About Nicole

 

I have been practicing yoga for the past 12 years. Based in Westchester, I teach Beginners, Restorative, Advanced, Open Level, and Prenatal classes in individual and group private sessions. I have preformed Chakra rebalancing, Crystal healing & Ayurveda counseling. I have lead 200-hour yoga teacher trainings with Awakened Warrior.

I completed my 500-hour certification and leadership training with Michael Baez's Awakened Warrior Teacher Training. I completed advanced crystal healing certification with Carnelian Moon. I completed my prenatal training at Pure West NYC with Mary Barnes, Director of Yoga for Two and my 200-hour certification as a Vinyasa Yoga Instructor through Ambria Mathew's Zoga Yoga Teacher Training Program. I taught children’s yoga at NYC public schools in open programs and mini specials.  I previously taught Prenatal, Gentle Yoga, and Open Level classes at The Yoga Room, Excel Yoga & Fitness, and SUNY Maritime.

 

Little Awakenings, my children's yoga program, was born when my daughter was born. Babies are natural born yogis. As adults we try to develop the skills we were born with and forgot along the way. We strive all our lives to get back to the point where we started, as enlightened, fearless beings full of love and without inhibitions and regrets. Through my Little Awakenings program, those babies become children who develop a strong, grounded yoga practice that keeps their bodies and minds awakened, happy, and healthy as they grow into teenagers and emerge as well-adjusted adults.

 

I believe that yoga is essential for people at any age. From babies in the womb to seniors, and everyone in-between, everybody has the capacity to practice some form of yoga. We practice yoga to enhance our whole being. In addition to being a yoga teacher, I teach a wellness program "21 Day's to a Healthier You", I am a certified crystal healer, I studied Ayurveda for the past 5 years and provide Ayurveda consulting, I have been trained as a Deeksha Oneness Blessing Giver, and I intertwine spirituality with the physical practice of yoga in every class. My philosophy for teaching adults and children is to have fun in all you do and always smile. Life is too short to spend it without happy thoughts and smiles.

 

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Inspirations

Inspiration can be found anywhere if one is open to the blessings all around us.

 

My children are an endless source of inspiration for my practice. Like all children, the simplicity with which she sees the world gives my own thoughts clarity and focus.

 

All my teachers on and off the mat as well as my students inspire me daily with their knowledge, experience, and light.

 

I found inspiration and clarity when taking classes with the amazing, enlightened yogis among us Sri Dharma Mittra and ones no longer on this earth Tao Porchon-Lynch. Reading and meditating on "The Bhagavad Gita" and "The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali," Commentaries by Sri Swami Satchidananda, I find something new about myself and the journey.

 

Inspiration can be also be found by a river, a lake, or at the ocean. Absolutely anywhere there is nature in its truest form.