Universal Empress was launched in 2010 as the brand representing Nadine McNeil, a yoga teacher, speaker, transformational coach and humanitarian. Her mission involves igniting others to create and dwell in infinite possibility, and share the tenets of yoga within communities where it has been largely inaccessible.
Nadine coined two terms to encompass the main objectives of her work. First, her central message of Consciousness Rising – the act of stepping boldly into the fullest expression of self, thereby becoming a catalyst for collective change. And, her quest for the Democratization of Yoga – the removal of the illusion of elitism attached to the practice in modern times.
She presents at international conferences such as the Bali Spirit Festival and the Caribbean Yoga Conference, leads corporate workshops at companies such as the Caribbean’s largest money market brokerage, JMMB, and teaches at yoga studios across the globe. She also implements a variety of programs, classes and workshops for underserved populations, with past projects in the United States, Jamaica, Haiti and Africa, contributing, for example, to organizations such as the Africa Yoga Project.
Nadine teaches an annual workshop retreat at Kripalu, is a director of the Jamaica Yoga Association and a Jade Yoga ambassador. She has written for several publications such as Mantra magazine, Elephant Journal and the Jakarta Post, and has been featured extensively in media around the world, including Television Jamaica, and most recently in Wanderlust’s online publication. She has also completed Kripalu’s curriculum training for Yoga In Schools.