Nathalie Duquette (CYA-RYT 250 Member)

  • Location: Ottawa, Ontario Canada
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  • E-mail: Private
  • Service Offered: Hatha
  • Certified: Kripalu
  • Years of Practice: 15
  • Teaching Experience: 2
  • Professor, Guru or Teachers: Michelle Dalbec, Kriplau Sadia Bruce, Kripalu Marla Ericksen, Empower Me Yoga Paul Grilley (Yin via Marla Ericksen) Louise Mulvihill, Black House Yoga Centre
  • Date Joined: October 31, 2022
  • CYA Insurance: No

About Me

I am a mature mother of an adult son and adolescent daughter. I am nearing the end of my federal public service career. Over the past 15+ years, I have found solace, deep healing, strength and inner joy through my yoga practice. I am fluently bilingual (French and English), have an educational background in world religions, ethics, restaurant and hotel management and am also a Usui Reiki Master Teacher and expert group facilitator. I am an artist, artisan, a recovering obsessive DIY renovator and gardener and am on a continued journey to maintain mind-body-spirit balance.

About My Service

I offer a yoga of consciousness to gently immerse students into self-discovery. Through this style of gentle hatha yoga, I invite students to enter into the physical postures not to work at perfecting them, but to discover who we are through awareness, breath and movement.

During a Kripalu Yoga session, I invite students to listen to and follow the wisdom of the body and then focus the mind in a double-arrowed awareness: outward on the posture itself and inward on the internal state of that moment's sensations, emotions and thoughts.

I guide a yoga practice through non-judgemental awareness to allow students to be in touch with their true self of stillness, breath, their inner divine self and in tune with the flow of life.

(Based on text from the Kripalu Schools of Yoga Teacher Training Manual)

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