Nancy is grateful that the path of yoga found her. Her love of the practice and the freedom she has discovered both on and off the mat inform her teaching. She teaches the Abhaya Method, created by her teacher, Tara Glazier of Abhaya Yoga in Brooklyn, which focuses on the return to our natural state and deepening awareness while releasing holding and gripping patterns in the body. Through the integration of Eastern philosophy, healing practices, Western therapeutics and functional movement techniques, the Abhaya Method uses a holistic approach to align, heal and guide the practitioner toward a deeper freedom. Nancy currently assists with teacher trainings at Abhaya Yoga and serves her community by offering yoga classes and workshops in a safe, nurturing environment.
Nancy, a graduate of SUNY Stony Brook with a dual bachelors degree in women's studies and psychology, has received 500 hr. Yoga Alliance Teaching Certification from Abhaya Yoga, BK. Additionally she has earned her E-RYT 500 hours; receiving 100 hours of Anatomy & Therapeutics Yoga Alliance Certification with Sarah Tacy Tangredi; Yoga Alliance approved Restorative Teacher training with Gisele Mogan; 40 hours of Yoga Nidra Certification and 126 hr Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy Certification through Sivananda Institute in collaboration with Dr. Marc Halpern of The California College of Ayurveda. Her interest in deep practice of Yoga Nidra has called her to assist Dr. Halpern with his Yoga Nidra certification course. She obtained a 45 hr Ayurvedic Massage and Body Therapy Certification from the California College of Ayurveda, where she is currently enrolled in the Ayurvedic Health Counselor program. Nancy is also Reiki Master Practitioner of the Usui System of Reiki Healing, aromatherapy practitioner and delights in the ability to offer different healing modalities to her students.
Nancy Rich instructs the following:
Vinyasa Flow Level 1
Vinyasa flow classes link breath and movement to create a continuous fluid flow of postures. Vinyasa means “breathe-synchronized movement” and the beauty of this class is that the sequence, or “flow”, can be different in each class, even with the same instructor. Level 1 classes are taught at a slower pace to allow you to experience postures fully and to learn to incorporate modifications appropriate for your abilities and limitations.