Natalie Louise Bishop

About The Teacher

Natalie Bishop began her post secondary education at Grant McEwan’s Contemporary Dance College and went on to complete a B.A. in English and a B.Sc. in Biology at the University of Saskatchewan.   In 2010, she completed her Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy at the University of Alberta.

Natalie received her formal 500hr. Registered Yoga Teacher Training in 2012 from Eddie Modestini and Nicki Doane (Maui, U.S.A.) who teach a fusion of Iyengar and Ashtanga lineages called Maya Yoga.  She is currently completing her training in the Professional Yoga Therapy Method, (PYT) founded by Ginger Garner, MPT, PYT, ATC, in 2001. PYT is a standardized approach to Medical Therapeutic Yoga taught by licensed healthcare professionals with a focus on safe, holistic rehabilitation through yoga and thus far the only post-graduate training of its kind in North America.  She has also taken specialized training in Prenatal Yoga, and Yoga for Kids.

As an occupational therapist Natalie believes that quality of life is created through meaningful engagement in the activities that make up our days. She feels that the current health care system has some amazing strengths and that it can only be strengthened by the use of complementary practices – such as yoga – that have existed for thousands of years.

Natalie was first introduced to yoga during her training as a dancer. Several years later in 2004, after being diagnosed with a genetic heart condition she fell in love with it. She trusts in the healing potential of this practice as it has been vital in both re-creating her own health and her work as an occupational therapist.

Natalie feels passionately that we are here for each other and her reverence for human biology (and its magic!) guides her to work and practice with kindness in order to restore strength and integrity to the body, mind and spirit. She believes there are therapeutic secrets hidden in all aspects Yoga.

Completing over 12,000 hours of post-graduate training, Natalie is dedicated to the practice of holistic, safe and therapeutic yoga. She feels that begins with creating strong, educated, and mindful teachers. She is passionate that the practice of yoga continues to be practiced and taught in the way it was designed – as a path to wellness.

It is with loving gratitude that she is able to share and learn in this space.


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