Instructors

 
 NATASHA NELSON  I have been teaching yoga and healing modalities for close to two decades. Most recently, I developed ELEVATE: HIIT and Flow, an integrative fitness method that joins High Intensity Interval Training with Vinyasa Yoga. I built MADRE Fitness + Wellness to provide a space for transformative practices that encourage personal empowerment.  When I am not teaching or running the show at Madre, you'll most likely find me: spending time with my family, eating good food, or in the bathtub.  Dogs/Cats: Baller, pointer mix; Strummer and Cassius RIP  To me, Madre means: coming home.  Currently playing: Prince, Chance the Rapper, Lady Gaga, The Killers

NATASHA NELSON

I have been teaching yoga and healing modalities for close to two decades. Most recently, I developed ELEVATE: HIIT and Flow, an integrative fitness method that joins High Intensity Interval Training with Vinyasa Yoga. I built MADRE Fitness + Wellness to provide a space for transformative practices that encourage personal empowerment.

When I am not teaching or running the show at Madre, you'll most likely find me: spending time with my family, eating good food, or in the bathtub.

Dogs/Cats: Baller, pointer mix; Strummer and Cassius RIP

To me, Madre means: coming home.

Currently playing: Prince, Chance the Rapper, Lady Gaga, The Killers

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 KATHLEEN CRUGER  I originally came to yoga as an additional form of exercise. After practicing for a few weeks, I noticed a mental and emotional shift in my life, and a positive change in the way I interacted with the world around me. Yoga quickly became part of my lifestyle, and I am grateful for the ability to share my passion and knowledge as an instructor. I recognize the tremendous benefits that a regular yoga practice brings into one's life - I encourage everyone to give it a try. My focus while teaching is to provide a safe, judgement-free zone where both new and seasoned yogis, alike, may develop a stronger connection with their mind, body, and spirit -on and off the mat. In addition to yoga, I am a certified Reiki practitioner, Vibrational Sound Therapist, lover of nature and music.  When I’m not teaching yoga, you’ll most likely find me: playing guitar  Dogs/Cats: are both amazing!  To me, Madre means: connecting with your true self  Currently playing: Sun Spiller

KATHLEEN CRUGER

I originally came to yoga as an additional form of exercise. After practicing for a few weeks, I noticed a mental and emotional shift in my life, and a positive change in the way I interacted with the world around me. Yoga quickly became part of my lifestyle, and I am grateful for the ability to share my passion and knowledge as an instructor. I recognize the tremendous benefits that a regular yoga practice brings into one's life - I encourage everyone to give it a try. My focus while teaching is to provide a safe, judgement-free zone where both new and seasoned yogis, alike, may develop a stronger connection with their mind, body, and spirit -on and off the mat. In addition to yoga, I am a certified Reiki practitioner, Vibrational Sound Therapist, lover of nature and music.

When I’m not teaching yoga, you’ll most likely find me: playing guitar

Dogs/Cats: are both amazing!

To me, Madre means: connecting with your true self

Currently playing: Sun Spiller

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 ANNA CANTWELL  The quiet solitude of yoga enthralled me from a young age, and I celebrate and explore many kinds of yoga. While teaching high school in Houston and receiving my Master’s degree, I fell in love with Baptiste yoga and practiced daily to relieve mental stress and physical tension. Forrest yoga was my next discovery, and it provided immense physical and emotional healing for me. Through a connection at my school, I discovered a yoga teacher training specifically catered to school teachers, and with that came a radical shift. I relocated to Los Angeles to teach yoga and bring the joy and peace of yoga to local schools, offices, communities.  When I'm not teaching yoga, you'll most likely find me: writing poetry or listening to music—outside  Dogs!  To me, Madre means: the embodiment of the balance of grace and strength, and a sacred space to explore that balance  Currently playing: Tom Misch, Rhye, Maxwell

ANNA CANTWELL

The quiet solitude of yoga enthralled me from a young age, and I celebrate and explore many kinds of yoga. While teaching high school in Houston and receiving my Master’s degree, I fell in love with Baptiste yoga and practiced daily to relieve mental stress and physical tension. Forrest yoga was my next discovery, and it provided immense physical and emotional healing for me. Through a connection at my school, I discovered a yoga teacher training specifically catered to school teachers, and with that came a radical shift. I relocated to Los Angeles to teach yoga and bring the joy and peace of yoga to local schools, offices, communities.

When I'm not teaching yoga, you'll most likely find me: writing poetry or listening to music—outside

Dogs!

To me, Madre means: the embodiment of the balance of grace and strength, and a sacred space to explore that balance

Currently playing: Tom Misch, Rhye, Maxwell

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