About Daisha Nilsen

My yoga studies in India

During my time at Himalaya Yoga Valley, I observed and studied the true nature of the practice beyond the physical. With guidance of Lalit Kumar who himself studied under Sri BKS Iyengar, Sri K Pattabhi Jois, and more. We would practice the full Primary Series two times a day, four hours in the sweltering indian heat. Exhausting, yes, but it was absolutely beautiful to be practicing with men and women from around the world. Our classes would always come after using the first hour of the day to focus on meditation and pranayama (breath work). I spent time learning Patanjali's 8-limbs of yoga, the yamas and niyamas - a guide to living our most meaningful life with purpose and kindness. I still take time to study the sutras, knowing that I feel something new every time.

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How I got into Yoga & Fitness

As I was always one to participate in sports and activities; I have a love of health and wellness. I began my journey with yoga in 2015, after my first few classes I was hooked. I fell in love with the ability to quiet my ever racing mind and feel the physical changes in my body. As I learned and progressed through my own practice, I also began backpacking. While abroad I was able to use yoga to fuel my confidence, allow myself to slow down and come back into my body. I then made the decision to travel to the birthplace of yoga, India. I was beyond excited knowing this would be the best adventure of my life. 

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My goal as a personal trainer

As a personal trainer; I use my knowledge of progression, strength training, and functional movement to support my clients. Leading them to a life free of injury and pain. This translates perfectly to yoga as one should not only strive to have a range of motion but muscle strength as well. I found so much happiness in my career, spending time doing what I love with those I truly enjoy spending time with. I will always be a student of yoga, a student to my own body and my client's needs. I am reaching toward achieving many goals in life and within myself. I hope to inspire those to create and achieve their own goals as well.