Hatha Yoga expert: Nora Belton

Ibiza yoga instructor Nora Belton is rooted in the philosophy of this ancient science of the body-spirit-mind. Her yoga initiation at the age of 12 came from her mother and became the foundation for a lifelong path in Hatha Yoga that has, as she says ‘always been there for her’ and an integral support for her many colourful life experiences.

The daughter of a political activist, Nora’s degree in foreign languages and psychology formed a basis for the depth of introspection that her yoga students can explore with her… if they wish to!

A performing artist, based in Paris for seven years, Nora’s love for modern dance is infused with Hatha yoga for a beautifully choreographed flow. This unique ‘Nora Yoga’ style – widely regarded as Hatha Yoga that is totally from the heart plus her soul-enriching Kirtan (songs and mantras) began to draw a faithful group of yogis in her San Antonio classes from as early as 1984 when she began teaching yoga to groups.

Yet Nora’s yogic travels had only commenced… In 1990, she met Gurumayi Chidvilasananda and followed her guru to India to deepen her meditation, taking her daughter into the Ashram with her. Her philosophic grounding for her yoga practice today remains rooted in this wisdom that she radiates within both her teaching and her practice.

Nora trained as a massage therapist and deepened her Yoga with a SUNRA yoga teacher training, where Narayani and Barbara Gordon initiated her into the Sivananda tradition.This balances brilliantly with her spontaneous choreography for Hatha classes, a journey through the body, to enlighten your being from within.

Nora has been continually expanding her therapeutic experience, becoming a Reiki Master and, during a hiatus in Mexico and California where she taught at Maya Tulum and The Yoga Loft, she certified as a Yoga Therapist with Ananda Seva.

Her hands on approach to her teaching Hatha Yoga helps fledgling yogis develop the confidence to develop their practice continuously. Luckily for Nora’s Ibiza following, she returned to Ibiza to set up Espacio Saraswati above Santa Eulalia. Nora’s Spirit Body Yoga teacher trainings are currently in full flow, offering a new generation of deeply inspired Hatha Yoga Teachers to carry the wisdom forward.

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