TEACHER | STUDIO MANAGER
Nicole’s journey in linking movement with breath began when she was eight. She took her first gymnastics class and spent the next 10 years on gymnastics teams. This experience helped her develop an awareness of breath and the physical body at a young age. After she graduated from Colorado State University, she moved to Oregon in 2000 and settled in Bend.
When she found yoga, it felt like coming home in both her body and spirit. Through her own practice, she has experienced yoga’s ability to heal grief, deepen consciousness, cultivate mind-body connection, and awaken true potential in the spirit of dharma.
Nicole’s classes are a grounded blend of thoughtful sequencing, mindful alignment, lovingly-crafted playlists, and elements inspired by the teachings of yoga. She is a RYT 500 with the Yoga Alliance® and a graduate of The Yoga Lab’s 200-Hour and 300-Hour Vinyasa and Hatha Teacher Trainings. When her lifelong passion for travel merged with her love of yoga, it led her to pilgrimages in Nepal, Bali, and Thailand for deeper immersion in the culture, sacred sites, and traditions of the East.
Nicole is also the Studio Manager of The Yoga Lab. When she’s not practicing, teaching, or studying yoga…you will find her traveling, enjoying live music, hiking, paddleboarding, or snowboarding. She has lived in Bend since 2000 with her husband.
Nicole teaches All Levels Vinyasa on Tuesdays and Fridays at 12:00PM, Wednesdays at 6:00AM, and Thursdays at 4:30PM.