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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.  In her classes your growth edge will expand but in a way that you get to calibrate. Nancy creates a learning environment that inspires, challenges and at the same time is welcoming and supportive. You’ll leave her class 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

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 variations of poses that may seem difficult but will quickly become more 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

September 24th - September 26th

9am-3pm

8 Limbs Yoga Centers LIm

500 Hour Teacher Training Module 

Balancing Effort & Ease

Co-taught with Tracy Hodgeman

https://8limbsyoga.com/program/500-hr-teacher-training/

livestream

 

October 2021 - May 2022

8 Limbs Yoga Centers

200 Hour Teacher Training

Grounded Wisdom:  Discover Your Path to Embodied  Living & Teaching

https://8limbsyoga.com/offering/200-hr-grounded-wisdom/

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!

 

Rescheduled for November 4-6 2022

Reserve your spot by making a $300 non-refundable deposit. DM me and/or contact me via this website. It's worth booking ahead!  We have 2-3 rooms left.

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 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. 

 

All Levels

Thursdays, 6 pm* (all times listed in pst)

8 Limbs  Yoga CenterHatha-focused, theme-based practice to uplift

Drop-in class

https://8limbsyoga.com/schedule/

hybrid model

Fridays, 4:30pm

Be Luminous Yoga

Slow Flow

Drop-in class

https://www.beluminousyoga.com/class-schedule

livestream

Saturdays, 9am

8 Limbs Yoga Centers

Hatha-focused

https://8limbsyoga.com/schedule/

hybrid

Series-Based Classes

Intro to Yoga

Thursdays, 7:15-8:30pm

September 23 - October 28

November 4 - December 16 (skip Nov. 25)

Registration required 

https://8limbsyoga.com/offering/intro-to-yoga-series/

live in studio

Deep Dive Asana Series

Fall - see RYT 500 training module

Winter/Spring TBA

 

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. Best suited for those without injuries or beginners. 

LoveYourBrain Mindset

Mondays 4:00-5:15pm

September 27 - November 1st

Registration required

livestream

https://www.loveyourbrain.com/mindset

 

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!

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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

  • Initiated in Neelakantha Meditation with 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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