Trained originally in Vinyasa Yoga with Jim Harrington, will teach gentle, flow yoga classes, focusing on creating space, energy, and lightness within. She was first introduced to yoga in 1998, initially yoga helped her de-stress from her daily responsibilities working in a stressful environment. Having been very wild in her late teens and early 20’s, the practice of yoga always ended up bringing her back to her and gave her time for a little reflection.
Later on the practice of yoga, during her pregnancy brought her closer to her unborn child and allowed her to look after herself and her needs during this beautiful stage of life. Her true love for yoga was reignited in 2007, after having gone through difficult times of feeling lost and partly overwhelmed with where her life was at that point in time.
Nicole is now running her Health and Wellness business Lovme which she started in October 2011 and is currently working from home in Austria, Klagenfurt. She is specializing in one-on-one work with Women & Teens by assisting them through blockages, imbalances and difficult times using the art of Kinesiology, Energy Healing and Yoga. On a broader spectrum she also offers her services to businesses and larger groups assisting clients with stress & burnout prevention with weekly Yoga & Mindfulness programs.
Trained as an Integral Hatha yoga teacher at the Ananda Kutir Ashram in Cape Town in 2003, Nina focusses on personal alignment for each individual body structure and doing so in a gentle and easeful manner. Classes are based on the principles of Ayurveda, making each session unique and adaptable to the current state of her students and the surroundings. This in turn facilitates a smooth transition to a sense of inner peacefulness and balance.
Over the years, Nina’s love for yoga and the very many different forms it comes in has led her to explore different areas using Yoga. She runs a Yoga Studio in Tokai, is one of the directors at The Academy of Yoga and Ayurveda, a teacher training school in Cape Town; and is currently teaching remotely while living and farming in Mozambique. She has spent time publishing SA’s first high quality Yoga magazine – Yoga Awakening Africa, spent time blogging as well as bringing awareness to importance of Integral Hatha Yoga and Yoga Therapy as a separate modality.
Nina’s fresh approach to the ancient mind-body discipline means a collaboration between the western mind and the eastern body; the esoteric and the scientific, to help facilitate new students on their path to yoga and yoga teaching as she undergoes her current Yoga Health Coaching Course. Her yoga journey continues each and every day in which ever form it manifests opening the space for new opportunities, growth, and understanding so that it may be shared and experienced by others too.