Instructor - Hot 26, Hot 26 Flow500 hr RYT
In 2000, Natalie attended her first Bikram yoga class. As a former ballet dancer, she was surprised and humbled by the intensity of the heat and postures. Despite her initial struggle, she persisted with the practice and gained a true appreciation for the series and those who practiced around her. In 2004, Natalie graduated from Bikram's teacher training in Los Angeles and has been teaching in Manhattan for the past ten years.
Adding to her background in yoga, dance and athletics, Natalie became a Registered Dietitian and earned a Masters degree in nutrition from Columbia University. As a nutrition therapist in private practice, Natalie's approach is similar to teaching yoga. She focuses on mindfulness and trust - two qualities she believes help nurture one's relationship to their body and food.
She is thrilled to be back in her hometown of Louisville and part of the Bend and Zen community.
Natalie Guarnaschelli instructs the following:
Hot 26 Flow
A challenging twist on the traditional Hot 26 series, the class design sequences the postures in a creative way with limited rest between poses. All 26 postures are included in a 60-minute format for a hot yoga experience that is short, sweet and hard to beat. Temperatures will exceed 100F with high humidity, so come to class well hydrated and ready to sweat. Appropriate for all levels.
Considered the original hot yoga sequence designed with beginners in mind, Hot 26 classes consist of a series 26 postures and two breathing exercises performed in a precise order. The sequence incorporates a standing and floor series that systematically works the entire body, incorporating strength, balance and flexibility. The Hot 26 class will stimulate your mind and reshape your body. Temperatures will exceed 100F with high humidity, so come to class well hydrated and ready to sweat. Appropriate for all levels.