Nate completed his 200 hour teacher training and has been teaching yoga for almost a year and practicing for over 5. He sees yoga as a playground for communal healing and challenging growth. When he’s not teaching yoga, Nate works in middle school based mental health with a local nonprofit. He can also occasionally be spotted Heely-ing through the streets of Cleveland.
My teaching style is: down-to-earth and physically innovative (integrated strength and mobility work).
My favorite yoga pose is: locust so I can pretend to be a jet (and maybe challenge some ujjayi breathing).
Yoga has helped me overcome: neck pain and body shame.
You must try this healthy snack: Krave Jerky it's healthy and unconventional flavors of various dehydrated meats.
My favorite Sanskrit word or phrase is Namaste because I’m basic AF, but seriously because it truly is a lifestyle of appreciating the imago dei (image of God) in everyone.
My advice for beginning yogis is: start with your breath. Master your ujjayi (ocean breath)… google it, study it, practice it at least 5 minutes every day for your first month. It affects everything.
I’m most grateful for: 8 awesome niblings (nephews and nieces).
The most exotic place I’ve practiced yoga is: in my mind… it gets crazy up there.
If I could practice yoga with anyone it would be with my beautiful sister, Tricia, because she introduced me to both yoga and a deep well of grace and compassion.
My heroes are: Aladdin and Abu.
My one wish for the world is: for compassion to become more contagious and invade areas of personal and systemic suffering.