Instructor Profile

Summary on Natalie Holst

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Styles: Ashtanga Yoga, Hatha Yoga (All Levels), Hot Yoga, Kundalini (Yogi Bhajan), Power Yoga, Yin Yoga

About Natalie

Natalie Holst, a former couch-potato, first went to yoga class as a means for some light exercise in 2003.  She immediately fell in love with the practise, and was impressed by the subtle effects it had on reducing tension in the body, stress from the mind and greater love in the heart.

Natalie's destiny name, Hari Kartar Kaur means Princess who is the doer of God, and who lives within God's will.  I am very grateful and privileged to teach yoga, and to help them along their path, by finding the strength that lies within.

In July 2005, she obtained her certificate from the Rama Lotus Yoga Centre, certified KRI Level 1 Kundalini (as taught by Yogi Bhajan); The Radiant Child Yoga Program Level 1 with Shakta Kaur; and has since finished her training in Hatha-Ashtanga Yoga from Santosha Yoga Centre (April 2008).

As well, she has also attended many workshops learning about the many different aspects of yoga, styles and philosophy with Paul Grilley, Richard Freeman, Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa, Guru Fatha Singh, Gurucharan Singh, Mark Darby and Michael Stone.

Yoga has given Natalie a new life, a great community of friends, inspiring teachers, and endless opportunities in which to learn about life on the physical, emotional and spiritual levels.

In January 2008, after four years with the federal government of Canada, Natalie left her job to pursue teaching yoga on a full-time basis, and has had no regrets. With her husband, Mike Block, she is also the co-founder of a not-for-profit, non-commercial website designed to bring the yoga community together.

Natalie currently teaches at Adishesha Yoga Zone, Rama Lotus Yoga Centre, Greenboro Community Centre and Canterbury Community Centre.

My Quotations

Yoga is about self-acceptance, not self-improvement.