A consistent yoga practice offers incredible benefits for the body, mind and soul through the use of movement, breath and meditation. Yoga provides an overall sense of well-being. It’s a path to wholeness and long-term sustained joy. There are too many benefits to a consistent yoga practice to list, but below are some common experiences of past clients of mine.
- Body – Reduce stress, improve flexibility, gain strength, increase vital energy, create endurance, sleep well, change eating habits
- Mind – Find harmony, balance the hemispheres of the brain, reduce mental chatter, shift thinking and behavioral patterns through observation, cultivate meditation
- Soul – Access the higher Self, connect to Divine wisdom, find the Soul’s purpose
Nicole’s Yoga Teaching Style
Nicole’s unique style of alignment-based vinyasa yoga integrates intelligent sequencing, curative philosophies and invigorating breath work to create a deeply transformative class that challenges her students in all the right ways. Her soulful and healing voice graces every practice with the sacred beauty of sound.
Nicole teaches public classes and privates. Private sessions offer convenience and the opportunity to develop a customized plan that suits her client’s specific needs, experience and body type. Private appointments can offer a much deeper understanding of yoga and can include other complimentary healing arts that she practices if desired.
Class Styles Nicole Offers
Vinyasa Flow – As defined by YogaWorks, “this vigorous style of yoga links breath and movement through a sequence postures. The smooth, continuous flow deepens breathing, increases endurance, and will test the edge of your balance and flexibility. Vinyasa classes are best if you are already physically active, comfortable with the basic yoga postures, and appreciate a healthy sweat. Depending on the level, Vinyasa classes often include advanced postures such as handstands, arm balances or backbends.”
YogaWorks Method – As defined by YogaWorks, “this method balances precise instruction, alignment with breath, and fluid movement. Classes are carefully themed to deepen the students’ experience of yoga. A flow of Sun Salutes and postures are skillfully sequenced, and modifications are used to individualize the practice for each student. The YogaWorks Teacher Training Program is based on this clear and effective style of practice. YogaWorks signature classes are paced moderately to vigorously depending upon the level.”
Yin Yoga – As defined by YogaWorks, “In Taoist philosophy, the qualities of Yin are dark, calm, passive and deep. Based on these principles, Yin Yoga uses passive postures held for longer periods of time to allow for deep opening in the connective tissue of the hips, pelvis and spine. Meditation may also be used.”
Meditation – As defined by YogaWorks, “A technique to quiet the mind. Meditation generally involves focusing the mind on an object (such as the breath, a word, or an image) in order calm the whirlwind of thinking. Regular practice of meditation helps calm the nervous system and allows the body to recuperate from stress. Anyone can practice meditation and benefit from the deep relaxation and self-awareness that result from a quieter mind.”