Nadine Channaoui

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My yoga practice began in Buenos Aires, Argentina during a Fulbright grant term. Gymnastics had been a large part of my life growing up, and I was initially interested in yoga as a translation of my passion for gymnastics into a form of movement that was more physically sustainable. Like many practitioners, my initial appreciation for the physicality of yoga was soon complemented by an intrigue for its emotional and spiritual layers.

As a passionate traveler, I have set up home in Bolivia, Argentina, Spain, and Costa Rica over the years. Yet what I have come to find through yoga is that my sturdiest and sincerest home is that which is held within my own body. It is this ever-present place of peace and equanimity that motivates my yogic journey. While the yoga practice and life in general fluctuate in their reflections of ease and comfort, the intimate self-reflection embedded in the practice continually captivates me. I believe that compassionate observation of our unique experiences in different postures, terrains, and events provides us with the opportunity to locate our truest selves and to eventually inhabit that space more fully. In turn, we are better able to act with increased clarity, honesty, compassion, and authenticity.

I am incredibly grateful to have learned from inspiring teachers across the globe, most notably from Ame Wren, with whom I have completed my 200- and 500-hour level teacher training. My yoga practice and approach to teaching have also been inspired by Kevin Courtney, Nicole Clark, and Brenna Matthews. In the classes I offer, you can expect to be guided with intelligent flow, attention to alignment, and the invitation to explore your experiences with curiosity and compassion.