British Born Nandini Natasha Austin is a certified Ayurvedic Wellness Practioner, Dance Fitness teacher, English writer, speaker, and self-styled "philosophical entertainer" whose mission is to inspire everyone to live, eat, drink, and consciously celebrate a healthy, vibrant life. Ayurveda recognizes that the mind, body, and spirit are connected. When these three elements are in balance, only then can we tune to the natural frequency of this planet and the natural ebb and flow of our intuitive/ higher self
Nandini was born into an academic Indo-Mauritian family and so was introduced to Vedanta philosophy, spiritualism, and Hinduism as a child by her late father, a renowned priest, who performed Vedic ceremonies in the community and temples across London. She grew up in a multi-cultural household and has lived in both London and Mauritius (her parent's homeland and a paradise island in the Indian Ocean) where she observed her grandmother living a plant-based Ayurveda lifestyle, living off the fruits and vegetables of her garden till the ripe old age of 96.
Nandini graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality and worked in the luxury boutique Hospitality and Wellness industries. She traveled the globe, where she was exposed to a plethora of healing modalities, diverse cultures, dance styles, spices, and exotic cuisines. Nandini began her spiritual practice of Transcendental Meditation working at the nonprofit 'The David Lynch Foundation'. She curated wellness days and retreats featuring Transcendental Meditation combined with other healing modalities. When her beloved father passed away, Nandini decided to go full circle back to her roots and become an Ayurvedic Practioner graduating from the esteemed Kerala Academy based in Kerala, India, and California.
Following her move from Brooklyn to upstate New York, inspired by nature and the beauty around her, Nandini combined her passion for the “Sister Sciences” of Ayurveda and Yoga to create Ayurvedance dance classes, and she hosts Ayurveda workshops to help her students live a life in balance and to raise their vibrational inner spirit.
During her sessions, Nandini guides her clients to live a life in balance through diet, lifestyle, and nutrition, and to embrace and accept that there is no one-size-fits-all in Ayurveda. Instead, she uncovers her clients’ unique body constitution (Dosha), to ensure that they are working, eating, and living in alignment with their surrounding environment, swimming with the current instead of against it.
Nandini assesses her clients’ needs and lifestyles to identify what will bring them into greater harmony and health. Together she works with clients to design a daily routine plan and practical tools like cooking classes, that fit their specific lifestyle and meet them where they are at. Her number one priority is to make her clients more conscious, mindful, and intentional to ensure these ancient traditions meet and support her clients in their busy, modern lifestyle. Her clients come away empowered with a comprehensive wellness plan, and also an understanding of their unique constitution and how to be accountable for their own health.
Nandini has also studied neuroplasticity and the brain, Transcendental Meditation, Food and drink history and Dance Yoga. Nandini classical Indian Kathak Dance and Mauritian/African dance are performed all over Britain.