Natasha’s website ~ www.natashakerryyoga.com
Watch Natasha here; www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1UO0d4ZaA0
Her intention is to create a playful and open space for students to delve deep into their experience and ultimately return to their true, happy and peaceful self.
To make Yoga accessible to all and offer a challenging but nurturing environment in which her students can learn and deepen their practice of Union.
To heighten her students awareness of their bodies, presence in their minds and leave them feeling grounded but energetically plugged-in.
Natasha Kerry Yoga
I was introduced to Yoga for the first time as a child, but did not fully understand it’s depths.
Her mother, a homeopathic practitioner and Yogi, was the one who made her aware of Yoga. My parents weren’t like my other friends’ parents. She was brought up on organic, nutritious and home-grown vegetarian whole foods. At the time, she couldn’t understand why my parents weren’t feeding her jam sandwiches and chocolate bars. It just wasn’t fair she thought.
She did not grow to appreciate or recognise their forward-thinking and great taste in living food and alternative practices until much later in my life.
As school went on, she forgot about Yoga in favour of theatre and acting pursuits in her free time and my Yoga books sat unused on her shelf. However, after rebelling and disregarding her health for a few years, she would soon come back to her roots.
Upon leaving Warwick University, she worked for some time in the corporate world. It felt like the “right” thing to do, but she was left with a feeling of wanting more. She felt sluggish, unmotivated, tense and slightly depressed. I wasn’t on the right career path and it was so evident. Deep down, I longed to be in a creative job, one that suited her personality and her spirituality.
Her mother suggested that I find a local Yoga class and reconnect to the practice of Yoga to calm and clear my mind of worry.
Upon starting a weekly practice of Yoga, She immediately fell in love with the feeling of clarity in the mind, a strong sense of wellbeing and of being present in her own body after each class. She looked forward to my weekly Yoga class so much that I decided to do Yoga more frequently.
After a daily practice of Yoga for a month, her body felt the strongest and healthiest it had ever felt and the worries, fears and negative thought patterns had disappeared, replaced with a strength of character and a feeling of being able to achieve anything.
She felt the need to reevaluate her career path and undertook her initial 250 hours of teacher training in India at the Yoga Vidya Gurukul ashram. She was completely immersed in the yogic way of life and taught by Rishis initiated by The Bihar School of Yoga.
Where it all began. . .
Back in London, she completed a further 200 hours of training in Baptiste Vinyasa Power Yoga and intensives in Ashtanga Yoga with John Scott and Restorative Yoga Therapy with Bo Forbes.
Training in London was an incredible experience as it showed me how to integrate Yoga, and all I had learned in India, into my urban city life.
In 2012, she was hand-picked from a group of established teachers to join the first Triyoga Hot Yoga teacher training course and she is currently a member of the core teaching group of Triyoga’s Hot Yoga teachers.