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.

nicola@eastlothianyogaschool.co.uk

nicola_bourke@hotmail.com

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