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 The British Society of Lifestyle Medicine (NHS), Oxford Health NHS Trust, Daylesford Organics, Facebook Marketing team (International), The Ditchly Park Foundation and Soho Farmhouse. She runs a 6 month personal development modular course in Mindfulness for Health for yoga teachers and practitioners of The British Wheel of Yoga.
Nikki runs 6 month Modular Teacher Training courses in Yoga Therapy for the British Wheel of Yoga. She is also running a 6 month personal development training modular course for The British Wheel of Yoga. She is widely experienced in 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 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 where she created a passion for the natural world, wildlife and for sustainable living within local communities. She soon found her life’s purpose and began studying in the area of Health & Wellbeing, finding everyday ‘tool’s for people to become happier, more connected, fulfilled and resilient. She continues to travel to more primitive parts of the world, learning about other cultures who adopt a simpler way of life. She enjoys exploring her creative side in the form of music and dance and is currently a performer in a Cuban Style big band. She is a mum of three, now adult children and is dedicated to living a simple yet meaningful life.