Nina Thomas

Nina teaches strong, dynamic flows with a playful approach – expect to sweat with a fun practice providing accessible levels for all.  A kind yet focused approach to alignment and breath (pranayama) building strength, flexibility, awakening the body and getting out of your head.  
 

Nina completed her 200hrs RYT in 2016. with Shakti Power Yoga (Valentina Candiani) in London, an Ashtanga based Power and Vinyasa training. Nina was encouraged to teach yoga after one of her teacher’s watched her thrive in the practice. She took a leap of faith and left her 20+ year career in senior leadership roles in Local Government.

 
Since finding yoga, Nina has found it to be an anchor.  She has had sciatica and lower back issues throughout her adult life as well as ongoing experience with mental health both personally and with close relatives.  The spiritual philosophies of yoga provide the tools to work through and build that relationship with the self; in a common sense, non-judgmental way that allows you to own your own journey.  While the physical practice has eased my body and offers a much deeper connection and awareness of how the two (mind/body) are united.  Nina wants to share her experience and practice with others so they can explore the benefits, while not taking it too seriously, enjoying a fun yet challenging practice.
 
As a child and adult Nina has always been very active and energetic (annoying), did lots of sports, dance and gymnastics, and was always interested in the body, its dynamics and the amazing potential it has to do almost anything.  That has stayed with her (big kid at heart), and is partly why Yoga resonates and feels so familiar to her.
 
Nina has set up Yoganin4All, an overall lifestyle concept incorporating yoga fitness for the body/mind alongside services that provide opportunities to build relationships, social responsibility and enhance our contribution to the community, wider society and world we live – whether collectively or individually, striving to be ones best self. Providing karma and/or community initiatives utilising and sharing my Yoga path to support others in a holistic way, particularly around mental health and inclusion.