Yoga has been a part of Nari’s life since she can remember. Her father was a yoga student of Swami Muktananda, founder of the Siddha Yoga Ashram, Fitzroy, Melbourne and he asked Muktananda once Nari was born, if he could gift her a name. The story goes that he sat at length in deep concentration & then with confidence & knowing pronounced her name to be Narayani. A Hindu deity with many heads who rides you on an illuminated chariot to the final, safe abode of all beings. Narayani resides in our hearts and is always willing to listen and guide us to the universe that lays there..
After an early retirement from dance company work, through injury, Nari pursued her passion for yoga and took the step of becoming a qualified teacher through Friends in Yoga in 2001. And after moving to the Great Southern WA to raise her family, & pursue her dance/movement community arts practice, she was introduced to the Krishnmacharya lineage through her teacher Hamsa Warrener, Albany WA & then under the guidance of Geeta Iyengar, T.K.V. Desikachar and Ganesh Mohan.
Nari’s classes, workshops and individual consults endeavour to encapsulate Krishnmacharya teachings that use a traditional framework of Hatha; balanced physical practices of asana, pranayama and relaxation, Bhakti; devotional practices/chanting, and Raja; seeking truth through cultivating awareness/meditation, and with the approach of Yoga Cikitsa (Yoga Therapy) where each individual student is taken into account and catered for, Nari assists students to pacify, relax and tone the nervous system, readying the body & mind to purify and cleanse. Allowing a convergence, an effective integration of body, mind and heart that allows the practitioner to be with the truth in each conscious moment.