In Karma Yoga you mindfully keep your attention inside the four corners of your mat; you are gently encouraged not to compare yourself to those practicing around you. In this way you send yourself compassion and practice karma to the self. In this Karma Yoga class, you have a voice and a choice! Each class you pick up a wooden chip. You choose what side of the chip you have facing up to inform the instructor if you want a hands-on assist or not. This is just one of the many ways the instructor is aware of students’ sensitivities through empowerment.
Donation recommendation is $10 or whatever you can give at the time of class. While classes are an Explore What’s Next event, in the spirit of Karma Yoga, all donations go back to the community to keep the class going and accessible to everyone.
As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Mindfulness Coach and Trauma Informed Yoga Instructor, Nicole specializes in helping people build self-awareness, learn how to be powerful in their lives, strengthen their ability to tolerate change and guide them in making choices that are meaningful.
A Rochester native, Nicole graduated from the University at Buffalo and never left. She quickly fell in love with the city and its people. Her mission in life is to help people cultivate a more harmonious relationship with living. She helps people build awareness and get embodied through her Slow Flow Karma Yoga classes, Mindfulness Half Day Hike Retreats in the woods, Journey into Mindfulness courses and individual counseling.
Nicole approaches all her students with a kind, generous spirit. Her disposition is grounded in practical hope, optimism and good humor. Nicole can help you break your cycle of suffering and help you see that you always have a choice on and off the mat!
Nicole helps you learn how to mindfully keep your attention inside the four corners of your mat; you are gently encouraged not to compare yourself to those practicing around you. In this way you send yourself compassion and learn to let your body inform your pose rather than the pose inform your body. Nicole’s goal is to spark the light inside everyone she meets and to make yoga accessible for everyone. So if you don’t have money to pay for class, don’t fret! Show up to one of her karma classes, grab a mat and get your flow on!