Nathalie Croix

Yoga Ambassador

Yoga Type

Ashtanga Vinyasa Power Flow Dharma Meditation Restorative


Teacher Trainer, Yoga Retreat Leader , Studio Owner

Current City

New Orleans


Los Angeles

Large_2014_retreatCreative Director and founder of Shanti Yoga Shala.
Nathalie is one of a handful of teachers in the country to be certified by Annie Carpenter (Los Angeles – CA) in SmartFLOW and the only one in New Orleans.
Nathalie is ERYT 500 hours Yoga Alliance Registered Teacher.

Nathalie is consistently finding ways to deepen her practice and teachings of yoga, movement and shakti prana energy through frequent investigation and inspiration from her mentors, her students, the community, animals and nature.

She has a bachelor’s degree in dance and kinesiology, is a long time yoga practitioner having spent significant time in India during four extensive trips the past ten years, training at the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute., where she studied under the guidance of Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois and his grandson Sharath Jois.

She has also extensively studied transcendental meditation (TM), the yoga sutras and philosophy under Dr. M.A. Jayashree and Professor M.A. Narasimha of Mysore, India.

After College Nathalie moved to Los Angeles, where she worked and completed her third teacher training program at YogaWorks with Annie Carpenter, formerly of the Martha Graham Dance Company and Lisa Walford, a certified Iyengar instructor.

Her teachings are greatly influenced by also her teachers Seane Corn, Melanie Fawer and Maty Ezraty.

She is eternally grateful to all her teachers, their wisdom and the countless hours they’ve spent together over the many years.

Nathalie assisted Annie Carpenter’s SmartFLOW teacher trainings in Los Angeles at Exhale Center for Yoga . Has been a presenter for Rasa Lila Yoga Festival, assistant teacher for Wanderlust and South East Yoga Conference and travels teaching weekend workshops.

Currently she is a 200 & 300 Hours Teacher Trainer for – Shanti Vinyasa Yoga Trainings RYS (Yoga Alliance Registered) and teaches weekly classes at her studio, Shanti Yoga Shala in New Orleans.

She believes teaching yoga is a blessing and it gives us the possibility of realizing our full potential.

Happy Yoga Practice!