Hello, I'm BriAnne Nadi, a Yoga instructor based out of Portland, Oregon. I specialize in teaching Hatha and Vinyasa yoga in a traditional Sadhana style. My emphasis is on synchronizing body, mind and spirit through conscious breath and loving attention to the natural rhythms of your true self- every part.
Background and Bio
I started practicing yoga in college in search of self healing and exploration. I quickly found the wisdom and health benefits of yoga to be the backbone in all my adventures; both out into the world and deep into my heart. I have used yoga to heal many aspects of myself both mentally and physically. I have watched yoga increase my capacity for love, joy, forgiveness and compassion in my everyday life. With yoga I feel strong in my body, steady in my mind and open in my heart. My greatest pleasure is learning more about this ancient tradition and sharing that wisdom with others.
I am a 500hr RYT Yoga Alliance certified instructor in Hatha and Vinyasa traditions through School Yoga Institute. For the last 4 years I have worked with Sadhana Yoga School, co-facilitating 200hr YTT's. In 2016 I immersed myself in studying the Yoga Sutras and the art of devotion at Amma’s ashram in India. In 2017 I completed my Yoga for PTSD training at the Sedona Yoga Festival, and a trauma informed yoga training w/ Living Yoga in 2018. I have experience teaching Yin, Restorative, Prenatal and Kids Yoga. Currently, I am completing my master’s degree at Lewis & Clark Graduate School to become a Liscenced Professional Counselor with special focus in Somatic therapy and Ecopsychology.
When I am not on my mat, you can find me strolling around Portland's great neighborhoods or out in the world traveling to new places. I love to garden and play with my pup. I find my self frequently heading up a trail, or down a river to explore, play and connect. I am a certified river guide, so being with the natural environment is what I love most. I consider nature to be my biggest mentor and spiritual teacher and incorporate the human-nature connection in all of my classes.