Natalie did her first teacher training with Africa Yoga in 2007 and registered as a 200Hr Teacher with Yoga Alliance (USA). Her 500Hr teacher training was completed in Koh Samui, Thailand in 2012 with Michel Besnard. Natalie is currently registered as an Experienced 500-hour Teacher Trainer with over 18 000 teaching hours.
In 2019 the practice extended to include Kettlebell training as part of the Strength and Conditioning for Asana. Natalie is a qualified and registered Strong First Kettlebell trainer (SFG1).
Her style reflects the discipline of Ashtanga and a keen understanding of the BioMechanics needed for a safe, meditative practice. Expect a sense of humour, a sharp eye for detail and huge support for your endeavours.
There are many Yoga Studios in Johannesburg, Natalie recommends that you find one that reflects your level of commitment to the Practice. Western Yoga has become very focussed on the Asana (poses) and on the fashion of Poses. The Yoga School offers a more balanced and traditional practice incorporating Pranayama (Life Force Expansion), Meditation and Philosophy of Yoga. For this reason private lessons are offered at affordable rates to best assist individuals and include tailor made alignment and postural care as well as lifestyle guidance. Group classes are kept small to maintain this high level of teaching.