Yoga means Union, we honor that by recognizing we are all connected, we are all sacred, we are all deserving of health. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all gatherings are cancelled. Should we resume activity, they will be conducted outdoors and observe current guidelines established by the World Health Organization and the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Celebrate your next special occasion with a unique outdoor experience for bachelorette parties, birthdays, corporate team-building, family gatherings, or school field trip with a yoga hike! Private and group yoga classes that take place in my studio space, at your office, home, brewery, vineyard, or area studio are suspended as of February 2020 until further notice. Contact me at 860-323-3560 if you wish to discuss social distancing options.
Need a Yoga Retreat?
If you are looking to unwind & recharge – collaborate, connect, and grow – take a step back and regroup in life or business, this is the #wellnessadventure for you! September 2020 is the scheduled date and will be moved should community health needs dictate.
Where am I currently teaching virtually?
Yoga from the Heart studio in West Hartford, CT where we believe yoga heals, builds strength and balance, reduces stress and cultivates mindfulness.
REI in West Hartford, CT for free monthly community yoga classes on second Fridays of each month. ** In person classes suspended as of March 2020, stay tuned for annual campout details for social distance yoga on the beach **
Bilingual instructor for Prohealing Festival postposed to May 2021.
Private + Group Yoga Class Offerings
All Levels Yoga: A practice that offers varying depths of a pose to help students find the expression that works best for their body. No yoga experience needed. Come ready to explore or be introduced to preparations for inversions.
Gentle Yoga: A 60-minute class for students of all levels seeking to focus on restorative poses, breathing, stretching, and alignment to promote relaxation. No yoga experience needed.
Hiking Yoga: Mix yoga and the outdoors! While the weather is nice in Connecticut it’s time to have some trail based adventures with a little yoga thrown in for your enjoyment! Join an organized hiking meet up or schedule a private excursion that meets your personal/family/group needs. Click Hiking Yoga tab above for free monthly meet up schedule.
Latinx Hour of Power: Turn up the heat and be prepared to sweat with a 60-minute power practice synced to inspirational Latinx + Hip Hop beats. This is a high-energy yoga power class with cardio and strength elements holding poses for 10 breaths. No yoga experience needed.
Hour of Power: A challenging 60-minute practice with sequences linked to breath and choreographed to work the whole body for increased strength, endurance, and flexibility. Modifications and intensifications are offered to help students find their edge in each pose. Poses held for 7-10 breaths to challenge the muscles and focus the mind on breath. Open to all levels though not recommended for beginners.
Specialty classes: Get your down-dog, hike, stretch and drink on with a group of friends or to celebrate a special occasion with these unique experiences. If yoga isn’t your thing but you’d like to give it a try while doing what you already enjoy then one of these stress-free, come-as-you-are practice sessions might be for you. Yoga is for everyone!
Advancing your Asana: A series class designed for students new to yoga, Power Yoga or just wanting a refresher in the basics. You will learn the anatomy and alignment of poses. Pose-by-pose demonstration and then your own exploration with personal attention to your alignment and specific needs and/or modifications. Power yoga tends toward strength building because the poses are held longer to build endurance and mental focus. At the end of four weeks, you will be able to confidently and safely complete a power yoga class.
Beer Yoga: Whether your a hop head or lambic lover, strike a yoga pose with your craft brew in hand for this 60-minute practice along the Connecticut beer trail. Open to all levels, no yoga experience or drinking required. Goal is to have a blast and some laughs.
Wine-Down Yoga: “I enjoy cooking with wine. Sometimes, I even put it in the food . . .” – Julia Child. Find your inner zen with a 60-minute stretch that welcomes all palates of red, white or bubbly. Open to all levels, no yoga experience or drinking required. Let’s explore the Connecticut wine trail!
Yoga for Lunch: A 45-minute all levels practice designed to be a mid-day boost for vitality and increased mental clarity. Can be taught at your place of work or nearby outdoor space.
Pay For Class
All private experiences + yoga hikes are donation based. To schedule contact 860-323-3560 or firstname.lastname@example.org for suggested class rates and group discounts.
Donation-based classes do not mean a lower quality experience, rather this is rooted in my public service values and social work background. Your donation compensates a Yoga Alliance certified instructor and 100% back to the nonprofit selected for your event. Nicole is committing to giving back to the community through monthly free yoga hiking meet ups and donating to nonprofits that are focused on conservation, access to the outdoors, and alleviating hunger in our community. Recipients include:
The Connecticut Audubon Society manages 20 wildlife sanctuaries encompassing almost 3,300 acres of open space in Connecticut, and educates over 100,000 children and adults annually. Their work includes sanctuary management, advocacy, environmental education and activities at our centers, scientific studies, and our annual Connecticut State of the Birds report. Learn more: https://www.ctaudubon.org/
Connecticut Forest and Park Association (CFPA): is dedicated to connecting people to the land in order to protect forests, parks, walking trails, and open spaces in Connecticut for future generations. They provide year-round educational events. Learn more: https://www.ctwoodlands.org/
Farmington Land Trust whose mission is ‘to protect open space in perpetuity through acquisition, stewardship, education and advocacy.‘ Nicole also volunteers her time as a Board Member.
Hands on Hartford serving Hartford’s most economically challenged residents in the areas of food, housing, and health.
Hartford Food System whose mission is to fight hunger and improve nutrition in our community.