Lotus yoga position

Yoga/My Philosophy

ACE Certified Health Coach

Yoga/My Philosophy

Yoga is for anybody and every body…old or young, flexible or stiff, thin or not so thin. It can be practiced for a lifetime, with the right approach. Our population is aging, and it is more important than ever to find a safe physical practice to preserve our healthiest bodies and brains. That is why I offer gentle, yet appropriately challenging yoga classes. As a yoga teacher, health coach, and retired doctor, my experience and evidence-based approach is perfect for aging bodies. The most rewarding moments come with the smile on a student's face who leaves class pain free and energetic - having doubted she could do yoga.

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YOGI M.D. Podcast

ACE Certified Health Coach

Yoga/My Philosophy

 The YOGI M.D. Podcast empowers the mature woman to make her health a priority in order to thrive in all the stages of her life. Defining health cannot be constrained by the simplistic formula of diet and exercise alone. That’s why we interview experts, to expand her definition of health to include physical, mental, emotional, social, intellectual, and spiritual well being. That’s why we talk to inspiring men and women who share the lessons they’ve embraced on their journeys to holistic health. That’s why we bring you “The Mindful Minute”, episodes with practical tips to make each day healthier than the last.  

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ACE Certified Health Coach

ACE Certified Health Coach

ACE Certified Health Coach

As an ACE (American Council on Exercise) certified health coach, YOGI M.D. helps clients learn to practice lifelong, meaningful behavioral changes  for a healthy life through exercise guidance, nutrition education, and  behavioral change coaching. YOGI M.D. is also a certified Senior Fitness Specialist, serving older adults to promote active aging through  appropriate exercise modifications.

Connect Body & Mind

YOGI M.D. empowers mature women, through yoga, to maintain healthy minds and bodies so that they may live life on their own terms, at every stage. Whether suffering from chronic or acute conditions, my medical training and practical application will provide the knowledge and spiritual connection to manage physical and mental stress.  I know that the more you understand your body, the stronger connection with the power of the mind. The more you are in tune with both, the more your body will respond positively and naturally.

Yoga offers natural methods to improve health. From common chronic conditions such as back pain, cancer, arthritis, diabetes, high blood pressure, joint replacements, scoliosis, or osteoporosis, I can provide the knowledge and instruction to improve your quality of  life. To make yoga practice accessible for different bodies, I offer modifications and teach in the chair, in the water, and on the floor with props for your comfort.

Upward Salute yoga position

Upward Salute yoga position


Gentle yoga demonstration

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what the wise woman said

"Nadine brings broad knowledge, a pragmatic approach to yoga and a clear interest and desire to help my age group age gracefully and enjoy our senior years."

-Chair Yoga Participant

 “Nadine allows students to perform at their own level. I like the way she gives you the directions and she demonstrates the poses.”

- Chair Yoga Participant 

 “I love how Nadine gears the class to special requests. Whatever my request has been (low back, neck, anxiety), Nadine has always made me feel better. I also love how she keeps reminding us to not judge ourselves.”

- Cancer Survivor 

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TWO LOCATIONS: In the South Loop Chicago, II 60607 and Sawyer Road and Flynn Road, Sawyer, MI 49125