YGB Welcomes Nina Hayes as its Newest Ambassador

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Tue, November 14, 2017 9:18am

YGB Welcomes Nina Hayes as its Newest Ambassador

posted by ygb in News & Events , Tags: Nina Hayes, YGB Ambassador

Nina Hayes, Los Angeles

E – RYT 500, 800 – Hour Jivamukti Certified, AADP, VLCE

Nina Hayes is an LA based Advanced Certified Yoga Instructor & Retreat Leader. She credits her yoga practice with providing the tools to heal from a once debilitating illness and she is devoted to facilitating both physical and spiritual healing in others.

Before moving to LA, Nina instructed yoga and meditation workshops for corporations and universities throughout the U.S., taught movement for children with special needs at the Boston Ballet, and researched exercise & nutrition initiatives to benefit underserved populations with Children’s Hospital and Harvard Cancer Center. As a plant based chef, Nina founded an award-winning vegan Bonbon Company and provided greenroom vegan treats for artists’ Mos Def and Talib Kweli. Her personal practice and teachings have taken her around the world to Australia, India, Europe, and Bali. Instructing since 2009, Nina has trained extensively with Jivamukti Yoga NYC, Samadhi Yoga in Sydney, and received specialized training in Yoga for Cancer from Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Science and Dance from the University of Massachusetts. Presently, Nina is thrilled to cultivate compassionate community at Tantris, her new “yoga home”, and serve as an International Ambassador for Yoga Gives Back. Nina's classes are authentic yet accessible to practitioners of all levels at all stages of life. Students connect with Nina’s warmth, enjoy her scriptural lectures, and appreciate her embodiment of love and light.  Nina is deeply grateful for her teachers, notably Sharon-ji Gannon, David-ji Life, and Joshua Greene (Yogesvara) . 

“Having traveled to India and witnessed the extreme poverty, economic and gender disparity faced by a disproportionate number of women and children, closing my eyes to this suffering would only erode my sense of humanity. Societies greatest thinkers and spiritual leaders have often remarked that the true test of civilization is measured by our ability to care for those most vulnerable: women, children, the sick, and the elderly. We know this is true, yet overwhelmed by suffering we become numb and disempowered. I am grateful to Yoga Gives Back’s for providing organization, infrastructure and tenacity that allow me to use my life to ease this suffering. Only through compassion is it possible to heal our collective sense of disconnection from each other and love itself.”