Nicole is a certified yoga instructor through Yoga Alliance (RYTs), and she has also taught Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga for several years following a Yale-affiliated Dancing Thru Pregnancy program. Nicole teaches a rhythmic and sometimes vigorous Vinyasa style class that emphasizes the importance of fluid movement linked closely to pranayama (breath awareness). Nicole’s creative sequencing and intelligent alignment, encourages physical stability, increases flexibility, and enhances the body’s natural detoxification process. Nicole has a technical approach to the postures, affirming one’s commitment to practice and offering a mindful approach to living that is evident both on and off the mat. Her distinctive style synchronizes breath with movement which she believes brings the transformative qualities of yoga and healthful living to the forefront. Over the past 14 years, Nicole’s teaching experience contains a broad range of class and student types including prenatal, postnatal, youth, adult and seniors. She is also a student herself and enjoys taking classes with new teachers and styles for personal enjoyment and to expand her own perspectives.
Nicole Metchick instructs the following:
Restorative Yoga Class
This class has limited space so pre-registration online is a good idea. This yoga practice is extremely gentle and is suitable for everybody, the new student up to the advanced practitioner. Using breathing techniques and guided visualization, the body is supported by blankets, blocks, bolsters and straps in a series of postures intended to allow deep relaxation. This style of yoga addresses mental & physical stress, fatigue and tension while revitalizing the body.
Baby & Me Yoga (pre-crawlers)
This class is for new caregivers and their babies 6 weeks of age or older, who are not yet crawling.
Stretch, bond, and breathe with your baby in this special yoga class designed for caregivers (mothers, fathers, adult relatives!) and their babies . Babies are natural yogis! Each class explores gentle yoga and massage techniques for babies which help aid in digestion, gas and colic relief, improved sleep patterns, and add in the development of fine and gross motor skills. We also incorporate partner poses and playful songs to help create a casual, comfortable bonding environment. Dress comfortably and bring a receiving blanket for your little one.
Yoga for moms-to-be! Explore breathing and meditation techniques as well as poses suited to helping ease labor and birth. The prenatal class is designed for expectant mothers. Modified postures will help ease the discomforts that come along with pregnancy. Prepare for childbirth while releasing stress and the worries of pregnancy. Take time to develop a relationship with your baby. Permission from your OB/GYN caretaker is requested before attending
Level 1 & 2 Yoga
Mixed level yoga class. Options are offered for different levels. Beginners are better off in Gentle or Level 1.