Nicole is a registered, certified yoga teacher and certified Crystalline Consciousness Technique Practitioner. She began taking yoga classes in 2002 and became a student of yoga in 2003. Since that time, she has experienced such strength and happiness that she felt called to help others experience their own divine gifts. Nicole earned her 200 hour teaching certification from TRY4Life School in Cleveland, Ohio and began teaching hatha yoga in 2008.
Nicole creates a yoga session that begins with a centering activity, followed by gentle warm-ups to heat the body. The sequence then progresses to holding traditional yoga poses (asanas). Finally, Nicole guides students through a cooling period to calm the body and prepare for a guided relaxation (savasana), which ends the yoga class. The ambiance that Nicole creates is one that fosters acceptance, comfort, stress reduction, and relaxation. She uses soft lighting and unscented candles wherever possible; soft music is often used to compliment the sound of Nicole’s voice as she carries students through the yoga session.
Nicole also holds a Master of Organizational Leadership and a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education, both from Lourdes University in Sylvania, Ohio. She also teaches yoga classes at Lourdes University and is an adjunct instructor, certified tutor, and academic coach there.