Yoga near Centre Court Shopping, Wimbledon (In-Person)

Nadia Rafaat

Nadia is a senior registered Yoga Alliance teacher with 16 years teaching experience and a strong dance and movement background behind her.

She has completed teacher trainings with the Sivananda Vedanta Centre, (Hatha) the British Wheel of Yoga, (Hatha) the Satyananda School of Yoga (Yoga Nidra) and Cyndi Lee (Yin Yoga) plus many further CPD trainings and Mindfulness trainings with Yoga Campus, Donna Farhi, The Shambala Centre, The Noetic Institute and Yoga International.

Nadia’s teaching style favours a slow mindful and creative flow but do not confuse slow with easy. Nadia weaves mindfulness awareness, spiritual teachings and somatic awareness into her classes ensuring that your practice takes you deep into the experience of your body as well as well beyond the fluctuations of your mind. Increasingly influenced and interested in the Tantric Teachings on Yoga and meditation, Nadia’s sessions invite you to access the inner body, work with the chakras and practice from a place of pleasure.

A mother of 4, and a registered birth doula, with over 50 births behind her, Nadia is also a pregnancy and birth specialist. Initially trained in Pregnancy Yoga, Birth Preparation and Baby Yoga with Birthlight International and Postnatal yoga with YogaBirth, she has completed many further professional trainings with specialists in the pregnancy field including Ingrid Lewis, (VBAC training) Gail Tully (spinning Babies, Debra Pascali-Bonaro (Orgasmic Birth) Stephanie Larson (Dancing for Birth), International Midwifery Inc (Birth Skills), Biomechanics for Birth and more.

She is the author and producer of Yoga & Mindfulness for Pregnancy & Birth DVD - a five class DVD programme which brings Mindfulness alongside Yoga to Pregnancy. She is the founder, course creator and lead teacher on the Battersea Yoga Yoga & Mindfulness for Pregnancy & Birth Teacher Training.

She also teachers an 8 week holistic programme called Healing and Awakening the Female Pelvis.

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