Teresa Nicola first came to yoga as a retreat from life’s stressors - at the time, those were college, waiting tables and the big city life of Chicago. Crunch Gym’s Sunday evening candlelit yoga class, became her sanctuary and provided stability to her energetic, active lifestyle.
After graduating college, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career, and continued practicing yoga at the 24hr Fitness and later the YMCA. In 2007 Lululemon, put out a challenge: visit 15 different yoga studios in Southern California, and earn a free tank top! It might not have been much, but it was enough of an incentive for this adventuresome yogi. So she ventured to 15 studios within Beverly Hills, Culver City, West Hollywood, Brentwood and Santa Monica, and not only earned a free tank, but she experienced all different forms of yoga: Kundalini, Bikram, Vinyasa, Hatha, Yin, Veda, Iyengar, and Anusara.
From Chicago to LA to Portland, her life has always been about exploration and adventure.
“Movement and music have always been and will always be my favorite forms of medicine. I have a strong desire to share a feminine approach to yoga, and help people connect with their power and pleasure."