As a teen, Nicola Tiburzi became a dedicated student of yoga. She has studied the Iyengar method since 2001. On two occasions Nicola has taken courses with the Iyengar family and resident teachers of RIMYI in India, and studied with Geeta Iyengar and Abhijata at four intensives in North America. She continues to develop her teaching skills with Louie Ettling, who apprenticed with Wendy Davis. Both were inspired by instruction with BKS Iyengar.
In 2014 she was a patient in medical classes at RIMYI for reproductive health, during which time she was the beneficiary of instruction from Stephanie Quark. From her personal experiences, Nicola is passionate about teachings that support women’s health issues and she integrates them in general classes. In 2015, through the grace of yoga she birthed a son, who came into the world peacefully, at home, unmedicated. She has taken training on the subjects of supporting healthy pregnant students and yoga for scoliosis.