Nadine Channaoui

Nadine Channaoui's yoga practice began in Buenos Aires, Argentina during a Fulbright grant term. Gymnastics had been a large part of her life growing up, and she was initially interested in yoga as a translation of her passion for gymnastics into a form of movement that was more physically sustainable. Like many practitioners, her initial appreciation for the physicality of yoga was soon complemented by an intrigue for its emotional and spiritual layers.

As a passionate traveler, over the years Nadine has set up home in Bolivia, Argentina, Spain, and Costa Rica. Through yoga, she has found that her sturdiest and most sincere home is that which is held within her own body. It is this ever-present place of peace and equanimity that motivates her yogic journey. While the yoga practice and life in general fluctuate in their reflections of ease and comfort, the intimate self-reflection embedded in the practice continually captivates her. Nadine believes that compassionate observation of our unique experiences in different postures, terrains, and events provides us with the opportunity to locate our truest selves and to eventually inhabit that space more fully. In turn, we are better able to act with increased clarity, honesty, compassion, and authenticity.

Nadine is incredibly grateful to have learned from inspiring teachers across the globe, most notably from Ame Wren, with whom she has completed her 200- and 500-hour teacher trainings. Nadine’s yoga practice and approach to teaching are also inspired by Brenna Matthews, Nicole Clark, and Kevin Courtney. In the classes she offers, you can expect to be guided with intelligent flow, attention to alignment, and the invitation to explore your experiences with curiosity and compassion.

Nadine Channaoui instructs the following:
  • Vinyasa
  • Vinyasa Yoga is a vigorous yoga class that moves through poses with the pace of your breath. The class is designed for all levels with modifications offered to take the class at your own level and ability on any given day. The sequence of each class will build towards a challenging peak pose(s) to stimulate both the beginner and advanced practitioner as well as the kid at heart. This class will be sweaty and fun and will challenge students of all levels.

  • Freedom on the Hands: A Workshop for Arm-Balance Postures
  • Freedom on the Hands: A Workshop for Arm Balance Postures
    with Nadine Channoui
    Saturday, October 28 (12:15-1:45 p.m.)
    Arm balances have a way of funneling our attention into the present moment. Far more important than lifting off the ground is the poignant connection between mind and body that arm balances promote. This workshop will focus on opening, strengthening, and aligning the body for arm balance postures.
    We will pay particular attention to the upper body, including the shoulders, wrists, and back, and will concentrate on the alignment and redistribution of weight toward the hands. Practitioners will also be invited to observe how the mind adapts to the journey as we shift our attention from our feet to our hands. Those students interested in working on arm balance postures beyond this workshop will also be provided with ideas for preparatory exercises that can be done at home.
    All levels from fallers to flyers are welcome.
    All workshops are non-refundable.