Home Practices that Heal:
Working together to help you gain the skills and awareness you need to
MOVE BETTER so you FEEL BETTER
Think of me as a moving well consultant. I'm your movement cheerleader and coach.
I can't do the movements for you, but I'll be there with you figuring out what to do. Together we can find the patterns that your body needs to dissolve to bring you to a more full sense of ease, function, and relief.
Whether it's in a class or a private I work with you to build your awareness, knowledge and confidence so that you can apply it to your home practice.
Something amazing happens when you have the skills to navigate your pain -
your relationship with your self, and pain, changes - it's no longer exhausting, consuming, or as frustrating.
Tension, pain, lack of balance become insights; something you can learn from and manage.
We'll be a good fit if:
*you already do stuff at home - yoga, meditation, exercise, dance OR are super keen to get into a home practice,
*you are willing to slow down and increase your awareness and explore how your movements REALLY affects your overall health and ease,
*you are willing to spend time with yourself doing a practice that brings you greater awareness, ease, and peace on a regular basis,
*you want to take control of your pain management - perhaps you have a team of people helping you already and you want something you can do to take control in between sessions so that you don't slip backwards and you can go to you next appointment moving forward instead of doing the same thing over and over again OR you want to be able to do as much as you can on your own - if only you knew what that was, exactly...,
We probably won't jibe at this time if:
*you have a "no pain, no gain" attitude,
*you are unwilling to slow down and increase your awareness - often times the pattern is just under our level of awareness and if we can become aware we can take the first step to dissolving the pattern,
*you are so busy that you don't have time to do the practice(s).
One - on -One, or private classes
We work together to create a specialized home program that will help you heal.
Private sessions are great for people who want to work on injuries, chronic pain & stiffness, or want to better understand their own body.
Private sessions generally yield faster results than classes.
Classes & Workshops
Classes, workshops, special offerings
My classes aren’t just about stretching; they’re a way to gain insight, stability, strength, ease, breath, and balance in your body (in a tangible way, that is specific to you and your movement patterns).
Many classes put the pose ahead of the function of your body, I do the opposite. Learn how therapeutic movement coupled with yogic techniques can enhance your ability to move well.
01/19 - 01/23
EcoYogaTherapy(TM) is my baby; it's a weaving together of two of my loves: Applied EcoPsychology and Yoga.
EcoYogaTherapy is the (re)uniting of our inner nature with Nature. I believe that Yoga was originally practiced in relationship with Nature and that it's time to re-wild our practices.
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"Working with Natalie has produced significant and (to me!) surprising results; her knowledge of anatomy and understanding of the interwoven working of the body has helped me to pinpoint areas of difficulty and compensation in my body and daily life, and her patient use of movement has helped me become a more balanced individual, both mentally and physically, literally and figuratively. I can't tell you how many people commented how much taller I looked, even after only 2 sessions; which is nothing to how much better I feel. "
“This is great – it’s like physio yoga. There’s lots of time to work on the movements.” J.King
"“My neck didn’t hurt for a week and a half after those shoulder exercises – it was really great!” -Ang.
"“I think it’s from the work we’re doing in class, but last time I played I found new parts of my edges! All of a sudden my crossovers started making a lot more sense. ” & "My hip doesn't hurt anymore when I play hockey." Hockey players
"I found Natalie shortly after beginning to walk again after 16 weeks with my foot up on pillows and getting about with a wheelchair. My foot surgery had finally healed but I was very weak and had terrible balance. Natalie helped me with various exercises and stretches and my body awareness, balance and strength improved. I wish I had been able to have more sessions with Natalie, but my husband and I left for Arizona in late October. The one thing I have kept doing is being aware of opening my rib cage when I breathe while settling down to sleep. Here in AZ I have joined a "Core strength and balance" class for seniors and I am comfortable walking about without a cane. I am grateful to Natalie for setting me down the right path!"