Natalie Savage is a trauma-informed, yoga teacher registered with Yoga Alliance, and holds designations of E-200 RYT, E-500 RYT, and YACEP. She has found solace, healing, and growth, through a devoted and regular yoga practice for the past eight years. Through continued study, curiosity, and a personal transformational journey, she completed her first yoga teacher training in Wichita, Kansas. She began teaching and completed an advanced yoga therapy teacher training at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in 2015. The training had a significant impact on her practice and framed the influence of tension, stress, and un-ease within the body in a new light.
She has also completed trainings in vinyasa and hatha yoga, functional yoga, trauma-informed yoga, and pelvic floor health. She is the co-founder of Trauma Recovery Alliance. In addition to her yoga training, she holds advanced degrees in anthropology and leadership, with over fifteen years of experience teaching within the University system. Natalie is also a certified provider of Tension/Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE®) and a certified facilitator of the Overcoming Anxiety: A Holistic Approach™ program, which incorporates teaching yoga poses, breath practices, and other self-regulation techniques to participants.
Her renewed and intentional purpose is to support others on their path towards balance, health, and wellness. Her classes are designed to provide a sacred space to cultivate resiliency and nurture compassionate self-care. She emphasizes alignment through body awareness and proper muscle engagement, self-empowerment, and the power of the breath in her classes. Her yoga practice and teaching style have been influenced by honored teachers including, but not limited to, Joseph & Lilian LePage, Maria Mendola, Genevieve Yellin, and Leslie Howard.