Nadya is a Berkeley native who began practicing Ballet at the age of four.
A love of self expression through movement propelled her to explore a variety of dance and movement styles: from Yoga, to Krav Maga, Tai Chi, and Pilates, ultimately leading her to study dance at Cal State University Long Beach.
While Pilates was always a part of the repertoire, it was not until the birth of her first child in 2018, that movement and care of the body was no longer just a passion, but a career choice. Nadya found that Pilates eased her body out of the residual pain of childbirth, re- strengthened her whole body and core, and brought about new confidence both physically and mentally.
This personal experience was a wake up call to Nadya, who realized that she wanted to be able to help instill the same confidence and strength in others along their personal journeys. Nadya is now pursuing her Comprehensive Teacher Training Certification through Balanced Body at EHS in San Francisco.
When not working or studying, you can find her on outdoor adventures with her family, planning her next trip abroad, and enjoying an extra hot cup of coffee.