About Nikki

A long-time practitioner, I am highly inspired and influenced by the teachings of BKS Iyengar. Consistent practice has helped me develop a great understanding of both the physical, emotional, and spiritual benefits of Yoga.

I am a member and part of the leadership team of a private yoga community created by Dr. Melissa West.  I graduated my first teacher training under the expertise of Iyengar Yoga Instructor Cindy Dollar at The Glowing Body Yoga Studio. I am always eager to learn more and deepen my practice, therefore immersing myself in home study, workshops, and Continuing Education Intensives.

I have studied with Dr. Kate Flynn on how to apply Pure Energy Healing Techniques and, I am currently studying the teachings at Dharma Ocean to deepen my understanding of  Trungpa Rinpoche’s lineage, particularly in relation to somatic meditation. This inspires me to teach embodied experience in both yoga and meditation. To help parents find balance and connection with their children, I completed my certification in Ajeet Khalsa’s Dancing Spider Yoga© Children’s Yoga Teacher Training.

My favorite translation interprets “Prakrti” as the natural condition or state of anything. In individuals, Prakrti is one’s underlying characteristic, physical, and mental constitution and tendencies of expression.

Prakrti is comprised of eight elements: earth, water, fire, air, space, mind, intellect, and ego. When all of these are balanced and in perfect harmony, an individual finds peace and ease within his or her own TRUE Nature.

My style of teaching is designed to bring balance into each of the eight elements and to encourage each student to recognize, accept, and honor her body exactly where it is today. I encourage each student to be true to his own truth, her own true nature.

I look forward to sharing Yoga’s benefits by teaching in a safe, effective, alignment based way, and I am prepared to lead classes for students of all skill levels, experience, and body type by using props and modifications as needed.

I also enjoy customizing private practices to suit a student’s individual needs. I specialize in yoga for stress, including emotional and physical ailments, and I am dedicated to bringing Yoga off the mat and into daily life.