Nicola’s experiences of yoga began in her teens. As a young adult, she ‘found’ herself during a residency in an ashram and when sitting in zen traditions. She moved to Roberts Creek in 1994 and in 2000, began offering yoga to the surrounding communities. Nicola dabbled with trainings in many yoga lineages but found home in the Iyengar method. She honed her teaching skills under the guidance of Louie Ettling, who apprenticed with Wendy Davis, both were inspired by instruction with BKS Iyengar. Nicola has been a student of Geeta and Abhijata Iyengar on several occasions and a patient in RIMYI medical classes for reproductive health. She has received extensive training in Holistic sex education, Yoga for scoliosis and Yoga in pregnancy. Nicola is particularly passionate about supporting women in all stages of life. In 2015, she experienced the birth of a son at home peacefully in the tub and knows enlightenment is accessible in the deep Love surrounding everyday family life.
B.Ed., BFA, Registered Yoga Therapist, CYA-E-RYT 550, C-IYAT
I’m an experienced Yoga Therapist specializing in the therapeutic application of Yoga for people of all walks of life.
I have been teaching Yoga and meditation classes and offering private yoga therapy sessions for over 20 years.
Through my programs I have helped hundreds of people. I understand how to work with your body to alleviate pain and I endeavour to teach you the tools to understand how to do that for yourself.
Your life is written in your body. I help guide you in uncovering and honouring your body’s messages. The process moves from the physical to the subtler level of your mind and emotions. From your first session you will experience the benefits: you will move with more ease, feel more emotionally and mentally calm and balanced, and enjoy a growing sense of self-mastery.
Other movement practices and areas of study that inform my teaching are Somatics, Feldenkrais, Tensegrity Repair, Qi Gong, Functional Anatomy (Anatomy Tains) applied to Yoga Therapy, Mindfulness practices, Meditation, Reiki (Certified Level 3 Practitioner), Energy and Sound Healing.