My weekend has only started after a yoga class with Natalie. All Senses are awakened and nourished. From the essential oils, the intention to the sweat, I feel rejuvenated every time again.
“There was a shift inside myself,
a shift in perception of how I viewed the world.”
~ Natalie Macam ~
“a miracle..a shift in perception from fear to love.”
“Great Love” encapsulates Natalie’s spirit.
Natalie has been on an odyssey to find home within herself through her travels around the globe and in her quest for deep connection, radically fun living and healing. Among her most adventurous journeys were in her political science days at St. Petersberg Technical University in Russia on a National Security Education Program Scholarship through the University of Florida and her 8 years in Hong Kong in an Upper Level Management role for a major shoe company. After experiencing a deep shift in her core through her initial studies of yoga, meditation and essential oils, she expanded her sense of adventure by studying meditation through the Asian Classics Institute, leading charity yoga treks in the Nepalese Himalayas, studying doTerra AromaTouch® technique and the healing properties of essential oils, receiving her 500-hr yoga teacher training with Shiva Rea and going on retreat with the Samudra School in India, and discovering the connection between Sanskrit and the languages of her ancestors in the Philippines.
Natalie’s passion for teaching yoga came from a culmination of these experiences and her discovery of “Maha Mahal” (from the Sanskrit “Maha” meaning “great” and the Filipino “Mahal” meaning “love/expensive”) that is available through meditation, pranayama, chanting, asana and conscious action. In this, she has come to understand that there are practical opportunities to experience what Marianne Williamson calls a “miracle..a shift in perception from fear to love.”
RYT® 500 Yoga Alliance
500 HR Prana Vinyasa® RYT • Shiva Rea
50HR Restorative Teacher Training Yoga Alliance®
“Her classes are marked by her harmonium, nods to the roots of the traditions by referencing postures in Sanskrit, and peppered with yoga philosophy”.
Natalie’s loving and kind presence, her radiance and infectious laugh are a testament to her personal breakthroughs and are the welcome entrypoint to her yoga experiences. She offers classes suited to all levels and a diverse range of styles. Her classes are marked by her harmonium, nods to the roots of the traditions by referencing postures in Sanskrit, and peppered with yoga philosophy. It blends the intelligent and dynamic sequencing of Shiva Rea’s Prana Flow® with heart-based reflections, breath-inspired movement, attention to alignment and an atmosphere of joy, compassion and support.
“Great Love” encapsulates Natalie’s spirit for yoga, life and the communities she serves. She is a regular contributor to LA Yoga and Namaskar magazines and she spearheaded the EarthCoco Coconut Water fundraisers to build schools for Typhoon Haiyan victims. She is an avid camper, rock climber, loves chanting, often sings to her students and has led several kirtans with the celebrated Haribol Das, Govindas, Amy Valdez and Christine Sidika among others. Natalie is excited to continue to share in the journey and to celebrate the Great Love that grows within and around us all…Maha Mahal!
Natalie sets the vibe right from the start with her harmonium and her classes simply the perfect blend of physical, mental and spiritual practice.