TESTIMONIALS

 
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So much strength and wisdom:

"Dearest Natasha, you've given me access to so much strength and wisdom and love over the past 5 years.  My entire world thanks you.  I can't figure an adequate way to thank you myself - other than to say that I hold you very close to my heart and hope that you're finding what you are looking for in California"

- John C., Portland OR.


Even in a community full of excellence, generosity, and love she stood out:

I was lucky enough to be able to regularly attend Natasha's yoga classes for the past several years (2010-2018). Natasha shares her practice and her light in that rare way that nourishes everyone around her. Even in a community full of excellence, generosity, and love she stood out. Her class was always the highlight of my entire week, I left feeling better physically and spiritually every single time. The only thing that even begins to soothe the pain of losing her as my yoga teacher is knowing that she will still be that same generous, kind, loving soul who has been called to new avenues that will help herself and others like she helped all of her students here. 
- Jerry M., The Movement Center student, Portland, OR

Playful and Technical - She’s helped me work through a tough back injury :

“Natasha’s classes are inspiring both spiritually and physically. She always invites her students to personal reflection during the class, but she also asks them to manifest their insights physically. She’s playful and technical. I’ve truly enjoyed her classes and have encouraged my friends to be a part of her practice. She’s helped me work through a tough back injury and is sensitive to each person’s limitations but does not allow them to necessarily limit themselves.”

- Lorna P, 'Mission Street Yoga' student, Los Angeles CA


Your attention to detail and the way you so obviously care make you the best teacher I’ve ever been to.

"Hi Natasha, I wanted to thank you for being such an amazing teacher. You are so full of positivity and energy and light. You made me want to keep coming back and get better in a way I never had before, and you made it enjoyable.
Your attention to detail and the way you so obviously care make you the best teacher I’ve ever been to.

I was lucky to find you. Thank you again!”

- Crispin S, 'Yoga at the Raven' student, Los Angeles CA

One of the best teachers I have ever had:

"Hi Natasha, just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your classes. You are one of the best teachers I have ever had... it’s beyond words really.

It’s just so perfect for what I need right now and you seem to have just the right amount of compassion and sensitivity, that is so unique. You bring spirituality and the philosophies of yoga so well onto the mat and I finally start to feel my body again... THANK YOU!!"

- Nicky, Portland OR


She is so sweet and patient and really helps out each student:

“My favorite teacher is Natasha on Monday and Thursday evenings.  She is so sweet and patient and really helps out each student. (i was already doing hand stands after my first class!).  After I leave her class I feel stronger physically and spiritually!”

- 'Yoga Rays' student, Los Angeles CA

Natasha is the type of teacher that really pays attention to her students:

“I love Natasha’s class!!  Love!  Love! Love it!! Natasha is the type of teacher that really pays attention to her students.  She is so talented that she can give you a small tip to get your pose just perfect, weave a story into the entire practice AND teach a class that it is at everyone’s level”

- Zsu Zsi Steiner, 'Yoga Rays' student, Marina del Rey CA


Her ability to create a sacred, safe, and transformative environment are very natural :

“I have known Natasha for about 12 years and her level of studentship, devotion, commitment, interest, creativity, great attitude, humility, and above all love for the practice shines through in every moment of her life. She is a very clear embodiment of the practice of yoga, she lives it to the best of her ability daily and is a great example for others just living how she does.I have seen Natacha demonstrate her teaching skills to both the regular public as well as those more challenged, for example teaching in a woman’s spiritual/physical rehabilitation facility called Shakti Rising. Her ability to create a sacred, safe, and transformative environment are very natural. She gives articulate directions and guidance to lead students into their hearts and greater health.

My confidence in Natasha is high, so much so that I have had her substitute my classes many times as well as take over several of my yoga classes in the San Diego area. Her offerings to the yoga community as a whole are a gift I’m excited for her to continue to share”

- Maral Hadidi, internationally recognized yoga teacher, San Diego CA

She has taught me patience and perseverance through postures and meditation :

“I have been a private student of Natasha’s for the past two years.  Her compassionate and lighthearted teaching style has helped me achieve many of my goals as a yoga student.  Her practices are fun, dynamic and challenging, which has always pushed me above and beyond what I thought I was capable of doing.  She has a beautiful view of the world and shares her inspiration throughout each session.  She has taught me patience and perseverance through postures and meditation.  I highly recommend her as an instructor.

Natasha, thank you for being the beautiful and amazing person you are. Your inspiration shines likes rays from the sun and touches so many people. Thank you so much for believing in me and for introducing me to yoga”

- Private Yoga Student, San Diego CA