Natasha Priest


Natasha has a wealth of vitality and brings an infectious energy to everything she does. Her yoga classes are challenging, spirited, and led with a deep understanding of the practice. Drawing on a background in performance studies and athletics, she would like to help people find joy and clarity in the exploration of moving body and breath through space.

Natasha first discovered yoga in 1997 through a collaboration in dance, but she didn’t fully commit to a regular practice for another decade, ultimately motivated by the feeling that she was no longer living “in her body.” It was sheer luck that brought her to Octopus Garden, where she has completed over 800 hours of yoga education under the mentorship of Scott Davis and Pat Harada Linfoot. She has also studied with Judith Hanson-Lasater and Doug Keller.

For Natasha, the practice of Yoga is fundamentally a teaching relationship with the Self, in that it can offer a focus that helps us connect to our pure Self and potential. When not at the studio, Natasha loves to cook, sing, kayak, camp, and host dinner parties.

To the Air around us, the Earth beneath us, and the Communities that support us – Namaste.