Hi, I'm Nikki! 

A world-traveling yogi with a passion of helping people connect to their truest selves through holistic wellness.
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“I am not afraid, I was born to do this”

-Joan of Arc

About Me

I grew up in the North Shore of Chicago -- 40 minutes from the bustling downtown center.

It was a competitive culture and being a suburb, it felt like I had to keep up with the Jones'.

Fitting in and contending with the top tier of my class was my highest priority.

I was a born and bred over achiever, priding myself on being really smart and super athletic, and even graduated from college a year early to get a head start on my career.

In those early years of my life I experienced multiple breakdowns around my performance in school, my appearance and how I felt in my body. I remember often thinking:

“Why am I doing this to myself, isn’t my mental health and happiness more important?”

Rather than tuning into that inner wisdom, I kept going on this way for a very long time until…

Moment of Truth

A few years into my new career, with my fancy job, and amazing apartment in the big city of Chicago I experienced a defining moment that changed my outlook on life forever.

I remember running out of my corporate office one day into the very crowded streets of downtown Chicago, bawling my eyes out, screaming on the phone to my sister: 

"If this is what life is, I don't want to live it”

The Awakening

Burnt out from a lifetime of striving, and the realization that all of my hard work had led to a life that I didn’t want.  

That familiar pressure to fit in finally imploded that day on the street after being reprimanded at work, once again, for simply being myself.

On the outside, I appeared to have it all, but on the inside, my spirit was broken. I went home, and sobbed for hours until I finally looked at myself in the mirror and stated:

“Something needs to change.”

Shortly after, I began opening myself up to other realms of possibilities.

Through the depth of my dissatisfaction with life I found the courage to explore options I had never considered before.

Just like that, my world expanded into a much bigger playing field as I began researching ways to follow my passions and pursue my burning desires.

“It is not until you awaken and become fully present that you will realize that you have not been present. It is not until you awaken that you will realize you have been asleep, dreaming that you are awake”

-Leonard Jacob

Clarity

I began spending all of my spare time and energy on the things that excited me.

This was my first bold step in building the foundation I needed to find my way towards the light.

I found mentors and a community of people on a similar path as me that helped me reshape the way I think and move in my life. 

Opportunities to learn came left and right. I dove deeper into studying the foundations of yoga, meditation, pranic healing, and coaching.

“It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.”

-Alan Cohen

The Opportunity

I started to share what I was learning on social media.

Strangers started reaching out to me saying I was inspiring them to live differently. That my story gave them permission to chase their passions too.

This resonated with me in a deep and impactful way. 

Even when it got hard, there was nothing I would rather do than share my story in the hopes it would inspire others.

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and do that. Because what the world needs are people who have come alive.”

-Howard Thurman

The Gift

And so, here I am. 

Fast forward a few years later and I find myself really loving life as I help others learn how to find, follow and maintain their joy.

I continue to do personal coaching, teach yoga and meditation, and offer energy healing, because it is still to my highest excitement.

Also, I created a unique framework to help people understand themselves better, change their perspective, and follow their passions to live a happier, more joyous life.

Free Yoga Challenge

So many people beginning their inner journey have said to me "I want to try yoga, but I don't even know where to start!".

Well, Look no further. I’ve made it easy for you and have laid everything out step by step.

5 full days of simple, gentle yoga. Perfect for beginners.

In this free yoga challenge, you will: 
  • Learn 12 basic yoga poses
  • Practice the poses in four 15-minute gentle yoga sequences
  • Connect deeper to your mind and body through 5 different journal prompts
  • Finish the challenge with a 30-minute flow
  • Gain more confidence in your yoga practice
  • Have access to a global yoga community