Niki took her first yoga class at 12 and has been a student of the practice ever since. Her philosophy is that yoga is as much about what happens on the mat as what your mentality is all day long - managing stress, choosing love over fear and overcoming excuses. She holds an advanced Psychology degree from the University of South Florida, and is registered as an E-500 and Y.A.C.E.P. with the internationally acclaimed Yoga Alliance. Yoga is for every body, and her style is down-to-earth. You’ll move, and you’ll learn a lot, too! Expect variations of postures, modifications, props, breath work and specific cues to advance your own practice, class by class.
Niki is a U.S.-based E-RYT 500 yoga educator and teacher trainer, international retreat leader, author and wellness consultant. She is the author of Roadmap to Mindful Living, and the developer of a research-backed curriculum for creating sustainable changes in wellbeing. Her teaching approach is based on the fact that both mental and movement-based habits can “make or break” our quality of life and by using yogic tools, we can sustainably change our mindset and ultimately our life by relating to stress and suffering in profound ways. She serves on the medical team of Goodpath.com and is a contributing teacher on YogaWakeUp. In her classes, students learn about their anatomy along with the mindset or belief that moves them from one action to the next. Her students learn to cultivate a deep sense of presence and technique whether they are utter beginners or yoga teachers, themselves. And while Niki is serious about her work, her classes are down-to-earth, full of humor and humility and always welcome students exactly as they are from any walk of life.