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My name is Nina Zettl and I live in the Comox Valley with my husband and three children. I am a mother, yoga teacher, birth and postpartum doula, women’s health advocate, self-regulation therapist and reiki master who is passionate about providing trauma-informed care, empowering life transition support, embodied somatic-energetic and conscious movement facilitation. I founded my business, Freedom From Within, in September of 2012 and have worked across Western Canada for the past eleven years. I am a Yoga Teacher, Self Regulation Therapist, Birth Doula and Reiki Master and combine these modalities to create a powerful and unique healing experience for my clients and students. My work is focused on helping my clients deepen their mind-body-spirit connection, to empower them to connect to their innate gifts and inner wisdom and help them move through trauma that impedes them from living a full and harmonious life.


My yoga journey started at the age of eight with my mother who introduced me to asana, meditation and breath-work as a way to help manage asthma symptoms. Through various stages of my life it has served as a deeply healing and transformative practice and inspired me to share this practice with others. I have spent the last ten years studying and teaching various styles of yoga from Prana Vinyasa, Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga, Lila Vinyasa Flow, VinyasaKrama, Trauma-conscious, Hatha and Yin Yoga and have over 500 hours of yoga teacher training. I established my business, Freedom From Within Yoga in September of 2012 and have since taught over 3000 hours of yoga throughout the province of Saskatchewan and British Columbia. I offer Vinyasa, Yin, Prenatal/Postnatal, Family and Children's yoga classes as well as private yoga classes. 


As I deepened my studies in the subtle aspects of yoga, I could see the power and healing that came from harnessing and directing prana. Prana, in sanskrit, is described as the universal life force energy that permeates through all living things. In Japanese, the same energy is called ki. Reiki was a natural progression of my healing journey and has taught me how to connect to our innate power, wisdom and self healing mechanisms as well the universal life energy that in available to all of us. I have studied Usui and Holy Fire Reiki with Linda Cimpric of E-volve One, Holy Fire Reiki Master Program with Candace Hawkshaw and completed a Master Level in New Earth Angel Reiki with Andrea Kehler. 

Self Regulation Therapy: 

I began studying SRT with psychologists Dr. Lynne Zettl and Dr. Ed Josephs of the Centre Foundation for Trauma Research and Education in 2016 after experiencing my own transformative healing with the modality. Growing up with chronic asthma, I suffered from several asthma attacks that left me hospitalized. Treating the trauma that resulted from these experiences and learning to regulate and resource my nervous system through SRT has been a game changer for me. It has not only reduced my dependancy on asthma medications but has also contributed to a better quality of life. After witnessing the positive effects of a well supported nervous system, I became inspired to learn this modality to help others. Over the past seven years, I have pursued foundational and advanced SRT training with CFTRE. My experience in this field has motivated me to study Psychology and set to graduate from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology honours Degree in the spring of 2023.





  • 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Training Program (Namaskar Yoga School) 

  • 85 Hour Yoga Alliance Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training Program (Namaskar Yoga School) 

  • 25 Hour Prana Vinyasa Teacher Training Program (Adri Kyser) 

  • 30 Hour Lila Vinyasa Flow Yoga Teacher Training Program (Clara Roberts-Oss) 

  • 100 Hour VinyasaKrama Yoga Teacher Training (Ramaswami Srivatsa) 

  • 50 Hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training (Vincent Lu)

  • 20 Hour Trauma Conscious Yoga Teacher Training (Judy Weaver)

  • 300 Hour Prana Vinyasa Teacher Training Program (Shiva Rea) *in progress*


  • The Art of Channeling Training (Andrea Kehler and Sara Downey) 

  • Usui Reiki Levels 1 & 2 Training (Linda Cimpric E-volve One)

  • Holy Fire Reiki II Levels 3 & Master Program (Candance Hawkshaw, Soaring Spirit)

  • New Earth Angel Reiki Levels 1, 2, 3 & Masters Program (Andrea Kehler)​​



  • Foundations Course - Levels 1, 2 & 3

  • Post Advanced 2 - Medical & Dental Trauma

  • Psychological Anatomy Course


  • Upleader Institute CST Level 1


  • DONA International Doula Course

  • 12 Hour Birth Education Course​ with Suzanne Moquin


  • Sacred Pregnancy Course, Sacred Living Movement University


  • Homeopathy for Pre Birth, Birth and Beyond with Mirando Castro (The Centre For Homeopathic Education)


  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (In progress) 

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