Having had an interest in spirituality from a young age, yoga was a natural avenue for Nick to explore. However, it wasn’t until he came to the Shelter and was exposed to the teachings of Swami Parthasarathy, via Eric and Lisa Paskel, that things really began to click. His passion for the philosophy led him on several trips to India to study with the master himself. Nick continues an intensive daily study of this boundless philosophy.
As a personal coach, Nick helps people to live more creative, productive and fulfilling lives every day. Nick also maintains an active career as a musician, having played trumpet with virtually every orchestra in the area in addition to numerous studio recordings and commercial projects.
The Shelter is a space for us all to explore the higher values of life and living and to support one another in the same. Nick brings all of his experience into the classroom to facilitate a fun and engaging practice for all.
“A moment of self-compassion can change your entire day. A string of such moments can change the course of your life.” Christopher Gemer
Hi there, thanks for clicking on my name, I am Nicole and my favorite yoga pose is double pigeon!
Yoga has brought me closer to myself than I ever thought possible. Growing up I struggled with many challenges; ADHD, dyslexia, addictions, constant desires, obsessions, body image, self-worth and acceptance. The list goes on and on.
We all have our lists. I was allowing obstacles to stand between me and my true Self. Every day is a new opportunity to get closer to what that really is. It starts with asking the right question. Everyone's questions differ, but it takes courage to ask.
I started yoga as a way to get a good workout, to become centered and to connect with a higher ideal. The significant changes to my body, mind, and intellect created this great new attitude and energy that I want to share with all of you!
I try not to sweat the small stuff, even while sweating my asana off.
Life is short and too beautiful to spend time feeling down and blue. Get out and enjoy life! Because today is all we have.
We have control of our thoughts, actions, happiness, and therefore our lives. Feel great, look great and most importantly, love all creatures, new and old connections, and every change in between. Embrace the new you.
My inspiration to teach yoga stems from my own practice and my body. Exploring my practice has been so personal and self-lifting. I hope to inspire others to live in a space of self-worth and growth.
May we all continue this journey together because I will learn from you, just as you hopefully will learn from me.
We are a community, here to help inspire and support one another.
Let’s do some yoga!
Love comes from within!
It's amazing how life can change directions completely when you begin to do what you're meant to. I began teaching yoga the Autumn of 2014. Life beforehand was the usual ups and downs of a fun loving, soulful service industry Detroiter. Bartending was my main source of income. The other as a singer in a variety of bands, covers and originals. Both places I spent most of my time weren't very healthy. My life was the party. It wasn't taking me where I felt I needed to go. My spirit was in need of something more. I was ready for a change.
Yoga transformed my life in all areas. It has become my lifestyle. I have developed a plant-based diet, commitment to mental health, a daily yoga/meditation practice and making self-care a priority. Continuous work on myself keeps me honest and able to help you work through your own evolution in a safe space. I feel deeply connected to our community at Yoga Shelter. Throughout the past few years my passion for YS has been placed at every level of our company, finally landing in a lead teaching role and being a part of our Leadership Team. Among teaching all of our Signature Formats, I also teach Aerial Yoga, Floga, Kids Yoga, Workshops, Yoga 101, YTT, Co-Lead Retreats, offer private and group/private lessons, Yoga Parties and have a Mentorship Program. Inquire about any of these offers at email@example.com.
Learning how to breathe has been a lifesaver, and has given me purpose. I am not one who can easily blend in standing over 6’7 tall. So I have on occasion been cursed with anxiety over the years. I have conquered my battle with anxiety with my practice, the Victorious Warriors breath is one of the greatest gifts I was taught by my teacher Dave Oliver, rest in peace. The Practice of yoga is so personal and private, when we come together in a group setting we are opening up a conversation with out saying a word. We express our personalities our faults are greatness on the mat as a collective, yet are given permission to express our individuality and allow acceptance from the like minds and bodies present. In my yoga classes my musical choices to speak for me the message I want to share so ruthlessly.
I started teaching yoga in Scottsdale Arizona after college, first working behind the desk of At one Yoga then enrolling in teacher training, and finally teaching classes. I am grateful for the gift and trust as a teacher to lead students thru the practice. My practice is firmly rooted in Ashtanga and I consider BKS Iyengar rest in peace the most gifted yoga teacher to learn from. I look forward to folding, twisting, and breathing with all of you soon. I was born in Detroit, and raised in the sprawl. I graduated from West Bloomfield H.S; followed by a Bachelors of Interdisciplinary Studies Communications and Sociology from Arizona State. I live with a rare genetic disease that almost took my life Wilson Disease. I survived the threat and am now living once again. I live with my Wife Bridget and our 2 rescue dogs Samson and Delilah in Downtown Detroit. You can see more of my social media landscape under hash tag and handle at Misteryogadan. My website always a work in progress at WWW.YTC.CO. Thank you for breathing with me. - YogaDan
I took my first yoga class with my high school hockey team in 2003 as a way to prevent injuries, and cultivate greater focus on and off the ice. Over 10 years later it seems like the more I know about the practice of yoga, the less I know.
We can literally shape our future through breathing techniques, alignment of mind/body, and by shifting our focus.
My favorite personal mantra: I am the auspicious one. The bringer of peace. The changer of worlds. (Mudras included)
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