Nadja Refaie took her first yoga class in 1997 with a friend at the gym and loved it. She had studied ballet growing up and as an adult, but it no longer felt good. Yoga, in contrast, felt wonderful. She soon became a regular and began exploring different styles of yoga.
Nadja left the corporate world in 2002 to teach yoga and Pilates in Boston and surrounding communities. She is a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher and a STOTT PILATES® Instructor Trainer, and she continues to study with and assist senior Iyengar teacher Patricia Walden in Cambridge. Nadja enjoys the precision and freedom of movement that yoga and
Pilates teach us and encourages her students to find the grace and steadiness
that a yoga practice can bring.
Nadja chooses a focus or theme for each class and tries to link
the poses so students can see how each pose affects the next
in the sequence. She focuses on alignment and gives lots of
instructions about what you should do to get into a pose,
maintain a pose, and come out of it. She often uses
props to explore a pose more deeply.
Outside her yoga practice, Nadja says
she’s very laid back and doesn’t obsess
about how things are aligned in her