"It's been a joyful, mutually enriching experience having Sadie Nardini in my anatomy classes. Sadie's insightful participation, fueled by her genuine spirit of curiosity has made her as much a collaborator as a student. There's not that many nationally-known yoga teachers who's work I can unreservedly recommend, but Sadie is definitely one of them."
Author, "Yoga Anatomy" and owner of the Breathing Project in NYC
I recently had the honor of getting certified by Sadie Nardini as a Core-Strength Vinyasa Yoga Instructor (yaaayy!!). I found Sadie in Spring of 2009 because I was looking for Yoga videos to follow on YouTube (as it was hard to catch a class after work due to crazy hours). I found Sadie's YouTube Channel and I was so surprised how she could make me feel like I was right in the studio with her videos, not to mention that she had(s) over a hundred videos to offer (and a ton of other free information on her blogs/website)!
What attracted me to Sadie's classes, and ultimately inspired me to want to teach yoga, was her ability to explain the poses and philosophy so succinctly that my practice immediately changed and I felt stronger (physically and emotionally) within the first few days of practicing CSV. Sadie has this amazing knack for drawing parallels between the challenges of the physical Yoga practice, and the challenges of every day life, so that you can take that "warm-fuzzy-Namasté-feeling" off the matt with you into the world. Not to mention, she doesn't take herself too seriously, I don't think there was ever a class that went by without the students giggling in unison multiple times. The practice can be mindful while still being joyful, and that's how I like to roll in my own practice.
"The 3 sessions I chose to attend on Saturday actually worked really well with my lack of energy and ability to breathe. I started the morning off in the session that was the whole reason I decided to attend the festival in the first place...What is Core Strength with Sadie Nardini. Now I will admit, when I first heard of Sadie a few years ago I was not all that sold on what I viewed as her "rock star" approach to yoga. But slowly, over time, as I read her contributions to the many well known blogs for which she writes, and then as I started following her Facebook page, I started to see a real depth to her philosophy of yoga and wellness that really struck an inner cord with me. Plus, like me, she is a total Anatomy and Physiology junkie. (I can call her that because she openly admits it. I think her words Saturday were, "I totally geek out on that stuff." I sooooo get that!) The fact that her perspective on yoga (which she likes to refer to her Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga as a perspective rather than a style) is based on the concept that strength (physically, mentally, emotionally) comes from deep within, not from the superficial strength that we most often identify with, really resonates with me as a teacher and an individual. When I can step away from the emotions of the adversity which our family has faced over the past 3 years, it is quite apparent to me that when I have felt the most connected with my inner foundation and physical strength, I have been the most grounded mentally and emotionally as well. On the flip side, at times when I've felt like the rug has been pulled right out from under my feet emotionally, my physical body has reflected that as instability, irritation, and at times pain, at the base of my core.
Sadie's knowledge and understanding of the physical body, and how it interrelates to the more subtle body, is amazing. (Plus she can pretty much kick your assana with her sequencing of poses.) The fact that she shares that knowledge in a way that is honest and heartfelt, simple and matter of fact, with feeling and soul, but without a lot of new age mumbo-jumbo that can so often turn people away from understanding yoga as anything more than physical exercise, has earned her place as a "rising star" in the yoga community. And for that reason...I will be ordering her DVDs...and probably her book...in the coming months."
Owner, J. Mavin Yoga
"My first introduction to yoga was when I met Sadie on a video shoot in New York City. I'd never known any other style of yoga, and now, five years later, I feel spoiled. I've met many other instructors since Sadie, but nobody has ever come close to matching her outgoing personality and confident style. She can give perfect instructions while executing even the most difficult poses, all without missing a beat. She's a video editor's dream!
I've heard some people balk at her style and say she's too "out there" or "edgy," but I for one fell in love with her rock star personality from the very beginning. I recommend Sadie to everyone I know, and if you haven't experienced one of her classes, I personally don't think you've experienced real yoga. Sadie is SUPER with a capital S!"
Owner, Seegull Media
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