Natasja Payne, a Dutch native, lives and operates a busy yoga studio in Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA. Natasja’s background is in dance, and attended the renowned modern dance school; CodArts in Rotterdam, The Netherlands and enjoyed many years of an active dance career. After the birth of her first child in 1998 she began her career in fitness and taught Group Exercise classes, group trainings and one-on-one trainings for the GoodLife Fitness clubs where in 2007 she was awarded “Fitness Instructor of the Year” for Canada. In 2008 when her mother-in-law was diagnosed with cancer, Natasja felt the pull and need to expand her own yoga practice and to create a sacred space where like minded individuals could gather and enjoy the practice of yoga in a serene, calm and spiritual environment.
Today she operates a large yoga studio; Fusionmovement Yoga Studio, boosting two spacious practice rooms, 14 yoga teachers, and over 45 drop-in classes a week. Natasja is an active teacher at the studio as well as in her community. She often is invited to teach at local high schools, elementary schools, businesses and community events.
Natasja has been teaching yoga for over 15 years, has led international yoga retreats in Costa Rica, as well she has been a presenter at the International Toronto Yoga Conference and the Toronto Canfitpro conference. She is well known for her creative, fluid, dynamic and challenging classes where she interweaves pearls of wisdom to create that “magic” in her classes. Just recently she started her studies in Ayurvedic medicine and is very excited to share this ancient art of healing that can bring one back into ultimate balance and vibrant health.
Natasja is grateful for her teachers; Coral Brown, Rod Stryker, Maria Garre and Shiva Rea. Natasja is excited to be able to share her passion, love and joy of the yoga practice with you and that it may bring transformation, healing and intrinsic joy.