About Nancy

I am a retired physical education and health teacher who has always led an active life. During my teaching career, I was lucky to be able to learn and teach many kinds of physical activity: Aquatics, athletics, dance, martial arts, strength training, and yoga. Of all these, yoga has become an indispensable means to a balanced, healthy lifestyle. With over 20 years of experience in practicing and teaching yoga, I continue to derive benefits that are physical, emotional, and spiritual.

Upon retirement from public school teaching in 2012, I embarked on a concentrated course of yoga study, completing 500 hours of yoga therapy-focused training through Spirit of the Lake while simultaneously mentoring for three years with Iyengar teachers Momi Jhung and William Prottengeier. I have continued to study with senior Iyengar Teachers Joy Laine and Chris Saudek, and taught over 2000 hours since my initial teaching certifications by both Iyengar Yoga and the Yoga Alliance. I currently hold teaching and yoga therapy certifications from:

  • Yoga Alliance — E-RYT 500
  • International Association for Yoga Therapists — C-IAYT
  • Ramāmani Iyengar Memorial Institute — CIYT Level II

There are many types of yoga, though all of them share basic tenets. Iyengar Yoga resonates with me because of its precision, discipline, and keen focus on proper, healthful biomechanics.

Because of my background as a coach, dance teacher, and adapted physical education teacher, I have a keen interest in working one-on-one with people to help them learn and use yoga asana for their individualized needs, whether they be for the purpose of athletic progress, to increase range of motion, or to remediate joint pain. I am also trained in Ayurveda (the East Indian science of health), and can work with you to develop healthy nutritional and self-care habits according to your personal constitution.