Nicci’s first yoga class was in Wanaka back in the early 90?s. Now she has a strong foundation in Ashtanga (Vinyasa) Yoga, and is also trained in Bikram and Hatha Yoga.
In 2006 Nicci decided to study Therapeutic Massage at Wellpark College Of Natural Therapies in Auckland. She choose this diploma to gain a better understanding of how the body functions, in order to incorporate into her yoga practice. During the two years Nicci spent in Auckland she also discovered NLP and proceeded to gain her Practitioner, Master Practitioner & Transforming Communications Instructors certifications.
Immediately after graduating from Wellpark’s 18 month diploma she travelled to Hawaii for her Bikram Yoga Teacher Training. Nicci then came back to NZ and worked with Nikki Harris at Eastwest Yoga (then, Bikram Yoga Newmarket) before moving to Wellington for a year to work with Anika Speedy at Bikram Yoga Wellington. Then came big move South, closer to where her heart was, Nicci (with her family) moved to Queenstown, where she spent 3.5 years teaching Bikram, Ashtanga, Yin & Hatha yoga at Studio Sangha & Bikram Yoga Queenstown with Peggy Preston.
During this time in Queenstown is where Nicci’s teaching & practice really started blooming. After her years of experience with teachers in NZ & overseas, being in one place for a longer period of time, gave her the opportunity to work on both of these disciplines much more.
With many years of practice and dedication under her belt Nicci offers experience in her classes to suit all levels by incorporating, alignment, strength, depth in flexibility, NLP and a meditative aspect to her classes. Currently living in Wanaka and in the throws of setting up a Hot Yoga studio there, it is an absolute pleasure for Nicci to be joining the Tropical Yoga Holidays team.
“To share what I know & to learn from my students is a perfect balance of universal energy for me. I can’t wait to explore part of my journey with you.