Namaste NiccolaYoga--Om_25x

…and welcome to, the internet home of Niccola Nelson!

Niccola is honored to be a student and teacher of the Ashtanga Yoga method as taught to her by the late Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India. She has been studying and practicing in this tradition since 2004 and is excited to bring her love of Ashtanga to the Central Coast of California!

Niccola is a passionate teacher who approaches and introduces the series in a fun, unique and non-competitive way. She firmly believes in the benefits of a committed, daily yoga practice and hopes to inspire you to find your own path. For the past eight years, she has had a successful following in Chicago and now brings her firsthand experience of this powerful method to Arroyo Grande, Pismo Beach, Santa Maria and San Luis Obispo!


My teaching schedule


The Yummy Yogini


Let me explain myself



A chef’s wife/ yoga teacher’s guide on how NOT to make an “asana” out of yourself… off the mat and in the kitchen!

Healthy Detachment

The discussions that my last two posts sparked is one of the reasons why I write this here blog. Besides sharing recipes and stories, I love hearing all of your opinions and thoughts and I’m inspired by how many of you took the time to comment, email, and contact me about cell phone use in the studio and the Yamas, or moral commandments in yoga. I’m living proof that yoga happens on the mat and off of it too, and if we all work together and raise awareness for poor yoga etiquette, our studios will be better because of it! read more…

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