icole Sklar, ERYT500 is a registered yoga instructor through Yoga Alliance. She was introduced to Yoga at the age of 14, when doctors diagnosed her with scoliosis, an abnormal curvature of the spine, and suggested picking up a practice of yoga to slow the progression of the curvatures, and to decrease the need for surgery.
Nicole attended Prescott College for Human Ecology and graduated with a bachelors degree in 2014. She studied abroad in Mexico and Central America for about 3 years during her college career, and it was a break between semesters in 2012 that Nicole completed her first 200 hour Traditional Hatha, Vinyasa Flow, Tantra, Vedanta, and Aryuveda Yoga teacher training with Chidanandi, Sheri Cherokee and Alpha Omega Yoga School in Nayarit, Mexico.
At the time, her purpose of completing the 200 hr training was simply to create a deeper connection with her own yoga practice, and to expand her knowledge in the history and spiritual aspects of yoga. In 2016, Nicole began to teach in Bloomfield Hills where she cared for her elderly grandmother, and picked up more of a power yoga teaching style which was predominant in the area.
In 2017 Nicole moved to South Lake Tahoe, fell in love with the beautiful landscape and became very involved with the yoga community, she decided to stay.
In 2018 after feeling like she had reached a plateau in her teaching career, she ventured to Rishikesh India to acquire 500 hr Yoga Teaching Certification at the Association for Yoga and Meditation.
Nicole’s most recent teaching style is Bikram Yoga, and she completed 200 hr + studio training in Monterey, MX with Esak Garcia.
She is passionate about growing through yoga everyday on the infinite journey of being a student, and wants to share yoga with everyone she can on and off the mat.
When Nicole is not teaching group classes, you may find her trail running, a practice she believes to be another form of active meditation, hiking or playing in the Lake Tahoe basin.