About

Nadja is a San Francisco Bay Area, Silicon Valley yoga teacher who started yoga as a cure for her blues. Not far into her practice she realized that yoga is much more than asana and cool yoga pants. By combining the body and mind through the rhythm of breath, yoga became not just a practice, but a path to a better way of life.

Experience

Nadja is a certified YACEP (Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider, teacher for teachers), E-RYT 200 (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher) and RPYT (Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher) by Yoga Alliance. She is a YTT-F (Yoga Teacher Training Faculty Member) at EastWest Yoga and a Reiki practitioner. She specializes in Yin Yoga, Yoga Therapy, Gentle/Restorative, Meditation, Hatha and Prenatal Yoga integrating multiple aspects of yoga including Pranayama, Mudra, and Mindfulness.
She also continually advances her education through workshops and trainings.

Teaching Style

To help students get the most out of their practice from her class, Nadja teaches with a focus on proper form before the flair and awareness of breath. She incorporates modifications and alternate poses to ensure that each person is able to participate throughout the class at a level that is comfortable to them. With yoga, one size does not fit all.

While Nadja teaches at all levels, she has a soft spot for beginners who deserve a patient and solid start for their transformative journey. Join her for a fun, friendly, yet challenging blend of the physical and spiritual worlds that comprise yoga.

Diversions

Nadja is a wandering spirit, captivated by art, creativity, and new experiences in life. At home, she enjoys sharing her own practice with her two sphynx cats. Off the mat, Nadja earned a BA in Graphic Design Studies and Photographic Arts from San Jose State, and is a graphic designer, global trotter, cat lover, tea aficionado, and cacti admirer. For the latest scoop, follow her on instagram and twitter.

Habla español. Catmaste!

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Things I Like

I’m often asked by students for product recommendations to step up their yoga practice. These are yoga products I have researched and use myself. Take a look and see if there is something that interests you.

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7 Best Essential Oils For Yoga

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Wood Element: Spring

Wood Element: Spring

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Prenatal Yin Yoga for your Baby’s Health

Prenatal Yin Yoga for your Baby’s Health

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Hey there, welcome to my blog! I'm Nadja an enthusiastic yogi, tea drinker, and cat lover. If you are new to my site please come in and make yourself at home. If you already know me thanks for stopping by, I am really glad to see you here. I'm excited to have some...

Classes

Join Nadja in one of her scheduled classes. She teaches yoga in Palo Alto, Los Altos, Mountain View, Sunnyvale, Cupertino, and online.

Avalon Yoga
370 California Ave · Palo Alto, CA 94306
650‑324‑2517
avalonyoga.com

Wed 5:30PM : Yin Yoga
Thu 12:30PM : Hatha Yoga
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Google
1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy · Mountain View, CA 94043
650‑253‑0000
google.com

Mon 4:00PM : Vinyasa (QD3)
Mon 5:30PM : Vinyasa (TC5)
Tue 12:00PM: Vinyasa (MP5)
Tue 4:00PM : Vinyasa (TC5)
Wed 12:00PM : Hatha (Danceplex)
Fri 12:00PM : Vinyasa (QD3)
(Googlers only)

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Wed 9:00AM – 9:30AM : Luminous Breath
Thu 9:00AM – 10:00AM : Yin for Yangsters

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Workshops and Events

Spring Cleaning for Your Soul!

Spring Cleaning for Your Soul!

Save the date! Saturday 25-May-2019 Yin Yoga Release tension in your mind and body Revitalize connective tissues Increase flexibility and range of motion Sage Smudge Cleanse your mind and soul Release negative ions Lift your spirits ...

Yin Yoga: Roll into Spring!

Yin Yoga: Roll into Spring!

Awaken your mind, body, and spirit from Winter! Roll away stress, tension, and anxietyRelieve headaches Relax sore and stiff musclesImprove circulation According to the Chinese Five Element Theory, the transition from Winter to...

Yin Pranayama Detox

Yin Pranayama Detox

Revitalize yourself with a yoga-based cleanse. Spend an afternoon with Nadja in Yin Detox, a calming and purifying practice focusing on the flow of prana in the lymphatic and cardiovascular systems.Nadja will guide you through fluid yin sequences aimed at...

Private Sessions

Pamper yourself with the convenience, privacy, and personal attention of a private yoga session at your home or office. Working privately with Nadja means that your session is tailored to your individual and specific needs. Everyone is different and each person has their own unique circumstances.

If you’re just beginning your yoga journey, congratulations! Let Nadja help you understand proper form and alignment. Start strong and on the right foot before any bad habits develop. Realize the fastest way to enjoy the benefits of yoga.

If you’re further along, Nadja can elevate your practice with adjustments, alignment, form, breath, and mental focus. Often times, students get into stuck in a routine with group classes and plateau. By having a one-on-one look at your practice, you’ll better understand what improvements are needed, and where to concentrate on, for a break through.

Private Yoga sessions include:

 

  • well-rounded practices with a focus on strength, flexibility and mindfulness
  • yoga poses with proper form, alignment, and modifications as needed
  • yoga props such as blocks, straps, blankets, bolsters, sand bags
  • pranayama (regulation of breath), and meditation techniques
  • and more…

 

Online sessions available!

Rates include travel time, and props.
Please note there is a 24 hour cancellation policy. Charges apply for all sessions cancelled within 24 hours of the scheduled appointment.

Music plays a critical role in your yoga practice by setting the right mood.
I’m often asked about songs I use in my sessions.
On my Spotify profile, you’ll find some of the more popular playlists that I use.
Enjoy!

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Reviews

Here are a few things people say about Nadja. If you are an existing student, feel free to submit your review.

Nadja is such an inspiring yoga instructor! Her classes are playful, challenging, and rejuvenating. I love her lighthearted personality, and the caring attention she gives to each student. I’ve attended Vinyasa, Restorative, and Yin yoga classes with Nadja and after each class I leave feeling amazing! Thank you Nadja for sharing your knowledge, kindness and

Masha K.

I’ve been doing Yoga with Nadja for one year already. Her positive aura surrounds and calms you as she gently walks you through the class, and she has this special way of making you believe in yourself. If you have been doing yoga for a while, Nadja’s classes build up to more complicated positions during

Marina B.

I have been practicing yoga for many years, on and off, here and there, After my first class with Nadja 6 months ago, I could tell immediately that I like it, Nadja don’t push you hard on the pose, but her instruction is so clear, and with options of many alternatives, you can literally see

Angela Z.

I started regular classes at the corporate gym (moffet towers) with Nadja and eventually had a 1-1 session. Nadja is passionate about her teaching and genuinely wants to help her students acheive their specific goals. She makes her self available for questions and discussions about your practice outside of class or 1-1 time. She has

Brent W.

I’ve been practicing yoga for several years now, on and off with teachers and by myself. Hands down Nadja is the best teacher that I’ve had. I go into her classes stressed and stiff and I come out feeling stretched, balanced, and peaceful. She has a great repertoire of poses and the transitions and flow

Peri K.

Nadja is warm and welcoming. Her classes can be challenging, but she teaches students to practice yoga with integrity-to listen carefully to their own body and to respect where they are and what they need without judgement. Her knowledge and understanding of yoga postures and philosophy is extensive. She incorporates the underlying concepts of yoga

Kerri R.

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