Nate Thomas is a Vinyasa yoga teacher with a strong belief that the action is more important than the form. His style of yoga teaching opens the door to any level of practitioner from newbie to advanced and, through accurate action cues and precise instructions, it is accessible to all. His classes are fun, playful and built on anatomical knowledge and a biomechanical understanding of the human body.
In his personal yoga practice Nate finds enjoyment in using poses to build both strength and flexibility and is drawn to arm balances and inversions. This carries through in to his teaching style, as he loves to be able to take practitioners to their own perceived limits and show them that they have more to give.
Nate remembers his first ‘Om’ experience. Tucked away in the back corner of a large yoga studio in Sydney surrounded by people making a noise he’d never heard before. He laughed. One month later he longed for the sense of togetherness created by that deep sound. He was hooked. Very quickly the practice became his favourite part of the day as he began to feel the benefits of it both physically and mentally. At the time he was struggling with chronic anxiety and yoga gave him space to step back from that, understand it and let’s face it, learn how to stand on his hands… almost. As the teachings of the eastern philosophers trickled into his mind through classes, he picked up snippets that he could use to begin to tackle the anxiety he was feeling and this is something that he brings into his classes today. Who knows, maybe a snippet a day keeps the doctor away?