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This training is a life changing experience and deepening your practice on so many levels. We focus on yoga on and off the mat. Yoga as a life style for optimal health and balance. How to make better choices on a daily basis, creating new life habits and transforming into a higher quality of life.

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"Yoga is a powerful practice, which is here to inform and serve us both on and off the mat. Each student is unique. I encourage my students to approach their practice with inquiry each day and radical acceptance." - Nathalie Croix 

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" Yoga should support our life and not be another demand that we put on ourselves. Our practice should cultivate inquiry, sensitivity, and kindness to ourselves." - Maty Ezraty


Nathalie is an author, the host of LIFE ON EARTH PODCAST and the founder and creative director of the Shanti Yoga Training School offering 200 hour and 300 Hour yoga teacher certifications and is an E-RYT 500-hour certified yoga teacher and trainer with YACEP. She has a bachelor’s degree in dance and kinesiology and is a long time yoga practitioner, having spent significant time in India. While there, she trained at the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute where she studied under the guidance of Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois and his grandson Sharath Jois. She later lived and taught for many years in Los Angeles, where she learned and apprenticed from yoga masters such as Annie Carpenter, Seane Corn, Lisa Walford, Maty Ezraty, Shiva Rea, Jasmine Lieb and Ganga White. She trained at Yogaworks where she received her 500 Hour level certification and is one of the first to be certified in SmartFLOW Yoga. She leads yoga retreats worldwide and has led a successful Yoga Alliance Registered Teacher Training School with over one hundred graduate students. She been a presenter for Wanderlust Festival and Rasa Lila Yoga Festival.

Nathalie’s passion flows to other projects as well, such as designing jewelry for Aghora Crystals and hosting Life On Earth Podcast.  She is an avid animal lover, a member of PETA and has contributed and worked together with many rescue animal organizations on various projects. In 2018 she received an Appreciation Award from PETA for exemplary commitment to and support for animals.  

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- Oscar Wilde 

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LIVING LIFE IN LIGHT BOOK, A Yogi’s Journey by Nathalie Croix is more than a memoir and more than a how-to book. Within the pages, lifelong yogi, healer, and spiritual teacher, author Nathalie Croix guides you on the road to health, love, and enlightenment, helping you to discover your inner child, the essence of who you really are. A culmination of decades of study, travel, meditation, and teaching, Living Life in Light offers practical and actionable steps so you can begin practicing yoga on and off the mat and living your life in light today. Croix presents a host of healing techniques, concepts, and tools that assisted her in her own journey and her day-to-day walk in life. A teacher of love, Croix’s practices will transform your body, mind, and spirit and your relationship to the world, life as it is, and others you come in contact with each day.


A Yogi's Journey - By Nathalie Croix


Course curriculum

  • 1

    Inversions Weekend

    • Inversions / Virtual Weekend 04/18
    • Inversions Weekend / Virtual Weekend 04/19
  • 2

    Energy Healing With Nathalie

  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

    12 D Shield Building Technique ( Meditation) Five Minutes

    • Practice this meditation : 12 D Shield Energetic Boundary Technique
  • 6

    Course Resources

    • 100 Hour Mandatory Books
    • Recommended Books / Not Mandatory
    • Living Life In Light, A Yogi's Journey by Nathalie Croix
    • Recommended Online Training
    • Community Out Reach - Off The Mat Into The World
  • 7

    List Of Teachers To Practice With Online

    • Online Classes
  • 8

    UDEMY : Bonus Online Course

    • My Udemy Course
  • 9

    Survival for Teacher Training Guide

    • Survival for Teacher Training Guide
  • 10


  • 11

    Mandatory Films To Watch

    • Instructions
    • Films To Watch During Our Program
  • 12

    Seane Corn Podcast

  • 13

    The Masters

    • Patanjali
    • The Legacy of Krishnamacharya
    • An Interview with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois
    • INDRA DEVI - the "First Lady of Yoga"
    • Iyengar
  • 14

    Being Of Service

    • Journaling Questions
  • 15

    Tadasana Versus Samasthihi + Why Sunsalutations ? The Yoga Tradition Of Surya Namaskar

    • Tadasana Versus Samasthiti Article
    • Surya Namaskar A With Lino Miele
    • Why Sun Salutations?
    • Surya Namaskar - A Word From Guru Sigh
    • Sun Salutations / Surya Namaskar
    • Sun Salutations - The Meaning and History
    • Why Sun Salutations - My Personal Experience
    • Surya Namaskar A - Sun Salutation A
    • Plank Pose By Annie Carpenter
    • Plank & Chaturanga Dandasana Verbal Cues
    • Chaturanga Video + Articles
    • Chaturanga Risk Factors
    • Join Annie Carpenter for a yoga teacher class on standing poses, filmed at Wanderlust Squaw Valley
    • AHIMSA
    • Journaling : AHIMSA Question
  • 16

    Nothing Is More Revealing Than Movement ! The Art Of Teaching And Sequencing

    • The Art Of Sequencing - Article by Nathalie Croix
    • Skeleton Of Our Sequencing Method
    • Yoga Teachers: How to Find Your Unique Voice (webinar)
    • Why are we told to avoid the transition from neutrals to externals?
    • 5 Common Sequencing Errors
    • Philosophy Corner : AHIMSA
    • Journaling : Attend To Yourself
    • Annie Carpenter: Why we are really doing Yoga
    • Create Effective Yoga Class Themes With Julian Walker
    • Hanuman Chalisa - Chant For You
  • 17

    Externals And Neutrals : Body Temple

    • First Sutra : Atha Yoga-Anushasanam
    • Celebrating the Power of the Individual
    • Why are we told to avoid the transition from neutrals to externals?
    • Vinyasa Flow Transitions And How To Safely Navigate Them
    • Annie Carpenter: The Reverberating Voice of the Teacher
    • Annie Carpenter Yoga: Standing Pose Lab "Video"
    • What's possible in your body? Establish external hip rotation as your moving center, sensing the rebound in all directions - Annie Carpenter
    • Neutrals ( Twists) Yoga Sequence - Level 2
  • 18

    Yoga Anatomy

    • Anatomy of the Human Spine
    • Injury Prevention Video
    • Is it better to be flexible or stable?
    • The Three Planes Of Movement
    • Yoga Anatomy Books - Ray Long
    • Low Back Pain & Yoga By Nathalie
  • 19

    Equanimity : Finding Balance

    • In Your 200 Hour Manual
    • Finding Balance Yoga Practice - Sequence
    • Finding Balance - Wisdom and Courage by Kino Mackregor
    • How to Create a Balanced Life: 9 Tips to Feel Calm and Grounded
    • Yoga Practice : Balancing Effort With Ease
    • Exercise - Finding Balance In Life For You Today
    • What I know For Sure - Eckhart Tolle Teaching
    • Homework : Read The Book
    • Externals / Neutral Yoga Sequence - Finding Balance
  • 20
  • 21

    Teaching Beginners - Level One

    • Tips For Teaching Beginners
    • The Value of Simple Sequencing
  • 22

    The Kleshas

    • Working With The Kleshas : Video
    • Avidya - The Mother of All Kleshas
    • Asmita - Your Ego
    • Raga - Attachment To Pleasure
    • Dvesha - Obstacle of Affliction
    • Abhinivesha - Cling to Life
  • 23

    Ashtanga Yoga

    • Who Was Patanjali?
    • Eight Limbs of Yoga
    • The 8 Limbs of Yoga explained
    • Yoga Sutra 1.1
    • “Now begins the study of yoga.”
    • The Power of Concentration
    • Primary Series Ashtanga with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois / video
    • Anatomy of the Human Spine
    • Eight Limbs Of Yoga By Nathalie
  • 24

    Ayurveda - Yoga's Sister Science

    • The Three Gunas
    • Ayurveda- Complete Wellness with Henri Folse - Audio
  • 25

    Inversions : Active & Passive / Sun & Moon

    • Sirsasana
    • Sirsasana article by Marla Apt
    • Sirsasana - Ten Steps To Your First Headstand
    • Sirsasana Video with Annie Carpenter
    • Yoga Classes Iyengar with teacher Marla Apt
    • Interview with BKS Iyengar
    • A Beginner-Friendly Inversion: Shouldstand
    • 7 Benefits Of Shoulderstand
    • Sarvangasna, Shoulderstand Asana with Yoga Teacher, Annie Carpenter - YogaEarth
    • Viparita Karani (waterfall pose) Audio with Annie Carpenter
    • Legs Up The Wall Pose by Yoga Journal
    • 7 Steps to Defy Gravity and Balance In Handstand
  • 26

    Restoratives Yoga - Articles

    • Restorative Yoga : Readings & Articles
  • 27

    Pranayama - A Beautiful Form Of Breath Control

    • Durga with Annie Carpenter
  • 28

    Tea Ceremony

  • 29
  • 30

    The Business Of Yoga

    • " Mastering The Business Of Yoga"
  • 31

    NDD - Nature Deficit Disorder

    • What Is Nature Deficit Disorder (NDD)?
    • "Nature-Deficit Disorder" by Richard Louv
    • Suffering From Nature Deficit Disorder? Try Forest Bathing
  • 32

    Forest Bathing

    • 9 Benefits of Forest Bathing & Why You Need to Try It
    • Forest Bathing Guided Audio by Nathalie Croix " A Healing Technique"
  • 33


    • Sun Benefits
    • Setting Intentions
    • How To Win At Mornings
    • Daily Practice For Honoring The Sun
    • Whole Body Breathing
  • 34

    Clearing Energy

    • Easy House Cleansing and Space Clearing Tips
    • Clearing Out Old Energy
  • 35

    Create & Let Go

    • Create & Let Go Workshop
    • 10 Reasons Why a Mentor Is a Must



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