La Dolce Vita
Yoga, Meditation, Culture & Cuisine in beautiful Tuscany
June 27th - July 3rd, 2022
Food, lodging, daily yoga, cultural excursions, and more
Hosted at the beautiful Agriturismo La Fontaccia
WE RISE Vishoka Meditation®
Imagine a life free from pain and sorrow—infused with joy and tranquility.
The ancient yogis called this state vishoka, and insisted that we all can reach it. The key is a precise set of meditative techniques designed to unite mind and breath, and turn them inward.
WE RISE is 28-day Guided Group Practice of Vishoka Meditation®.
We gather live via Zoom 6:30-7:30am PDT.
January 20th - February 16th, 2022
All practices are recorded and uploaded daily for your convenience.
SAKTI SADHANA 200-Hour Yoga Immersion & Teacher Training
SAKTI SADHANA is an in depth 10-month Yoga Immersion and 200-hour Teacher Training. Rooted in the teachings of the Sakta Tradition, SAKTI SADHANA draws from Classical Yoga, Tantra and Vedic Philosophy to create a holistic approach to practice and life. It is designed as both a means for developing one's personal experience of yoga as well as a training to foster ethical, empowered, impactful yoga teachers.
Guided by Natalie Backman + Chrissie Chung
Beginning March 2022
Ritual of Rest
Uncover a sacred space where you can take refuge and receive deep healing in the form of nurturance, guidance, and grace. Through art, music, movement, reflection, and the time honored practice of Yoga Nidra, together we will create a Ritual of Rest. This rest will awaken us to the truth of who we are and draw appreciative awareness to the transitions happening within us and in our world.
More About Natalie Backman
My name is Natalie. My relationship with yoga spans nineteen years and I've been devoted to sharing the teachings for seven. In that time, yoga has grown from a purely physical experience to a holistic reintegration with my heart. It has become my means for mental clarity, emotional stability, a life's purpose, and spiritual path. As an initiate of the Sri Vidya Tradition, I am profoundly grateful to belong to an unbroken lineage of Tantric Yoga devotees, reaching back several thousand years.
A 500-hour Experienced Registered yoga teacher and YACEP, I remain a lifelong student. My teachers are Tracee Stanley, YogaRupa Rod Stryker, and Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, the spiritual head of the Himalayan Institute. We are of the Himalayan Tradition, as shared with the west by Swami Rama, a Master Yogi steeped in the teachings of the Himalayan Masters.
I share a modern approach to Traditional Tantric Hatha Yoga through a blend of Vinyasa Krama, Yoga Nidra, Mantra Japa and Meditation. I teach only what I have embodied through my years of practice, as I gain the power of transmission. My hope is that practicing with me will help you not only strengthen and purify your body, calm and stabilize your mind, and manage your energy, but most importantly, facilitate the sweet remembrance of your sacred Self.