My journey really begun when I was around 22 years of age without realising this at the time…

…when I was first introduced to meditation through a special lady who took me to a Buddhist centre in Canterbury. We would all meditate in a group and listen to the wonderful teachings which I loved. This became a regular day out and often we went on trips to different centres around the UK. This brought a new feeling in my heart of which I couldn’t describe in words. I had a troubled early adult life with traumatic experiences that I hid from everybody, even myself. At that time I believed I was OK, I’m strong, I am a survivor. I just got on with the show. I had never dealt with the deep wounds.

My first holiday to India was back in 1997 and it was in Goa that I met the most inspiring teachers that led me to my first experience of authentic yoga. My passion for learning yoga grew stronger with every visit.

I absolutely fell in love with this incredible country and it became my yoga holiday destination for many years and later on in my life Goa become my home. I was dipping in and out of yoga as I was working in hospitality, managing a hotel, hosting weddings and events. Yoga was always in the back of mind as I was still keeping my connection with my own yoga practice and exploring Buddhism philosophy and meditation. In 2009 I went on a course with the British Wheel of Yoga in London. I knew in my heart this was what I wanted to do in my life. I then started Meditating again with a regular practice . My journey had begun. I started to lose interest in all the things I thought made me happy. Attachments I began to let go. I could not believe the profound changes meditation brought to my life, the benefits were so many I wanted to learn more. This was a very powerful transition. I felt strong and confident to let go of what was holding me back from living the life I really wanted… I travelled back to my first love India staying longer and longer each time, going yoga mad I couldn’t get enough of it. I did intensive training in meditation to be a certified meditation teacher. I am 500 hrs yoga alliance teacher in Classical Hatha Yoga and Ashtanga vinyasa flow. I plan my own classes and modify to suit students abilities. I truly believe that yoga is for everyone and with a regular practice will lead you to a sense of peace, well being, flexibility and strength into one’s life. I feel very blessed to share my love of yoga and what I have learnt over the years through life experiences and teachings from inspirational teachers all over the world.

I have travelled wide and far and taught yoga to all different walks of life and cultures. Yoga is my passion and my soul purpose in this life time and to share this with anybody who wants to discover it is my gift to you. This is a life time journey of self realisation and following the great masters and their teachings past and present in the universe.

I am a Reiki master teacher and Ayurveda holistic therapist – I now divide my time between practicing in India, Europe and the UK hosting yoga retreats, yoga holidays, yoga classes, Reiki courses and holistic treatments..

Nicky 💜

Yoga Instructor Nicola