Sleek Centered Strong
A strong, centred yoga practice for a sleek body and resounding inner peace.
Guided by my own core values of living a healthy, balanced and joyful life, I am passionately dedicated to inspiring others to find what great potential lays within.
The Ralston Method delivers powerful tools that can be used in the workplace as well as at home to help you feel, perform and live to your full potential.
"Within the tiny acorn lays a mighty oak tree, that same potential for growth and transformation lies within each of us"
I grew up in a super sporty family, my Dad was a coach to many top level runners and triathletes, so I spent my weekends as a kid hanging out with my Dad and his athletes absorbing how inspiring and motivational he was. This is really what lead me to becoming a massage therapist as I found not only human anatomy fascinating but I love working with people. I went to my first yoga class in my early 20’s to stretch out my tight runners legs and my tired massage shoulders! I absolutely loved the way I felt afterwards, taller, relaxed and so calm and clear in the mind.
Over the next few years I dabbled in a few styles, but it was while I was stuck in a really destructive relationship, and was at my lowest point ever that my yoga practice took on new meaning. At a time when I felt so lost, my time on the mat was the only time that I would remember who I really was. I gained the strength and courage to leave that relationship 6 months pregnant, after a difficult birth I had to work really hard to rebuild my core and find balance in my life. When my daughter was 2yrs I started teacher training in the rigorous Iyengar method, once certified I started to travel and experience different styles of teaching finding what resonated with me, over this time my beloved father got really sick and again my yoga practice took on a different dimension, it was time to put all that wisdom that I’d learnt on the mat into my everyday life to help navigate me and my family through a very difficult time.
My father later passed away, and this was the biggest kick up the bum to get on and ‘live my bliss’ I opened the Urban Ashram in March 2013, and branched out with my own ‘Ralston Method’, I recently taught on the main stage at Wanderlust and every day I get to watch other people transform their lives and their bodies from what I do, it’s so rewarding when I see people have break throughs or discover something about themselves. Yoga is the vehicle for a journey deep within, that can be so transformative, freeing and liberating to connect to who you truly are and live from that authentic place.
Nikki is a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher
NZ and Internationally qualified massage therapist
CIDESCO and CIBTAC qualified beauty therapist
'When you allow your body to let go and simply receive the fullness of yoga, it can engulf you. You begin to radiate the purity of the practice. No longer 'doing' yoga, instead you embody yoga. Let it fill your cracks, your pores and creases so that it may break up and lift the accumulated past that has come to rest in the muscles and joints. As these layers of gathered past come to the surface, they shed in their own manner, often looking like an imbalance or upset within the emotional, mental or physical aspects of ones self. When this happens, keep going. They have simply risen to be released and in doing so, create more space for the power of the practice, the richness of yoga to lay it's wisdom, it's alignment.'
Practice online now with Nikki as she guides you through a relaxing evening sequence
Busy lives deserve a little wind-down at the end of the day. And there’s no better way to relax into a restful sleep than with a series of gentle, meditative yoga poses, allow Nikki to guide you through this evening sequence, helping you to let go of stress from the day.
Located at 2/49 Brown St, Ponsonby, Auckland.
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