About Nicole

Nicole began exploring meditation in 1999, hoping to quell the anxiety brought on by her hectic urban life. She began reading books on Buddhism, some poetry by Thich Nat Hanh. At some point, she finally sat down, grew quiet, and began to study herself.

Yoga followed quite serendipitously just a few years later. As she stood on the mat in her very first class and felt the four points of each foot pressing the Earth in Mountain Pose and breathed her way through Sun Salutations, she found her meditation brought to life. More than just her posture fell into alignment.

After years in public classes, Nicole finally decided to undertake her 250-hour teacher training at Wake Up Yoga in Philadelphia in hopes of developing a safe and knowledgeable personal practice. As her practice deepened, the call to teach unfolded naturally. Upon receiving her AYA Certification, she began sharing her experience of yoga in classes in and around Philadelphia.

In 2006, she moved to Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, where she continued to explore herself and her practice while offering classes to yogis from all around the world. Two years later, she followed her path to Buenos Aires, Argentina where she lived for a year, teaching in both English and her acquired Spanish.

Since July 2010, Nicole is back in her hometown of Philadelphia reconnecting with her roots. She currently resides in South Philadelphia with her husband, Mike, and their happy baby boy, Jack. Her classes shine light on the seemingly insignificant moments, the tiny particles of life, to reveal the big picture of universal interconnection. 

You can read more about her on PacificYogaBlog or check out her articles on Elephant Journal.


Our life is an apprenticeship to the truth that around every circle another can be drawn; that there is no end in nature, but every end is a beginning, and under every deep a lower deep opens.

~Ralph Waldo Emerson


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