blissedoutnatalie

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blissedoutnatalie last won the day on June 21 2016

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About blissedoutnatalie

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  • Gender
    Other
  • Yoga level
    Advanced
  • Favorite poses
    bird of paradise
  • Least favorite poses
    warrior 3
  • Pets
    2 cats: Lima and Goya
  • If I won the lottery I would...
    Travel travel travel, get lost in the experience, eat food all over the world, watch sunrises in foreign lands and choose my next adventure based on where my heart guides me. Big time life adventures!
  • Favorite books
    How Yoga Works, Wild and 50 Shades of Grey...balance :)
  • Favorite movies
    Stealing Beauty, Dirty Dancing, Ferris Buellers Day Off
  • Favorite television shows
    Orange is The New Black, House of Cards, Game of Thrones, Veep, The Americans
  1. I totally agree with Larry. Every teacher has a different style, energy and flavor of doing things and presenting the yoga. Doing drop ins at various studios and getting a sampling of the yoga in the area is always a great way to start to identify what is really important for you in a teacher. And I actually think this is the fun part! While a blessing, once students find a teacher they connect to they run the risk of ONLY going to that teacher and then losing the aspect of a variety of learning. So I would have fun with it and make it an adventurous experience. It may give rise to some great conversations with your son about your experiences!
  2. Hi there! I love that since you have been practicing you want to continue to become a teacher. I think that comes from this place of loving the practice and what it offers so much that there starts to be a deep want to share that with others. I had been practicing for a short period of time when I did my first YTT and I went into the training with the goal of just wanting to deepen my own practice. The month after I finished I quit my corporate job and started teaching full time. LOL! Here's what I can share from my experience. The best teachers teach from their heart and soul. Their words and the way they guide others comes more from a place of providing an experience for others. Yes, there is knowledge that is transferred by knowing how to get into the poses, but the best teachers will guide students into their own body. As a student I am less interested in whether or not my teacher can touch their toes or do a handstand. I am pulled towards the ones who are powerful in who they are in that moment and want to invite me into feeling into my body. As a teacher myself, I continue to have a drive to work on the poses that are difficult for me, but I do that by showing up for my practice. YTTs are amazing, expansive experiences and if something in you is being called towards one then I think that is the call to answer. The most transformative YTT I did recently promoted self-confidence, self-healing and personal power more than how warrior II should look. No pre-study needed in my opinion. The yoga always asks for you, as you are in every moment. Hope that helps a little! Wishing you the best as your yoga journey unfolds! With love, Natalie
  3. I've had my fair share of lulu, but recently I have fallen in love with Teeki and Alo! Teeki has the fun prints of course but they are the fastest drying pants I've tried. I practice in the heat and after a class where I am usually drenched they still feel light and breathable. Alo pants are awesome for the fit on tall ladies. I'm 5'10" and I have been envious of the cute stacking around the ankles that some other brands provide. But on me they end up being pirate pants. LOL. Alo makes several styles that are much longer for those of us with giraffe legs and they are super comfortable!
  4. Yes yes! Yoga teacher right here
  5. Hi there! My name is Natalie and I am a yoga teacher, writer and cycle enthusiast in the Sacramento Area. I'm new to this online community but super pumped to see how this works! Much love!