ABOUT

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. 

Please contact me for 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.

Teacher Training

February 2021 

500 Hour Teacher Training  Module

8 Limbs Yoga Centers

see Deepening Asana Series

Workshops

TBA

 

Practice Intensives

TBA

 

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.

Livestreaming 
8 Limbs Yoga
http://8limbsyoga.com/livestream/
times listed in PST
Drop-in 
All Levels
Thursdays 6pm
Hatha -focused, theme-based practice to uplift 
Level 1 Hatha
Saturdays 9am
Series-based Classes
Intro to Yoga 
Set Your  Foundation
Tuesdays  7:15pm
January 12 - February  16
and
February 23-March 30
Registration required
https://8limbsyoga.com/series/

NEW: February 2March 30https://8limbsyoga.com/series

Deepening Asana Series
Tuesdays 7:30-8:45pm
February 23-March 30
4-week series 
Bring your inquiring minds, eager bodies and hearts.  Learn about  like poses, best methods to prep your body, biomechanics & key actions  to bust out beautiful & fulfilling poses.
not intended for beginners or those with injuries
https://8limbsyoga.com/offering/deepen-your-asana-series/
(last 2 weeks held for 8 Limbs 500 RYT students only)
registration  required
Love Your Brain Mindset 
Wednesdays 10am
February 2 - March 9
Love Your Brain program (LYB) designed to build community and resilience for people with TBI and their caregivers
https://www.loveyourbrain.com/mindset
Registration required

2021 Retreats

Savor The Fall

Friday, October 1st - Sunday, October 3rd

Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort 

Leavenworth WA

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 & Licenesed 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

  • 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

 
 

GET IN TOUCH

"Attentive

Joyful

Focused... like a journey

Honest

Playful"

~Amy McMurty

"Challenging

Supportive

Unconditional Acceptance

Integrated mind and body

Evolution"

~Anne Cox

"Inspiring

Nurturing

Renewing

Comforting

Connected"

~Jean Johnson

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