Why I practice yoga

My name is Natalia, and I am a registered power Vinyasa yoga teacher (RYT 200) in SF Bay Area, California. I practice yoga because it is a sanctuary for my soul. It is a path for coming back to myself as I am, apart from my roles as a wife, mother, daughter, or colleague. The combination of breath and movement takes me out of my thoughts and enables me to inhabit my body fully, to tune into its innate, ageless wisdom. On my mat, I meet and experience life in the present moment. Events of the past and plans for the future fall away, and I arrive into the NOW, the only place where life truly happens. As I flow from one pose to the next, I find inner stillness and a deep sense of quiet. I discover self-compassion and release resistance, agenda, and expectations. I practice yoga because it un-complicates life - connects me with the mundane and underrated joy of simply living.