Student Feedback

Yoga with Nichole is exactly what my mind and body need and I look forward to re-grounding myself every week. Her calming teachings, beautiful music selection, and radiating energy are the perfect combination and I always feel more connected to myself after one of her classes. 

— Chantal M

 

I thoroughly enjoy my yoga classes with Nichole. I appreciate how Nichole brings her wisdom to each class, sharing snippets of sutras as we move through poses. This is unique to Nichole, and shows her genuine love for yoga as a whole holistic lifestyle.
Her yin classes are especially magical, I’m always left feeling utterly transformed and relaxed. The little community she has cultivated offers a sanctuary of support that is much needed in the modern fast paced life we lead. I truly can’t thank her enough. Namaste, my sweet friend!

— Zainab M.

 

I’ve been practicing with Nichole for the past two years and find myself looking forward to every class! Her down-to-earth approach to yoga philosophy paired with the relaxing yin poses create the perfect environment to lean in 😍 plus her support for props and alterations help me feel comfortable in my unique body ❤️

— Lacey S.

 

Nichole’s yoga classes are always a highlight to my week. 

Whether it be a slow flow or yin yoga class I always leave feeling better. Better settled in my mind and body. Nichole’s classes are informative and inclusive. There is always something I take away from her classes. Whether it be a new way to do a physical posture, a breathing technique or a quote that resonates with me to carry with me off the mat. Her classes allow space to be still and mindful which is something I don’t always find for otherwise. The option to do classes online has made finding time to do yoga so much more accessible. I’d highly recommend trying a class, your body and mind will thank you!

— Teagan K.

 

Nichole teaches yoga with the sense of wonder, curiousity and inquiry of a student . She offers thoughtful and intelligent readings at the start and end of each class , often with a theme or guiding principle which is woven through the postures. A short guided meditation provides grounding and breath work to anchor the practice to follow . The song playlists are curated beautifully to align with the postures and energy of the practice . Each posture is described with detailed expression allowing the ability to transition seamlessly without need to open the eyes , or look at a screen throughout the movements . I appreciate Nichole’s innovation in creating fresh new sequences for each class. Her clear and creative vision inspires and challenges my perception in the supportive and safe space provided , allowing for growth and renewal to naturally coexist .

— Cheryl S.

 

Thursday Yin Yoga

Join us every Thursday evening for an hour of yin yoga from the comfort of your own home via Zoom. Classes take place from 7 to 8pm CST, and recordings are available should you be unable to join live. 

Classes are geared towards all levels. You can expect an opening discussion/theme, followed by meditation/breathwork, and yin postures with modifications to meet your body where it is.

Yin classes are a beautiful way to nurture your physical body, to bring deep relaxation. The yin practice involves holding yoga asana (postures) for a longer length of time, it serves to stress and release the connective tissues, while improving joint health. As we slow the body, we slow down the breath, and slow down the mind.

The Zoom link and details will be sent out within 24-48 hours.

December Gather + Flow: Winter Solstice Women's Circle + Yoga

December's Gather + Flow Details

Join Zen Gems Saturday, December 17th from 6-8:30pm for a special Gather + Flow. This monthly event is offered with the intention of women connecting -- to themselves, + with others. December’s theme will center around the winter solstice, honouring this energetically powerful time of the longest + darkest night of the year that encourages deeper rest, reflection + restoration. Let’s come together for an evening of connection + rituals to celebrate our inner light, release what’s fallen away, and nourish new intentions.

Is Gather + Flow for me?

Have you been craving deeper connection + community with like minded women?
A safe space to be heard, held, + empowered (+ reciprocate the same)?
To be guided through + engage in spiritual rituals to deepen your connection to your self-growth, self-care + self-love journey?
Are you looking to reconnect with your body through conscious movement, stretching + rest?

What happens at Gather + Flow?

During these soul nourishing evenings, we will come together for a series of calming practices + discussions that draw wisdom from nervous system healing, breathwork + meditation, + yoga philosophy. We will have the opportunity to reflect, hold space + engage in meaningful sharing in a supportive, non-judgmental environment; followed by an embodiment yoga practice; therapeutic movements + longer yin holds to encourage you to move mindfully, listen in, let go, + breathe deep into all that you feel, so that you may feel more calm, empowered + connected as you re-enter the flow of your life.

Registration Details

Saturday, December 17th from 6-8:30pm
This is an in-person event, held at The Hub in YXE, 614 Duchess Street.

Investment — $35
To register, please message us with your email address or email the Hub in YXE at hello@thehubinyxe.ca

Full details on our Facebook event here.

Please note/bring for our evening together:

Dress comfortably - warm socks and layers are welcome if you like to be cozy!

Bring with you a yoga mat (please respond back to this e-mail if you do not have one as I have a few extras), a bolster or pillow (we will be seated on the floor!), blanket/towel and any other props you wish to utilize for our physical yoga practice. Props are not required but are a great way to invite in more comfort for your practice.

Bring water, and a mug as tea will be provided.

A journal and a pen.

Any sacred objects (crystals, jewelry, cards, anything with meaning to you) you wish to display in the altar space + infuse with the energy of the evening.

Create + Gift: Bracelet Workshop

THIS EVENT IS FULL

Join Zen Gems Saturday, December 3rd at 10am at The Hub in YXE for this creative workshop where you’ll have the opportunity to create 2 or 3 unique + intentionally designed crystal bracelets — perfect for gifting this season!

Gemstone jewelry is a wonderful way to gift with both intention and meaning! During this workshop, we will discuss crystal energy healing and the metaphysical properties of the gems for this months workshop (focused around protection, balance, reflection, + nurturing — essentials during the darker days this season brings). You will have the opportunity to utilize a dozen different gemstones with unique healing properties, spacers and charms to create your bracelets. Gemstone meaning tags and gift bags are included for easy gifting.

Put some love and intention into your loved ones gifts this season. Raising vibrations, one bracelet at a time.

Investment:
$45 (create two bracelets)
$60 (create three bracelets)

To register: please email The Hub in YXE at hello@thehubinyxe.ca

Space is limited!

In Person Classes

Join us Sunday's from 10 to 11:15am for a 75 minute all levels flow class at Motion Fitness at Brighton. Free with your Motion Fitness membership, or drop in at the front desk! First come first serve (it is suggested you show up 15 minutes in advance). Check out Motion Fitness' schedule here. Quick tip: filter your search by "Brighton" location, and instructor "Nichole B". (You may also catch me subbing other yoga classes, too!).

Flow classes are geared to all levels (beginners, advanced yogis alike). This class takes foundational inspiration from vinyasa yoga with repetitive + therapeutic movements for mobility, strengthening asanas + some longer held stretches to release lingering tension. Throughout the class, there will be a strong emphasis on connecting with the breath (merging pranayama as our focus point making this a beautiful “moving meditation”) — the ultimate gateway to regulate + soothe our nervous system.