…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!
You know that feeling when you have a really delicious meal and all you want to do is take a picture of it or tell someone right away? Welcome to my life, the chef’s wife life! Because Andy is always making these crazy good meals for us using the least amount of ingredients, I get inspired to make something clever that maybe he wouldn’t have thought of already and today I did it! We are alike in many, many ways but the one noticeably different aspect of our husband-wife team is that I LOVE to eat and cook breakfast whereas Andy usually doesn’t eat his first meal until sometime around 1 p.m. How crazy is that? The man doesn’t see the big to do about eggs, brunch in general, fancy waffle makers or crispy bacon, not to mention the atrocious prices restaurants charge for such easy peasy food to begin with. I’m the opposite. I could eat brunch for HOURS and when I go to fancy buffets with my girlfriends, we do indeed stay for HOURS. Because breakfast is amazing and there’s a reason it’s called the most important meal of the day! read more…