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About The Teacher

I have three loves; yoga, jiujitsu and elephants. Each of these aspects of my life drive me and inspire on a daily basis and I feel fortunate to have found not just one but all three on my path.

I am a full time yoga teacher since 2013. I have taught 1500 hours of classes and workshops over the years and my love for yoga deepens everyday. In 2018, I will complete my 500 hour YTT under Bryce Yoga and Yoga Beyond Training. I look forward to taking this course advancement and incorporating these new skills to my everyday teaching as well as launching my first RYTT-200 training course for those seeking to deepen their practice.

I have been influenced my many teachers over the years. In 2013, I received my RYTT-200 hour under Rusty Wells at Urban Flow Yoga in San Francisco. A local and personal mentor has been Lori Burgwyn, owner of Franklin Street Yoga, who has mentored me personally for the last 5 years. I am currently completing a 300 hour certificate with Yoga Medicine and Tiffany Cruikshank. I have successfully completed over 60 hours with Yoga Medicine.

In 2016, I started a non profit called ELEI, Elephant Education Initiative. Our mission is to spread more awareness and education about the plight of elephants worldwide. I am currently completing my masters in Environmental Sciences focused on Human Elephant Conflict. I plan to continue this education into a PHD program.

My flow classes & workshops are a mix of playfulness and laughter with a more serious blend of respect for anatomy and the physical body. When taking one of my classes you can expect a lot of fun mixed with sweaty vinyasa flow, inversions, and arm balances.

I am currently transitioning to offering more yoga teacher trainings multiple times per year. I look forward to exploring a new depth with personal transformation with you.

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Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

My inspiration is a desire to gain a deeper connection to and understanding of myself, something that I've been working hard on for so long and will continue to do in the future. I view a retreat as a wonderful way to focus entirely on this without the distractions of every day life! Nicola
 

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.

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