Nadia Gagne teaches many yoga styles – Hatha, pregnancy, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Restorative, Yin. She is one of our Yin Yoga and myofascial release instructors.
Yoga with Nadia Gagne
Nadia started studying yoga back in 2011 after learning she had a kidney disease and her passion blossomed from there.
Her teaching style is detailed with a pinch of personal experience from her own journey, because she believes you teach best on the path you have walked on.
Nadia teaches various styles of yoga like Hatha, pregnancy, various Vinyasa styles, Ashtanga, Restorative and Yin Yoga.
Nadia likes using the various yoga styles and meditation as therapy in general. This detailed teaching style helps students understand how the body moves with the breath, while having a correct alignment to help keep the body safe.
Also a Health and Wellness Coach, she has a strong passion in this field due to her own health issues and she loves helping people through their own journey. Her passion shows through her sharing her knowledge and experience with her clients and students.
Nadia was born and raised in Canada and moved to New Zealand in 2007. She was inspired into the journey of health and wellness when she found out she had a kidney disease.
This shocking news understandably threw her off balance, especially being in a foreign country with no family support. She literally feared for her life.
The internet compounded that feeling because it was filled with worst-case scenarios like being put onto dialysis for the rest of her life.
Things changed when a friend gave her a book called Eating Alive by Dr Jonn Matsen N.D. This was her first insight on how food can affect your body. The book gave her the starting point and courage to change her food choices and get back into the gym.
With the encouragement of her trainer, Nadia accomplished two mini triathlons which was a great physical achievement.
This led to Nadia’s yoga journey. While she was searching for a change in career path that would also impact a lifestyle change, she came across a one-year yoga teacher training course that said, “If you’re going to talk the talk you should be able to do the walk”.
That meant getting on the mat 5 to 6 days a week for a whole year. This caught her attention and she was in.