Nicole teaches a gentle and relaxing all-levels class that will raise your heart rate in the beginning with traditional sun salutations, then work deeply into the connective tissue around the hips pelvis and spine with a slow and enjoyable Yin Yoga practice. This class promotes deep breathing, mindfulness and inward listening. Suitable for beginners and experienced students alike who are seeking a fun and grounding class that focuses on restoring flexibility and mobility.
Read Nicole's YOGA Bio below.
What training impacts your yoga teaching?
I attended the Asheville Yoga Center for 230 hours of teacher training. I chose this program because it was so comprehensive. They discussed a broad spectrum of Yoga styles. This actually became more helpful than I could ever imagine since now I teach many different types of classes. Feeling comfortable to teach Yin Yoga, Vinyasa, Restorative, Chair Yoga, Kids Yoga and more.
I also have another 200 hour teacher training from Adventure Club via Rubber Soul Yoga. This teacher training lasted two years and it's where I found my voice as a teacher and at the same time became interested in meditation, mindfulness and inward listening. I would be a different person if I had not had this wonderful experience.
What is your favorite thing about yoga practice and teaching?
As a teacher being present with the students. As a student being present in the room. Soaking up the present moment, enjoying the movement and breath.
What is your favorite thing about being part of a yoga community?
I have had so many wonderful, funny and honest conversations in the front room of Rubber Soul Yoga. It's definitely a place I feel comfortable and where many friendships have blossomed. My favorite part is a deep yet light hearted sense of connection with my fellow Yogi.
What do you like to do outside of yoga?
I play Bass Guitar and sing in a rather loud and fast punk band called Shehehe. This is the Yang to my Yin for sure! My husband (the drummer) and I have one young child and enjoy our downtime together either relaxing at our home, hiking, swimming or traveling with the band.