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Nadja is a San Francisco Bay Area, Silicon Valley Wellness Practitioner and Strategic Life Coach.
She began her journey as a yoga student and soon discovered her calling. After progressing to an advanced level, she trained to become a yoga instructor to help others.
Nadja found her way to Yin Yoga as that was the best way to transform students both physically and mentally.
Sometimes yoga isn’t enough. Through Acupressure, Nadja helps clients unblock and restore balance and energy flow through the body’s meridians.
Similarly, she found Dynamic Cupping to be the best way to release fascia and increase range of motion so students can get the most out of Yin Yoga.
Wellness Coaching lets Nadja helps students create new patterns and become better versions of themselves.
Training and Certifications
Nadja is a certified YACEP (Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider), Yin Yoga Teacher Training (from Bernie Clark), Restorative Yoga Teacher Training (from Judith Lasater), Mindfulness Yoga (from Sarah Powers), Mediatation Practitioner Teacher, Strategic Life Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Coach (from Graham Nichols).
E-RYT 200 (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher) and RPYT (Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher) by Yoga Alliance. She is a YTT-F (Yoga Teacher Training Faculty Member), TC-TSY (TC-Trauma Sensitive Yoga), a certified CTTA Meditation Practitioner Teacher, Reiki Practitioner Level 1.
Nadja is a wandering spirit, captivated by art, creativity, and new experiences in life. She enjoys sharing her practice with her three sphynx cats. Off the mat, Nadja earned a BA in Graphic Design Studies and Photographic Arts from San José State, and is a graphic designer, globe trotter, cat lover, tea aficionado, and succulent collector and plant admirer. For the latest scoop, follow her on instagram and twitter.
Habla español. Catmaste!
Here are a few things people say about Nadja.
If you are an existing student, feel free to submit your review.
I started regular classes at the corporate gym (moffet towers) with Nadja and eventually had a 1-1 session. Nadja is passionate about her teaching and genuinely wants to help her students acheive their specific goals. She makes her self available for questions and discussions about your practice outside of class or 1-1 time. She has… positive energy and pushes you to your limits in a good way. Her knowledge of anatomy and physiology is apparent. I definitely recommend her classes and 1-1 time for anyone wanting to include Yoga as a means to exercise, work on physical therapy (like myself), stretch or just have a mental escape from the daily grind. read more “I started regular classes at”
Nadja is a very competent, dedicated yoga teacher who has the training and experience to deliver a well-informed yoga class to a variety of people with a variety of needs. She is compassionate and warm and leads a practice that is fun and engaging.
Nadja is a caring, informative and soothing Yoga instructor. I’ve taken classes with her for well over a year and find her classes to be the most fulfilling of any I’ve tried. My flexibility and well being have vastly improved and I highly recommend her classes for all levels of yoga practice when seeking clarity… and calmness. read more “Nadja is a caring, informative”
I seriously look forward to every single session with Nadja. She has become such an important part of my life since I began as a private client of hers. Every class is different and tailored to what my needs are that day. She is extremely adaptable and creative in teaching her practice and making it… work for me and for my body. She goes above and beyond for her clients and even lets me bring my dog to the yoga room where we meet. We call it Doga! At the end of every class, she offers me time for a savasana with essential oils and acupressure, which has become a very healing and poignant part of each session for me. Nadja is the real deal and embodies the type of yogi and person that we all can be inspired by. Xoxo Leeanne read more “I seriously look forward to”
I have been practicing yoga for many years, on and off, here and there, After my first class with Nadja 6 months ago, I could tell immediately that I like it, Nadja don’t push you hard on the pose, but her instruction is so clear, and with options of many alternatives, you can literally see… your improvement day after day. Every class Nadja has a different focus, that is how unique her class is. We can tell her what we want to do in the beginning of the class, whether we want to sweat or not ;), no kidding, we can tell her everything we want, that is how relax the environment can be. We practice on our core, lower back, stretch, and balance, etc. Nadja explains each move and the reason behind, I felt comfortable yet challenged. Sitting in the office for long hours daily, my blood circulation in the lower half body isn’t working very well. After these couple months of class with Nadja, I personally felt that my legs are gaining some strength back. I am very excited about the improvement, and looking forward to her class every Tuesday and Thursday, even though that means I have to reschedule my appointments and meetings. Come and join us, I am sure you will love her class too. read more “I have been practicing yoga”
Nadja is warm and welcoming. Her classes can be challenging, but she teaches students to practice yoga with integrity-to listen carefully to their own body and to respect where they are and what they need without judgement. Her knowledge and understanding of yoga postures and philosophy is extensive. She incorporates the underlying concepts of yoga… into her teaching, helping her students develop their body’s relationship with each asana and to begin to open their heart and mind with their practice. Nadja begins each class by asking students how they are and what they need. She can create a class to meet those needs on the spot. She effortlessly incorporates mindfulness into her teaching in every class, whether it be her candlelight vinyasa or yin. She gets to know her students and gently challenges them to extend their practice. Nadja has helped me use props and modifications while healing from a knee injury. I have seen her balance the range of ability and experience of a class to help beginners, challenge advanced students and safely support a pregnant woman right up to her delivery. Last, but most definitely not least are her yin classes. I have been taking Nadja’s yin class twice a week at East West Yoga for a year and a half and they are my favorite. She teaches pranayama and creates guided meditations for her classes. Both are deeply relaxing. Nadja takes time to do gentle adjustments on each student during class. She teaches us the difference between pain, which indicates you need to modify the pose to fit your body, and discomfort, which you can learn to get through by focusing your attention on your breath. This teaching has not only extended my yoga practice, but has helped me be more patient and resilient in my life outside the studio. read more “Nadja is warm and welcoming.”
Balanced, challenging, motivating and playful: these are all words that describe Nadja’s classes. I have been practicing yoga with Nadja for over a year now, and I can honestly say that she is one of the best teachers I’ve ever had. Each class is uniquely different, and she tailors each class to best fit the… needs of those in the room, incorporating suggestions and asking us what we’d like to focus on before each class. No matter how crowded the class is, Nadja takes gentle care of every student, providing modifications and demonstrating proper alignment. Her positive energy is infectious, and I always leave feeling rejuvenated and relaxed. I often find myself smiling and laughing at her good humor, while simultaneously holding challenging poses I would otherwise be miserable in. I always look forward to shavasana, where she completes the practice with a few drops of an essential oil. Nothing is more relaxing than absorbing the fruits of my labor while smelling lavender oil. Thank you Nadja for sharing your practice with me. read more “Balanced, challenging, motivating and playful:”
I love Nadja’s Yin Yoga classes – in person and now live online! Nadja does a great job of checking in and tailoring the class based on our needs. I appreciate the way she weaves in breathing and meditative components.
Music plays a critical role in your yoga practice by setting the right mood.
I'm often asked about songs I use in my sessions.
On my Spotify profile, you'll find some of the more popular playlists that I use.
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