What our Ninjas are Saying
I am super impressed with your platform. I secretly wished to have a teacher to break the arm balance and inversion poses down for me and just when I asked for it, your ad appeared on my social media. With the introduction video I instantly knew, that joining your platform was the right decision. Your energy and the way you communicate and explain the poses and give wisdom to carry out off the mat.
So the big win that I take away from starting with your program was the Activation of the BANDHAS! BIG GAME CHANGER! I have looked up soooo many tutorials and platforms to explain to me how to get into the poses, and NEVER did I hear it so clearly about locking my bandhas to get into the arm balances. I haven't managed to get into crane yet, but I notice in my practice whenever I lock the bandhas, I reach much higher up with my body. So this gave me such a big light, that I know with practice, I will manage to master these arm balances. And I am very grateful for joining this platform! Thank you and keep up with your great work! Much love and all the best to you and your team.
I'm having a great time! Just this week I've nailed crow, side crow and Koundinyasana A !! I can't believe it. Trying not to rush myself but I'm so excited for inversions! I have headstand with a press and pincha and headstand with the wall but I'm looking forward to breaking that fear and coming away from the wall! Looking forward to the Saturday sessions.
Loving how this program is making my Ashtanga stronger too. My pick ups and jumpbacks and jump throughs are getting stronger. I’m getting consistent hang time, and picked up first time from Kurmasana to Tittibhasana to Crow to a jump back, aged 50. Boom! The gift to myself that keeps on giving. Thank you Nathania x
Ninja Case Study - Cynthia
“My journey with Yogi Flight School began when my appendix exploded last year and gave me gangrene...This left me with a healthy dose of fear...Then I saw an ad for Yogi Flight School. Doing a headstand is pretty scary...I started with Nathania’s videos, live classes, and a 1-on-1 session - she’s an amazing teacher with an incredible ability to see my physical and mental blocks. Just a short time later, I overcame that fear and I was flying.”
"I can at least get into position for chinstand, even if I can’t hold it!! Before your course, I was definitely in the “how are you even doing that” mindset for a chinstand, and now I get it! I love the fact that you have so many vinyasa strengthening classes for each pose; that’s exactly what I need, I had no idea how to get stronger in ways that would help. One week in and I’m excited to keep going!"
- Carmen L. -
"As for my progress, you can check it out on FB. I just made my first post in the group this afternoon. I’m just at crow pose section in the self-study course, and so far this is THE BEST instruction I’ve received in any yoga class. You’re the best!"
- Sarah H.
"I just had to message you to say wow! I only signed up this morning, did the intro sessions and reached the shoulders section of the crow module and I am holding a crow...only for 8 secs currently (yes counting 😀) and my wrists are sore and arms where my legs are pressing into them which I’m sure suggests not perfect relaxed form just yet but even so....thrilled is an understatement! I am always dubious of online courses but your approach, style and communication is brilliant. Truly professional while fun.
I can’t tell you how long I have been trying to master a handstand (long way off yet) but at last I feel like I have found someone who can truly help me get there. Thank you again and look forward to sharing the journey. Best from London"
- Amy M. -
"Thank you so much for your amazing advices! I have been mastering crow pose, now working on aka pada bakasana : not so easy! Sirsasana A and B are working well, I try now some variations ( I get the pike now wooow so happy! ). I have been working on handstand for quite long time alone and it feel soooo much better now!
So lot of progress since I started only about a week ago! Go on you are amazing 🤩 "
- Kanti Y. -
Ninja Case Study - Sary
“All my life, I’ve lived very comfortably in my fear. My fear was my survival mechanism, my way of protecting myself from getting hurt…but there’s no better way to face your fears than by standing on your hands. Through the falls, the fails, and the faceplants, Yogi Flight School taught me to face my fears and to build myself up after every fall...What I learned is that my fear is wrong! I CAN take care of my body and keep it safe! I AM worthy of positive attention and reinforcement! I AM worthy of investment, both from myself and from others!”
"Loving the course so far. Getting into crow pose for the first time in 20 years of practicing yoga, even if it’s just for a second or 2. I definitely had a story that it was just something that wasn’t going to happen for me. All the stuff you say in your videos. Bum too big, not enough upper body strength. Very self limiting language. Practicing everyday to try and nail it. Stack your shit was a big one for me. My centre of gravity was too far back to be able to get into the pose. I haven’t ventured onto a new one yet, but will get there. I’m also really enjoying your interviews. Very inspiring. Thank you from Australia 🇦🇺 "
- Teresa L. -
"I am loving your flight school! One day when I grow up, I want to be just like you. ha ha. I am working on my crow still but have had excellent success with it this week!! I have just begun more in depth training of Yoga to become a certified teacher (200 YTT). I am telling everyone about your program!"
- Sherrie K. -
"I love Yogi Flight School. Even though it has only been a week I have learned a lot. Working on my crow and in particular I have noticed:
- Stacking! I never paid attention to stacking so much and I see how it really helps.
- I always knew to glide forward but not to the point you describe with your finger tips-brilliant.
- I have a student who struggles to look forward so your suggestions on using your eyes is amazing.
Can’t wait to get further into the classes and hope to join a few lives as well."
- Patricia W. -
"I'm recovering from burn out and yoga is the only thing that has kept me some what sane for the past terrible year. I almost stopped practicing yoga because I felt like I was getting nowhere, feeling sad and washed out until I saw an ad of YFS in Facebook. Got interested, what's this shinanigan and wow, these people are super yogis being able to do all that😳 I thought What the hell, I have nothing to lose anymore so let's give it a try and got blown away immediately🙏
The biggest accomplishment I've made in the past week is to start to understand and trust the Oh shit point! I made it to Crow for the first time in my life in just one week, I just cannot believe it😊 Also this program gave me something to look forward to every day.
So excited to practice with all the Ninjas in your community and cannot wait for module 2!
- Niina M. -
"First of all, let me say that your program is amazing. And you are such an inspiration. Very happy I made the purchase:-)
WINS: Crow pose! I’ve been trying to do this for years and thought I was truly incapable. I even stopped attempting it in class because I just didn’t think it was possible for me. But as soon as I saw your module, I figured out what I was doing wrong. I went through all the steps and voila! Like magic.
This is HARD, but I’m so psyched that I’m going for it. I’m trying to celebrate the baby wins as much as possible. Thank you again for creating this program! The studio I practice in goes crazy for arm balances and inversions and I am always so jealous!"
- Chamblin R. -
"I applied your tips in my regular class today and they really helped. :) ( twisted root, flying pigeon, flying lizard, and I’ve forgotten the other one we did in class. I was working on flying crow yesterday and was having success getting into it from down dog. Previously when trying it couldn’t get it. Will try more things from module one this weekend and then skip to module 5 I think before going on to the others. I’ll post some videos hopefully this weekend of flying pigeon I’m getting it much better on one side then the other, and would love some feedback."
- Julie A. -
"Before I signed up, I was a bit "uhh, is that really Yoga?" and "is that just my ego that wants to do cool poses"...(and in my YTT, they are all about "the pose is not the goal")? But actually, you are teaching so much more Yoga than most of the Yoga teachers I have had in my life. You are an amazing inspiration - I find it so difficult sometimes to teach beyond the poses. "Meeting people where they are" (what so many people say) does not work at all in my experience, because no one reflects on themselves without encouragement and guidance and most people don't even know that there IS a philosophy behind this at all - I love that you just throw it at people. I think this is the only way to do that. And if they hate it, fine. They will find someone else who does not bother them with inconvenient questions ;)"
- Nike S. -
Ninja Case Study - Anja
“I never ever thought I would learn the things I have learned since entering Yogi Flight School, and nailing some of the poses is actually the least that this program has given me…Since joining the program in January, I have gained courage where there was fear…I am being who I really am on the inside…I stopped watching TV and replaced that with practicing…Sometimes when I watch the videos of my practice, I am looking at the screen and thinking to myself ‘Can I really do all of this? Is this really me?’”
"I think the biggest aha for me so far is just honestly the hands. I am quite fit, strong and flexible, so it has always frustrated me that I just could not do something as simple as crow pose, and that is although I have studied how other people look: the elbows over wrists, leaning in and daring to do it, all of that. Somehow I just missed everything you teach with the hands and it really makes all the difference. Thank for this! All the best from Denmark "
- Malene B. -
"This week has been LOTS of fun and very motivating so far, thank you! My crow pose is coming along really well now thanks to your tips about stacking the wrist and elbow and about knee position on the back of the arm. Before that I had bruises all over as I couldn't work out where to put my knees and tried every position possible.
I tried the one-legged crow vinyasa class today and although I didn't get more than a tip toe off the floor from the down dog set up, I felt that it will be achievable in the future. That's probably my major win so far, the belief in myself that things will get better (on and off the mat). Thank you so much for making all this possible! Ninja greetings!"
- Louise E. -
"I just wanted to write to say a really huge thank you for your YFS course and all of the amazing work which has so clearly been put into it...When covid came I decided to learn to headstand and have become a total inversion junkie. But with little progress - other than advancing a lot in headstand - and working a lot on core strength.
I discovered your course on my IG feed but couldn't conceive of spending this much money on myself right now. But you just kept appearing and then my closest friend sent me a link to your free talk the other day and after watching that you had me - by that night I had signed up. I went to bed feeling more than a little concerned and anxious I had made this impulsive purchase .....for what?
I am not even 10% into it and I have absolutely NO DOUBT this was worth every cent of those two hundred euros! You are a fabulous teacher and I can't help but feel this has fallen into my lap at exactly the time I most needed it! I am so so very grateful that I had the courage and made the choice to invest in myself in this way. Thank you for your passion, belief, dedication, honestly, vulnerability and non bullshit approach! THANK YOU - THANK YOU - THANK YOU!! I cant wait to fly!!"
- Ellie H. -
Ninja Case Study - Lily
“When I signed up for Yogi Flight School in January, I never thought that I would be achieving as much as I’m achieving. I’ve made so much progress, not just physically, but mentally. To truly understand why Yogi Flight School has had such an impact on my life, you need to know my story. Last year, my brother drowned...After he died, I tried to embrace his attitude towards life. When I signed up for Yogi Flight School, I told myself that I had to give it 100% - no fear of falling or getting hurt, and the things I have achieved are immense. I can do things that I saw my brother do and always wanted to do.”
What our ninjas are saying.
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"Thank you so much for the program! To be honest, I was a little skeptical, I have been doing yoga for 9 years and trying to do arm balances, not being able to succeed on most of them. But I was like "let's try it and see what happens", and to my surprise I was able to lift on a lot of poses I have been struggling with, I still have a lot of work to do but I realized that with practice and the right mindset I can actually do it! I'd love to have a certificate, I really feel I deserve it, haha. Thanks again!"
- Martha M. -
"Since starting Yogi Flight School I have been able to do one-legged crow for the first time ever after only just watching the videos in the first module! I definitely did not realise how far forward I needed to lean compared to where I was holding my regular crow pose. This prompt was definitely the biggest thing that helped me to get there as before it all just felt way too heavy, and I was telling myself that I was not 'strong enough'. Your wise words helped me to challenge that narrative and made me realise that I actually am strong enough, I just needed to overcome any fears of falling forward.
Really looking forward to progressing through the rest of the modules to see where I can get!"
- Marlisse E. -
"I have no words for what you offered me! Just want to say thank you from deep out of my heart. Because of YFS I learned to trust again! And I am so proud of every Baby Step forward! Its so amazing what you do! Now I will paint my whole floor with crow paintings and love it! Cant wait until tomorrow!
- Ann-Kathrin -
Wow! I must say I am so stoked to have came across YFS when I did. It seriously has changed my outlook on so many things in not only yoga, but myself and life. I honestly wasn’t even sure that I could do any of the shit that was being shown on FB or the website, but I was going to try. Something you had said at one point really resonated with me. It was about your piano lesson and how if you had just applied yourself for just 5 min a day, you’d be in a different place musically. PING! I was like, yep…okay Trish.. Get you some poses, girl!! I absolutely flow with your style of teaching and the energy you bring to the mat makes me want to bring my very best too. I am so grateful to share this time on earth with you, you truly bring so much to the table.
"Being able to do a handstand was my dream as a child but I was a bookworm and not a gymnast... handstands turned into a pipe dream when I damaged my spinal cord...then I found Nathania Stambouli and YFS ... never say never is a bit of a life motto for me... walking is difficult, jumping is impossible...I had to dig deep just to contemplate trying to follow along to the handstand module recordings.
I watched the module videos over and over again to try and find a way in. I was scared that to be within touching distance of a dream I had previously given up on and to hit a brick wall would hurt and erode my newfound belief in myself... I tried every entry in the videos but they all needed the ability to kick up - I just don't have the functionality for that... I didn't get downhearted - I have found so much life enrichment and confidence in this group that I decided to just concentrate on improving my flexibility so I can tackle the arm balances in the knowledge that I had flown upside down in headstand...😊..
Then I decided to give it just one last try for the day. I gave up on trying to set myself up and attempt a static entry and decided to 'dive in' as I had nothing to lose...I had no expectations... then I stood on my hands... then I cried...at that moment my spirit was set free just as I had always believed it would be...NEVER give up on yourself... we are all capable of the seemingly impossible if we just believe that it could just be possible... Nathania, I will never be able to put into words what you and this safe space of YFS that you created have done for me..."
"I discovered YFS on FB and was immediately attracted to Nathania's energy. I was new-ish to yoga and a complete beginner at inversions and arm balances. I was balancing on my hands within a week, doing headstands aware from the wall within 2 weeks, now working on poses I *never* thought I would be able to do. It is a falsehood that you need to be super strong, super flexible or super slim to do these amazing poses. Good coaching, the right technique and the right instruction is what's needed. I have seen videos and photos of ALL kinds of people (different shapes, sizes, ages, abilities) on the YFS FB Group absolutely smashing their false beliefs. And now I'm one of them! A highly recommended course. If you are willing to put in the practice (and you can go at your own pace. I'm working through it slowly and still making progress), you can do these poses!"
"Thanks for checking-in. I can’t believe it’s already been 8 weeks. I will probably stick with it for awhile because I still feel like I’ve only scratched the surface. There is a lot of content between the modules and the recorded workshops and the yin and vinyasa classes that I feel I still have a long way to go, which is a good thing.
I am so glad I joined Yogi Flight School. I only came across it because I was Googling how to do crow pose. At the time, I would have been content to just figure that out. But, I became enthralled with your philosophy that maybe I was capable of doing things I had never really considered possible before if I just learned and practiced. I found that I LOVE the practice. It is time to work on perfecting a craft and alone time to be in my own head. And my body has transformed in the last 8 weeks too. I am as strong as I have ever been in my life.
So thanks for offering the program and being the revolutionary instructor that you are, and I look forward to sticking with it into the future!"
- Anna -
"Your course is truly amazing. I'm pretty ok at the arm balancing department (though some of the tips are really helpful!) so I mostly joined it for the inversions of which I'm really scared, for some reason.
Last 7 days - well - I've been able to get into and hold Sirsasana A and hold Pincha (close to the wall) for like 3 seconds. I am really excited for the new possibilities and to do things I thought I'd always be too chicken to try.
Lots of love and gratitude to you - for creating this thing and being such an amazing human being."
- Katarzyna -
"I cried when I watched the mindset videos because a lot of things hit home... then I stacked my shit, gazed forward, shifted my weight right up to the “oh shit” point and guess what? I nailed crow pose!!! I’d been working on it for MONTHS and this morning, it just happened and I am so freaking happy about it! It’s going to be a great day! (And I haven’t even started to learn to fly, I did it with you on the weight shifting video).
I’m so glad I signed up, I can already tell this course is going to be transformative on many levels, not just yoga. Life-changing.
- Emilie -
"…after watching 2 virtual arm balance workshops with Nathania, I was able to move from Side Crow to Fallen Angel pose for the first time in 8 years of yoga practice. Sure, I got a little bruised and sore but it was totally worth it!”
"I used to think inversions weren’t ever going to be in my practice. They seemed kinda scary and inaccessible especially when practicing at home. But thanks to Nathania’s awesome program I can’t stop obsessing over them. Always finding new ways to change my perspective.”
"Yogi Flight School is a must for anyone who wants to unlock some of these challenging poses. Unlike a flow class where things keep moving, here you have time to practice, ask questions, and learn from your other yogis. She breaks down each pose, gives you time to figure it out, and offers encouragement along the way. I'm now doing poses that I'd struggled with before. I'm also stronger and more confident in my practice.”
“Arm balances are one of those things that I always saw other people do but I never thought that I could. I finally got the fine-tuned instruction I needed and I’m finding myself able to hold crow longer every day, I was able to do side crow, I can do these weird funky arm balances I never thought that I could because of getting that attention. Nathania makes it fun, she laughs, and even though it’s self-paced you still get feedback and watch other people on FB."