Introduced to yoga during a 9-month sojourn in Costa Rica in 1990, Nathalie experienced a deep connection with the Earth, the planet as well as the elements. She then started to listen, follow her heart, and explore her talents learning Spanish and discovering Hatha Yoga. Certified as Yoga Teacher in 1999**, Deep Meditation Instructor in 2005, and Ayurvedic Consultant in 2013, Nathalie has more than 25 years of integrating all these principles into her life, with great results. Sharing this holistic knowledge with others, helping them to achieve better health and improved quality of life is her everyday passion.
*Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 and YACEP. **Nathalie has completed trainings in and received certifications from Sivananda Vedanta, Ashtanga, Hatha, Anusara and Yin Yoga.
My bio in more detail:
I have been a meditator for more than 25 years and teaching Deep Meditation since 2005. My meditation practice inspired me to share the experience of inner peace and led me to deepen my studies. I was transmitted the knowledge to teach this meditation technique after 500 hours of training between 2001 and 2005. Believing that continuous learning requires a commitment to teaching, I am enjoying the path under the guidance of my principal teacher, Denis Cléroux, senior instructor since 1973, formally trained by a great master. My passion for learning and sharing the depths of meditation is the core engine of my life and vocation. You can learn meditation in private with me in Vancouver, Sechelt, or online.
I have been integrating the principles of Ayurveda to my life since 1999, the same year I started to teach yoga. Recently, in 2013, I received certification as an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant and am now facilitating courses about Ayurveda and Self-Care in Vancouver, Sechelt, and other locations in British Colombia. I am also offering counselling in nutrition and lifestyle, which can be done in person, or online.
Also, I have been a Hatha Yoga practitioner since the early 90s. I have been teaching it since 1999, right after I completed my first Teacher Training Course at the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Ashram. I later completed many Teacher Training Courses: in the Ashtanga tradition with David Swenson in 2001, in Viniyoga with TKV Desikachar in 2003, as well as in Anusara from 2006 to 2010. More recently, in 2011, I began studying Yin Yoga and added this approach to my offerings. Yoga asanas bring to the body what meditation practice brings to the mind. Contact me to find out about my schedule.
Retreats, Languages and Locations
Ayurveda, Meditation and Yoga Retreat in México - Jan 30- Feb 3 2019: Ayurveda Lifestyle and Self-Care
Most courses are offered in Vancouver, British Colombia. In a private setting, individually or in small groups in my home. Or through Semperviva 30-hour training in Ayurveda and 40-hour training in Meditation.
Other courses and workshops in Meditation or Ayurveda are also available in Sechelt, Sunshine Coast, B.C. In a private setting, individually or in small groups in my home.
Health consultations and the Deep Meditation course can be provided worldwide using Skype, on a one-on-one basis.
These courses can also be provided in French and in Spanish.
I've been practicing deep meditation for a few months now, and it has become an important part of my daily routine. It brings me calmness, even when my mind is all over the place before going to bed. Also, I feel more energetic and positive when I meditate in the morning, and the effects last for a long time. I can clearly feel the difference whenever I skip my daily meditation (I know I shouldn't, but it happens sometimes): my mind is not as sharp and focused as when I meditate. I highly recommend deep meditation to those seeking a quieter, more focused mind.
Learning meditation with Nathalie has been such an interesting journey. I have always been curious about meditation, not really sure what it is, and always wondering if it could genuinely be effective. How could only 20 minutes 2 times a day have such a positive impact on your life? How is it possible that after only a few days of deep meditation, I was already able to feel more energetic, less stressed, and more self-confident? Meditation is in fact so simple and so effortless that it just seems a natural thing to do. It gives you an understanding that there is something else in life, something more significant that just the day-to-day routine. It helps you put things in perspective and in a way gives you wings to live your life plentifully. Starting meditation with Nathalie is the best gift you can make to yourself…
Deep meditation with Nathalie has brought many benefits to my life. The most significant for me, a calmer mental and physical state. Life stress is no longer overwhelming, anxiety is transforming into confidence to deal with life's challenges. Nathalie was incredibly supportive through the learning process. She is a kind and creative teacher, with timely insight. She taught me a meditation practice that is easy and requires less than I thought. Who knew the secret was less effort. I highly recommend this technique and can't imagine a better way to do it than with Nathalie.