Nate Jackson

Nate is a recovering class clown, but relapses daily. He sees yoga as a playground for communal healing and challenging growth. When he’s not teaching yoga, Nate helps fathers reconnect with their families with a local nonprofit. He can also occasionally be spotted Heely-ing through the streets of Cleveland.



  • My teaching style is: down-to-earth, physically innovative (integrated strength and mobility work), and individualized.


  • 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.

 

  • I love my second toe on my right foot (‘the toe”)… come check it out and witness its glory.


  • My favorite deity is: brahman or “ultimate reality” because it pacifies my heart to remember that what is true is true whatever my feelings or perceptions dictate.


  • You must try this healthy snack: Krave Jerky: healthy and unconventional flavors of various dehydrated meats.


  • My favorite Sanskrit word or phrase is Namaste because: 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 (blank) because: 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.


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