Director and founder of the Yoga space, Nichi has been teaching in Leeds for the last 14 years. 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 practicing Astanga yoga for 19 years and completed her 200hr Yoga Alliance Training with Brian Cooper in 2003.She is registered a Senior Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance UK.In 2012 she travelled to Mysore to study with Sharath at the Ashtanga Yoga Institiute. In 2013 Nichi took further study with Grischa Steffen of Ashtanga Yoga Berlin and with Shiva Rea in London. She also completed Baby Yoga Level 3 with Birthlight .Also in 2013 Nichi qualified as a Yamuna Body Rolling Practitioner. She offers massage in Thai, Ayurvedic and Hot Stone in our Chapel studio.
She has been assisting Brian Cooper on his teacher training course for the last 8 year and in 2010 began teaching for him on the teacher training. She will be running her own Teacher Training 250 hour course from September 2015. Nichi has mentored and taught many teachers who are now teaching in Leeds and Yorkshire.
Over the years she has found her students and her practice to be her greatest teachers. Having a regular Ashtanga Yoga practice Nichi also practices and teaches Vinyasa Flow Yoga which she finds suits her more imaginative side inspiring her teaching to progress and shift. Before opening the Yoga Space Nichi worked as a Dramatherapist and has an interest in creative arts therapy, Yoga and the release of emotional blocks as well as 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, Thursdays, Friday mornings and Saturdays. Since 2013 she has been a regular teacher on popular online Yoga site www.ekhartyoga.com which has subscribers worldwide. She offers regular holidays in the UK and abroad, her favourite current location being Sri Lanka and the Lake District.