Nadiya Nottingham, RYT500, is a native of Co. Dublin Ireland. She honors the Elements through the Seven Sacred Directions of Air, Fire, Water, Bone, Sky, Earth, and Heart. Human rights and Earth protection are her passions. Nadiya hosts international workshops for Womb Healing, Qigong, Yoga, and Celtic Shamanic Healing. She has been a practicing yogini for over 25 years, and is a senior teacher at The Integral Yoga Institute in New York City, where she has trained teachers, hosts Satsang, and teaches workshops.
She is a certified Medical Qigong Practitioner by Robert Peng and a Qigong teacher by Masters Liu Dong and Liu He of the Linggui School in Seattle. Nadiya’s deep heart teachings spring from her own struggles as a young woman. She has overcome addiction, survived an attempt on her own life at age 15, and at age 60 she has many authentic, tried and true life teachings to share with deep love. Her humor and keen observation of life is inspired by Oscar Wilde, Jane Goodall, Maya Angelou, Michelle Obama, Goddesses Tara and Bridget, and her students, friends, and husband Steve and her family.
The Celts of Nadiya’s ancestors were Tree worshipers, hence her natural draw to Qigong’s teaching of ‘gathering Earth and Heaven Qi’. Nadiya’s work will infuse you with a deeper sense of your own original intelligence, what Taoism would call ‘pre-birth’ wisdom. Her unique fusion of Qigong, Yoga, and Celtic Earth medicine will bring a subtle, yet palpable dimension to your yoga and your life, and a profound opening to your meditation practice while inviting lack of judgement to the musings of the human mind.
The Solstice Light passage in Newgrange Co. Meath Ireland. One of the World’s most ancient sacred sites, older then the pyramids.