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Nena Nguyen

NAME: Nena Nguyen

NICKNAMES: Baby Face Assassin, Engine, Nugget

I’M AN EXPERT IN: Daydreaming

WHERE IT ALL BEGAN: 

I started yoga during grad school in 2009 and absolutely loved it from the get-go. Obsession would be an understatement. My life revolved around yoga whenever and wherever possible. The mental clarity, challenge, strength and pure fun left me wanting more after each and every class. I completed Moksha Yoga Teacher Training in Kerala, India in 2010. My intention for teacher training was ironically not to become a teacher. I simply wanted an opportunity to immerse – to live and breathe the practice that had created such an incredible shift and transformation in my life. I wanted to learn more. This training was an experience of a lifetime and was just the beginning of my quest to learn more.

FAVORITE FOOD: All things Vietnamese

WHERE CAN YOU FIND ME WHEN I’M NOT IN THE HOT ROOM:

On a spin bike or strolling down Whyte Ave with coffee in hand

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT IN MY CLASS:       

Please come with no expectations! My playlist consists of instrumental covers of some of my favourite tunes and I love adding a few playful tweaks. Powerflow is an opportunity for fun sequencing depending on my own practice of the season; rocket, Baptiste-inspired and sattva-inspired classes make regular appearances.

WHAT TRAININGS HAVE YOU COMPLETED:

  • Moksha Teacher Training, Kerala, India (2010)
  • Sivananda Teaching Training, Paradise Island, Bahamas (2011)
  • Baron Baptiste Journey into Power, The Big Island, Hawaii (2012)
  • Seane Corne Vinyasa, Chicago, Illinois (2012)
  • Sattva Teacher Training, Edmonton, Alberta (2014)
  • Joe Barnett Yin Training, Leduc, Alberta (2014)
  • David Kyle Rocket Training, New York, New York (2014)
  • Ashtanga Vinyasa Rocket Yoga, San Francisco, California (2015)

FAVORITE QUOTE:

Fall in love with the process, and the results will come. – Eric Thomas