A 200-hour teacher training with Lisa Black at Shakti in 2014 deepened Nan’s awareness of the healing and revitalization qualities of meditation and physical asana, and sparked a curiosity into the science behind the mind-body connection. Nan went on to study consciousness at the University of Washington and completed the Teacher Mentorship Program at Shakti in 2015 and Level I, II, and Art of Assisting at the Baptiste Institute. In addition to a strong background in vinyasa, Nan has hot hatha training from Firehouse Hot Yoga, trauma-informed training with Yoga Behind Bars, and Forrest Yoga Advanced Teacher Training with Ana Forrest and Jose Calarco.
For Nan, teaching allows her to share with students the healing side of practice and being present, while encouraging them to play as they connect to their body, breath, strength, and spirit.
When she isn’t teaching or practicing yoga, Nan can be found beekeeping, pulling weeds in the garden with her chickens, snowboarding, playing co-ed soccer, and spending time with her family.