Naushad Godrej :

Naushad is passionate about helping people improve their health and resilience through body awareness and mindfulness practices. Naushad grew up playing sports in his youth and then Division I soccer at Santa Clara University while following his dream. His experiences on the field resulted in several life changing injuries that brought him through a journey of exploring a wide variety of therapies to rehab and manage chronic pain. It was at this time Naushad began to explore and practice yoga to bring more balance into his life. After being inspired by many practitioners and curious to learn more about our ability to heal, Naushad left a job in the health tech industry and decided to pursue a path in health and wellness. The journey has led him to working in the fields of fitness, physical therapy, and massage therapy.

At the beginning of 2018, Naushad traveled to Central America to study yoga and meditation, and spent time volunteering at several retreat, wellness, and yoga centers. His experiences over the last year have greatly impacted his approach to teaching and incorporating the mind, body, and spirit into his work. He moved to Santa Cruz at the end of 2018 to continue his journey in health and wellness. As a teacher and coach, Naushad incorporates a holistic approach of functional strength, rehab, yoga, and mindfulness practices. He holds certifications in fitness (GMB), corrective exercise (NASM), massage therapy (CAMTC), holistic lifestyle coaching (CHEK Institute), and yoga (RYT-200).

Naushad enjoys discovering new hiking trails, water adventures, going to farmers markets and experimenting with recipes, dancing, practicing yoga, live music, playing pickup sports, and he is obsessed with cacao.


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