Natalie Russell

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My journey with yoga began when I was in my teens. My first class was at a Bikram yoga studio. Initially, I was attracted to the heat and intensity of the Bikram practice. It fit right in with my high school athlete mentality. Yoga came in and out of my life for several years until it eventually stuck around. My practice shifted away from Bikram and into various different styles of yoga. My own personal practice is most strongly influenced by Ashtanga and Vinyasa yoga, and that’s reflected in my classes. 

I have been fortunate enough to practice under the guidance of experienced teachers in California, India, Thailand, and Costa Rica. I completed a 200-hour teacher training with Leah Gillman in 2012, and have continued my training with teachers such as Cybele Tomlinson, Kristyn Marshman, and Jason Crandell. I have a passion for women’s health, which also led me to complete a pre and post natal teacher training to support women through their journeys into motherhood. 

Yoga has given me more gifts than I can explain. I’m grateful for my practice, for the way my practice has taught me how to manage life, and for the opportunity to share my practice with others through teaching.