Kind Words from Clients...

Nicki is a wonderful teacher and an even kinder soul.  As a long time participant in one of her public yoga classes, I sought her out when life threw me a curve ball; as a healthly, middle-aged adult, I was suddenly faced with a life altering medical diagnosis that would require major surgery within weeks.  In shock, I spend a great deal of time cycling though disbelief, anger and despair.
 

The handful of private sessions held in the weeks leading up to the surgery focused on mindfulness in concert with breathing exercises and yoga postures.  My anxiety tapered off and I began to regain some control of an uncertain future.  Her instruction equipped me with tools that I continue to use to manage my thoughts and emotions, and to contribute to my overall well being.
 

Now, a number of weeks after surgery, I am doing well and am grateful.  Nicki helped me to navigate the worst period of my life – I firmly believe that her efforts contributed to a positive medical outcome.  She is a genuine person who knows and lives her craft, and cares about those she serves.

Anonymous,

Austin TX

(Male Private Client)

Nicki is really a treasure. I came to her after she worked with my partner (which was also really amazing to see his growth during the work with Nicki!), and I am so happy I did. I am usually a happy person, but this was a hard moment in my life, full of anger, frustration and anxiety. Nicki helped me in so many ways… First of all, she introduced me to the power of breathing and how to breathe right. Second, although I’ve done yoga on and off for a few years now, after learning from Nicki I felt like it was the first time I understood what yoga was really about!! It was a very powerful experience. Third, she helped me relax and find my confidence in a time of insecurity. But most importantly, she helped me feel safe to be myself again. Nicki is an excellent teacher, and she puts energy into caring for you as a student and as a person. She is patient and resourceful, and has more than one thing to teach. I feel like going to see her has improved my life and the life of those around me in countless ways. I would strongly recommend anybody to see her, and will keep sending people her way! I am so happy and grateful I get to work with her, she is absolutely amazing. 

Ruth, 32

Austin, TX

(private client)

Nicki’s kindness and deep knowledge of yoga make it easy to learn how to connect with what is going on in my body.  In each session, I gain more access to my inner experience. She’s given me wonderful and gentle practices that help me stay connected on a daily basis. I’m so grateful that she’s helping me on my journey to better health.

Anonymous,

Austin TX

Female Private Client

I first met Nicki through a community yoga class where I had so appreciated the content and structure she offered. Following a recent medical diagnosis I called on Nicki to assist me in the use of yoga’s meditative qualities as a way to cope with stress and the side effects of chemo. The personalized one-on-one sessions have been an incredible help and have brought me to a more mindful way of living and coping; skills that I now use every day. Nicki has a gift for assessing the needs, applying yoga movements and practices to address them. I am so grateful.

Anonymous,

Cedar Park, TX

(Female private client)

Nicki has a thorough understanding of yoga, but also of matters related to the Mind / Body/ Spirit connection. I find her presence is calming and healing. Her wisdom and knowledge are only surpassed by her intuition and compassion. She is a true Gem, both as an instructor but also as a lovely Human being.  I believe one cannot afford to ignore oneself any longer,  she will help reintroduce you to yourself.  Nicki has been a vital part of my journey and has liberated my divine inner essence.

 

Joseph, 46

Austin, TX

(private client & public classes)

Nicki’s kindness and deep knowledge of yoga make it easy to learn how to connect with what is going on in my body.  In each session, I gain more access to my inner experience. She’s given me wonderful and gentle practices that help me stay connected on a daily basis. I’m so grateful that she’s helping me on my journey to better health.

 

Anonymous,

Northwest Austin, TX

(Female Private client)

I’ve always been shy, but sometime in the past decade I lost control over my own sense of inner peace. There were days where my anxiety was so disruptive I had a difficult time shopping in public. My wife suggested therapy to me, but I wasn’t interested in traditional talk therapy, because I already live too much in my mind. Yoga, as a means of addressing the mind through the body, seemed an interesting alternative. I’ve read or gotten the gist of most of the classical yoga texts (Patanjali, Hatha Yoga Pradikipia) as well as a handful of books on meditation and mindfulness, but Nicki managed to put all of this together in such a way that the sum truly outweighed the parts. Working with her has helped me reestablish communication with my body and temporarily turn off my constantly judging mind. I still have quite a long way to go, but both my wife and I discerned a significant difference in attitude and behavior after just one session. We both remarked that these results were worth the investment. If you want to make a genuine change in your life, I couldn’t recommend a more qualified person.

 

Nick, 29

Austin, TX

(private client)

 

I have suffered with anxiety for the last 5 years.  My psychologist diagnosed me with PTSD in 2013. The only relief I had been offered was medication and talk therapy.  The medication was helpful to an extent and the therapy was very expensive.  I was managing the symptoms but felt there was a piece missing to help manage the anxiety I felt on a daily basis.

Nicki and I talked about what I was going through and she told me about her experience in the area PTSD and offered to help.  We began to work together weekly.  My improvement has been incredible!! She has given me the “tools” to manage my anxiety and depression in ways I had never considered before.  

These practices have taught me to quiet my mind and live a more peaceful life.  Nicki has given me tools to relax, control my thoughts, and gain control of my mind and relaxation response.  She has been a true inspiration for me to learn and implement healthy habits. 

 

Jo Beth, 46

Cedar Park, TX

(private client)

A shift took place in my body over the course of Nicki’s class that’s hard to describe.  

Sure, my muscles were warmed, stretched and toned, but in addition there was….an opening.  It was more than just the stress of my week melting away, and more than the connection to the class and to Nicki.  It was as if she could see me - really see me - and that, combined with the physical movement, allowed for an opening 

and a release of emotion that left me feeling, well, cleansed somehow.  And yet, I was invigorated at the same time.  Nicki’s got the gift…can’t wait to come back and get “juiced up” again!

 

Christine, 45

Austin, TX

(public classes)

Nicki is a gifted yoga instructor who is able to meet you where you are at and gently stretch you physically and spiritually through her yoga style.  She is able to connect with you as an individual and bring exactly what you need to the session. She is a gentle, caring teacher and one I look forward to working with more.
Nicki is a regular person and she brings this to her yoga, connecting to the everyday person more easily. If you have been intimidated by yogis and other "experts", consider giving her a try. She makes yoga comfortable for you and helps you develop a deeper awareness with where you are at. I leave her class feeling stretched, hopeful, full of strength and more peaceful.

 

Nicole, 46

Austin, TX

(public classes)

Nicki has been my yoga instructor for about 6 months. She is exceptionally creative and enthusiastic. I have several health issues causing balance problems. She has dramatically improved my balance. My overall well being has improved because of her work with me. I give her my highest recommendation

 

Jerry Capezzuti, 65

Cedar Park, TX

(public classes)

I love Inner Essence Yoga. I've been working with Nicki for a few months and she's helped expand my abilities immensely as well as helped me find peace emotionally. I look forward to her classes and our personal sessions ... It's like she knows exactly what your body needs! I am so happy to have come across her business and look forward to working with her more in the further.

Breanne, 26

Austin, TX

(private client & public classes)