"Stability in the silent stillness of the Self is the real asana.
Be steady in that real posture." ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi
Love one another and help others to rise to the higher levels, simply by pouring out love. Love is infectious, and the greatest healing energy.
-- Satya Sai Baba
Raised in a yogic household, you could say Nicole has been studying yoga her whole life. Nicole began formal studies and practice of classical Yoga in 1993. Since then she has been consistently studying Yoga, Tantric philosophy, anatomy, physiology, bio-mechanics, Chinese Elemetal Theory, Ayurveda, and energy medicine, staying up to date on the latest in scientific understandings of movement, health, wellness, and how they relate to ancient yoga practices. With bachelors degrees in Cultural Anthropology and Ecology, she always thought she would run away and live in the jungle with the shamans. (Maybe she still will one day!) Instead, she realized that Yoga is the indigenous medicine tradition that she wanted to share with her fellow modern humans that could heal us and bring us into harmonious relationship with our selves, and therefore all of Nature. Because We Are Nature.
'Heart of Yoga' teacher in the Krishnamacharya lineage
Registered Yoga Alliance Teacher
Member of International Association of Yoga Therapy
Certified Massage Therapist
Certified Master Aromatherapist
Nicole opened Ojas Yoga Center in 2010 as a sincere offering to the community.
Steeped in the radical acceptance practices of Classical Yogic & Tantric philosophy and world devotional/mystical practices, Nicole delivers a simultaneously simple and sophisticated yoga practice that harmonizes the whole being and heals the personal and collective nervous system. Nicole's teaching is expressed with authenticity, depth, graciousness, humor, and a sometimes uncanny intuition of exactly what you need to feel and hear.
Nicole teaches you actual, natural yoga for your whole self. She excels in observing the habits of tension and movement in each student's body and works patiently and enthusiastically with each person to demystify and free the body of tensions to reveal a "new normal". She assists people of all ages, experience, and fitness levels to get curious, stay compassionate, and discover the appropriate practices to balance their particular constitution and lifestyle.
Her classes are a unique blend of traditional yoga, yoga therapy, modern somatic exploration, developmental movement, meditative inquiry and laughter. Serious about yoga, but not taking herself too seriously, she invites you to practice radical self-acceptance on and off the mat, and enjoy what unfolds from there.
It is a rare teacher that can transmit the simplicity of Yoga as well as it's sophistication. Nicole does just that.
Nicole' weekly class offerings:
Mondays 7:00-8:00 p.m. (Meditation) - see schedule
Tuesdays/Thursdays 9:00-10:30 a.m. (Gentle/All)
Sundays 9:00-10:30 a.m. - (Moderate)
I bow to all my teachers in all their forms: past, present and future. May we all perceive the inherent goodness and beauty in all things.