Natalia Mank

Natalia Mank

Guest Teacher

For Natalia, yoga is the path of self-enquiry, acceptance and living the balance between continuous learning and letting go of expectations; she conveys this to her students guiding them gently and effectively in their practice.

Natalia first came into contact with yoga in 2001 at Warsaw University, Poland where she studied Cross-Cultural relations between Western and Oriental civilisations. In a hectic life filled with full-time teaching, intense study and partying, yoga was a breath of fresh air and a much-needed call from within. It was love at first sight, one that propelled her to travel solo to India for three months in 2002.

During that first trip, Natalia visited South Indian ashrams and became deeply fascinated by yoga philosophy and the scholarly approach to the spiritual. In 2003 she enrolled in a five-year Master’s degree in Indian Studies at the University of Warsaw. Majoring in Sanskrit and Indian philosophy; her final dissertation focused on Tantra and the relationship between the guru and the student in tantric initiation rituals. She also received a scholarship from the government of India to practice Bhratanatyam – classical Indian dance, in an internationally renowned Kalakshetra Academy of Performing Arts in Chennai, where she studied for two years. Although injury prevented her from continuing a dance career, she continued to practice yoga in India and treated it as a medium of healing and introspection.

Upon graduation Natalia moved to Madrid, Spain in 2008 where she committed to Ashtanga yoga at Mysore House, as taught by Pattabhi Jois. In Spain, she started giving classes and workshops in Indian philosophy, Sanskrit and chanting. After relocating to London in 2014, she began to search for yoga teacher training that would complement her previous studies. The perfect solution came in the form of InspiraYoga, where she completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in 2017.

Natalia has also completed her Prenatal, Postnatal, Baby Yoga & Massage teacher training.