About

“Nikki connects with the people she comes into contact with, you are not a client or a customer with Nikki, you are more than that. Nikki offers a truly personal method of using and teaching yoga”. 

Simon

 

Nikki has been teaching yoga and mindfulness for over 26 years. She originally qualified with the British Wheel of Yoga in 1998 and founded Yoga Focus shortly after. She has continued to train extensively in Britain and India, which includes traditional disciplines such as the Bihar School of Yoga, Sivananda Yoga, Hatha Tantric Yoga, Iyengar Yoga, and Viniyoga.

Nikki is a fully accredited Mindfulness for Health & Stress teacher having trained with ‘Breathworks’, who are specialists in pain and stress management. She has presented, consulted and led workshops in a variety of companies and organisations, including Facebook, Oxford Health NHS Trust, Daylesford Organics and Soho Farmhouse.

Nikki runs 6 month Modular Teacher Training courses in Yoga Therapy for the British Wheel of Yoga. She is widely experienced at helping clients from diverse backgrounds manage the effects of acute and long term stress on the body & mind. She has worked as a Senior Occupational Therapist in physical and mental health and has extensive experience in the NHS and private sector. She has worked in forensic psychiatry, acute mental health, neurology, paediatrics, a detention centre for asylum seekers and social services. She also spent three years as a Yoga Therapy consultant for an Occupational Health Department within the NHS.

Nikki spent her early adult life working and living in mountains in New Zealand, France and Scotland. Her love of the natural world and travel continues and her many trips to Africa inspired her to become a performing artist in a Cuban band. Her ultimate passion is family life and community and she has brought up three now grown up children.