My dear friend Nadiya is a yogi and healer in the truest sense—an awake, caring, sensitive being of Light. Her teaching of yoga and qigong comes from her heart and from her life experience. Anyone studying with her will have their spirits lifted to a higher level.
— Swami Asokananda, President of Integral Yoga Institute New York City (www.iyiny.org)
Paul Browde M.D.
Nadiya's reverence and attention to detail is beautifully palpable.
It is an honor and a bountiful blessing to have Nadiya in my life, I believe The Shala, my home & my Yoga students and studio still resonate with higher vibrations because of her influence.
Nadiya is practical, fun, genuinely loving and made entirely of heart, she is the perfect balance of steadiness & freedom.
She holds space so effortlessly in any situation. I have a feeling she was a Wise Elder since before she was born.
Her authenticity is so obvious that it touches everyone around her in a way that gives us permission to whole-heartedly be ourselves.
Nadiya is both an inspiring teacher & an excellent human and because of her cultivation of Love & Acceptance, our world is truly a better place. Aho!
— Rachel Beare, The Yoga House Glennawillin Ireland
The experience was profound yet playful and while dealing with sensitive issues, was filled with laughter and light. Since our work with Nadiya, the connection between all of us on the team has deepened, and we find ourselves busier than ever, working on projects that we love. Thank you, Nadiya!
— Paul Browde M.D., co-founder Narativ, Inc. (narativ.com)
In my first session with Nadiya, I immediately felt like I had connected with a dear friend. She has such kindness and warmth about her, she truly embodies radiance and feminine wisdom. The work Nadiya and I did together enabled me to walk through a meaningful transformation in my life with grace, clarity and purpose. I am grateful for the many gifts she brings into this world.
— Anna Davis, Film Director www.annadavisfilms.com
Dr. Eileen Manela
I began to see Nadiya to obtain a yoga and meditation practice and to gain physical strength and peace of mind. Three years later I have developed a morning practice and achieved better posture. Our conversations, informed by traditional thought and mindfulness have helped me feel lighter. I can haul my grandkids around the playground with new energy. She is a gifted, uniquely skilled and supportive teacher!
— Elizabeth Estrine, New York City
I have had the pleasure of knowing Nadiya for over 20 years - we met while she was teaching at the Integral Yoga 72nd Street Center in the 1990s, on 72nd st and Broadway. I took her class religiously and hated when I had to miss them. Nadiya has the unique blend of being a knowledgeable teacher, with warmth and passion for the yoga, meditation and healing experiences.
Over the years I have seen Nadiya explore and master the shamanic traditions, and have taken several of her healing treatments. They are educational and powerful, encouraging me to think outside my box.
On another note, I just enjoy talking to Nadiya - she has a kind, truthful heart which is contagious to be around.
— Dr. Eileen Manela, New York
Immediately upon meeting Nadiya I felt a kinship that would prove to be one of the most supportive and loving relationships both personally and professionally I have had. The sacred space that Nadiya creates and holds for healing is profound and authentic and has allowed for me to experience deep healing, sometimes in brief sessions. Nadiya’s guidance is gentle, yet direct and effective. Her teachings land on the heart of the individual in their own personal way and remain applicable for all people seeking support and healing. I am deeply grateful for her gifts.
— Amy Pearce-Hayden, Author Living the Sutras, A Guide to Yoga Wisdom beyond the Mat
Founder, RajaHatha School of Yoga, 2003
Owner, TANTRA wellness & yoga
Author, Living the Sutras
Nadiya is an extraordinary teacher. She is skilled and effective at her craft; she is a world-class listener who brings vast knowledge and keen insights to her practice; and she is a wonderfully warm and empathetic human being. I consider myself very fortunate to have been working with Nadiya for almost 20 years. Her teachings and friendship have brought me immeasurable benefits.
— Ann Sarnoff, President, BBC America
Johann Robert Wood
Thank you again, Nadiya, for a rich and inspiring journey today. I truly enjoy learning from you and exploring the joys and complexities of life through the tradition of the shaman journey. I appreciate most how it reconnects me to Nature and the living Earth that gives us a home. You’ve opened up some wonderful avenues of contemplation and observance for me. Surely your very presence and demeanor are a gift which make the journey authentic, accessible and relevant. I thank you!
— Julie Shaw, Senior Yoga Therapist Viniyoga Tradition, New York
Working with Nadiya in class and through her videos is an initiation into WONDER! She embodies Goddess energy! It's contagious in class and lingers with you to support your personal practice at home. Face-to-face Nadiya radiates a kindness that can never be forgotten. You leave touched by Divine Wisdom! Thank you, Nadiya, for your offerings.
— Johann Robert Wood, London International School of Performing Arts