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Natalie Buster

Yoga Therapy Intern/Yoga Teacher/Actor

Natalie Buster (RYT500, TIYT) began her yoga path during theatrical studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  After living as a professional actress in NYC for 12 years, Natalie discovered yoga therapy through Sundara Yoga Therapy in Austin and began weaving her experience and education in theatre and the voice with yoga practices in 2011. 

 

Always a bit of a nomad, Natalie received her 500 hour yoga therapy certification from Niroga Yoga Therapy in Oakland, CA, and her Trauma Informed Yoga training in Austin and Tulsa.  She is currently enrolled in her yoga therapy certification through Inner Peace Yoga Therapy.

 

Natalie lives in San Antonio, Texas and can be seen on stage and teaching yoga at various performing arts facilities in the city (most recently in online formats due to COVID-19).

Natalie is an End of Life Navigator at Abode: Contemplative Care for the Dying where she provides comfort and companionship to people at the end of their lives.  She serves as Founding Board Member for Lacuna Community, a local non-profit. She is also thrilled to be a forever Bubble Sister.

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Private Yoga Sessions

Contact me to schedule your personalized yoga or yoga therapy session.  Each session can include movement, breathwork, and deep relaxation.  Current rate for a 60-minute session is $50.  Zoom sessions available for people outside the San Antonio area.

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The Outside Voice Project

The Outside Voice Project directly addresses vocal trauma by utilizing breath work, yoga, and mindfulness techniques to uncover the authentic voice.

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Abode: Contemplative Care for the Dying

I am thrilled to start my journey as an End of Life Navigator at this wonderful space where I will be providing yoga therapy, and showering our hospice guests with love as they make their way towards death.

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My acting career

I am grateful that my acting career has taken me to all 50 states and over 30 countries.  Click below for my CV and highlights.

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My Etsy Shop

Sweet Lady Jane's Closet is an Etsy shop full of vintage dolls, Fitz and Floyd ceramic treasures, and bright and colorful linens.  There's something for everyone!  All of the profits from our shop will go towards a celebratory trip once my sister's cancer treatment is complete.

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My blog

Follow along as I muse, ponder, and pontificate about life.  I'll also run some Etsy sales, and promote some yoga classes as well.

"(Natalie) is kind, compassionate, and clearly presents instructions for yoga poses, knows how the body works, and what one can anticipate experiencing during a pose. Her knowledge base, enthusiasm, warm personality, and clear directions make a virtual appointment a very successful and therapeutic experience. Her meditations are also great."  -Diane V. Benicia, CA

 

"My yoga is at a new level partly because of Natalie’s competence and strength as a teacher. (I am enrolled in a year-long yoga teacher training program.) She motivates. She reminds me to listen to my inner voice and wisdom. She brings me back to the breath. I am both stronger and more mindful. I feel that same calm and confidence when I am on my bike or running on the trail."

-Jill L. Madison, WI

 

“Two months ago I found myself putting my nerves and intimidation aside as I took my 1st Yoga class. Natalie led the session and took me on a personal journey of strengthening my body and mind and leaving me with a feeling of calmness and peace. I was hooked. Over and over her positive energy and encouragement inspire me to believe in myself and take what I need from each practice. I feel more at peace with my mind and body than ever. Every week I see my body transforming and becoming stronger and more flexible, not to mention the inches I've lost. I look forward to making this a life long practice and encourage everyone to try. With Natalie's guidance, people of all shapes and sizes can benefit from it and make it their own.”

-Shari B. Madison, WI

 

"Natalie's love and enthusiasm for yoga and for life come through in her teaching-her classes are a delight. She gives options to step it up a notch, as well as step it down, depending on what we're feeling that day. Listening to our bodies and honoring the messages we receive is an overall theme that makes her classes feel so personal and fresh."

-Genevieve Y. Austin, TX

 

“Natalie has just the right balance of motivation and comfort, plus she cracks people up with her little jokes a few times, which can really help the mood in the room.”

--Ann S. Madison, WI

"Natalie has such a beautiful, healing and nurturing energy...I learned so much during our voice coaching sessions and feel so much more confident using my voice to create an inspiring yoga class-whether it is for 1 or 100!"

-Karen A. Boulder, CO

"She’s great! Love the positive attitude and that she makes it feel easy but you don’t realize until afterwards that you’ve gotten a workout."

-Mary D. San Antonio, TX

"Changed my reason for getting up early. I need more spirt in my life and her teaching shows me how"

-Catherine C. Benicia, CA

"Natalie was informative, patient, kind, compassionate and inspiring."

-Janet C. Benicia, CA

"Natalie has a very special way on conveying the power and individual techniques of yoga and meditation that make them uniquely accessible and welcoming."  -Laura H. San Antonio, TX

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