Nicole is a groundbreaking yoga teacher, author, and women’s health expert. Her nurturing and intelligent approach bring a humble ancient wisdom to a modern practice both on and off the mat the world round.
Growing up in the artsy scene of New York City, she tried her first yoga class, an Iyengar class to be exact, in 1985 at the age of 11. She was hooked instantly and maintained a regular practice throughout high school and college. She graduated SUNY with a B.A. in Marketing and later went to Nursing school with a focus on Midwifery and Psychology.
Nicole graduated from YogaWorks teacher training in New York City in 2009 and began teaching vinyasa yoga at local yoga studios right away. During this time, Nicole was part of a number of start up yoga studios throughout New Jersey. All the while, she was dedicated to expanding and deepening her teaching by studying with some of New York’s and Yoga’s best known teachers in the vinyasa, prenatal yoga, and women’s health circuit.
In 2011, she opened the doors to Bend & Blossom, which was a women’s wellness center that offered specialized classes for natural birth, postnatal, and postpartum, and doula services. Nicole and her team quickly became recognized as one of the only centers offering such needed services to women and families. She continues to help thousands of women have better births.
A pioneer for advanced yoga education, serving both students as well as fellow yoga teachers, she has created The Well Life, an online and in-person professional development school that has enhanced the skills of clients, yoga teachers and studios.
Yoga is a daily commitment and a dedication to daily learning, so Nicole is currently working toward her 1000 hr Yoga Alliance registry with Yoga Medicine® and studying spirituality with Gabby Bernstein.
Nicole has been named one of the ‘Women of Influence’ by her women’s health peers. She is the author of GEMMA Method: Sex for the Modern Woman. Her work has been published in Cosmopolitan, Health Magazine, Women’s Health, Parents, ScaryMommy, and on numerous blogs as a guest author. Nicole is also a featured author in the best-selling anthology, Oh My Health… There is Hope.
Nicole shares her passion for yoga and health through her teachings, live events, and the Bend & Blossom Collective. Nicole directly affects clients and students and their connection to purpose so that they can take the actions they haven’t been able to before. With over 15 years of service, Nicole cuts through the fog of feeling stuck or overwhelmed and shines her spotlight on your right path to living The Well Life. Say hello on Facebook and Instagram!
In addition to her passion for helping people and businesses find success, some of Nicole’s highlights also include:
Nicole’s clients have included influencers, celebrities, corporations, couples, families, moms, women in crisis, and many, many others.
Nicole has been known as a worldwide influencer and/or spokesperson for women’s health brands across the globe.
Finally, Nicole is a mother to 3 boys, an avid skier, and has a pretty serious wellness addiction. When she’s not teaching, she’s based in Colorado and the Jersey Shore with her boys, husband and Vizsla, all of whom consistently refuse her access to the couch.
I’m a creative and a published author with a passion and a tremendous education.
I hold at least 30 certifications in Women’s Health. I’ll only list the big ones here.