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About Nancy

Yoga Therapist and Wellness Educator, Nancy Cooke has been specializing in yoga as a path for personal healing for over 10 years and is committed to providing her students with in-depth understanding and practical tools for embodied learning.


Why has always been a pertinent question in my life, and my yoga journey is no exception. The foundational inquiry of yoga is why do we suffer? Knowing why we do what we do gives us agency in making informed decisions about what's best for us. Asking why we are the way we are breeds compassion for ourselves and understanding for others.


Yoga offers both a complete understanding of the why and even offers a method for how to alleviate the suffering that inevitably comes with life. My yoga journey has always been synonymous with my healing journey. It was suffering that brought me to the mat, and it was the relief I found there that kept me coming back.

 
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Education

500hr Yoga Teacher & CE Provider | IAYT member 
Trauma Informed Yoga Therapist™ 
Licensed Professional TIYT Clinical Facilitator™
Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Master

Living Mandala School of Yoga

2017

300-hour Tantra Yoga Teacher Training and Wild Woman Spirituality Immersion with Danielle Dulsky

Munay-Ki Rites

2015

Munay-ki Rites Initiation and Andean Shamanism Immersion with Hetty Dreissen

Usui Reiki Master

2015

Level 3 Master training and apprentieship with Georgy Janiewicz

Bhakti Yoga

2014

1,000-hour Bhakti Yoga Lifestyle Immersion with Prahlada-Nrsimha das (one+ years of full-time devotional life and service)

Usui Shiki Ryoho

2012-2013

Level 1 & 2 training in the traditional Usui Reiki method with Amy Rowland

Sundara Yoga Therapy

2012 + 2020

50-hour Trauma Informed Yoga Therapy™ training with Genevieve Yellin + Founders Review training to stay updated on latest research and program development, as well as adapting the program to be offered online

Sundara Yoga Therapy

2011

200-hour Integrative Yoga Therapy Training with Genevieve Yellin, Libby Bailey-Cox, Mandy Eubanks, Caroline McCarter, Kerry Meath, Melissa Spamer

Agnihotra

2011

Ayurvedic Fire Ceremony for personal and planetary transmutation training with Gruruji Shree Mohan Jadhav

Kutztown University

2011

Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology

 

About FBW

Five Body Wellness offers a practical and effective approach to meeting your wellness needs where they are. Specializing in peer support and coaching for those who struggle with anxiety, depression, and other mental health difficulties, FBW focuses on empowering you with education in therapeutic techniques that are accessible in every day life.

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Special Projects & Initiatives

Let's make waves

 

Overcome!™ Anxiety

Online Program Offered in Affiliation with The Overcome Anxiety Project

Designed for those who experience anxiety, whether situational or long-term/chronic, the Overcome!™ program threads together neuroscience, body-based (somatic) approaches to mental health, mindfulness practices, and simple lifestyle changes to provide you with an evidence-based protocol that will help you take back control of your lived experience.

FBW Scholarship Fund & Accessibility Initiative

Our Commitment to Making Wellness Inclusive

Nancy provides need-based scholarships for the Overcome Anxiety Program, as well as her online FIVE BODY programs. Nancy makes eye pillows to raise money for the fund.

Evidence-based Stress Relief

Free Class

A free one-hour class to introduce you to the approach we take in the 8-week Overcome! Anxiety Program