Nova is a certified yoga teacher through the Holistic Fitness Academy with a focus on the Ashtanga tradition. She is also an Elite Trainer certified through the International Sports Sciences Association. Her certifications include Fitness, Fitness Nutrition and Exercise Therapy. She earned a Bachelor of Science in biology as a pre-med major long before she learned the importance of promoting health rather than treating illness. She began practicing yoga 10 years ago during a particularly difficult time in her own life. Yoga transformed her body, mind and spirit and she realized the importance of sharing that trans-formative power with others. It is her goal as a teacher to offer a challenging physical practice in a safe format that is accessible to most people. She holds an intention for her classes and students that through the physical work they may begin to find mental and spiritual applications of yoga that arise naturally and differently for each person.
She spends most of her days as a trainer at ZenRock Fitness in Redmond where she also teaches workshops on Reflexology and Ayurveda. Because she leans heavily toward therapy and rehabilitative work, many of her clients are recovering from surgery or accident. She believes that there is always more to learn and more to share. She is grateful for the opportunity to teach each class and views each student as a gift.