Nancy Alder is a mom, a certified a yoga teacher, a certified aromatherapist an ease seeker, a truth teller and a writer of words.
Nancy Alder is a mom, a certified aromatherapist, yoga teacher and writer. 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 seamlessly blends many modalities into carefully curated offerings that teach you how to create an alchemy of your own inspirations, hopes and dreams. Combining all of her studies, including Reiki, aromatherapy, herbalism, yoga, meditation, science, art, and writing, she crafts programs and tools for you to dive deeply, creatively and on the daily into your own magic. She reminds you that YOU are the teacher, YOU have the tools and YOU can do the work with ease.
Nancy is a NAHA certified aromatherapist and is currently studying for her level two aromatherapy training. She is also deep into the study of herbalism and plant allies. After getting a M.A. at the University of California at Davis with an emphasis on plant biology/physiology, working on organic farms and in nurseries, these studies are a natural progression for her.
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 500H trained, and teaches a blend of Buddhism with Forrest, Hatha, 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.