…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!
Greetings and I hope you all had a nice long weekend, for those of you (NOT me) that had yesterday off in honor of Martin Luther King Day! When I was a kid, I always referred to said day as Martin Luther “the King” Day because for some reason, that was how it had always sounded in my head. It’s funny when I remember it now because I didn’t yet grasp the enormity of who this man was when I was six, but now that I know what he did and who he was, we really should be referring to his as a King! No?! I’ve had this quote written in my journal for decades now and it still empowers me when life throws curveballs in my way. read more…