“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
This is my driving purpose behind the HIPY brand – to keep you, you! HIPY stands for High-
Performance Yoga. And high-performers don’t follow. They lead.
This can often be a concept far removed from the yoga world these days. There are so many
branches of disciplines out there that have been done, redone and even well-done. And so
many of them teach teachers to teach exactly in line with their brand.
That’s not what I’m about. I want to empower you to be your own brand… to shine your own
light and teach under your own signature. You can then attract the students who resonate
with your passion, your gifts and how they both show up in your teaching.
How do I help you do this?
I focus on how to effectively sequence your classes. The sequences you design for your
students forms an experience. It tells a story. In fact, it’s ultimately the reason students want
to learn from you. But, it’s not easy.
Sequencing your classes mindfully and intentionally is a pretty complex process. I help teachers
learn to break it down so it’s simple and purposeful. When you learn my sequencing methods,
you will feel empowered and confident with creating classes that allow your personality,
individuality and passion to shine through.
And the same goes for students…
Yoga is a journey. It is not a destination. It’s not the perfect backbend or the longest handstand.
It’s a path to self-awareness that starts on the mat, with the mind-body connection we create,
and continues off the mat with the mindful intentions we hold. It’s never about how far you go,
but how you get there.
I inspire my students to get a holistic experience of what yoga truly entails – the spiritual
philosophy, the physical practice and the mindful commitment. And I want each time you
practice with me to be authentic to the space you’re holding that very moment. I help you
show up in your truest form and meet you where you are. From there, we see how far you can
go and grow. And sometimes this may mean venturing out of your comfort zone. Because,
remember… if it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you!
Go HIPY. Be Happy!
This class planner helps to build structure for how to efficiently develop creative and purposeful yoga classes. You will be able to record your theme, location, target body area, peak pose, and other key poses for your sequence as well as a reflection section on what worked and what could be enhanced. This journal is great for experienced and new teachers who want to journal their classes and refer back to them again. Also great as a gift for your favorite teacher!
This template will take the stress out of planning classes by providing a framework for effectively sequencing your classes where your students will want to come back for more!
Nelly is the reason I first got into yoga and since then it has grown from an exercise practice into a way of life. Nelly is the perfect person to help you organize and streamline your life. The quality of my life increased exponentially when I started integrating her techniques into my daily life as well as my yoga practice. She is a wonderful and talented woman full of love and light. For yoga practice and health and wellness coaching, she's the real deal.
Nelly's yoga classes and teaching technique is the best I've ever had the pleasure to attend. She's amazingly skilled in her teachings that no matter if you are a beginner or advanced she will ensure you are comfortable. I have a medical condition that sometimes limits my range of motion and I was always embarrassed to attend yoga classes until I attended one of Nelly's. There is never any feeling of judgment, only that of encouragement and empowerment. Nelly's classes truly teach and allow you to connect with your mind body and soul. I have always left her class feeling recentered and reconnected with my inner self along with my body feeling rejuvenated. I highly recommend her class for all. From first timers to the advanced yoga warriors, this is an excellent choice.
Nelly- is amazing so professional, sweet and helpful in learning your needs during a class and beyond. She is gentle in guiding you into poses and will push you to greatness within your practice if you want to deepen it. Nelly was my very first yoga instructor who introduced me to the practice and deepened my practice within the years I worked with her. She is always on time and values your time on the mat as well as off the mat. Truest of people and a wonderful yoga inspirational instructor. Look into her classes and you won’t be disappointed she is a true gem.
Nelly is one of my favorite yoga instructors. For every class/session, she astutely observes the needs of her students and has the breadth of experience to address those needs. Gentle, challenging, strength-building, meditative -- Nelly can provide it all and knows when to do what. She is a magician with her adjustments and I always leave her classes feeling open, refreshed, and calm.
Nelly is amazing!! I'm new to yoga and have done a few classes with her. She was absolutely amazing. She helped make sure my posture was good throughout the classes, she was extremely knowledgeable on the different poses, and was able to help me, even though I have some injuries I'm working through. I never felt any judgement and was extremely comfortable the entire time. She's an incredible teacher and if you want to work with someone that has the patience and skills to help you, no matter your own skills and abilities, she's someone you need to take a class with.
Nelly is a true gem! I’ve had the pleasure of being her yoga student for years, and I’ve also worked with her in a corporate environment. Nelly’s experience as an education/training professional shines with her vivid and clear instruction, and then she adds amazing hands-on adjustments to further guide you into the best expression of each pose. Her genuine love for sharing yoga and her care for each individual is evident. I could go on and on, but I am just so thankful for her gift as a teacher! Her lessons transcend far beyond the mat.
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