Nathalie

    NATHALIE

    Classes taught at SPACE 2B:
    ADVANCED YOGA PRACTICES (AYP MEDITATION)

    Background:

    Nathalie Ishizuka, a Franco-Japanese from New York, has worked on helping Dr. Yukio Ishizuka, her father, a Japanese Harvard-Keio trained psychiatrist helping individuals use crisis to go far beyond a previous level of  happiness and well-being.

    She completed her Master’s program on Law and Diplomacy at the Fletcher School, an MBA at HEC in Paris, classes at Harvard Business School and the winter program on negotiation at Harvard Law.  She later applied assumptions on healthy human beings to a Nobel Laureate theory in Economics and started an incubator for startups and a high tech design agency on the mobile and internet for clients such as Warner Music and France Telecom.

    She is the Director of Beyond Our Best a movement that uses crisis to re-invent ourselves silently and go beyond a previous best.  Her work in Singapore continues with meditation and talented Japanese artists who can elevate us with works of great beauty that inspire silence.

    Today Nathalie as a meditation and competence coach is accompanying a few individuals committed to changing themselves, their organizations and their fields with tested techniques of meditation and one area of competence beyond a previous best.

    Her strength is joy and her ability to help individuals do what they love most in a way that can benefit themselves and others.  She continues to learn from many and considers herself a novice in all things.

    Why I practice meditation:

    I have met a series of meditation teachers who have showed me what is humanely possible with an utmost humility and a profoundness I could not have imagined existed.   Being in the presence of any one of these teachers is beyond words and makes me realize how little I know.

    Seeing what is humanely possible, I am deeply curious and want to experience full transformation myself; to go far beyond my previous best, to explore the mind and far beyond, to experience continued equanimity and bliss no matter what is happening around me and let this joy transform myself and this world.

    I believe with daily consistent practice of proven techniques, I and all others can become an unstoppable force for good that elevates consciousness in this world.

    Why I teach meditation:

    When I share this journey of meditation with an individual who begins to go beyond a previous best in meditation and in a core competence, I feel fully alive.

    Mediation is the core of all fundamental change and innovation.  Unless we meditate consciously or unconsciously, for the most part we are just repeating the past.  It is only through inner silence that we can re-invent ourselves and this world.

    My dream is to see a world with 10, 100 or 1000 people in each country meditate at high levels and experience a competence in one field of expertise where they go far beyond a previous best.  This includes CEOs, doctors, scientists, artists, engineers, diplomats, homemakers and world leaders.  Such an individual and collective journey may be just enough to transform ourselves and our world.

    What does “SPACE TO BE” look like to you?

    In Japan the character for space “ 間” is two gates that surround a sun.  This space is found between two people, between all things and is our essence.

    What does “LIVE SIMPLY” mean to you?

    Experience more inner silence today than yesterday.

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