About Nao

Qualifications/Trainings

 

 

2008 ISHTA (Integrated Science of Hatha, Tantra and Ayurveda) Yoga Teacher Training, RYT200hr (India)

2010 Reiki Healing Level 1&2 (Japan)

2013 Intensive teacher training with Donna Farhi (UK)

2014 Iyengar Yoga Foundation course (UK)

2014 Seeds of Life Raw Food Chef Certificate (Bali)

2015 Elemental Yoga Therapy Teacher Training (Bali)

2015 Ayurvedic Nutrition And Cooking certificate, Mysore Ayurveda (India)

2018 Traditional Thai Yoga Massage certificate (Thailand)

 

I'm extremly grateful to the many teachers who have influenced and helped me on my yoga journey.

 

Rachel Zinman, Sarah Powers, Donna Farhi, R Saraswathi Jois, Vinay Kumar,  Jai C Salt, Sofia Araujo, Sophie Carrington, Reema Datta, Stewart Gilchirist, Mark Kan, Jeff Phenix, and many more! 

 

Yoga and Me

 

Yoga has been part of my life since I first encountered it in 2003. Looking back, I can certainly recognise gradual changes in my inner world accompanied by obvious physical changes. 

 

Despite the complicated outer world, I still find peace inside me and know that life is full of beauty and excitement. Happiness isn't something you aim for, rather it is always there to feel in every single moment. Doing yoga, with full attention paid to the breath, makes us realise how important it is to live fully in each moment.

 

In 2008, I completed my first 200 hour Yoga Alliance teacher training in India, and I obtained a teaching qualification as an ISHTA (Integrated Science of Hatha, Tantra and Ayurveda) yoga teacher. Since then I have been continuously studying various styles of yoga with highly respected teachers around the globe, as well as teaching small groups and individuals. I don't have a particular style I'm following, rather my yoga classes are a combination of all the styles I studied including Hatha, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Iyengar, Yin, Restorative, Drama, Shadow, Jivamukuti, Raja, Kundalini and many more including Kama and Bhakti yoga which aren't physical practice. I am grateful to all who have contributed to and helped shape my yoga style.

 

I feel the potential of yoga has been further expanded after completing my Elemental Yoga Therapy Teacher Training in Bali in 2015. It gave me a deeper level of understanding of the human being as part of nature. When we lose the balance of our 5 elements, which we all have within us as energy, we experience physical pain, mind imbalance or mental illness. Yoga is a model of natural medicine that brings harmony to all conditions of imbalance through respecting the nature of the elements within us. 

 

The meaning of the word "yoga" is "union" in Sanskrit. To unite your inner voice (intuition) and your action, or to harmonise your action and the laws of nature - these simple things seem not quite so simple in our busy, complicated world. To me yoga is an essential tool to bring me back to myself and lead me towards a simpler life. The simple life isn't a boring life. Simplicity brings joy, excitement and unexpected moments to your daily life. When there, your centre always remains calm. My aim is always to be a woman with flexibility and inner strength, both mentally and physically.