Natalia Shmonina

Natalia is a former gymnast who was born and raised in Russia. She moved to Japan after university graduation and stayed in Asia for 10 years. Buddhism and eastern life culture attracted her during her time in Japan, where she experienced yoga for the first time. In 2012, she came to New York and found a multicultural city with a lot of energy, where every second New Yorker is engaged in yoga. Her gymnastic background instilled in her the belief that challenges makes us stronger and better. Her goal is to be positive – that in attaining physical results we achieve a spiritual practice, which leads us in a positive direction. She teaches vinyasa flow with physical challenge, graceful movement with connection to breathe. She inspires students to find their inner peace through strength, balance and harmony. Natalia has received yoga certifications at both New York Yoga and mang’Oh Yoga. This is your life – do what you love, and do it often.