Nicole R Ross

Nicole R Ross
500-hour certified
Nicole became interested in bettering her health, fitness and wellbeing in 2013, which led her to her first yoga class at Gold’s Gym. It wasn't until the stress of college finals hit that she realized she needed to find the balance and peace of mind of a steady yoga practice. She spent two years slowly incorporating more yoga and meditation into her routine to help with the busy lifestyle of a student/waitress. When it came time to transfer to a university for a philosophy degree, she realized that yoga was the path she needed to take instead. Soon after, Nicole broke her low back in a car accident and expected she wouldn't be able to pursue her yoga teaching training. However, through a positive attitude, she was able to slowly make her way back onto the mat and 3 months later went to Baja, Mexico to complete her 200 YTT at Yandara Yoga Institute. Nicole gives gratitude each day for what yoga did to save her body and spirit. She continues to study yoga and philosophy, hoping to inspire others to explore their own bodies and minds, and to look deep within themselves with unconditional love. This journey led her back to Yandara, where she completed her 500 YTT in 2017. She plans to continue to travel each year to learn more about universal love, mindfulness and yoga to bring home and share with others. She is currently blogging about life and yoga at

Favorite Yoga Move: 

Child's pose. It always brings me back to my very first practice, and reminds me how much I have grown. Child's pose is very humbling and grounding for me.

How Has Yoga Benefited You The Most: 

Yoga has benefited me mentally, spiritually, and physically. It's really hard to say where it has benefited me most, because before yoga, all three of these areas were lacking attention and growth. Since I started yoga, my anxiety has gotten under control, I've deepened my connection with others and my body has never felt better. Yoga has allowed me to appreciate the beauty in being alive.

Reason Started Doing Yoga: 

I started doing yoga to get in better shape, and fortunately, continued for all the reasons listed below.

5 Words That Describe Your Teaching Style: 

Authentic. Balanced. Breath-centered. Fluid. Spontaneous.