Nancy Alder is a mom, a yoga teacher, an ease seeker, a truth teller and a writer of words.
Nancy Alder is a mom, yoga teacher and writer based in Connecticut. She teaches yogis to find their wings with ease through anatomy, acceptance and humor whether instructing arm balances or Savasana. She is known for making the esoteric approachable for all through intelligent sequencing and language. Her blog, Flying Yogini, introduced many readers to the empathetic truths and funny tales which also narrate her classes.
Nancy is trained in many styles of yoga ranging from vinyasa to yin and blends all of those influences creatively in her classes which are never the same. Her emphasis on Sangha, or community, shows in the way the yogis on her retreats and in her classes become a family. She is racing towards the finish of her 500H training which blends elements of Buddhism with Forrest and Vinyasa yoga. Her personal practice is about living an eight limbed life; yoga 24/7.
Nancy has been featured in and has written for both Origin Magazine and Mantra Yoga + Health Magazine, the latter of which she was also an editor. She was a frequent contributor to actress Carrie-Anne Moss’s Annapurna Living. Her projects have been highlighted by Yoga Journal online and her words can be found on noted yoga sites YogaDork, Gaiam and Hugger Mugger.
When not teaching or writing, Nancy explores the enchanted forest behind her house with her kids whom she calls “the elves,” counts the days until the next snowfall and dreams of talking yoga with Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show.