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Body of Knowledge

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

I focus on mindful movement, body awareness, & self-care within group 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.


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.

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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.


Functional Barre:

Tuesdays 6:00pm-7:00pm 

Sundays 11:30am-12:30pm

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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