Nicky is the founder of Love YogaBird and loves to help people feel good.  She guides Strala Yoga, which combines the movement and healing wisdom of yoga, tai chi, qigong and Traditional Chinese and Japanese Medicine, to help people release stress and move easily through all kinds of challenge.  She offers group classes for adults and teens, masterclasses, events and health & wellness consultations and is passionate about sleep. 

Her journey into yoga started about 25 years ago, when she decided to try out a class at her local gym.  She was doing lots of competitive sport and wanted to stretch out her muscles and prevent further injury.  She had no idea about yoga philosophy but found it really resonated with her and was a helpful guide through life's challenges.  


If you have a question about how yoga can help you, don't hesitate to call Nicky for a chat.

Training and Qualifications 

500 hr+ Qualified Yoga Teacher, First Aider, DBS Certified, Safeguarding Training (renewed 2019) 

  • 2020; Online 30+hour Tai Chi Chuan workshop with Michael Taylor, co-founder of Strala Yoga

  • 2020; Tias Little workshops on the Lungs & COVID-19, Throat Chakra, Gut Sense and Freeing the Rib Cage  

  • 2020; Shiatsu Practitioner Level 3 Diploma with BSY (in progress)

  • 2019; Mental Health Fundamentals: Essentials for Practice and Teaching Yoga with Lisa Kaley-Isley 

  • 2019; Chinese Medicine Immersion with Therapeutic Yoga, with Yoga Medicine founder, Tiffany Cruikshank

  • 2018; Advanced Strala Training - Leadership, with founder Tara Stiles and Mike Taylor.  Tara was a professional ballerina and choreographer, while Mike studied mind-body medicine at Harvard, and complementary medicine at Oxford

  • 2018; Advanced Strala Training - Healing Touch & Support, (Shiatsu, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Traditional Japanese Medicine) with Sam Berlind, CEO of the Ohashiatsu Institute in New York for more than 20 years.

  • 2017: Back Care Training Workshop by Christine Pitt, Senior Yoga Therapist (CPD)

  • 2017; The Art of Teaching workshop by Naomi Absalom

  • 2017; Soma Prana Flow Vinyasa Yoga Workshop by Shiva Rea

  • 2016; TeenYoga & Mindfulness Teacher: Training by Helen Clare, Charlotta Martinus and Dan Siegel.  Level 3 Coach within the Sports Partnership, Sport England.

  • 2016; Mindfulness and the Brain (online course) with Jack Kornfield and Dan Siegel 

  • 2015; The Meditation Summit featuring 30 of the world’s leading meditation teachers 

  • 2015; 300 hour teacher training with appleyoga by Katy Appleton and guest teachers Leila Sadeghee, Chris Swain, Christopher Tompkins, Kerry-Lyn Stanton-Downes and Nikki Slade

  • 2014; Stråla Yoga mini-course and Intensive Teacher Training by Tara Stiles, founder of Stråla

I also volunteer my services to The Teen Yoga Foundation (2017-present)

  • 2017-19; TeenYoga Instill Conference Lead (2017/18 Event Team)

  • 2019; Strategy Inner Circle Team

  • 2017-19; TeenYoga Exhibitor at the Schools & Academies Show, the Annual SEND Update Conference, the Mental Health & Wellbeing in Schools Conference, The Optimus Mental Health & Wellbeing in Schools Conference 

  • 2016; Instill Conference Education Yoga Wellbeing (delegate)


Privacy Policy (in line with GDPR from 25 May 2018)

What I collect - your name, email, mobile number

What I use it for - communications about classes, events, yoga massage, Neals Yard Remedies and any other business of Love YogaBird

My promise - I will not share any personal data (unless you ask me to share it) 

My business adheres to the Yoga Alliance Professionals Code of Ethics