About Me

About Nancy MacDonald

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I’ve been practicing yoga daily since 2005 – if you ask my older sister she says since I was crawling.  I call my style of yoga Shanti Vinyasa (peaceful flow) Inner Peace Yoga from the Heart. It’s a Hatha Yoga blend of alignment, flow, and therapeutic yoga* for injury or illness.

I teach beginner, all level, gentle and advanced classes at Shanti Vinyasa Yoga Studio in Pinellas Park and teacher trainings at The Lotus Pond in Tampa, as well as private and corporate clients. My group class and event schedules are listed on my class calendar and signup page.

As a lead teacher at the Lotus Pond Center for Yoga and Health (where I received my 500 hour certification) I teach certification classes, the 200-hour (Programs 1 & 2, and a one-month intensive course taught annually) and the comprehensive 300-hour (which replaces the previous 500-hour standard) Yoga Teacher Training  certifications.

The Healing Power of Yoga

props-IMG_0089My hope is that through my teachings students will discover inner peace they can take with them off the mat. The stresses of life are more manageable and going with the flow of life more joyful with the exploration of yoga asana (yoga postures), and pranayama (breath work), as well as meditation practices including Yoga Nidra.

Strength, well-being, and moving toward balance in an unbalanced world is what I want students to find, as well as learning to trust the Self.

When I teach I know I have the strong lineage of wonderful teachers with me during each session, allowing me to open my heart and teach safe yoga from there. Aromatherapy is offered in each class I teach.

I will always remain a student of Yoga, keeping my mind open and aware to the teachings that surround me every moment of the day.

Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti, (Peace, Peace, Peace)

*Yoga therapy components of Nancy’s instruction are based on the over 2500 hours of specialty trainings with renowned physicians and specialists in their fields of expertise, not derived from her status as an RYT with Yoga Alliance Registry.