About Nicola

Originally from Cork in Ireland, I now live in East Lothian.  I worked for fifteen years as a finance professional, mostly for blue chip international companies.   I always enjoyed my job but did suffer from stress!   I started going to yoga class thinking of  it as just another fitness class and I quickly became hooked.  It was not long before I realised that yoga was improving the quality of my life and really helping me to relax more outside of work.  Yoga brought out the best in me.  To this day I like myself far more when I have spent time on my yoga mat focusing on my breathing and yoga practices.  
I currently teach yoga for healthy lower backs and general  hatha yoga classes in East Lothian.   I am also available for private classes as one-to-ones or with small groups of people.  In 2016 I completed my yoga therapy training.  This gave me additional skills to work with people on a one to one basis.  I firmly believe that yoga is for everyone and benefits everyone.   Yoga therapy is ideal is you want to work with a specific issue and to get a programme to work with at home, or maybe just to see what yoga is all about before you start a class.  

When not doing yoga I enjoy following my other half up mountains anywhere.  I love travel, good wine, great food and an unputdownable book.

07766 174462
Courses & Qualifications
Yoga for Lower Back Pain: Keys to Sacroiliac Stability and Ease of Movement with Donna Farhi - ongoing June 2018
Certificate in Yoga Therapy for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - The Minded Institute - May 2018
Certificate in Yoga Therapy for Anxiety - The Minded Institute - October 2017
Certificate in Yoga Therapy with Scottish School of Yoga Therapy - completed 2016.  
Registered Teacher - Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs - 2014
Yoga Nidra, as specified by the Bihar School.  Completed 2013.  
Yoga for People Living with Cancer, taught by Julie Friedeberger - completed 2012
Teach Children Meditation - with Feel Good Therapies  www.ilovefgt.com
Well Woman Yoga Therapy with Ruth Gilmore and Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, hosted by YogaCampus - November 2011
Shiva Rea - Chakra Vinyasa Intensive - June 2011
YogaCampus (BWY Accredited) Teacher Training Diploma - June 2010
Sitaram / YogaCampus Pregnancy Yoga Module - September 2010
Relax & Renew - Restorative Yoga - Judith Hanson Lasater - March 2009
Shiva Rea - Embodying the Flow - June 2008
Appointed First Aid Person's Certificate - 2009, 2012, 2015, 2018


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