Nina Siemaszko never intended to be “#yogaeverydamnday’ing”. After a failed first attempt at yoga, she stumbled into her second class and loved it. In the beginner class she learned poses and soon made the commitment to a weekly practice. As she stayed consistent in her practice she saw the ripple effects of the mind/ body/breath connection translate to life off the mat. She became kinder to others and gentler with herself. Her mind less noisy she was happy.
Suspending initial judgment led her on a journey she never dreamed of. She discovered her love of learning and PLAY. Exploring all styles of yoga and movement, she completed a 200hr training at Rising Lotus Yoga, Iyengar teacher training and certification, a 300 hr with Noah Maze, numerous India trips and the joy that is Usha Devi, studying with Manouso Manos and Christine Stein, teaching classes, workshops and teacher training. All of it a fantastic surprise.
She is incredibly grateful to her teachers.
Nina was one of my first yoga teachers, and almost 5 years later she is still and will continue to be my teacher. Always accessible, fun, warm, inviting, inspiring and encouraging she has an amazing ability to know what I’m capable of and then guides me to find my way. After all this time, when I take her class I always learn something new.
Nina is really skillful at articulating alignment in such a beautiful and precise way. Her clear direction and specificity combined with her enthusiasm and genuine love of teaching will encourage you, motivate you and improve your yoga practice. She teaches with such detail, care and respect not only for her students but also for the tradition and practice of yoga.
( she was not paid to say this)
Nina has been incredibly important for my health and practice. I have low back issues and sometimes find it difficult to go to yoga class because it’s acting up and I don’t want to aggravate it…that is until I met Nina. Her attention to the details of proper alignment and her commitment to carefully watching each student in class, make it possible for me to protect and even strengthen my lower back while I advance in my practice. She is kind and compassionate with her instruction and somehow creates an environment where I really want to push myself to be better. Looking around class I can tell I’m not the only one who feels this way. I highly recommend Nina.
Nina is an amazing teacher, attentive, energetic and an all around brilliant human being.
She is instructive with her poses and which muscles to strengthen/extend.
She is very specific in her directions. She is the opposite of MEH.
She is very mindful of her yogis in class and tends to every need.
She is a joyful person. She loves life and loves what she does.
She is the definition of a kick-ass woman and she paid me to say all of this.
Nina understands alignment and gives perfect cues to help YOU understand it.
She gives you the freedom to take care of yourself and helps you adjust the poses so they work for your body.
She does a mean triangle and last I saw her she smelled like elephants.
Nina is patient and engaging. She’s the kind of teacher who believes you can do anything and breaks every pose down so you believe you can do it too. Nina’s class gets you lost in the practice so you’re simply enjoying the bliss and not thinking about the outcome. I adore her and her class and am grateful I know this incredible woman who oozes ease and fun.
I love going to Nina’s classes because she is a phenomenal teacher. She knows how to motivate and inspire us and she knows its not the same for everyone. She teaches to the student not to the class. You definitely feel like you received one on one attention because she takes the time to get to know everyone and their needs. As a teacher myself I know how hard that is.