NatalieHead of Yoga
After graduating university with a first class degree in Media Performance followed by two years in the community policing team at Herts Constabulary, I spent the next 10 years working in HR for a corporate retail company.
It was during this time I became a mother and struggled with the demands of a young baby and going back to work. I quickly realised I needed something that was just for me and began taking a couple of yoga classes a week. I had practiced yoga on and off since I was just 16 years old when I went to my first class with my mum and have always loved the way it made me feel. In 2015 I received my Yoga Alliance 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training qualification and have been teaching classes ever since. The best part of teaching yoga is watching people begin to really appreciate the practice and that the magic actually happens off the mat.
It is my mission to bring the benefits of yoga to as many people as possible. I teach family yoga, couples yoga, yoga in schools and recently I qualified to teach yoga to athletes, a vital tool in assisting them with preparation and recovery. I’m really looking forward to my next training which is to take yoga into prisons in an attempt to learn how yoga can be used as a therapy tool for those considered undeserved and have experienced significant trauma.
This year I finally made the decision to drop the corporate role completely and now I spend my time teaching yoga and welcoming our wonderful clients into Impact – both roles that bring a smile to my face and work around my family! What more could a girl want ☺
What’s your favourite film? Toy Story 2 as it has the most special family memories
Any hobbies? Reading whatever and whenever I can and a bit of Bollywood Dancing!
Favourite exercise? Squats
Least favourite exercise? Burpees
If you had one place you could visit? Bali – It just looks beautiful.
Your favourite meal? Tapas style food…Pitta bread, Tzatsiki and haloumi are a must!