- Registered 200 Hr. Yoga Teacher and Prenatal Teacher with Yoga Alliance
- Certified Teacher of Yoga to Children with It's Yoga Kids
- Completed: Yoga for Pelvic Floor Teacher Training with Leslie Howard
- Level 2 Reiki Practitioner
- doTERRA Wellness Advocate: www.mydoterra.com/nicolecavales
In 2013, I quit my full-time corporate job to teach Yoga full-time! This is an extremely exciting and frightening adventure. However, I have no complaints as I truly enjoy teaching and meeting wonderful new people who are gracious enough to share their practice with me. There are no words to express the joy I see in students as they discover yoga and its benefits and the beauty of each person's blossoming practice!
I discovered Yoga in 2001 while I was in college. I immediately realized the power of Yoga and
the influence it would have on my life. Yoga brought me, and still does to this day, a sense of calming
tranquility that I often struggle to find throughout my day. As my work life is constantly changing, yoga helps maintain my sanity.
Since my first Yoga class in Chico, my life path has taken me down many different roads. I graduated college with an Anthropology degree from CSU, Chico. Following graduation, I’ve lived and worked in Las Vegas, the Bay Area, Northern Italy and back again to to the Bay Area to our lovely community of Alameda. I’ve taken so much with me and learned so much about myself with everyplace I’ve been. And I am ever grateful to every person I crossed paths with because they are all a part of who I am today, no matter how brief the encounter.
Upon my return to the Bay Area, I decided to return to my very first Yoga Instructor, Kamie Noelani Loeser. I completed a 200 hr. teacher training course in May of 2012 through the Northern California Yoga Institute and am a registered yoga instructor with Yoga Alliance. Since then, I've continued my training with NorCal Yoga Institute through their 500hr training program. I've also completed a Yoga for Kids training, Prenatal Teacher Training, and Yoga for Pelvic Floor. I provide Family Yoga classes, Prenatal classes and Yoga for Fertility workshops. Although it may have taken me a long time to reach this point, I knew from the beginning that I've wanted to share and spread yoga to others.
About Nicole's Yoga Style
I teach yoga to students of all shapes, sizes, ages and backgrounds. My practice is inspired by a hatha yoga style called IDY – Integrative Dynamic Yoga. My classes provide the foundation for those beginning a yoga practice with particular emphasis on Integrative Principles of Alignment. I have students hold postures for extended periods to experience the dynamic action within each pose. This aids in creating greater extension and expansion while using your breath to guide you through each and every movement.