Nathan is a small town boy who made his way to the "big city" in August 2011. He moved to Albuquerque to further his experience as an elementary school teacher and to find what he didn't know he was looking for at the time. Shortly after moving to Albuquerque, he started experiencing back pain. It was during this time that a co-worker invited him to a hot yoga class. He went and fell in love with his first class. He knew since that day that he wanted to teach yoga one day. It took five years and two yoga schools to make his dream a reality. In August 2016, Nathan completed his 200 hour yoga teacher training at Sweat Yoga Studio. He hopes to help bring light into the lives of his elementary students, his family, and his yoga community.
Nathan Espinoza instructs the following:
In a static class, you will experience a series of postures performed individually with a short pause in between each pose. This class can be a vigorous and well-rounded workout, but is also very appropriate for beginners. It will provide both the new and advanced practitioners with a solid foundation that is useful in other classes offered at SWEAT. Expect a lot of feedback on proper form and alignment. Approximately 2/3 of each class will consist of standing poses, with the remaining 1/3 of class being spent on the floor. Environment – 98.6 degrees/70% humidity
In a flow class, postures are strung together in multiple series. As the name suggests, a practitioner can expect to “flow” from one posture to the next in this style of class, synchronizing the breath with the movement. The pace of this class is generally quicker than a static sequence, leaving less time for focus on form and alignment, but providing a vigorous cardiovascular workout. Expect up-tempo music and a more playful atmosphere. Generally, this wouldn’t be the best choice for your first yoga class, but new practitioners are always welcome. This is a great complement to a static practice because it offers variety in addition to greater focus on upper-body and core work. In the 60-minute version, expect to be on your feet almost the entire time. The 90-minute version will include a floor series. Environment – 98.6 degrees/70% humidity