A LITTLE ABOUT ME
I discovered yoga in 2001 to help with my carpel tunnel syndrome and also practiced yoga throughout both of my pregnancies. However, my love affair with yoga began in 2006 when I stumbled upon Baron Baptiste’s Journey Into Power book. I was intrigued by the pose on the front cover. It’s Baron holding bakasana (crow pose). I was never able to get into bakasana due to carpel tunnel but his words spoke to my heart and his practice strengthened my body. With a commitment to a daily practice I was able to fly in crow within a couple of months. I thought if I could accomplish crow pose in a matter of months when I thought I would never be able to do it, I knew my life was going to change… and it did! Right about this same time, I got laid off from my high-tech job and decided to steer my life towards health and wellness.
I believe in yoga and am passionate about sharing this practice with everyone. Yoga has helped me through many dark and challenging days as well as life situations, most recently including cancer. Yoga will squeeze you, challenge you, ask more of you than you can possibly imagine. It will wring you out and show you that you have no limits because when there’s no separation between mind, body and spirit, your fullest potential will shine through.
My intention is to teach my students how to teach themselves. I believe yoga is a personal journey and that the truest Teacher always lies within the Self. So whether I am teaching a private session, group lessons, or a teacher training, I strive to share the knowledge so you can serve your own body’s needs, learn the tools to enhance your own practice, and also the skills to share this practice with others whether that is with your friends and families or as a career teaching the public.
Expect my classes to be vigorous and fun with bouts of laughter to challenge you to stay connected in mind, body and spirit. Whether you are reading my blog, attending group classes, or practicing to my podcasts, I am excited to be a part of your journey. Come practice with me and meet yourself at the edge of doubt, then breathe like never before and witness how yoga will redefine your boundaries of limitations in your mind, your body, and your being.
See you on the mat.
With an Abundance of Love,
Nikki is seriously one of the best yoga instructors in the area. Her classes are challenging but she’s right there with you, supporting you, encouraging you, assisting you and most importantly, she believes in you. If you are determined enough to stick with it, you can absolutely transform your body, mind, and spirit in a short amount of time. ~Sarah
Nikki is an Experienced 500 hour Registered Yoga Teacher with over 5,200 teaching hours. She has been certified thru Baptiste Power Yoga with Baron Baptiste, Wild Abundant Life with Deborah Williamson, Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga with Tim Miller, and Yoga Tune Up® with Jill Miller. She is also the Director of Yoga Inside Out’s 200hr Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training program.