Natalie Aulvin Thomas

With her bright personality and ability to make every person she comes in contact with feel special, it is easy to see that Natalie is right at home in the yoga community. She fell in love with yoga while attending college at Middle Tennessee State University and began practicing Ashtanga and Bikram methods. Natalie received her teaching certification in the Baptiste Power Vinyasa method in 2015 through Baptiste Power Yoga Nashville.

Natalie appreciates teaching yoga because of its potential to provide peace and whole-body well-being to students by using breath and movement. She has a special place in her heart for teaching yoga to those who do not usually have access to such activities, such as homeless teens and those recovering from addiction.

Natalie manages the organization’s relationships with community partners, as well as the SWY teacher team and is on our teaching staff. After starting in 2015, Natalie continued to serve this organization in every way possible. She even turned her car into a temporary yoga mat storage facility before opening the SWY Community Studio! When asked why she works with SWY, Natalie explained her motivation is the everyday interactions with students.