About Nora

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I am a Brooklyn based yoga teacher and former performance artist. I love to share the art of yoga, which I understand to be a fluid practice that extends into all aspects of our personal and interpersonal lives. I hope to inspire yoga practitioners of all ages, gender orientations, and race to experiment with the variety of yogic tools: asana (posture), pranayama (breathing techniques), meditation, deep listening, veganism, environmentalism, activism, and ethics.

Through yoga, I would like to empower anyone in finding inner peace, so that balance can arise from an inner place of stability and clarity, to then extend out into the world. I facilitate yoga practice as a collective movement towards increased awareness, sensitivity, kindness, and peace between all species on planet earth.

I have studied meditation, pranayama, asana, and yoga philosophy with a variety of teachers from different methods, and my teaching practice is mainly informed by Ashtanga, Iyengar, and classical Hatha Yoga. I collaborate with my wife Tamar Samir on leading retreats in remote natural settings, where a deeper experience of stillness and conscious collective living is possible.

I was born in Germany, lived in Amsterdam from 1997-2012, and moved to NYC in 2013. I have been teaching yoga since 2007.

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Meditation Facilitator 60-hr training with Michael Stone (2017)
Prison Yoga Project 12-hr training (2016)
Liberation Prison Yoga 15-hr training (2016)
Jivamukti Yoga Advanced Certification (2014)
Jivamukti Yoga 500-hr training (2011-12) mentor: Jessica Stickler
Jivamukti Yoga 300-hr training (2011)
Anatomy/Physiology 50-hr training (2010)
Svaha Yoga Amsterdam 500-hr training (2007-08)
OM Yoga NYC 200-hr training (2007)
School for New Dance Development Amsterdam, Netherlands: BA in performance art and choreography (1997-2001)

Additional studies:

Kalaripayattu (South Indian martial art), Qigong, Tai Chi, Shiatsu, Reflexology, Reiki, music (didgeridoo, hang, harmonium, overtone instruments, sound healing).

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photography: Guzman