Dacha Living
 

I'm not a healer. You are.

 
 
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about Me

Hi, I'm Natalie. I use food, movement, and lifestyle as my medicine, and I work as a yoga professional and Integrative Nutrition Coach in Irvine, California.

About 7 years ago, after visiting my extended family in the Russian countryside-- we called it the "dacha" -- I lost 15 pounds in 5 weeks. I had been in college for 3 years prior to that summer, gained the "freshman 15" after starting to date my foodie boyfriend, developed a weird sort of gassiness and sluggishness in my body, and I had committed to studying pharmaceutical science to understand how to heal the body with what I thought was medicine.

While in Russia, I had eaten ice cream every single day, not exercised, not kept a food journal, not set any intentions, not counted any calories, nor stepped on a scale. Magically, my acne cleared, the fat fell off my body, my brain fog lifted, my gut stopped bloating, and my chronic fatigue and anxiety disappeared.

I made a commitment upon returning to the USA to introduce elements of my experience at the dacha in living simply to heal the body from the inside out. I help my clients create lifestyle adjustments to facilitate personal and health transformation in a way that honors our natural rhythms, while still keeping pace with modern life.

 
 
 

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Services

 

corporate yoga and Meditation

Reap the benefits of increased productivity, fewer sick days and doctor's visits, better retention, and team bonding. Learn more

Private yoga lessons

Whether you've never been to yoga and want to learn how to attend public classes without the pressure, don't have the time to commit to set studio schedules, or struggle with a particular ache or injury, you will deeply benefit from a tailored practice to your needs.  Learn more

I haven’t been to my massage therapist in 8 months. I feel so much more flexible and my muscles move better. I really like that I have been doing this long enough now that I have tools I can use at any moment when I feel tight
— -Jerrit D
Natalie is calming, accepting, and extremely pleasant to work with. She knows many variations and gladly accepts whatever you and your body has to offer without judgment.

Sometimes we laughed until I couldn’t hold my pose anymore and sometimes we glided through the motions with a peaceful stillness that I seem to lack in my daily life. She always seemed to know what my spirit needed as well as my body.
— Haley P, RN

corporate wellness workshops

Crippling healthcare costs in the US are a great cause of concern for both employees and employers.  Natalie’s workshops such as Mindful Eating, Cut the Clutter, and Rest & Digest can improve company morale, culture and retention, boost productivity, and lower healthcare costs. Learn more


health coaching

If there's anything I learned from working in the pharmaceutical industry for 6 years, it's that drugs treat symptoms of problems, not the problems themselves. Work with me to discover and address how to heal your gut, hormones, and brain--and bring your life back into balance from the inside out. Learn more

Natalie has been working with my two teen daughters on a weekly basis for over 6months. I really can’t say enough about how much their individual time with Natalie has resonated with each of them. My older teen brags of strength in her ability to maintain a plank. She comes out giddy, talkative, and refreshed like a little girl again.
— -Nina O
 
 
 
 

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CONTACT

 

I commit to making my clients feel welcome, safe, and taken care of.

Inquire below about scheduling a free phone consultation today. Thank you!