Director of Ashland Yoga Center
As the Director of Ashland Yoga, Natalie manages and coordinates all events, teacher trainings and retreats, and teachers. She is the primary point of contact for AYC, and provides a foundation for the yoga community in Ashland.
Natalie has been a student of yoga for more than 20 years. She has studied copiously with world-renowned teachers and is a graduate of the Yoga Therapy Program at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, where she used to live. She was a successful established radio personality and producer in the Spanish media when she found herself suffering from chronic lower back pain and other conditions. She was able to heal herself through her yoga practice, and decided to dedicate her life to helping others restore their vitality. It is important to Natalie to be inclusive and bring yoga to disenfranchised populations like inner-city children, incarcerated youth and low-income mothers. She has taught extensively in schools, shelters, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, churches, and yoga studios for many years. She has been living and practicing in Ashland, Oregon, since 2008. She was the Movement Therapist with the Pain Resiliency Program in Oregon where she helped people with Chronic Pain increase their quality of life through movement therapy and mindfulness techniques. She is currently leading webinars with Pain Advisors though the “Pain School” programs in Oregon. She specializes in Chronic Pain, Posture, Pelvis, Spine and Autoimmune diseases.
Natalie aims to empower her students to actively participate in their own regeneration, and to this end she provides a positive environment that is encouraging, self-paced, and nonjudgmental. Her ability to put people at ease makes her classes at once fun and transformative. Natalie is utterly uplifting, unpretentious and in possession of a contagious enthusiasm and humor. Her classes are permeated with a refreshing lightheartedness. She is committed to promoting physical, emotional and mental health through her sessions.
For more about Natalie visit her website: natiyoga.com