Natalia was born and raised in the Bronx. She lived in Northern California for 4 years ,while she served in the United States Air Force. Natalia has always been very active; she enjoys running, dancing, weight lifting, and Zumba. But her true love is Bikram Yoga. Natalia’s first Bikram yoga class was in November 2007 at the UES studio. She admits it wasn’t love at first sight. She struggled with quieting her mind, she hated the heat, and she couldn’t stay still. After 2 or 3 classes she stopped going. In January 2008, her new year’s resolution was to live healthier way of life and to balance strength and flexibility. So she gave Bikram yoga another shot, and hasn’t looked back ever since.