Client Alice M, Millbrae, CA

I worked with Nataliya for about 4 months. I experienced different types of discomfort before beginning Yoga for Scoliosis practice with Nataliya. I found the most helpful poses were Tadasana, Viparita Karani and core strengthening pose. My discomfort has been minimized. The yoga practice helped build strength and relieve discomfort in many parts of my body. One-on-one practice helped establishing a home practice, which was the most beneficial for me. I also learned variations of the poses that were unique to my body. I plan to continue maintaining my home practice to keep discomfort to a minimum.

I would recommend one-on-one Yoga for Scoliosis sessions. It was very educational and helpful to know type of scoliosis, the curvature of spine, the alignment of body, and what factors can contribute to discomfort. Learning specific poses to build strength is very beneficial… especially those pose variations that are unique to a person’s body. My YFS practitioner, Nataliya has been a joy to work with and she is an excellent instructor who has helped me immensely in the way she has guided me through the poses and by example.

Client Linda V, South San Francisco, CA

I worked with Nataliya for 4 months. Before my private Yoga for Scoliosis practice, I experienced various types of discomfort and stiffness. The most helpful was to learn how to practice relaxing poses and breathing into my back while visualizing my spine being in perfect alignment. As a result, I feel better overall as my chest feels more open and my posture is better. The one-on-one sessions have helped me do the poses more correctly and I really feel the difference.

The one-on-one sessions have helped me feel better by stretching more and paying more attention to my posture and my breathing. I am very grateful that I was able to participate in Yoga for Scoliosis sessions. Nataliya answered all my questions clearly and precisely, giving me examples, clarifications, suggestions that were helpful in my practices at home. I appreciate all the pictures and information you provided that made my own practices easier. As always, Nataliya is the best.

Client Mitra J, Millbrae, CA

“When I first Nataliya at her yoga class 5 years ago, it didn’t take me long to figure out that she was an instructor with a solid knowledge of yoga.  She taught in a way that gave confidence to beginners and encouragement the more advanced students.  After a while my then 12 year old daughter was diagnosed with Scoliosis and I consulted Nataliya.  She explained that by increasing abdominal and back strength and improving posture she could reduce the side effects of her spine curvature.  Nataliya then agreed to show my daughter how to achieve these remarkable results by teaching her individualized routines with a series of different yoga sequences focusing on working with the postures therapeutically.  My daughter is still practicing on her own and continues to benefit from these yoga sequences that help her keep her Scoliosis at check.
Taking Nataliya’s group classes for the past several years has been great as she always provides different options for each pose.  I have been able to build strength, obtain a great deal of insight into my own body as well as ability to unwind both my mind and body. I highly recommend Nataliya’s private and group classes for beginners as well as intermediate practitioners of yoga.”

Client Molly B, South San Francisco, CA

Nataliya has helped me start and build a therapeutic yoga practice.   After having twins in my early forties, it was time for me to get back into shape.   My hips and knees had been really sore; I limped when I walked.  Nataliya sent me back to my doctor to get a proper diagnosis, and after some private sessions with her, I learned how to modify the yoga poses so that they work better for me.   As a result, my posture has improved; my knees and hips no longer ache like they did before I started my training; and I have my very own exercise regime!  Nataliya is very knowledgeable and patient.  I highly recommend her to anyone who wants to strengthen his or her body through the ancient practice of yoga; she is amazing!