Yoga

My Practice

My yoga journey began in the winter of 2007. What I have learned over the years is that my practice of life is a direct reflection of my practice on my yoga mat and vice versa. I have learned to listen, to be kind and gentle to myself and to develop a self-awareness that continues to strengthen me. In regards to my personal practice and teaching style, I connect with the Sanskrit term Akula, meaning “awareness in its unbounded dimension”. You, like everything else, are Energy. So as Energy, you are unbound in your abilities and you, therefore, have the capability of becoming aware of a much deeper level than just your physical body. This intention in yoga allows you to start to discover the connection of self-awareness to other parts of your being and it then becomes a catalyst for growth and transformation allowing you to move out of the purely physical and step into a bodiless awareness and again bring it back to the physical for a beautiful merging.

Offering to You

This yoga practice is a result of showing up on your mat, being open and most importantly, loving yourself. The bonus? This practice will give you all the physical benefits that yoga provides including strength, long, lean muscle growth, breath control, a decrease in physical pains and ailments and relief from stress and anxiety. You will also experience a heightened sense of well being, joy and the warmth of self-love and acceptance as you continue your path.

The styles of yoga I practice and teach are:

Guided Meditation

Meditation is the practice of stillness of body and mind. The goal is not to think of nothing but to be profoundly present in the now moment. This creates space for an awareness and a knowing to be perceived on an alternate level of higher consciousness. Meditation is one of the most healthy and beneficial techniques for overall well-being because the benefits of meditation are vast. It reduces stress, relief from physical, mental and emotional pains, a release of negativity, and lightness of body.

Restorative Yoga

Designed to align your physical and mental by practicing stillness. Restful postures are typically performed on the floor in a seated or lying down position held for anywhere from 3-5 minutes. Props are often used for support. Postures help to: enhance flexibility, deeply relax your body, still your mind, improve your capacity for healing, boost the immune system and balance the nervous system.

Yin Yoga

A slow paced style of yoga designed to lengthen the ligaments and tendons and create space in all corners of the body. Postures are held for anywhere from 45 seconds to 5 minutes depending on the level of practice. Yin is the perfect compliment to your heated, yang style yoga.

Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra or, yogic sleep, is a mind-body therapy that brings you to a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping. It is a systematic form of guided relaxation that typically is done for 30 to 60 minutes at a time. It is among the deepest possible states of relaxation while still maintaining full consciousness. It often brings immediate physical benefits such as reduced stress and better sleep, it also has the potential to heal psychological wounds. As a meditation practice, it can induce a profound sense of joy and well-being.

SUP Yoga

Stand up paddleboard yoga is the art of practicing the discipline of yoga, typically vinyasa, hatha or restorative, on a stand up paddleboard. It offers you an opportunity to become keenly aware of your balance as you move through your practice on any calm body of water. It also creates profound body awareness and significantly enhances core strength.

Slow Flow Vinyasa

A flowing, dynamic sequence of postures synchronizing the breath in harmony with movement. Vinyasa is designed to create heat, movement, strength and cardiovascular effects and this promotes stress relief, blood circulation and a rush of nutrient-rich, fresh oxygen throughout your body. (yang style yoga)

It is my belief that yoga is an integral part of the whole to become your most authentic self.

Start Your Practice

 

For questions or to book a private or group session please send me an email in the contact section below.

Much like my beliefs about life, my style of teaching incorporates pieces and parts of different disciplines to create a unique offering for you. Depending on your experience and desired intentions, I tailor each session to meet you exactly where you are when you step onto your mat.

*I also teach yoga around the world as I travel. If you would like to catch one of my in-person classes, take a look at the bottom of the page to see where I am currently teaching.

Testimonials

“Learning yoga from Nikki was an amazing experience. I have practiced yoga a little bit in my hometown but Nikki opened my eyes so much wider after my week with her. I have some injuries from playing volleyball and she was so good at adjusting the sessions so I would be able do every session with full effort. Nikki will always be my favorite yoga teacher.” Ragnar Ingi Axelsson

Neskaupstadhur, Iceland

My first experience practicing with Nikki was at her rooftop yoga class in Koh Phangan. Nikki was super welcoming and friendly which made me feel relaxed and not apprehensive at all about the class, I was fairly new to yoga at the time.

Nikki is a great yoga instructor. She’s very spiritual, friendly and talented, the energy in the room was awesome. I attended a few of Nikki’s classes over the duration of my one week stay, the classes were consistent in terms of the great energy however Nikki always mixed up what we focused on which was great. I particularly enjoyed the meditation element.Jodie

London, England

“Me and my boyfriend met Nikki when travelling in the Maldives. We booked a stay at a resort where there was a yoga option. We didn’t plan to do yoga throughout the whole stay but since we had a really nice first time experience with the yoga sessions Nikki taught, we attended the sessions almost every day. Nikki has a really inviting and authentic personality and we enjoyed her company as much as the yoga itself. She is the reason why we decided to do yoga once more when we went on holiday again half a year later.” Sebastian & Nick

Copenhagen, Denmark

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