Director and founder of the Yoga space, Nichi was a professional Dramatherapist and started practising yoga to help shift some of the emotional weight of her therapy work. Her love of yoga grew so much that the space was the next natural progression for Nichi who wanted to provide a centre for her students and the Yoga community in Leeds. Nichi has been teaching in Leeds for the last 20 years and practicing yoga for over 25 years, completing her 200hr Yoga Alliance Training with Brian Cooper in 2003. She is registered as Senior Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance Professionals. In 2013 Nichi deepened her bodywork and knowledge by training as a Yamuna Body Rolling Practitioner. In 2018 she was chosen to further develop by becoming a Yamuna training and is now 1 of 3 Yamuna teacher trainers in the U.K.
In 2010 Nichi began assisting Brian Cooper, her teacher on his yoga teacher training courses. She developed and began running her own Teacher Training in 2015. Nichi has mentored and taught many teachers who are now teaching in Leeds, Yorkshire and the U.K.
Over the years she has found her students and her practice to be her greatest teachers. Having once had a regular Ashtanga Yoga practice Nichi now mainly practices and teaches Vinyasa Flow Yoga which she finds suits her more creative side. Over the last year- since the covid pandemic Nichi has taken up further therapy training and is in the process of reregistering as a Dramatherapist. She is fascinated how yoga, the creative process and bodywork can help release emotional blocks and trauma in the physical body. Nichi believes that through Yoga, both its physical and spiritual aspects, there is a real potential to heal ourselves. She has found that a deeper interest in philosophy, meditation and chanting has evolved naturally over the last few years and she attributes this to simply getting on her mat. Her love and fascination for all things Yogic is apparent in her teaching and she strives to deliver this enthusiasm in her classes. Look out for live music in her flow class on Saturday mornings. Nichi teaches regularly on Tuesdays and Saturdays. In October 2020 she set up the studio online channel Yoga Space Online. A library of over 250 yoga classes with our studio and guest teachers. She offers regular holidays in the UK and abroad, her favourite current location being Runswick Bay, the Lake District and Northumberland.