Creative Director and founder of Shanti Yoga Shala, Nathalie has learned yoga philosophy since early teens. She returns to New Orleans from Los Angeles, where she taught at Yoga Works, Home Simply Yoga and Santa Monica College. Nathalie also teaches in France and Brazil and has made several trips to India, Mysore, to widen her understanding of yoga and it’s culture.
She has a degree in Journalism and Dance Kinesiology . Has studied with yoga masters both in the United States and in India. She is consistently finding ways to deepen her practice and teachings of yoga, movement and shakti prana energy through frequent investigation and inspiration from her mentors, her students, the community, animals and nature. She loves life, exploring the body in motion, breath, dance, asana practice, surfing the ocean, is an avid horse rider and is eternally thankful to her primary teachers Annie Carpenter, Melanie Fawer, Sharath Rangaswami and Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois.
Nathalie is proud to be back in the Big Easy, where she is also an Ambassador for Lululemon New Orleans. She looks for the natural potential of her students, understanding that each student should practice at their own pace; celebrating diversity. She believes teaching yoga is a blessing and it gives us the possibility of realizing our full potential.
Shanti Yoga Shala
Owner and Creative Director
Housed by The Yoga Room
4905 Freret Street, New Orleans, 70115