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Empower yourself and help others heal from escaping the war

Certification Training

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Key information

Are you a woman who wants to make a positive impact in your community? Blue Nile Lotus will be running a program in Egypt where you can empower yourself and help others emotionally heal from escaping the war in Sudan. We understand the struggles that come with transitioning from a war-torn country to a new one, and we are here to support you on this journey.

  • A four-night certification program that is designed to help participants improve their mental, physical, and emotional health so that you can take care of others

  • Self-funded and costs fro $375 to $500 for full board (sleep, food, transportation & training)

  • Tentative dates are May 4th - 8th

  • If you are interested in attending the program, please sign up now

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Listen to your body & spirit

In our program, you will learn how to listen to your body and spirit, and tend to your emotional wellbeing. By understanding and addressing your own emotional needs, you will be able to provide support to your family and your community, holding overwhelming emotions and guiding others towards healing. 

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Create Resilience 

We believe that every individual has the power to create resilience within themselves. Through our program, you will gain the necessary tools and skills to navigate this time of transition and turn it into a platform for personal growth and development. By investing in your own wellbeing, you will be able to uplift and inspire others in your community.

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Become a Champion of Healing

Our program aims to empower women like you to become champions of healing. Together, we can build resilient communities that support and uplift each other. Join us and be a part of the movement towards emotional healing and empowerment.

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Nathalie & Eszter

Eszter and I lived in Sudan and have a deep love of the country. I am the fourth generation to grow up in Khartoum. My origins are from the Middle East. I started Blue Nile Lotus in 2008 where many Sudanese and expats came to practice yoga and meditation. Numerous individuals were trained at Blue Nile Lotus and earned their teacher training certificate. Eszter is Hungarian and worked for the UN when in Sudan.  Eszter is an amazing yoga and meditation teacher. Together we have run retreats and workshops worldwide. 

When the war broke out in Khartoum, our hearts ached. I had been in Khartoum a month before the outbreak of war and had started dreaming about spending more time in Sudan. Neither Eszter nor I went through what most of you went through.  What we would like is to be with you in community and offer tools to help you move through your own experience. We wish to create the space for you to remember who you are at your core. We hope to create a sense of community, so that you feel held during these challenging  times. We are not coming with western tools to resolve your trauma. We are aware that the institutions that come to ‘save or help’ are out dated. The healing can only happen by you. If you decide to join, we would be honored to accompany you as you move towards wellness

Nathalie

Psychotherapy

  • Masters in Core Process Psychotherapy - a form of Spiritual Psychotherapy 

Yoga & Meditation​

  • Founder of Blue Nile Lotus yoga studio in Sudan

  • Tibetan Medicine, 2018

  • Mindfulness Yoga & Meditation Program at Spirit Rock, 2012

  • Tibetan Heart Yoga, 2010

  • Vinyasa Yoga Certificate at Laughing Lotus, 2008

  • Prenatal Yoga with Cyndi Lee, 2008

Eszter

  • ​Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program with Tara Brachand Jack Kornfield, 2022

  • Functional Approach to Yin Yoga with Paul Grilley, 2020

  • AcroYoga Montreal Teacher Certification, 2017

  • Basic Thai Yoga Massage Course, 2016

  • Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Certification, 2014

Amal & Tayseer

Amal & Tayseer are both Sudanese yogis who graduated with the Internationally acclaimed Yoga Alliance Teacher Training Certification. They have both taught yoga and meditation in Sudan at Blue Nile Lotus and privately. We are honored to have them assist the the program. 

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