Ember's Teachers  >  Nan McCulloch



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Nan has always loved athletics. Growing up swimming, biking, running, body pumping and aerobics she segued into the yoga craze. A little intimidated yet intrigued she began classes at Lifetime fitness. Not getting the proper instruction she found a Bikram studio and was trained in the hot series. There was a definite shift in perspective and health benefits that was noticed and yoga became a priority in her life.

Coming from the image making business in print and film which was always looking at Life outside herself. She found something very healing and integrative about Yoga. It made her look inside and a certain amount of truth and authenticity was born. As Parker Palmer states in his book ‘Let your life speak’, The soul speaks its truth only under quiet inviting and trustworthy conditions.

She was then exposed to other forms of yoga: Yin, Vinyassa, Dharma. She has a connection with children and wanted her daughter to receive the benefits of yoga so took GoGrounded training w Cheryl Van Cleave and Amy Haysman. Also attracted to the slowness and deep stretches of Yin she took Douglas Johnson’s Yin certification. Wanting to delve deeper into the anatomy, philosophy and proper alignment of asanas she completed her 200YTT with Pranakriya Yoga school of healing arts w Yoganand Michael Carroll and Marlysa Sullivan.

She believes every body is different and certain asanas which are easy for some are harder for others. We have to honor and respect our own progress and bodies. But we will improve through practice, practice, practice. Yoga is an ongoing, living, organic process that given the proper reverence will allow respect for the self and others to unfold. She is excited to be going to Blue Spirit Costa Rica in Nosara this December for 3 weeks to study under Shiva Rea working towards her 500 Hour Certification in Prana Vinyasa flow.

"I have been a seeker and I still am, but I stopped asking the books and the stars. I started listening to the teaching of my Soul." ~ by Rumi