“Yoga for me is a sanctuary, a sacred place to unwind and release from self limiting beliefs, and step more deeply into higher alignment with my true self. For me, yoga and tears are a natural combination, and so it’s important for me to know; is the teacher setting a safe place for such an exploration of the deep self. And as we are all on the same path, is the teacher consciously living his or her own version of such an exploration.
For me those answers are writ large with Nikki’s natural loving energy. She stands at the doorway before class, and greets each person as they enter the space, and each time it’s as if it was the first time. Such a sweet invitation to renew again, to be present again, in sacred right now. That isn’t something that’s taught, that comes from something that’s been lived.
In addition to all of the pose instructions about what to do in class, Nikki is also very skillful with what she doesn’t say, and when she doesn’t say it. She is naturally gifted in creating the space that comes from silence, allowing students to expand inwardly and outwardly to meet our own unique edges in our own unique way.
Nikki teaches what she herself is learning, the blending of asana practice, built upon the deeper foundations of yoga philosophy, and universal spiritual truths. Simply stated, it’s about heart energy, and Nikki demonstrates her deep connection there with her speech tone and cadence, and her consistently radiant accepting energy.
A million thank you’s to you Nikki!”