| ||Nina (yoga program founder, instructor & Board Member) is a bilingual native Austinite. She's been practicing yoga since 2003 and began teaching during Esquina Tango's first year. She is strongly influenced by Bryan Kest, Ally Hamilton, Lourdes Paredes, and Brienne Brown. These teachers instilled the approachable aspect of yoga that includes physical, spiritual, and mental health benefits. She believes that anyone can practice yoga - it's breathing and being aware, which can create the simplest and yet the most powerful positive impact on daily life. |
Nina completed her master's degree at the University of Chicago and is back home working under clinical supervision as a Licensed Masters Social Worker at Waterloo Counseling Center. Melding Eastern yogic practices and Western mental health are vital components of Nina's approach to teaching and counseling.