Native Philadelphian Natalie Levin has had an extensive opera performance career. She completed her undergraduate degree at Columbia University in New York City and then went on to earn her Masters in Opera from Manhattan School of Music and Northwestern University. Natalie has sung leading and supporting roles with the Central City Opera, the Santa Fe Opera, the Bronx Opera, MidAmerica Productions, the Virginia Opera, Opera Lyrique en Mer, One World Symphony, and she was the mezzo soloist in Mozart’s Requiem at Carnegie Hall. Highlights of Natalie’s opera career include singing the lead role in Bizet’s Carmen and Azucena in Verdi’s Il Trovatore. Natalie is a versatile performer and loves to sing recital repertoire. She has sung many recitals around the world. She speaks fluent Italian, French, German, Spanish, and a bit of Russian. Natalie’s other talents include oil painting, ballroom dancing, and teaching yoga.
Natalie Levin has been practicing yoga since 1996 and is a graduate of the 2003 OM Yoga Weekend Warrior Teacher Training program at OM Yoga in NYC. Natalie expresses deep gratitude to the teacher with whom she trained, Cyndi Lee, who gave her a teaching foundation steeped in mindfulness, humor, breath awareness, alignment, and play. Natalie taught full-time at OM Yoga in NYC for several years, and then decided it was time to move to the country of Glenside, Pennsylvania. She has studied Iyengar yoga most recently with Carrie Owerko, Manouso Manos, and Kevin Gardiner, and in the past with George Purvis, Gabriel Halpern, and John Schumacher. For a while, Natalie was a devoted practitioner of Ashtanga yoga, and studied with Tias and Surya Little in Santa Fe. Natalie loves the joyous whirling fiesta of teachings from Laughing Lotus’s founders, Dana Flynn and Jasmine Tarkeshi. Natalie has developed a deep passion for astrology in the recent years, and incorporates discussion of the planetary transits into her teachings. When not in a yoga studio, Natalie delights in spending time with her partner and her baby, plays with many cats, sings opera and finds comfort in the study of her dreams, Jung, and the planetary transits.