Nicole (she/her) is a mom of two and an experienced yoga teacher and coach to birthing and postpartum people who want to feel vibrant and strong through pregnancy, postpartum and beyond.
Guided by her lifelong passions for movement, mindfulness and personal growth, Nicole delivers transformative programs that address the whole person—mental, physical, emotional and spiritual—to help release stress and anxiety, ease the aches and pains of pregnancy and postpartum, and cultivate strength and confidence for birth and parenthood.
Presenting the teachings of Yoga, Meditation, Nutrition, and Ayurvedic Self-care through her creative lens, she guides her students to deeper levels of awareness, appreciation, ease and love so they can restore their energy and strength sustainably.
Nicole works with people in groups and privately in New Jersey and around the world. She is also the author of multiple online yoga, birth preparation and wellness programs she developed to support birthing people worldwide.
Growing from a deep personal practice of yoga since 1998, Nicole completed her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training with Alan Finger and Chrissy Carter at Yoga Works NYC in 2007. She completed her advanced Prenatal Yoga Teacher Certification with the Prenatal Yoga Center NYC in 2012 and studied in 2017 with Dr. Sarah Ellis Duvall, PT, DPT, CPT, CNC for her training as a Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist.
Nicole also trained as a health coach with Live Well International and has completed extensive complimentary education in meditation, Ayurveda, postpartum Ayurveda, the chakras and the energy body, yoga for traumatic brain injury through the Love Your Brain foundation, trauma-informed birth professional training through Childbirth International and has attended a Spinning Babies Workshop and is a Spinning Babies enthusiast.
Nicole lives in Cranford, NJ with her husband and two children. When she’s not working, you may find her ballroom dancing, bike riding with her husband, baking with her daughter, or fixing a LEGO mishap with her son.
I see a world where all birthing people are having conscious births, wherein they are knowledgeable about and loving of their bodies, inspired to trust their intuitive wisdom, and able to recognize their own power to choose and participate actively in the unfolding of their birth experience.
I see a world where birthing people have access to practices and a community of other mother figures that support them in their desire to preserve the best of themselves and to create new self-care and wellness strategies that work in this evolving world.
My approach is effective because it cares for a birthing person's well-being on multiple levels:
Practical, embodied knowledge. Having a baby is a very physical experience. Using yoga and meditation practices specifically designed for the pregnant and recovering postpartum body at each stage, relaxation and labor coping techniques and more, I will help you navigate gracefully through the physical and emotional changes happening in your body.
Spiritual Empowerment. When I became pregnant for the first time, my perspective on so many things changed. I searched for answers in a wide range of places, only to discover, with the guidance of spiritual teachers further down the path, a deep reservoir of knowledge, safety and trust within. I will draw from the variety of teachings given to me from my teachers to offer you an opportunity to move deeper into your own shifts in perspective--a deeper sense of acceptance, surrender, trust in your intuition, so that you may experience your pregnancy and motherhood with the greatest amount of ease possible.
Support and Community. We are not meant to mother/parent alone. It's a huge commitment and journey, and you're not made to (and don't have to) do it without support. Sometimes this support is about receiving, other times giving to another mother figure in need brings the healing we need for ourselves. My intention is that each interaction you have with Devoted Mamas--both with me and the community at large--is helpful, nurturing and reminds you that you are in good company at all times.