Our mission is help people unite their mind, body and breath as well as invite in more peace, joy and health into their lives through the mindful practice of yoga. We are here to serve as a catalyst for growth and teach others how to awaken their vitality, calm their minds and expand their breath. We strive to empower people to connect to their intuition, redefine their boundaries of limitations and envision limitless possibilities in their yoga practice and in their lives.
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If I can put a word in for Nikki, she is one of the 3 best yoga teachers that I have had in the past 10 years, and I’ve tried well over 100 teachers in the Bay Area. She is an inspirational, motivational, expert power Vinyasa instructor. She is incredibly creative with her flow, which is so important in keeping the practice fresh for us daily yogis. She has a great personality and verbal cadence and she actually *teaches* yoga, rather than just leading a practice. I’ve been going to her classes for several years, first in Sunnyvale, then at Santa Clara, and now at the studio that she founded in Cupertino. When I took my job at Apple, one of the factors that influenced my decision was that I would be able to attend her regular studio on DeAnza. ~ Jeff
This teacher training exceeded all my expectations. I learned a ton and am still soaking it in. I had a blast, made great friends and my yoga practice is forever changed for the best. It would take pages and pages to try to describe what Nikki is about, but suffice to say that her knowledge is beyond impressive. She is a natural educator and makes everything interesting, fun, deep and meaningful, everything she says, does or requires has a purpose, there's no B.S., no wasted time or energy, she goes to the heart of everything and attacks with olympic efficiency. We worked our tails off, we sweated buckets, we laughed, we cried, we got frustrated, we got over it, we kept on learning. ~ Lilia
I’ve throughly enjoyed seeing how my practice flourished under the guidance of Nikki and all of the teachers she’s mentored. She truly embodies what it means to practice on the mat and how yoga is also relevant in daily life. What I admire most about Nikki is that she is not perfect and doesn’t claim to be and is one of the most humble students of this practice that I’ve met. It’s very inspiring to witness the way she nurtures her teacher trainees and as a student I get to be a part of their growth. I’m inspired to grow when I see my teachers grow. YIO’s team of teachers has definitely guided me further to fall in love with my practice. ~ Pam