|Date:||14th Feb 2017
|Class description:||An asana practice that blends strengthening and softening elements with the purpose of balancing the body. Students will experience both, an invigorating practice combined with long held deep stretches to cultivate a focused and meditative mind. Some pranayama, chanting and meditation may be included.
Suitable for beginners and students with some yoga experience looking to balance their strength and flexibility. No full inversions are included in these classes.|
|Class level:|| Level 1|
|Nicky first discovered yoga in 2007, during an important crossroads in her life. Having been a bit of a wild child, she began seeking a new way of life. Whilst the physical benefits of the practice brought confidence, it was the blissful state of calm she experienced that kept her coming back. Over time, her practice has also helped to relieve her issues with anxiety and depression and improve her overall quality of being. Nicky considers yoga the ultimate healing practice; by learning how to cultivate self-awareness and acceptance on the mat, she has learnt to sit comfortably with her emotions and to live fully in the present.|
Dedicated to the opposing yet complementary styles of Yin Yoga and Vinyasa Flow, Nicky's practice as well as her teaching focuses on exploring and nurturing a yin-yang balance, on the journey towards physical, mental and emotional well-being. Nicky teaches a challenging physical practice, to cultivate strength and body intelligence - all the while encouraging students to stay connected to their breath and explore their own inner landscape. Through intention, pranayama, meditation and asana, her goal is for students to leave each class feeling strong, calm and centred. Nicky's strong nature, paired with her warmth and sensitivity, bring an empowering yet nurturing sensibility to her classes.
Certified in both Yin Yoga and Vinyasa, Nicky is grateful to her teachers Jo Phee, Joe Barnett and Patrick Creelman - all of whom she continues to study with on a regular basis. Nicky also joyfully assists her Yin Yoga mentor Jo Phee (senior assistant to Paul Grilley and Sarah Powers) on various teacher trainings across Asia.
|QUALIFICATIONS & CERTIFICATIONS|
• 50-hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training - Myofascial Release and Spine Anatomy with Jo Phee, 2016
• 30-hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training - Anatomy and Chinese Medicine with Jo Phee, 2015
• The Foundation 200-hour Yoga Alliance Accredited Teacher Training with Patrick Creelman, 2015
• Yin Yoga 200-hour Yoga Alliance Accredited Teacher Training with Jo Phee and Joe Barnett, 2013
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