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 certified 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 Level 1 Reiki practitioner. She specializes in Yin Yoga, Gentle/Restorative, Meditation, and Hatha Flow 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.

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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.

7 Best Essential Oils For Yoga

7 Best Essential Oils For Yoga

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Classes

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

East West Yoga
20670 Stevens Creek Blvd · Cupertino, CA 95014
408‑517‑9111
eastwest-yoga.com

Tue 10:30AM : Yin Yoga
Tue 12:00PM : Hatha Flow
Thu 10:30AM : Yin Yoga
book a class

Yoga of Los Altos
377 First St · Los Altos, CA 94022
650‑397‑9779
yogaoflosaltos.com

Mon 9:15AM : Yin Yoga
Wed 9:15AM : Yin Yoga
book a class

Moffett Towers Club
1080 Enterprise Way · Sunnyvale, CA 94089
408‑419‑7830
moffett-towers-club.com

Mon 11:30AM : Yin Yoga
Mon 12:15PM : Vinyasa Flow
Wed 11:30AM : Yin Yoga
Wed 12:15PM : Vinyasa Flow
Thu 12:15PM : Vinyasa Flow
book a class (members only)

Google
1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy · Mountain View, CA 94043
650‑253‑0000
google.com

Mon 4:00PM : Vinyasa (QD3)
Tue 4:00PM : Vinyasa (TC5)
Wed 4:00PM : Yin Yoga (CSPN222)
Fri 12:00PM : Vinyasa (QD3)
(Googlers only)

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Wed 7:00PM – 7:45PM : Yin for Yangsters
Fri 9:30AM – 9:50AM : Luminous Breath

book a class (online)

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 and flexibility
  • 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…

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 have been taking Nadja’s Vinyasa yoga classes for a year now and it has helped me progress a lot in my yoga practice. She understands her students well and customizes variations that helps each student advance at their own pace. Nadja always emphasizes the importance of breathing and posture throughout the practice and reminds

Smitha R.

Nadja is a skilled instructor that teaches the principles of yoga and lives them in her daily life. She is patient and knowledgeable with therapeutic exercise for injuries. I enjoy all of her classes.

Mariel F.

I have been attending Nadja’s classes for about a year now, and I love them. I started yoga again (after many years of not practicing) due to some longstanding aches and pains I just couldn’t get to go away, and I feel so much better when I’m able to make it to her classes. She

Stephanie M.

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.

Balanced, challenging, motivating and playful: these are all words that describe Nadja’s classes. I have been practicing yoga with Nadja for over a year now, and I can honestly say that she is one of the best teachers I’ve ever had. Each class is uniquely different, and she tailors each class to best fit the

Jessica F.

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