Nicole Katz, Owner Yoga 216
E-RYT 200, RYT 500, SYT
Nicole first began her yoga practice 14 years ago in Iyengar’s tradition. In the fall of 2005 Nicole moved to New York City to begin studying movement with Anne Bogart and the SITI Company.
At SITI, Nicole studied Viewpoints, an approach that uses yoga as one of the vehicles to uncover emotion. In the fall of 2006, Nicole began teaching Movement at the New York Film Academy. She subsequently taught Movement at several other NY theatre schools, on a private basis for select theater companies and privately for actors.
While working with her students it became clear to her that we all carry our emotional histories as physical manifestations. Those manifestations, in the end, lead to habitual postures, which can lead to unnecessary injury and pain.
She began creating individualized yoga practices for her students in an effort to bring their bodies back into neutrally-aligned and pain free states. In the spring of 2007 Nicole received her first yoga-teaching certificate and has since gone on to specialize in SYT. Nicole was drawn specifically to SYT for its Westernized customization tools and firm roots in the spiritual practice of all 8 limbs of yoga.
After working privately with clients from 2008-2012 in the fall of 2012 Nicole and her husband opened Yoga 216 in the heart of West Chelsea in NYC. With no more than 6 students in every class Nicole has realized her dream to bring the benefits of private yoga to the community of a class setting. It is truly a dream come true!