Meet Nicole

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About Nicole

Nicole works with the powerful methodologies of yoga to cultivate self-awareness and human connection, and encourage living your yoga off the mat to squeeze the juice out of this “one wild and precious life.” She founded Yoga Mandala in 2001 with the mission of making the potent teachings and practices of yoga accessible to every body and every person. Nicole is an International American, born in Beirut, Lebanon, raised in Surrey, England and Geneva, Switzerland and is presently based in the Boston area. She brings over two decades of dedicated yoga practice and experience in the lineage of Sri T. Krishnamacharya to her unique style of teaching–Vinyasa Krama Yoga, based in the art of intelligently sequencing postures and moving breath that makes sense to the practitioner’s body, and empowers self-agency and resilience in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threat or significant stress.

Nicole is co-creator with Lara Wilson of Be Well Be Here foundation in Concord, MA, whose mission it is to foster personalized mindful wellness practices in the spirit of community and collaboration as a path to self-knowing, wellness and happiness through trauma-informed yoga therapy, reiki, meditation and writing. Nicole directs programs, teaches yoga classes and offers trainings at Be Well Be Here (Concord, MA), Blue Monkey Yoga Studios, fit life (Winchester, MA) and Fitness First (Arlington, MA), and leads 8-week Self-Mastery programs (based on her book, Yogini’s Dilemma: To Be, Or Not To Be, A Yoga Teacher?) and Sacred-Self Mandala Ventures worldwide. Yoga Mandala’s training programs extend to you ways to live your yoga off the mat, and our yoga-ventures intentionally cultivate human connection and seek out the sacred in nature within which to come back to your-Self.

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