SANTA FE THRIVE
Nicole began practicing yoga in 2001 as a student of massage therapy with many aches and pains, quickly realizing that yoga was not just a tool to mend the body but the mind and soul as well. This realization led to a dedicated yoga practice that has transformed her life ever since. She is a Chicago native, holding a B.A. in Philosophy from Roosevelt University, as well as being a certified massage therapist. Nicole received her 500-hour advanced yoga certification from Moksha Yoga, in Chicago, in 2014. Since her journey began, she has had the pleasure of studying with many master teachers including Richard Freeman, Tim Miller, Tias Little, Gary Kraftsow, Seane Corn, Sianna Sherman, and Gabriel Halpern.
Having recently relocated to Santa Fe with her husband and terrier, Nicole is enthralled to be surrounded by the magical beauty of the mountains, rivers and hiking trails that drew her here. She is also an artist, with a focus on drawing mandalas, ancient objects of meditation. Her teaching has a focus on alignment, anatomy and therapeutic movements, which aim to provide a balance in the asymmetries we all are challenged with in our own bodies. Meditation, asana, pranayama, mudras and philosophy from yogic texts are interwoven in all her classes, as she believes they are the key elements that awaken the transformational aspects of yoga.