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Nina Isabella

My name is Nina, I am the founder of mamashanti yoga for the womanly journey.  I’m a  devoted mother, Yoga Australia senior registered yoga instructor, independent childbirth educator, doula {professional birth attendant}, and passionate advocate for reclaiming women’s trust in their innate wisdom to birth and raise their children consciously. For me, teaching yoga is deeply informed by my own experience of pregnancy and birth and by my work as a doula. I consciously bring the insights gained from these experiences and apply directly to teaching. All of my classes and workshops are designed to delight, inform and inspire you to embrace the glorious journey of birth and motherhood.


I was introduced to yoga at the tender age of 15, with over 30 years of practice behind me, I bring a personal and very real quality to my teaching. Raising a child, living in Melbourne, juggling career and motherhood have taught me profound lessons in acceptance, compassion, generosity and most of all – letting go.



I’ve has been teaching Active {conscious & engaged} Birth for over 12 years.  A decade ago, I happily skipped away from my career as a landscape architect to heed the call to accompany women during their birthing years.  I bring a genuine understanding of the complexity of change that comes with pregnancy, this I approach with humour, compassion and joy. I am truly passionate about sharing my own intentional practice of with the hundreds of women and their partners who continue to come through my doors.

I now live in the Central Highlands of Victoria with my gorgeous partner, darling son, very odd little pooch and a growing collection of farm animals. I run workshops and private sessions from lovely studios in Melbourne and Central Victoria.

  In 2015, I began sharing insights with a wonderful group of women, the first to complete Mamashanti’s Yoga for The Birthing Years Teacher Training. This Yoga Australia Registered Training Course will be offered on an annual basis to grow these teachings into the birthing community. I am honoured to be a member of the teaching faculty for Certified Awakened Woman :: Conscious Pregnancy Teacher Training and recognised as the only Australia Birth Worker to have completed Practitioner Training with internally acclaimed psoas whisperer – Liz Koch, founder of Core Awareness.

Welcome to mamashanti, may the path before you be paved with joy. May your heart be opened by the boundless gifts of parenthood and as Kahlil Gibran so eloquently said, I sincerely hope each morning you “wake at dawn with winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving” xxn

Certifications

Mamashanti’s Yoga for the Birthing Years Teacher Training ~ Yoga Australia Registered Postgraduate Training Program

Certified Awakened Woman :: Conscious Pregnancy Teacher Training ~ Kundalini Wellbeing

Certified Childbirth Educator ~ Childbirth Parenting and Educators of Australia

Certified BirthSkills Practitioner ~ Dr Shari Read :: BirthSkills for Mind, Body and Baby

Level III Senior Fully Registered Yoga Teacher ~ Yoga Australia

Advanced Diploma Yoga Teaching ~ Australian Institute of Yoga Therapy

Certificate IV Small Business Management ~ RMIT

Associate Member ~ International Institute for Complimentary Therapists

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture ~ University of Canberra

Additional Training:

Spinning Babies ~ Spinning Babies

Ancient Secrets for Better Bumps, Births and Babies ~ Red Tent Health Centre

Creative Ways of Making Space for Baby Part 1 ~ Jenny Blyth :: Birthwork

Core Awareness Professional Application ~ Liz Koch Core Awareness

Acubirth for Midwives ~ Red Tent Health Centre

Birth Attendant :: Doula ~ Rhea Dempsey :: Birthing Wisdom

Reiki Okuden Level II ~ International House of Reiki

Yoga for Pregnancy ~ Samadhi Yoga

Radiant Child Kundalini Yoga Level II  Shakta Kaur Kalsa