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: We must learn to love and honor ourselves first.

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."



Private Lessons

Get your practice needs addressed in a way that cannot happen in a group setting. My private sessions are designed to be completely tailored toward your needs, be doable, and will evolve with your growth. 

Please contact me for rates and scheduling.

Intensives, Workshops & Trainngs 

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

Practice Intensives

Be Luminous Yoga

Saturday, March 7


Root Down to Rise Up

Full Spectrum Practice

Sunday, April 26


Spring Squeeze & Cleanse: Binds and Deep Twists


8 Limbs Yoga

Saturday, May 2

Sunday, May 3

12:30-2:30pm both days

Inversion Fundamentals


Spring 2021 

500 Hour Teacher Training Eight Limbs

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.

Be Luminous Yoga

Drop in

Saturdays Slow Flow 8:00 & 9:30am

All Levels 


8 Limbs Yoga 

Drop In 

Tuesdays 4:00pm (Wedgwood)

All Levels

Wednesdays 7:15pm (Phinney)

Level 1 Hatha

Thursdays, 7:15pm  (Phinney)

Level 2 Hatha

Intro to Yoga I & II

Registration required.

Thursdays 7:15pm (8 Limbs)

Intro I

Feb. 27-April 2

June 4 - July 16

Intro 2

April 16 - May 21




Mondays 4:30pm Meditation/Breath 


Savor the Fall

Friday, October 16-Sunday,October 18

Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort 

Leavenworth WA

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2020 Retreats


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 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 iniitiation in Neelakantha Meditation - Dr. Paul Muller Ortega

  • Master’s in Teaching from Seattle University 

  • Passionate practitioner since 2000 and yoga teacher since 2007





Focused... like a journey



~Amy McMurty



Unconditional Acceptance

Integrated mind and body


~Anne Cox






~Jean Johnson

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