Registered yoga teacher and a certified SUP yoga instructor.
U.K. registered dental professional.
My love of yoga started as a way to manage work related chronic joint pain as a result of working in dentistry all my adult life. I also neglected to properly stretch my muscles & allow flexibility in my joints. As a result my muscles & fascia became so tight that my ribs were lifting up, my back was constantly aching, my shoulders were in so much pain that I was taking prescription strength pain killers, I had physiotherapy, cortisone injections & ultimately surgery. I turned to yoga to help manage the problems and from the moment I attended my first hatha yoga class I was hooked, something inside of me stirred and the feeling of connection was instant. My physical body also felt so much better as flexibility increased, my core became stronger which in turn protected my back from pain. As my practice improved, I wanted to know more and more about yoga and myself which led to positive changes in my body as well as my mental and spiritual well being. My spiritual awakening was happening & I had started on my spiritual pathway. I then went on to complete yoga teacher trainings in India, UK & Bali with some of the most renowned teacher training schools, and in some of the worlds most spiritual settings.
Yoga philosophy from ancient Hatha texts, Patanjali's 8 limbs of yoga, ancient tantric practices, and the psychology of yin yoga have provided me with answers to questions about myself, things I knew I was experiencing but couldn't explain. Now I continue to experience the true essence of yoga, the union of mind with body & the authentic self, and how that influences my approach to life, nature, people and situations.
I invite you to experience this wonderful way of connecting to yourself and life, and also to increase joint flexibility to relieve chronic pain. I teach yoga in Slovenia and online, and have a particular interest in helping dental professionals ease work related pain.
I hold life support certificates and a British Canoe Union ‘Foundation Safety & Rescue Certificate’, so your safety on land and water is assured.
From a private 1:2 session:
"Thanks a lot Nicki,
we had a great session with you and feel our muscles today ;-)
"I had heard about your move to Slovenia and will be sorry not to enjoy any more of your fab yoga classes.
I can honestly say that your classes were the ones I have most enjoyed over the years (and I have done various at different times)."
"We thought we'd found our perfect teacher, and venue!
I have thoroughly enjoyed your classes, as you well know all yoga teachers are different, some suit, some don't but for me you were just great and I shall miss you."
A Yin yoga client:
" Today I woke up & for the 1st time since being a dental nurse I didn't have ANY back pain. I was laying on my front with my legs straight out. I have not been able to do this for years, also my hip flexors that have been very painful when compressed are no longer painful. The results so far are astonishing. I am blown away by the quick response my body is having doing this yoga. Thank you, thank you, thank you. ❤️🥰😘🧘"
A group SUP yoga session:
"And thanks again for putting up with us, everyone absolutely loved it! "