Welcome to NATA!
Founded in 2014 by Pamela and Senêt Weber, NATA grew out of
our years of yoga and meditation practice and
research into Asian philosophy and plant-based cooking.
We are pleased to offer high-quality teaching in our calm
and welcoming space in the heart of Paris' 20th arrondissement.
Friendly, safe, welcoming, all-inclusive, accessible, open-minded:
these are the core values we bring to everything we do.
Your curiosity, energy and enthusiasm will also be
essential ingredients of NATA.
We look forward to getting to know you!
Pamela & Senêt WEBER
Our facilities feature:
- a welcoming, furnished lobby
- a fully-equipped kitchen
- a large practice room that looks out onto two peaceful gardens
- a changing room with lockers for your belongings
Check out our slide show to get a feel for the place.
Before NATA moved in, the space was used by a team of graphic designers. You can see some of the transformation and renovation in our Facebook album, and you can laugh with us in the video we shot during construction in the yoga studio!
Pamela and Senêt Weber have over 50 years of combined experience in the fields of yoga, meditation and vegetarian organic cuisine.
Pamela Weber first discovered yoga during her doctoral studies in art history in the year 2000. An avid student of the practice, she completed her first teacher training program with in Paris and received certification in Hatha Yoga with the Fédération française du yoga in 2004 with Gérard Arnaud.
After accepting a teaching position as Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of Rhode Island, she undertook a second teacher training program in Vinyasa Yoga with Tom Gilette at his Eyes of the World Studio in Providence, RI in 2009-2010. She also received macrobiotic training at the Kushi Institute (Becket, MA, USA) and studied health-supportive, vegetarian cooking at the Natural Gourmet Institute in New York, NY (USA).
In 2013, Pamela left her university teaching position in the United Stats to open NATA and to dedicate herself fully to yoga, meditation, and vegetarian, organic cooking. The call of the research world was too strong, however, and in September 2021, she enrolled at the École de hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS) in Paris to pursue a Master's Degree in Asian Studies.
Her research project focuses on Swami Kripalu, active in Gujarat, India in the second half of the twentieth century. Less known than Iyengar or Patthabi Jois, Kripalu nonetheless attracted an international community of students and sent students abroad. The most important of his disciples, Amrit Desai, opened the Kripalu Ashram in the 1970s and still teaches in the US today. Kripalu's role in the modern yoga renaissance deserves further attention and research.
Alongside his career as a fine artist, Senêt Weber studied and then taught shiatsu, macrobiotics and do-in, three holistic techniques descended from Chinese medicine via Japan.
His yoga practice also began in the 1970s in Geneva with Jean Rofidal and then with Gérard Arnaud in Paris. He has been a devoted practitioner for over forty years.
He spent several months in Boston, MA (USA) to complete an advanced apprenticeship with internationally-renowned macrobiotic teacher Michio Kushi at the Kushi Institute. He translated Michio Kushi’s The Book of Oriental Diagnosis into French in 1982 (ed. Guy Trédaniel).