Teacher Feature – Natalia Ewington

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Natalia Ewington is a ray of sunlight to everyone’s day. Her smile is infectious and you immediately feel at ease in her presence. Whether you catch a quick “hi” on the street or are lucky enough to participate in one of her classes, you will leave feeling lighter, brighter and more joyful.

Kids describe her as fun, creative and “good at imagining things”. “She makes your day shine bright” explains one of her students “she makes me feel so happy”. 

Natalia was welcomed to the Canvass Team in August 2019. She teaches our signature Kids Yoga + Art classes (aka Movement Art Mindfulness) on Saturday afternoons and teaches our adults Mindful Vinyasa class on Wednesday evenings. 

Get to know Natalia a little bit more and check out one of her classes soon!

What did you find most challenging when you started yoga? 
Breathing long smooth deep breaths  

What classes do you take on your free time? Yoga classes?
Ashtanga, Vinyasa, yin, mediation Others: I’m trying to learn rollerblading at the moment (watch out!!!) 

What is your favorite yoga pose?
Hanumanasana, for the sweet surrender 

How has yoga made you better, stronger, healthier?
I believe very much in being strong, physically and mentally and the practice of yoga just builds that. It has also helped me tremendously with being more focused. 

What are the best poses to tone buttocks and thighs? 
Lunges, warriors (think holding that good old Warrior III) and bridges 

Why can’t I do downward dogs like you can? 
Adho Mukha Svanasana is such a wonderful pose! It requires strong arms, long spine, flexible hips, glutes and legs. But something often overlooked in downward dog is: good long calves! That means flexing your feet, and your toes, A LOT, every time you stretch the back of your legs (don’t only focus on the hamstrings) – and ladies, that also means wearing those beautiful high heels sparingly ,-) 

In one word, what does yoga mean to you? 
Serenity 

Describe yourself in three words.
Fun, generous, stubborn 

The most important thing yoga has taught me is… 
To persevere 

My practice is teaching me to…
Slow down and observe more (as opposed to always doing) 

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