Thursday at Santosha:
Find us! Try us out!
4876 NW Bethany Blvd, L-4
Portland, OR 97229
Feature Teacher: Nina Pitzel
Nina has dedicated herself to the practice, study, and teaching of yoga since discovering its many joys and benefits while growing up in Los Angeles. Practicing first at Yoga Works in Santa Monica, Nina moved to Portland where she learned the disciplines of Ashtanga and Shadow Yoga; these forms led her to explore the mechanics and healing properties of correct movement and balance.
Nina has evolved her teachings to integrate various modalities of movement. She is a certified Yoga Tune Up® teacher, studying with Jill Miller, who teaches the balance between yoga and fitness. Nina became certified as a Restorative Exercise Specialist™ and continues her education by studying the biomechanics of human movement under the teachings of biomechanist, Katy Bowman, M.S.
Nina believes Yoga is meant to be explored rather than conquered, and encourages students to find the balance of movement with an inner eye toward full body health. This can be felt in all of Nina's Yoga Tune Up workshops where she helps students work through chronic pain, release tension, and work with their fascia to improve and restore their bodies. The next Yoga Tune Up workshop is on March 22nd focused on Fixing Your Feet! This is a must-attend for anyone with plantar fasciitis, heel pain, or other issues from the knee to the foot.
"Nina teaches Senior Yoga at Santosha on Thursdays at 10:30am and 12:00pm. Her quarterly Yoga Tune-Up workshops showcase her deep knowledge of the human body. She guides her students of all levels safely through physical explorations of a particular region giving them the tools to truly KNOW their own bodies. Nina also teaches private therapeutic sessions addressing everything from injury and illness to guiding those simply wanting help to really understand yoga in their own skin. Nina has been my teacher for many years and every time I am in her presence I learn something profound and new." ~dina