ABOUT

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Philosophy

Nancy’s primary motivation in teaching yoga is to give back and to share her wisdom. She believes that self-love and learning how to trust yourself is everything in yoga and in life. Without this as a foundation, the risk of relying on external sources becomes addictive. When that outside source is no longer available, it’s too easy to get pulled downward in an Alice in Wonderland kind of way. Yoga is about learning to open to our innate, internal upward spiral - one that is inextricably connected to the Divine, and is bountiful, and constant. Providing this kind of internal attention and self-care has everything to do with how we extend that to others and the world. 

Teaching Style


Nancy’s class pacing is slow, steady and mindful. She skillfully weaves alignment-based, stair-stepped instruction with breath and an emphasis toward graceful and seamless transitions. With Nancy, you’ll get a full-spectrum practice and be nudged toward your growth edge creating a healthy challenge that you get to calibrate. Nancy creates a learning environment that inspires and is welcoming and supportive. You’ll leave her classes uplifted, and grounded.
 

"Nancy's yoga classes are a tonic: strengthening, invigorating and grounding. Her delivery is warm, compassionate, direct and descriptive, and clearly comes from a deep understanding of the postures. 

 

Said another way, every class is an experience in awareness, connection, and joy."

 

WORK WITH ME

Private Lessons

My private sessions are designed to be tailored toward your needs, and evolve with your growth. You get to drive the session. Ask as many questions as you want, or ask that we leave certain things out! Make the session more about other parts of yoga like breath work or meditation. Learn modifications and new variations of poses that may seem difficult but will quickly become do-able! Experience physical changes faster than working in group classes because this class is designed to meet you where you are. 

Intensives, Workshops, & Trainings 

Workshops help deepen your understanding and your practice. Poses become more accessible (and fun) when they are deconstructed and the alignment, key actions and modifications are made transparent. 

Practice Intensives are a unique format in that teacher and student practice together in community. There is a beautiful interchange of inspiration and support that results. Designed for the intermediate/advanced student. These intensives are inspired by Christina Sell.

Teacher Training

February 2021 

500 Hour Teacher Training Module

8 Limbs Yoga Centers

Deepening Asana Series

Workshops

TBA

 

Practice Intensives

TBA

2021 Retreats
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Savor The Fall

All Levels Yoga Classes, Dry Sauna, Essential Oils & Yoga Nidra, Sound Baths, Hiking, Nesting & Napping, Feasting on Local PNW Healthy Cuisine. 

Join Nancy Burtenshaw and Meggie Cafferty for a fall retreat in Leavenworth, WA at Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort.  You will be well nurtured and well fed during this weekend away in the mountains.  Dive in with a willing heart, and be ready to receive self-care tools before the holiday season.  

Support your yoga practice with daily opportunities for asana and meditation.  Venture out and explore the beautiful backdrop of nature surrounding the retreat facility.  You will leave with a renewed love for your practice, yourself, and the jewels that our region has to offer!

Friday - Sunday, October 1-3, 2021

We are at full capacity!  Feel free to get on our wait list for this October, or make a  deposit for the fall of 2022 to ensure your spot

Livestreaming Group Classes

It is in the group experience that we better get to know and appreciate ourselves. We are surrounded with people that are more mobile, strong etc. as well as those that are not. This becomes the perfect opportunity to learn to stay present in our own body while moving and breathing together with others. If you are new and/or wanting a refresher, please consider an Intro to Yoga course. 

Tune in to a livestream session of mine on 8 Limbs Yoga! The times below are listed in PST.

All Levels

Thursdays, 6 pm

Hatha-focused, theme-based practice to uplift

Drop-In class

Level 1 Hatha

Saturdays, 9 am

Drop-In class

 

Series-Based Classes

Intro to Yoga - Set Your Foundation

Tuesdays, 7:15-8:30 am

June 15 - July 20

Registration required - TBD!

Deepening Asana Series

TBA - coming soon!

Bring your inquiring minds, eager bodies, and hearts! Learn about like poses, best methods to prep your body, biomechanics, and key actions to busy out beautiful and fulfilling poses. This is not intended for beginners or those with injuries. Last 2 weeks are held for 8 Limbs 500 RYT students only. 

Intro to Anusara® Yoga Series

Tuesdays, 6:00-7:30 pm

April 20 - May 25

Registration required

Spring is the time to fall in love (with your practice)! Anusara® Yoga is a lineage and a practice that is rooted in Tantric philosophy (a non-dual system where the Divine is viewed as not separate from us), the Universal Principals of Alignment™, and values the celebration & Diversity of life. Over the course of 6 sessions, we will work our way through the 5 Universal Principles of Alignment. This is a system that is both synergistic and holistic revealing the beauty and the complexity of your own body as well as a deeper appreciation to your unique self and to the gift of embodiment. Heart-based themes are used to inspire and create a more fulfilling, sustainable, and an expressive practice. Anusara means flowing with Grace and in this practice we literally and metaphorically line our bodies up with elegance and refinement so that we can learn to be in the flow of life and receive its gifts. This class is open to all levels of yoga practitioner. Props encouraged: 2 blocks, 1 strap, 1 blanket

LoveYourBrain Mindset

Wednesdays, 5:00-6:15 pm PST

May 5 - June 9

Registration required

The LoveYourBrain Program (LYB) is designed to build community and resilience for people with TBI and their caregivers. I am leading this free online 6-week LoveYourBrain Mindset program for those with traumatic brain injury (including concussion) and their caregivers to explore the benefits of yoga, meditation, and community. Register at the link above and look for my name when you select your program!

CREDENTIALS

Nancy has been a dedicated and passionate yoga practitioner since 2000 and a teacher since 2007. In 2011, Nancy opened Nourish Yoga in Moscow, Idaho where she was studio co-owner, director, and lead teacher for over five years, helping create a vibrant community that continues today (now called Kula Yoga). Nancy has been blessed to have trained with highly-skilled and insightful teachers including Baron Baptiste, Tiffany Wood, Karen Sprute-Francovich, Christina Sell, Darren Rhodes, Jason Crandell and Noah Maze.

 

  • Yoga Alliance Certified: E-RYT 500

  • Certified & Licensed Instructor Anusara® School of Hatha Yoga 

  • YACEP (Yoga Alliance Certified Education Provider)

  • Level One Teacher in Training iRest® Yoga Nidra

  • Specialized training in Prenatal & Restorative Yoga

  • First level initiation in Neelakantha Meditation - Dr. Paul Muller Ortega

  • Love Your Brain  Certified  2020 (Yoga & Meditation for theTBI community)

  • Master’s in Teaching from Seattle University 

  • Passionate practitioner since 2000 and yoga teacher since 2007

 
 

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