Nadine discovered yoga in the early 90’s whilst coming to terms with her dancing career ending early due to physical injury. She began a life immersed in dance from a very young age, winning a scholarship to study dance at The London Studio Centre when she was 16 and left her hometown of Edinburgh to head south. During her training she was always riddled with injuries and by the time she was 20 she was advised to call it quits. On discovering the rigour and beauty of Ashtanga yoga Nadine was overjoyed to find a practice that felt like dancing but with compassion and more!
She began to immerse herself in the study of yoga and over the years she sought and found many teachers who she feels so blessed to have worked with including David Swenson, David Roche, Matthew Sweeney, Eileen Gauthier and John Scott. She began assisting her first Mysore teacher in 1998 before taking her training in 2005 and continued to assist in the Mysore room for many years after completing her training. She also managed to make the transition into teaching yoga full time.
Nadine studied with her teacher David Charlton when she took her 500 hour YTT with the British Wheel of Yoga. She delved deeper into the Viniyoga method which opened up a whole other realm of yoga practice for her and still studies with Dave Charlton. This led her to study restorative yoga with Judith Hanson-Lasater and deepen her studies into Yin yoga. Nadine also furthered her studies by training to teach yoga to children, to children with special needs and also to people living with cancer. Her teaching journey has brought her to many levels of personal and professional development for which she is truly grateful.
Nadine moved back to Edinburgh in 2012 where she lives with her husband and 2 young kids. Nadine loves to be out and about in nature with her family, taking practice by candlelight in her front room, reading, crafting and being with her kids who she home educates.