Yoga and meditation have been part of Nazâ€™s life since 2001. Now a certified Hridaya Yoga and Meditation Teacher (IYF & RYS-500), she discovered yoga in her late teens, whilst at university and immediately noticed the relaxing and rejuvenating, physical benefits of the practice! It soon became an integral part of her life. Naturally, the uplifting side effects of yoga ignited Nazâ€™s curiosity, allowing the practice to take her deeper and providing glimpses of life from a whole new perspective.
26 years old, curious and incredibly inspired, Naz resigned from a successful career in Marketing to embark on what would be a life changing journey around the globe. She had the wonderful privilege of spending several years studying different forms of yoga and meditation with great teachers in Asia, Mexico and Australia.
Encompassing her background in dance, performance, independent studies in Ayurveda and holistic therapies, Naz focuses on guiding students to the point where they may experience joy and liberation. Integration of breath, movement, alignment, strength and flexibility are all bonuses of the practice. Whatâ€™s really unique is an awakening and blossoming to perceive the divinity within. In this way, students can tune into the knowledge of the heart (Hridaya means Spiritual Heart); the spirit of who they truly are; encouraging balance and harmony in the body, mind and soul.
Through teaching and learning Naz expresses her passion to elevate the world with a great degree of love, compassion, willingness to explore and most importantly humour.
Yoga, at its heart, is a process of self-discovery; and her wish is that students gain a deeper level of self awareness in order to observe and shed layers, allowing them to connect more profoundly to their essence.
Her teaching style is influenced mainly by Hatha, Annusara, flow, restorative as well as the teachings of Advaita Vedanta, Buddhism, Sufism and Tantric philosophy. Classes will embody alignment technique, meditation, pranayama, mudras, bandhas, relaxation and Yoga Nidra.