Natalie O'Brien

From the moment Natalie could stand on two feet, she was dancing as a ballerina. From the age of about 5 she was practicing yoga! She spent eight successful years as a professional ballet dancer and more recently moved on to teach yoga and work as studio manager at the Shala.

In her role as Studio Manager, Natalie works closely with the studio director Ella and assistant manager Kirsty. She assists with the day to day management of the centre and coordination of our team. She also handles our marketing, sales and our lovely Karma Yogi team. 


Natalie began practicing yoga as a child with her mum, following along to videos in the family living room! She was hooked from an early age and continued with her own personal practice as she completed a 3 year BA Hons Degree course at Central School of Ballet. Natalie found yoga helped her protect and maintain her physical and mental wellbeing as she underwent her intensely demanding ballet training and therefore carried it with her into her professional career. 


Natalie performed for 8 successful years as a professional dancer working with some of the best choreographers, directors, artists and brands in the industry. With yoga being a prominent feature throughout her training and career, she decided to take part in a 200hr yoga teacher training course which she qualified from in 2018. When Natalie is not behind her Shala laptop she teaches weekly yoga classes and continues on her yoga journey - learning from the authentic and experienced teachers she is surrounded by at The Shala. Email Natalie.