London, United Kingdom
Meditation and Hatha and Pregancy Yoga Teacher
Nadia is co-founder and director of Battersea Yoga and a hatha yoga and meditation teacher of 10 years. She specialises in yoga and Mindfulness for pregnancy, birth and the path through Motherhood and has designed her own Becoming Mother Yoga Birth preparation programme.
'The yoga clothes are made with love and care. I love my blue baggy yoga pants and so does everyone else apparently :)'
Paris, FranceHatha & Prenatal Yoga, Yoga TherapyIt is as an actress of an American acting troupe , where I discovered yoga to calm me down before I went on stage . Yoga is very important for me and helps me to find more balance and to feel more in tune with myself.
Back on stage in Paris and after the creation of my own theater group, I studied yoga and finished a teacher training at the Center for Yoga with Michelle Marsh Jacobi. This training is recognized by Yoga Alliance and allows me to teach in two languages that I speak fluently.
Yoga is a way for me to find to myself . The body is the temple of the soul and yoga is a way to get back to the basics , where our inner voice can express itself and where you learn to listen properly to your yourself. In this way we become more resilient, more relaxed and experience physical as well as mental harmony.
Because I have personally experienced the benefits of yoga on body and mind, I believe in the power of it and now want to support people in need with this knowledge. With this hope in mind, I am educating myself further to become a yoga therapist.
'Throughout the natural materials and fabric Wellicious uses, they respect environment and also the body, I like that! '
Frankfurt, GermanyYoga LehrerinXimena Gutiérrez, E-RYT Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance® *
She is a Certified Jivamukti Yoga® Instructor and Khalsa Way™ Prenatal Yoga Teacher originally trained in the Sivananda Yoga tradition. Her style, distilled from more than a decade of teaching experience, combines intense physical energy with compassionate guidance. In her classes and seminars she includes yoga lessons to encourage positive changes in daily life. Ximena is featured in the television series Aire Yoga, shown daily on PBS’s Spanish-language network V-me and is also a faculty member of Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, the most trusted source for wellness and personal growth in the U.S. She hold Masters on Communication and Education and finalizing a Master Program on Raw and Vegan Nutrition.
'Environmentally friendly means all for me, Yoga is higher consciousness, thank you Wellicious for caring for mama tierra!'
Oslo, NorwayHatha Yoga & pre/post natalSince I stumbled upon B.K.S. Iyengar’s little red book The Tree of Yoga in the Buddhist Centre in East London as a student in ’98, yoga has been a much loved and ever present part of my life. I teach Iyengar-based, dynamic Hatha yoga - yoga that calms the mind, tones the body and feeds the soul. During the last six years I have had three children…, and consequently pregnancy yoga, yoga during labour and mummy/baby yoga has been the focus of both my teaching and my own practice. I have experienced first-hand the benefits of yoga through pregnancy, birth and in reclaiming a strong and healthy post-baby body in a safe and gentle way. This journey is documented on my blog www.yogamamma.tumblr.com.
After many years of teaching in London I am back in my native Oslo, where I continue to teach dynamic Hatha and pre/post natal.
Yoga is not about becoming someone else, someone better. It is about rediscovering and accepting who you really are, beneath the layers of social expectations, destructive habits and general stress and agitation of modern life. For me, teaching yoga is about gently guiding people back to themselves, to find the stillness and strength within.