Our Namaste Tribe is a powerhouse of wise, talented, and experienced teachers who have dedicated their lives to sharing the gift of yoga with others. We are constantly in awe of the incredible offerings our teachers bring to this community. We are excited to share a this blog series focused on celebrating our teachers and hopefully giving you all a glimpse into the talented team that makes up Namaste Yoga + Wellness.
Meet Naushon Kabat-Zinn
How long have you been at Namaste
I have been at Namaste since the beginning… 11 years!
What inspired you to become a yoga instructor?
I first fell in love with yoga when I was a teenager and then did a teacher training when I was 20 just to deepen my practice. After I finished my training, I taught my first class the very next day! I never thought I would be a full-time yoga teacher, but it felt like my true calling in life, and I couldn’t argue with what felt right.
Best advice you have ever received relating to your practice?
“Seek teachings everywhere”
What are you involved with outside the studio?
I love to cook, share meals with friends, and spend time near, in, and on the ocean.
How often do you practice?
Everyday, in some form or another. Sometimes my practice is meditation and yoga, sometimes just meditation. Sometimes its a few poses, sometimes its a 2hour practice. And all of life is practice.
Absolute favorite asana?
Downward Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana)
What is your favorite thing about yoga?
Coming home to my truest self.
What is your favorite part of the Namaste community?
My students! They inspire me every day!
Check out Naushon’s sweet sequence on our blog for integrating a short morning practice into your routine and join us Sunday at Namaste Grand Lake for Fall in Love with Yoga: Bringing Your Practice Home Workshop!
Naushon has been a student of yoga since she was a little girl. Her challenging, yet compassionate Power Vinyasa classes are a wonderful way to cultivate strength, serenity, flexibility and balance. Inspired by her studies with Baron Baptiste, Shiva Rea, Baba Hari Dass, and the teachings of Vispassana (Insight) Meditation, Naushon’s all levels classes emphasize the linking of movement with breath, cultivating our ability to be more fully present and awake in our lives, and navigate the challenges that arise with more grace and kindness.
“I have been teaching for the past 13 years. For me, yoga is life-saving. It grounds me when I feel disconnected, overwhelmed, and stressed out, and gets me back in my body when I feel stuck in my head. But mainly, yoga gives me perspective, reminding me to wake up and enjoy this beautiful life that I have been gifted…to realize that this moment, right now, is enough.”
Please visit naushonyoga.com for more information about Naushon’s workshops, retreats and booking private sessions.