Client Testimonials

It’s refreshing to meet some one that has found their true calling in life, I view Nicole not only as my Yoga instructor, but also as a powerful Healer. She is extremely knowledgeable in her area of expertise and in tune with her client’s needs. Nicole treats each session as a rejuvenation and rebirth ceremony… her focus, attention to detail and guidance are unparalleled. I highly recommend her.


Julian Reyes,Executive Producer

Add “motivational speaker” to the already impressive array of hats that miss Doherty wears. I just attended her  Sunday class on “How to get rid of negative thoughts and patterns” and have instantly noticed a boost in my energy, outlook and general satisfaction with life. I only wish the sessions were longer and had more interaction between classmates.  Next up: Tools for Transformation. If I am a better yoga practitioner and person at the end of this year, Nicole will surely be a huge part of it.


Michi V.,San Francisco, CA

Nicole is my Yoga Instructor. She comes to my home once a week and coaches my wife and I in our practice, and she is very good at it. I feel 10 times better after a session, and since I’ve been practicing, my body and soul have taken a 180 degree turn for the better. She’s a fantastic instructor, and we love and respect  her  more than you can know.  I have never felt healthier than when we are consistent with our sessions! In addition to being an expert, she is very friendly and personable. I would recommend Nicole to anyone looking to start or continue a yoga practice.


Tim Dionne,Technical Staff at

I have been taking private yoga as well as group yoga from Nicole for a couple of years and she is a truly gifted teacher.  Her warm approach and extensive knowledge of anatomy make taking class with Nicole not only relaxing but beneficial for our tired, tight bodies.  Most recently I attended a workshop called Transform Now with Nicole.  The information she gave us was very helpful and pertinent to anyone’s yoga practice.  The fun style in which the workshop was held makes it accessible for any level yoga student from the beginner to the seasoned yogi.


Roxanne G.,Oakland, CA

I am a novice yoga guy. Classes make me nervous because I feel like I don’t know what I am doing. This is why Nicole was a great fit for me. Nicole lead me through the session with ease and expertise. She made me feel like I was a pro and explained to me what was going on with my body, where I held tension, what areas needed to be strengthened and why. I felt safe and encouraged. When my session was over I felt calm, relaxed, and open. I am excited to work with Nicole again and highly recommend her!


Christopher T.,San Francisco, CA

I’ve been taking private yoga lessons with Nicole for some time now, and she is terrific! She tailors her instruction to my practice level, to my body and specific needs. She has great listening skills and asks great questions about my goals and what I’m looking to get out of my practice. Her own practice is very advanced, so she’s a good example of what I’m shooting for ultimately. I’ve taken a lot of classes, and hers are terrific! Her understanding of health, fitness, nutrition and spirituality are wonderful. I definitely recommend Nicole!


Nicole W.,San Francisco, CA

I took some small, private yoga classes with Nicole and I have to say that I wish I didn’t move away from LA so I could take them a few times a week!  She is knowledgeable, attentive, rigorous and relaxing all at the same time.  She pushed me enough so I felt like I had a workout, yet my mind felt clear and calm when I was finished.  She includes just the right amount of spiritual and meditative insight–enough that it is beneficial, but not so much that you lose track of her point…you know when that happens?  Anyway, like I said, if I could I would attend Nicole’s classes all of the time.  And if I ever go visit LA again (which I most certainly) I will definitely try to catch one.  Her classes just make me feel better, both physically and mentally.


Lisa E.,San Francisco, CA

Nicole showed me how to love yoga. She is patient and understanding. She is calm as well as calming. Her integrity is unmatched and she is as sweet as they come. And on top of all this, she really knows her stuff.


Jim Vetter,Wedding Photographer

Nicole has always been very multi-faceted in her business endeavors. She is very detail-oriented, thorough, and in touch with current trends in business and promotion. She is highly experienced in her field and always brings something new and welcomed to the table. Always a pleasure to work with her!


Brittany Tilleman,Brand & Artist Development at YBR Promotions

As a Dance Instructor myself for over 13 years, I am highly  aware of both good and bad instruction. I am happy to share that Nicole is an incredibly intuitive and excellent instructor! I have taken both group and private instruction from her and I am always blown away by her ability to share her vast knowledge, help you understand the posture and guide and support you throughout the whole class. A skill many instructors do not have. Her sweet soul and sense of humor is a gift she shares with everyone in the room making each lesson a joy and a pleasure.  Her light shines bright and she is willing to do whatever it takes for you to have some of that light too my sharing all that she knows. Thank you Nicole for showing me so much and taking me on this great Yoga journey. I am forever grateful.


Val Cunningham,Dance Instructor

I have been practicing Yoga on and off for the past 10 years at various studios around the United States. Although I have always felt a connection to and respect for the practice I often felt as though something were missing. When I began practicing with Nicole I immediately noticed her attention to alignment and the students’ individual needs. Each class began and flowed throughout with a sort of rhythm that provided compassion, non-judgment, and space to find strength and peace. This is the kind of environment I had been craving to practice in and I am so very grateful to Nicole for filling in that missing puzzle piece. Her radiant energy brings a fun-loving vibe to every class, accompanied with great wisdom for all that Yoga is. It has been a true inspiration. Nicole’s guidance has made my practice more well rounded in the foundations of what Yoga can do for the physical, emotional and spiritual bodies. This has allowed me to open and listen to the vision for my own self, as I have decided to enroll in a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training program. Everyone deserves to practice with someone like Nicole! Much love to you!  Namaste


Erin Grace Gonzalez,Teacher