Hi I'm Nicky and I guide Stråla Yoga, a movement style that is all about ease and connecting with yourself.  It's about absorbing yourself in the movement rather than focusing on the pose.

For more info, go to www.stralayoga.com/about-strala-yoga/.

My journey into yoga started about 25 years ago, when I decided to try out a class at my local gym.  I was doing lots of competitive sport and wanted to stretch out my muscles and prevent further injury.  I had no idea about yoga philosophy and how it would influence my daily life.  I enjoy spreading joy and relaxation in my community, and like to do my bit to enhance the mental and physical health of kids, teens and adults alike. If you have a question about how yoga can help you, I'd love to hear from you.


"The best hour I've had in years", Clare

 "I had such a great first experience of Strala Yoga. The session felt very inclusive and gentle and I came away from it feeling a deep sense of peace and nourishment. The feeling even carried over to my Sunday morning Bikram class, which I usually find quite challenging psychologically, but this time around I tried to remind myself of the principles of ease and acceptance and it really changed the whole session". Anna 

Lisa: “Since practicing yoga with Love YogaBird, it’s changed my body, health and mind. I used to have trouble with aches and pains here and there. I’m now learning how to reduce those pains and correct the cause. I’m also learning to eat more right things to better my metabolism which helps with my energy level on most days. Last but not least, it’s helping me find peace and relaxation on carrying out my day to day’s hectic schedules with 4 kids. My outlook with myself is so much more positive now with better diet, better sleep and less stress. I couldn’t of done it without Love YogaBird. Thank you!” 

Jon: "15 years of a ‘proper sport’ left me with lower back pain that I just couldn’t shift. I had tried pain killers, chiropractors and osteopaths, all gave me some relief but the problem still remained. After taking up yoga with Nicky my lower back pain has been reduced, I feel greater flexibility and a tad more relaxed in myself".

Katie: “When I started yoga with Love YogaBird, I suffered from some acute lower back pain.  I had limited movement due to the pain and discomfort I was in.  I continued with yoga and was amazed at how much this relieved my back pain.  At the end of a class, I had regained full movement and walked out pain free.  Nicky reassured me and guided me through poses I found difficult.  Thank you Love YogaBird”.

Training and Qualifications 

  • 2020: Shiatsu Practitioner Level 3 Diploma with BSY (in progress)

  • 2019: Mental Health Fundamentals: Essentials for Practice and Teaching Yoga with Lisa Kaley-Isley 

  • 2019; Chinese Medicine Immersion with Therapeutic Yoga, with Yoga Medicine founder, Tiffany Cruikshank

  • 2018; Advanced Strala Training - Leadership, with founder Tara Stiles and Mike Taylor.  Tara was a professional ballerina and choreographer, while Mike studied mind-body medicine at Harvard, and complementary medicine at Oxford

  • 2018; Advanced Strala Training - Healing Touch & Support, (Shiatsu, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Traditional Japanese Medicine) with Sam Berlind, CEO of the Ohashiatsu Institute in New York for more than 20 years.

The Teen Yoga Foundation; Volunteer

  • 2017-19; TeenYoga Instill Conference Lead Organiser (2017/18 Event Team)

  • 2019; Strategy Inner Circle

  • 2017-19; TeenYoga Exhibitor at the Schools & Academies Show, the Annual SEND Update Conference, the Mental Health & Wellbeing in Schools Conference, The Optimus Mental Health & Wellbeing in Schools Conference 

  • 2017; The Art of Teaching workshop by Naomi Absalom

  • 2017; Soma Prana Flow Vinyasa Yoga Workshop by Shiva Rea

  • 2017: Back Care Training Workshop by Christine Pitt, Senior Yoga Therapist (CPD)

  • 2016; Instill Conference Education Yoga Wellbeing (delegate)

  • 2016; TeenYoga & Mindfulness Teacher: Training by Helen Clare, Charlotta Martinus and Dan Siegel.  Level 3 Coach within the Sports Partnership, Sport England.

  • 2016; Mindfulness and the Brain (online course) with Jack Kornfield and Dan Siegel 

  • 2015; The Meditation Summit featuring 30 of the world’s leading meditation teachers 

  • 2015; 300 hour teacher training with appleyoga by Katy Appleton and guest teachers Leila Sadeghee, Chris Swain, Christopher Tompkins, Kerry-Lyn Stanton-Downes and Nikki Slade

  • 2014; Stråla Yoga mini-course and Intensive Teacher Training by Tara Stiles, founder of Stråla

  • 2016; Qualified First Aider 

  • 2015; DBS Certified as Peripatetic Activities Tutor and Safeguarding Training (renewed 2019)


Privacy Policy (in line with GDPR from 25 May 2018)

What I collect - your name, email, mobile number

What I use it for - communications about classes, events, yoga massage, Neals Yard Remedies and any other business of Love YogaBird

My promise - I will not share any personal data (unless you ask me to share it) 

My business adheres to the Yoga Alliance Professionals Code of Ethics