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I have been practicing yoga & strength since 2000, and teaching fitness classes focused on anatomical alignment since 2008. I have earned teaching certifications through Blue Powder Productions, Athletics & Fitness Association of America (AFAA), The Dailey Method, & Yoga Alliance. My personal practice has evolved over years of learning to work with hypermobility, knowledge of vertebrate anatomy & evolution, and under the tutelage of amazing yoga, pilates, and barre teachers.

Appreciating Earth Movement Classes with Nicole

Appreciating Earth is focused on mindful movement, body awareness, & self-care. I teach classes that are focused on intentional alignment & inspired by barre+yoga+pilates+functional movement. Join me in body awareness group classes designed to build functional flexibility & improve posture in a mixed-level approach.
Drop in rate: $14
10-class packages: $100

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Mindful Movement Group Zoom Class:

Slow & deliberate movements to strengthen & balance body awareness. A strong focus on foundation, joint alignment, & body balancing. Become aware of your body patterns and how they affect your movement and are affected by your daily habits. This class includes strengthening & flexibility exercises at a slower pace to create space for mindful engaged motion.

Private Fitness Sessions:

Focus on your individual strength, flexibility, & body awareness goals with Nicole through a private zoom meeting devoted to you learning how to to align your body most effectively.

Sign up for a free Appreciating Earth membership to view details about or participate in Appreciating Earth services/classes. Click on "Appreciating Earth Member Log In" in the upper right corner of the webpage to join the Appreciating Earth community!

Blue Door Yoga & Wellness Studio, Penngrove CA

I have a been teacher at Blue Door since fall 2016. I truly love this studio, the clients, the owner, & the community. I teach classes that are focused on functional movement in intentional alignment to provide an effective and safe way to build strength, flexibility, & body awareness. Blue Door classes are in-studio & via zoom.

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Functional Core:

Tuesdays 6:00-7:00pm 

A blend of Pilates and Yoga principles that focus on anatomical alignment, muscle engagement, and joint flexibility. The goal is to move from your core and be able to use your joints and muscles through their full range of motion with stability and power. This is a challenging class focused on strength building using props for support & to provide resistence.

 

Functional Deep Vinyasa:

Thursdays 6:00-7:00pm

Alignment-oriented yoga flow with mindful transitions timed to breath.  A strong focus on intentional & comfortable alignment, foundation, and body awareness. This class will help you learn your unique alignment in common yoga poses to stabilize your joints & move with ease from a place of strength. This is a relatively calm class that moves slowly & deliberately.

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Rise Cycle Co.

I have been teaching barre since 2013 & after a pandemic hiatus I am so happy to be back at the barre at Rise Cycle Co. in Petaluma.

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