inspired by the chakras, or energetic centers, and western psychology and leads them internationally. She enjoys working with beginners, pregnant mamas, children, the elderly, trauma survivors, and those coping with autoimmune diagnoses, reminding them that all their answers exist within their hearts.
Natalia completed her RYT 200 certification in Miami in 2014 and soon after became a Yoga Gangster (now Connection Coalition) equipped to work with survivors of trauma. She also holds a third degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. Having overcome depression, extreme anxiety, and insomnia that spanned two decades, she values the process of slowing down and listening to what’s happening inside.