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Meet Nicky

Certified Therapeutic Yoga Teacher,

Chinese Medicine Practitioner

 Shiatsu Massage Therapist

Sleep & Menopause Expert

"When you first meet Nicky, you are immediately struck by her warmth and compassion.  Whatever you need help with, Nicky brings her deep knowledge, gently guiding and coaching you to a place of calm, acceptance, strength and grace.  Soon you'll notice how her approach of ease starts to show up in the rest of your life." Hanna 

Hi I’m Nicky.

 

I came across yoga at my local gym in my 20s.  I was curious to try it and was hoping it would prevent any further sports injuries.  

 

I remember my first downward dog and having a strong sense of “coming home”.  This was more than just a physical exercise.  It was powerful!  I also remember how amazing it was when I was in a stretch and suddenly gained a whole lot more length in my hamstrings simply by sending my exhale there.  

 

I had a hard time in my teens and developed a detached way of witnessing my life, rather than actually experiencing it.  It took me years to understand that I went through a kind of bereavement for the happy child I used to be.  Yoga was a revelation and practising present moment awareness helped me to stop dwelling in the past.  It was really interesting to learn about the Eight Limbs of Yoga - it turns out I had been practising pratyahara (withdrawal of the senses) and dharana (concentration) since I was 12 years old.

 

Fast forward to 2013 when I left my corporate job as a project manager for British Airways to follow my husband’s job to Paris.  I had time to consider what I wanted to do with the next phase of my life and as soon as I got home, I jumped into teacher training with Strala.

 

Strala introduced me to natural movement principles such as softening, and moving with ease, and to the vast wisdom of Chinese Medicine, and I haven’t looked back.  I love sharing what I’ve learnt and making life easier for people.  Health, healing and happiness is at the core of what I do and I’m here for the long haul.

If you'd like to feel happier or healthier, do get in touch.  

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Nicky trained with Yoga Medicine, Strala Yoga (drawing on wisdom from Japanese and Chinese Medicine), Teen Yoga and Mindfulness, and appleyoga (vinyasa flow).  She is a certified Shiatsu and Chinese Medicine practitioner.

Read more about the Five Element Approach here.

Specialist training includes Yoga for Cancer, Yoga for Parkinsons, Women's Health (monthly cycle issues, fertility, menopause), Mental Health & Wellness, Teen Yoga Therapy, Sleep Recovery and Long Covid/Chronic Fatigue.

For the full list of my training and qualifications, click here

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