In addition to being 889’s Lead Living Yoga School Faculty, Nicky is also one of our Principal Teachers. Nicky’s journey with yoga began at University, and deepened after an extended period of travel in the Indian subcontinent, where for six months she immersed herself in the culture of yoga. After a few years of regular asana practice from the Ashtanga Vinyasa tradition, Nicky completed her first yoga teacher training in Bali in 2004. Following this, Nicky founded Breathing Room Yoga in Saigon, Vietnam, where she nurtured a thriving yoga community for five years until 2009. Nicky is a graduate of Shiva Rea’s renowned Prana Flow teacher training program, and is registered at the highest RYT500 level with the yoga alliance, having taught well over 4,000 hours of classes over her career. Nicky has assisted senior Prana Flow teachers (Twee Merrigan, and Simon Park) at conferences, teacher trainings and retreats worldwide. Along with extensive studies in this lineage, Nicky has completed well over a thousand hours of teacher training in the practice of Ashtanga, Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Kids yoga, Ayurveda, and Pre-Natal yoga. Nicky is nearing completion of a 800 hour philosophy course Traditional Yoga Studies (established by Georg Feurstein). In 2009, Nicky moved from Vietnam to Toronto and was given the role as Yoga Community Leader at 889. In 2012, she launched the inaugural 889 Living Yoga Program, a 200 hour Yoga Alliance teacher training program which she directs and co-teaches alongside some of Toronto’s finest teachers. Nicky is constantly studying the arts of yoga, practicing and learning. Her passion for communicating has prompted her to sharpen her skills as a writer on the 889 blog and for local health and wellness magazines and television shows. She lives with her husband and two little boys Tai and Kien, who remain her greatest teachers and sources of inspiration. She loves to help her students learn more about themselves through the discipline and creative expression of yoga, and is proud after more than 12 years of practice to still call herself a curious beginner.