Namaste, I’m Natasja! I am a registered revolutionary yoga and meditation teacher, Jyotish astrologer, and spiritual life coach. I was born in The Netherlands. Though my parents were raised Roman Catholic, they openly encouraged spiritual exploration and I was introduced to the philosophies of yoga and meditation from a young age. I found peace through dance, movement, and other creative outlets, so I pursued a formal dance education at Codarts Rotterdam, an internationally-acclaimed school of dance and performing arts. I emigrated to Canada with my family when I was 19 and brought my love of movement to a career in teaching group fitness classes as an award-winning instructor at Goodlife Fitness. Through teaching, I recognized my passion to inspire others to transform their bodies and enjoy more self-confidence, energy, and zest for life. I found myself drawn more and more to the practice of yoga and loved the feelings of balance and clarity that I gained after every class. "True happiness is found only in the relationship you foster with your own heart and the hearts of others." It was the devastating loss of my sister in 2002 that really ignited my journey of self-discovery, self-realization, and self-actualization. Through despair I was able to move into a deep spiritual awakening and I thank my sister for that amazing gift – it lead me to complete my 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training with well-known yoga teacher; Shiva Rea, and to open Fusionmovement Yoga Studio in the summer of 2009. Through my awakening, I have learned that the physical aspect of yoga is just the doorway – the most significant impact yoga has is on the mental, emotional, and spiritual bodies of a person. The word “yoga” means to unite, to unite our body, mind and spirit. It is my service to humanity to allow each person to come into complete alignment with who they truly are, to allow each person to fill material voids with real purpose and to return to mindful, heart-centred living.