Nikki is a dedicated yogi with specialization in Vinyasa flow, a national athlete and student of sports science. She looks to share her passion for holistic well-being with the world.
Nikki comes from a strong sporting background playing volleyball, basketball and touch football for high school and university in the Philippines. She also completed her diploma in Sports Science from the University of the Philippines in 2007. In 2010, she started playing rugby union and was selected to represent the Philippine Women’s Rugby Team (The Lady Volcanoes) from 2010 to 2015. She then transitioned to playing for the Philippine Women’s Touch Football National Team as a less impact sport and represented her country in the Touch Football World Cup in Australia in 2015. She discovered yoga in 2010 to compliment all of her rigorous sporting activities and initially thought of the practice as a good recovery session to help in the rehabilitation of her evermore frequent injuries. In 2014 she began working for the New Zealand Embassy, meeting deadlines and quota’s and with injuries hampering her sporting progress she began yearning her next challenge. As her practice became a more extensive part of her life, she started to develop a sense of connection and wholeness with yoga and its fundamental teachings.
In 2017 Nikki and her husband moved to Edmonton for his work and it was then that her practice became a consistent daily activity and she has not looked back since. She completed her 200-hour yoga certification in Ubud Bali in 2018. You could say that she tried hard to find yoga, but in the end, yoga found her. She now relishes the opportunity to impart this passion and knowledge acquired to everyone, as well as learning more as a forever student of yoga.