“We are not going to change the whole world, but we can change ourselves and feel free as birds. We can be serene even in the midst of calamities and, by our serenity, make others more tranquil. Serenity is contagious. If we smile at someone, he or she will smile back. And a smile costs nothing. We should plague everyone with joy. If we are to die in a minute, why not die happily, laughing? (136-137)”
― Swami Satchidananda, The Yoga Sutras
Following 16 years of yoga practice, in 2011 she completed the 200 hour yoga teacher training course with Yogacampus and has been teaching yoga classes to young people since.
Her teaching focuses on the quality of the breath in the yoga postures, using creative imagery to support a greater understanding of the alignment principles of the postures and deepening the awareness of the union between mind and body.
For the last 10 years she has been working as a dance lecturer in a sixth form college, incorporating yoga into all dance courses.
After gaining qualified teacher status (QTS) in 2008, she became Curriculum Area Leader for the Performing Arts department and has introduced yoga as an enrichment activity to students throughout the college
Yoga with Nicola
Nicola has worked as a contemporary dancer, choreographer and teacher since graduating from the Laban Centre in 1998.
It was during her dance training that she experienced her first yoga class and since then yoga has been a fundamental part of her life, promoting change both in her body and in her attitude to life.
Nicola is also qualified to teach the Introductory series of Skinner Releasing Technique (SRT), a dance improvisation technique that follows the simple principle that when we are releasing physical tension, we can move with greater freedom, power and articulation.
Nicola is also qualified to teach Birthlight Perinatal Yoga, offering class to pregnant women to support them through their pregnancy and in birth preparation. She is also able to offer Active Birthing sessions (including birth partners), and Postnatal classes with or without your baby.