Before moving to LA, Nina instructed yoga and meditation workshops for corporations and universities throughout the U.S., taught movement for children with special needs at the Boston Ballet, and researched exercise & nutrition initiatives to benefit underserved populations with Children’s Hospital and Harvard Cancer Center. As a plant based chef, Nina founded an award-winning vegan Bonbon company and provided greenroom vegan treats for artists’ Mos Def and Talib Kweli. Her personal practice and teachings have taken her around the world to Australia, India, Europe, and Bali.
Instructing since 2009, Nina has trained extensively with Jivamukti Yoga NYC, Samadhi Yoga in Sydney, and specialized training in Yoga for Cancer from Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Science and Dance from the University of Massachusetts. Presently, Nina is teaching group classes at Tantris Center for Yogic Science and private sessions throughout LA. Nina’s classes are authentic yet accessible to students of all levels. In her words: “we’re basically making animal shapes with our bodies, and sometimes we pretend to be trees”. A compassionate yogi and healer, Nina illuminates the connection between yoga, a compassionate diet, and mindfulness as a way to serve others.
Nina is deeply grateful for her teachers, notably Sharon Gannon, David Life, and Joshua Greene for offering her the true teachings of yoga which have allowed her to traverse physical, emotional and spiritual challenges with tenacity, effort, and most importantly, grace.