Nancy Goodfellow began her Yogic studies in the Ashtanga tradition under the guidance of her first teachers, Dominic Corigliano, Tim Miller, and Sri Pattabhi Jois. At a young age she felt drawn to go inwards to gain insight into life’s great mysteries. For two years she practiced and studied daily with great discipline and devotion alongside her teachers and mentors.
Following her dream of living a more simple life in deep connection with nature, she moved to Costa Rica and developed a strong self-practice, while continuing to study abroad with many international teachers of various traditions. Nancy has completed over 500 hours of Yoga Alliance Teacher trainings and began teaching in 1998. Yet it has been the challenge of overcoming one of life’s greatest tragedies and losses that opened up the inner-door to her heart and has allowed Nancy to infuse and channel her teachings with great compassion, confidence and joy.
Nancy currently dedicates much of her studies to the Anusara method with its amazing principles of alignment, Tantric philosophy and Bhakti-filled practice. She completed over 500 hours of certified Anusara teachings and has “Anusara-Inspired” teacher status. Her teachings are infused with a myriad of elements, which come together to create a highly educational, physically challenging, and deeply soulful experience. Nancy has been practicing Yoga for nearly 20 years and teaching for over 10 years. She and her family recently opened Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat on the beach in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica where she teaches workshops, retreats and daily yoga classes. Nancy invites all to step into the world of Yoga and connect to the beauty that lies within us all!