"Deciding to work with a private Yoga Instructor was a personal choice to invest in my physical and mental health, and though my goals are modest, (more flexibility and stress reduction techniques), my experience with Nicky (Yates) has been nothing short of Amazing. She puts all her energy into making each lesson informative, encouraging, and enjoyable. Nicky worked with me from the ground up, and with her vibrancy, knowledge, and professionalism, I have found a lot of physical and personal growth through these lessons. Especially the breathing exercises! The 1-on-1 nature of the lessons allows for a very comfortable atmosphere to learn in, and I cannot thank her enough for all her hard work!"
“After practicing for several years, Nicky’s classes have always been a favourite to look forward to! She seamlessly cultivates a focus of inner strength, and finding a sense of calm and kindness within both yourself and the practice. While teaching with a core of respect for limits, Nicky has always been able to demonstrate how we can embrace those edges and push beyond them to new levels; whether through balance, supportive posture, or better understanding how our bodies and minds can work together. I’d highly recommend catching one of her classes any chance you get!”
"I will admit that I was more than a little nervous as a beginner to Yoga but with Nicky as my patient and supportive guide, I felt both comfortable and confident. Her encouragement, enthusiasm and comprehensive knowledge have been stellar. Nicky's personal attention have made my experience with Yoga a truly positive experience and would highly recommend her without reservation."
"Nicky is a very skilled & perceptive teacher. My yoga journeying with her for the past 6 years have been of compassion and learning. Her intuition and understanding of the body and breath has allowed me to go deeper into what really matters to me in my life and why I love continuing to practice with her."
“Nicky's classes are just the right mix of challenging and relaxing to prepare my body for labour and birth, which require both strong muscles AND relaxation! Nicky is very knowledgeable about the pregnant body and offers lots of helpful information. She's also very welcoming and has a warm energy that makes me feel extremely comfortable never judged-- even when my body isn't exactly cooperating. These classes are a real pleasure and something every expecting mom should treat herself to! “
“Nicky is an incredibly talented and intuitive yoga instructor. I always looked forward to my weekly prenatal yoga class as an opportunity to de-stress, stretch out my tense muscles and to learn about relevant exercises to help with pre-labour prep. Her classes are inclusive and a welcoming environment, and she’s accommodating to adjust the lesson to meet the needs of the participants.”