Nicole Merat is a teacher, actress, nature lover, and soundbath sorceress.Having graduated with a BFA in Acting from Cornish College of the Arts (2012) and received her 200HR Yoga Teacher certification from Be Luminous Yoga (2016), she has since continued her exploration of art and zen. Nicole’s creative background and passion for personal expression and life-long learning inspires her teachings - encouraging commitment, curiosity, and play. Her diverse education combines the subtle practices of mindfulness, breath, and sound with strength based asana and functional anatomy, creating balanced classes that are challenging and purposeful. Nicole’s personal journey with Tourette Syndrome and OCD has made her a true believer in self-love and an advocate for inquiry; she has found empowerment through mindful movement and by meeting herself where she is with compassion and a willingness to adapt. Her eagerness to help others discover their individual potential both on and off the mat makes her offerings both accessible and igniting. Nicole continues to explore the intersection of creativity and spirituality, seeking to connect the bridge between self-fulfillment and service. She wishes for all beings to recognize their wholeness, open their hearts, and enjoy the ride. When she’s not teaching, Nicole loves traveling, reading, collaborating on creative projects, hiking, spending time with loved ones, and manifesting her greater vision.
Trainings and Certifications:
200HR Vinyasa Teacher Training (Be Luminous Yoga; 2016)
12HR Kids Yoga (Chrissy Vorpagel; 2017)
24HR Restorative Yoga (Jodi Boone; 2018)
10HR Yoga Nidra (Jodi Boone; 2019)
20HR Kids Yoga Ages 2-12 Next Generation Yoga (NGY; 2020)