Introduced to living the life she resonates deeply with during a sojourn in Costa Rica in 1990-91, Nathalie started to study and integrate into her life the knowledge necessary to offer strategies and solutions to others for them to achieve and maintain optimal health. Certified as Yoga Teacher in 1999**, Deep Meditation Instructor in 2005, and Ayurvedic Consultant in 2013, Nathalie has been spending the past 30 years developing these skills with passion. Sharing this holistic knowledge to helping her clients/students develop better habits and improve the quality of their life is her everyday joy. The classes and consultations she provides can be facilitated in English, Spanish or French.
*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 30 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 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 online, or in Vancouver, B.C.
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 online, in Vancouver and other locations in British Colombia. I am also offering counselling in nutrition and lifestyle, which can be done in person, or online (through Zoom or Skype).
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 2004 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.
Locations, Trainings and Languages.
Deep Meditation is taught on a one-on-one basis, online (using Zoom) or in person. Most of my courses are offered in British Columbia in a private setting, and to small groups, at home or online.
Health consultations are also provided worldwide online, on a one-on-one basis; or in person in Vancouver.
All my courses and consultations can also be provided in French and/or in Spanish.
The deep meditation practice in itself has completely changed my life. I have always been a light sleeper but nearly instantly after starting with this technique, I found myself sleeping through a whole night - something I never thought would be possible!! I also found a new sense of calm, both in body and mind. Thank you Nathalie for this life-long gift"
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.