Lindsay Nova often calls herself “a one-woman spiritual circus” and is known as a leading yoga teacher trainer worldwide. An internationally acclaimed performance artist, sought-after yoga instructor and world traveler, she is a firm believer in the wisdom of the body, the strength of the heart, and the power of the breath. After studying dance, yoga, and movement around the world, she has dedicated her life to being a creative mind-body educator and multidimensional performance artist, inspiring and empowering others to take charge of their lives and live their own dreams.
Yoga + Movement Teacher
While her current primary focus is teaching yoga, she also holds a BFA in dance, choreography, and performance, in addition to certifications in Pilates and barre. She is also a Reiki master and regularly teaches yoga teacher trainings around the world. Her studies include Ashtanga, vinyasa, acro yoga, aerial yoga, yin, and restorative yoga as well as in kundalini and Iyengar yoga in Dharamsala, India. Lindsay recently spent 18 months in Mysore, India during the pandemic deeply studying Ashtanga vinyasa yoga and currently practices up to third series. During this time, she pivoted and moved her business online and created 15 online courses here and 200/300/500 Yoga Alliance teacher trainings.
She has taken 4 aerial yoga teacher trainings, is a 500-ERYT and YACEP with Yoga Alliance with over 3000+ teaching hours, has studied acupressure, Yin yoga, and Traditional Chinese medicine, handstands, and contortion-style backbending as well as pranayama, mudras, and yoga nidra.
Her teaching style is a fusion of contemporary movement with traditional wisdom, which always contains a spark of creativity (shakti!) with deep intention. She honors the body as a sacred vessel to explore this world with and uses her spiritual practice to help others peel away the layers of their being to understand their own personal power and role in life, or dharma. She bows deeply to all of her teachers for the wisdom and inspiration they have passed on to her, which she continues to ignite in others.
She teaches internationally with previous residencies at The Sanctuary Thailand, Talalla Retreat in Sri Lanka, Danyasa in Costa Rica, and Aqua Wellness Resort in Nicaragua. In the United States, she has taught yoga in California, Florida, Virginia, Utah, Arizona, and Ohio in addition to her specially curated circus and aerial arts programs for children and adults. She has also created her own Hula Hoop Yoga fusion class, which she has taught at events such as Burning Man and Cosmic Convergence in Guatemala.
In 2018, she created her own aerial yoga teacher training curriculum called Rising Wings Aerial Yoga which is a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education program. She has taught the program in over 10 countries and is renowned in India for teaching her method to students who have gone on to set up aerial yoga studios in Mumbai, Bangalore, and Hyderabad and conduct their own teacher trainings in areas like Goa. She previously taught for Yogagati in Thailand and has created her own school, Samanova Yoga. Sign up for a teacher training today!
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Lindsay is also an internationally recognized performance artist and continues to travel with her hula hoops and aerial silks. She performs aerial, hoop dance, fire dance, and stilt walking and has had the pleasure of gracing the stage with such acts as Zeds Dead, Papadosio, String Cheese Incident, Govinda, MartyParty, and more at events like Envision Festival in Costa Rica, Samsara Festival in Hungary, Jungle Experience in Thailand, and Electric Forest in Rothbury, Michigan.
She was a member of the dance company Anna and the Annadroids for 6 years as a guest performer and full-time company member between Columbus, Ohio and San Francisco, California. Additionally, she performed in Panama City, Panama at the Hard Rock Hotel with The Vampire Circus as a fire dancer and aerialist in 2015. Lindsay also ran her own company, Hyperspace Performance Arts, based in the Midwest USA, for several years before pursuing a more nomadic lifestyle.
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In her spare time, Lindsay enjoys reading Eastern philosophy, surfing, hiking, and learning about astrology. Her writing has been featured on The Yoga Nomads as well as YogaDownload.com. She has also been a featured contributing writer for Yogapedia and currently writes for Healthnews.
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