Director of the International Yoga Therapy Institute
Certified Yoga Therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapists
Experienced Registered 500 Hour Yoga Teacher and Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance
“Teacher training with Nancy Candea was transformational for me. Not only is Nancy a gifted leader, discussion moderator and yoga expert, she provides an ideal space for learning and growing by being completely vulnerable as well as flexible with her teaching style. I have become more grounded, more spiritual, more confident, more in touch and more knowledgeable of who I am due to my time training with Nancy. The process is priceless.” – Lauren Craig, Newark’s Glambassador and Author, 100 Things to do in Newark Before You Die
An activist in the global health revolution, Nancy is committed to practicing the best version of herself every day, and to using her talents to contribute to the upliftment of humankind. Nancy’s ongoing journey is to study and to teach how to integrate mindfulness into each of our platforms of self-care. She strives to practice loving-kindness as a means of forming deep connections and promoting personal transformation. Her focus is to bring yoga teacher trainings and meditation trainings to those in marginalized communities.
She is a C-IAYT, 500 E-RYT, and RCYT who teaches yoga classes, works with private clients, and conducts, retreats, Yoga Teacher Trainings and Yoga Therapy Trainings in Greece, Navaho Nation, Dominican Republic, Detroit, New Jersey, Colorado, and Hawaii. She is the founder and director of Yoga Impact Institute, a residential and online yoga training school. Yoga Impact Institute is a 200-hour, 300-hour, and YACEP school registered with the Yoga Alliance. She directs Yoga Impact, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) that focuses on sharing yoga with vulnerable populations – women and children in shelters, at-risk youth, senior citizens, war veterans, and prisoners, as well as the homeless. Nancy also mentors yoga therapists and yoga teachers in their work with these populations. Her approach to teaching yoga is the product of 32 years of her own practice, her ownership of a successful yoga studio in Hawaii for 5 years, 9 years of training yoga teachers, 3 years of training yoga therapists and 20 years of teaching. She is truly a “yogi without borders.” She is the director of Calm Steps to Vibrant Actions: Yoga, Spirituality, Trauma and Social Justice Summit. Her work has been featured in the Huffington Post, Yoga Therapy Today, Boulder Magazine, and Natural Awakenings. Nancy has done yoga therapy presentations at the International Women’s Writing Guild, Global Ayurveda Conference, LLC, and Northern New Jersey Transitional Yoga Conference 2013.
“I have been a physical therapist for over 20 years and have held board certifications in both orthopedics and the upper extremity. Nancy Candea’s knowledge of anatomy and alignment is impressive. That combined with her extensive knowledge and experience in yoga makes her an absolute gem as a yoga therapist.”
— Carol Anne Paterson, PT, RYT, RMT
**The yoga therapy components of our trainings are based on our C-IAYT credentials, not derived from our status as a RYS with Yoga Alliance Registry.”