Healthy food and exercise have been a way of life for Nanci since her vocal lessons in NYC at the age of 19. She knew the quality and strength of her voice depended on a strong and healthy body. Anything about the body, fitness, and diet piqued her interest.
Her interest in Ayurveda led Nanci on her healing arts path. Moving to Los Angeles, she discovered yoga while on Transcendental Meditation retreat in 1990. She had the good fortune of studying with many world-renowned yoga teachers there. She has been hooked on yoga and meditation ever since. In 1995, she became a Certified Massage Therapist. She trained in the martial arts of Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido and achieved her Black Belt in 1996. All this time she worked for a music attorney while moonlighting as a lead singer in a rock band!
In 1998, she made her way to San Jose. She continued her bodywork studies and also added Reiki I and II to her skillset, and began working as a massage therapist. During her pregnancy in 2001, her commitment to yoga grew, and she became a Whole Birth Yoga teacher. After her daughter's birth, Nanci completed her first 200-hour yoga training and became certified with Yoga Alliance. She completed a Restorative teacher in 2009. In 2015 she completed a 300-hour advanced training focusing on alignment and the therapeutic applications of yoga to become an E-RYT 500. She has more than 18,000 hours of teaching experience.
Since 2014, Nanci has travelled with Vaidyaji Priyanka to India, Nepal, Tibet, Morocco, Israel, and Bali to immerse in the spiritual richness of these cultures, their cuisines, and the beauty of these magical places. In 2016, she began studying the Ayurvedic practice of marma therapy with Vaidyaji as a marma therapist. Nanci currently practices marma in Vaidyaji's clinic in San Jose.
Nanci completed her birth doula training with CAPPA in 2017 and is a Certified Labor Doula (CLD). In 2021, she became a certified TRE™ Provider. (Tension & Trauma Release Exercises). Nanci continues to learn so that she can assist anyone on the path to wellness
MISSION STATEMENT: TO INSPIRE AND TEACH OTHERS THROUGH YOGA AND BODYWORK AND TO IMPACT THEIR LIVES WITH POSITIVITY AND WELLNESS.