Nikki took her first yoga class in 1999 while living in Atlanta, GA and teaching Pilates at a local studio. As a classically trained ballet and modern dancer, she was immediately drawn to the physical nature of the practice. She quickly fell into a steady Ashtanga practice and continued exploring the practice with various teachers until landing in Boulder, CO in 2002.
Once in Boulder she had the opportunity to study with some amazing teachers, and over the course of the next 15 years she completed teacher trainings with Richard Freeman (200 hours), CorePower Yoga (400+ hours), and the Colorado School of Yoga (300 hours). In addition, Nikki holds her Masters Degree in Holistic Nutrition and has most recently completed the first teacher training in the United States in Kaiut Yoga with Francisco Kaiut and Kaiut International, as well as the first Avita Yoga teacher training with Yoga Loft. Although her background includes Ashtanga, Hot Yoga and Power Yoga, Nikki currently focuses on Integrated Vinyasa, Yin and Kaiut. In her vinyasa classes, she teaches a flow-style, moderately paced class that always revolves around the correct alignment of the postures.
She pays close attention to the breath, and typically builds her classes to a safe yet challenging peak posture. Nikki likes to keep her classes fun and light-hearted, and allows each student to work to their appropriate edge. Through the practice of Yoga, she hopes to help her students find health and happiness in their bodies!