A human being is part of the whole, called by us “Universe”, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest – a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty”. ~ Albert Einstein, 1950
Nicci approaches each class as an opportunity to advance every student’s personal practice through an ever-deeper understanding of the postures. She manages to make basic poses challenging by focusing on alignment and duration, and she makes more advanced poses accessible by providing options tailored to every ability. She infuses each posture with humor and a sense of play, all the while offering elaborate and expertly-timed cueing that helps to build flow and focus. Nicci’s expertise and experience lends an air of authority and depth to the studio, inviting students to submit to her instruction while also remaining responsible for how they feel and what they want to experience on any given day. This is a delicate balance, which Nicci makes possible through her own confidence and her high expectations of her students. She is a world-class yoga instructor!
Nicci’s style of teaching is best described as full of compassion. She teaches a mixture of a beautiful spiritual focus and alignment based yin classes. Her ability to read and understand bodies gives her a unique quality in teaching that I enjoy ~ she also offers energy and healing work that is profound. Highly recommend her – and all that she’s a part of.