© 2017 Happy & Healthy:  Yoga For Life

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ABOUT

My name is Natalie - firstly I'm mum of three, wife, yogi and self-professed health and happiness ambassador. My passion is inspiring others to meet their health, happiness and fitness goals, through yoga, Pilates, barre, meditation, mindfulness and living well. I specialise in yoga and coaching for pregnancy, birth and beyond. 

I am imaginative, creative, energetic and playful and tailor classes to meet the individual needs of students. I am also compassionate and understanding and draw upon my life's challenges and experiences to provide you with personal and inspirational classes and coaching sessions. I am understanding and have experience of the stresses of modern living and can help you achieve a health and happiness balance in your life.

MY STORY

 

I was introduced to yoga as a young teenager when the likes of Sting and Madonna became well known for their yoga practice. It was many years later though before my passion for yoga grew and became intrinsically part of my life.

Having pursued a successful career in the energy industry for over 12 years; I enjoyed the challenges, the pace, different people and different experiences but excessive stress, pressure and exhaustion became a normal part of my life and achieving a work-life-family balance was near impossible. I was turning to unhealthy eating habits to get by and my overall health and wellbeing was at an all time low.

Over the years I began to pursue other areas of interest including holistic therapies. In 2008 when I was pregnant with my second child I also trained as a Doula where I was taught how women can birth comfortably and easily at home. I subsequently went on to have my second child at home in water.

In October 2014 I gave birth to my third baby. Whilst on maternity leave and finally having a ‘rest’ from the rat-race of being full-time working career mum, I started to enjoy a slower paced approach to life and so yoga, holistic therapies, meditation and healthy living became a normal but essential part of my everyday living.

MY TRAINING

November 2007 - Nurturing Birth UK - Birth Doula Training

 

April 2016 - British School of Yoga - Hatha Yoga Teacher & Pre & Post-Natal Yoga Teacher

 

October 2016 - British School of Yoga - Ashtanga Yoga Teacher

 

February 2017 - British School of Yoga - Advanced Yoga Teacher

July 2017 - Lisa Powers Academy - Reiki I & II

 

August 2017 - British School of Yoga - Pilates Teacher

 

September 2017 - Renaissance Life Therapies - Meditation & Mudras Diploma

 

January 2018 - Lisa Powers Academy - Sacred Sound & Breath Meditation Diploma

 

November 2018 - STOTT Pilates / Merrithew Fitness - Total Barre Instructor

 

August 2019 - British School of Yoga - Children's Yoga Teacher

August 2019 - Renaissance Life Therapies - Introduction to Life Coaching

 

My study and learning is a lifelong journey with over 100 hours of further teacher training & CPD (continuous professional development) and over 300 hours of teaching experience since qualifying in April 2016. My practice and teaching is constantly evolving.

MY MEMBERSHIPS / INSURANCE

Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs)

Protectivity Therapist, Sports & Personal Training Insurance

Yoga Alliance Professionals