Since early childhood Natalia has shown obvious talent for sports and dance. As a preschooler she was instructed in artistic gymnastics by her grandfather, professional gymnast; at 6 she became a member of the “Mosaika” Dance Ensemble; at 10 she started studying ballet at the Moscow Choreography Academy.
Young ballerina had danced on the world’s best stages even before finishing her education at the Ballet Academy of Vienna State Opera. Natalia was offered a contract at the Vienna State Opera immediately upon receiving her diploma.
Life of a ballet dancer brought with it not only the joy of art but also an enormous amount of physical and emotional strain. Body-oriented practices draw Natalia’s interest even as she was a teenager, and now it seemed to be the perfect solution for stress recovery and general balance.
Professional experience, physical condition and coordination allowed Natalia to master a great amount of material in a relatively short time: she practiced Pilates, completed 3 levels of Zhong Yuan Qigong by Master Xu Mintang, received initiation in 2 levels of Reiki, studied Taichi and Qigong in the Wu Wei Shi monastery (China) – but the main focus of her practice was Yoga.
Natalia took the Teacher’s Training Course and got her Yoga and Meditation Teacher Certificate in Yog-Peeth (Rishikesh, India); she got her further certification of "Yoga Alliance 500" in 2017 in Yoga Schala Berlin, Germany.
Natalia also studied with Sharot Aror at the Iengar Yoga School (Dharamsala, India); studied with Surrinder Singh at the Swasti Shala (Rishikesh, India); took seminars by Eduard Zharuk and Viktor Petrenko (Kiev, Ukraine); practiced Kundalini Yoga and learned Ashtanga Yoga from Moksha at the Yoga-Om (Perth, Western Australia); completed the Bihar School of Yoga courses “Chakra Sadhana” and “Prana Vidya” (RikyaPeeth, India); took two advanced qualification courses by the European Federation of Yoga Teachers Associations (Germany);Natalia started teaching yoga in 2010. She mostly worked individually. Besides giving a full yoga practice, she often called upon various other techniques and systems to ensure a highly individual and most effective multi-level approach to a specific situation.
As a result she felt the urge to integrate knowledge and practices from different sources into a united, flexible form which would be both universal in its nature and relevant to the world of today. Drawing on her ballet education, rich experience both as a dancer and a teacher and more than 10 years of earnest practice, Natalia developed “The Art of Conscious Movement” – a holistic integrative body-oriented practice built around the principle of constant awareness and monitoring of the bodily sensations.
In 2016 Natalia moved to Berlin. Besides teaching the specialized female practices and “The Art of Conscious Movement” Natalia organizes retreats, gives workshops and seminars and studies dance therapy and kinesiology, all the while maintaining a successful career as a dancer.