…and welcome to niccolayoga.com, 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, Nipomo and San Luis Obispo!
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!
It’s actually raining here on the Central Coast as I write this and for once, it’s lasting more than just a mere five minutes. In the background, there are police sirens blasting, heading to accidents because California people do NOT know how to drive in the rain! Having lived on both the East Coast and in the Midwest, I thought I had had my fair share of rain but after not having any and living through the worst drought in history, I’ll admit I pray for rain daily. My rain buckets are sitting outside anxiously awaiting to be filled so that I can recycle that water and use it to feed my plants, avocado and orange tree, and for my dogs to take swigs of each time they pass by! read more…