Nicole Doherty is a 500-RYT Yoga Alliance & YogaWorks certified teacher, subtle body energy healer, wellness coach and writer who spent 12 years on an extensive spiritual inquiry and disciplined yoga practice that empowered her to overcome multiple traumas in her life. What Nicole discovered on this path to wholeness fuels her passion to inspire others to heal the emotional traumas and unconscious patterns that reside within us all. Committed to embodying her truth in service, Nicole encourages others to reach their highest potential with her contagious laughter, endearing smile and lightness of being.
Nicole’s unique style of yoga integrates the ancient wisdom of the Yoga Sutras, subtle body energy systems, the sacred healing power of shamanism and the universal principals of the Law of Attraction to challenge her students in all the right ways. Her combination of intelligent sequencing, detailed alignment and invigorating breath work creates a deeply transformative and meditative vinyasa flow class, while her soulful voice completes every practice with the sacred beauty of mantra.
Nicole spent her entire life traveling internationally and has lived abroad in Australia, Nepal and Peru. Her innate ability to feel at one with every culture allows her to bond with all walks of life as she offers heart-centered yoga classes, shamanic healing workshops and transformational retreats in exotic locations around the world.
Nicole is a YogaWorks Certified Teacher and a Yoga Alliance 500-RYT through YogaWorks under the tutelage of Joan Hyman and Jeanne Hieleman. Her Subtle Body Training 1 with Jeanne Hieleman, Yoga Alliance 200-RYT in Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow from It’s Yoga with Larry Schultz and 18-Hour Yoga for At Risk Youth with Hala Khouri bookend her major training accomplishments. Nicole is also the Marketing Manager for domestic and international YogaWorks teacher trainings. She teaches private clients as well as public classes at YogaWorks, Goda Yoga and Hot8Yoga in Los Angeles and teaches workshops at large festivals such as Lightning in a Bottle.
Nicole is the yoga expert columnist for American Athlete Magazine. She also writes for a variety of health & wellness blogs, such as Elephant Journal, Yoganonymous and her own at http://nicoledoherty.com.
Nicole bows in humble gratitude to all of her teachers and ancestors.
Teachers that I have been blessed to take trainings and/or workshops from over the years. Thank you for your teachings!
Joan Hyman, Jeanne Heileman, Malachi Melville, Suzanne Sterling, Hala Khouri, Shiva Rea, Seane Corn, David Swenson, Ana Forrest, Annie Carpenter, Judith Lassiter, Rod Stryker, Tias Little, Gary Kraftstow, Dharma Mittra, Mark Whitwell, Natasha Rizopoulos, Sianna Sherman, Saul David Raye, Scott Blossom, Jason Nemar & Jenny Sauer-Klein, Buddy Macuha, Sherman Morris, Rusty Wells, Christopher Love, Les Leventhal, Larry Schultz, Marie Hajar Schultz, Todd Taylor, Katie Cariffe, Reed Taylor, Donovan Hicks, Rene Henley and many more.
“I have been practicing Yoga on and off for the past 10 years at various studios around the United States. Although I have always felt a connection to and respect for the practice I often felt as though something were missing. When I began practicing with Nicole I immediately noticed her attention to alignment and the students’ individual needs. Each class began and flowed throughout with a sort of rhythm that provided compassion, non-judgment, and space to find strength and peace. This is the kind of environment I had been craving to practice in and I am so very grateful to Nicole for filling in that missing puzzle piece. Her radiant energy brings a fun-loving vibe to every class, accompanied with great wisdom for all that Yoga is. It has been a true inspiration. Nicole’s guidance has made my practice more well rounded in the foundations of what Yoga can do for the physical, emotional and spiritual bodies. This has allowed me to open and listen to the vision for my own self, as I have decided to enroll in a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training program. Everyone deserves to practice with someone like Nicole!
Much love to you!” Namaste,
~Erin Grace Gonzalez, Teacher
~John B. Jakle, Attorney
“It was so cool to practice with you, my first practice since surgery. In my journey through life I have met many people, as I know you have. Now and again we meet people who are doing what they should be doing. I met Al Pacino and worked with him for 4 months and it was obvious he should be an actor. It was always clear to me that my my mom should be a school teacher. You Nicole are doing what you should be doing. You are a Yoga teacher, leader, instructor, whatever you want to call it. You posses the voice, the practice, the compassion and the energy to share Yoga. It’s a blessing to be in the room when you are teaching. It always has been but even more now that you have enriched your own practice and understanding of this ancient discipline. Truly, the light in me sees the light in you. Love and gratitude!”
~James Ted Harvey, Actor
“I had to write to thank you for such an amazing class yesterday. I quickly got into my “yoga space”, where it becomes flowing meditation. Sometimes it takes me until halfway into class, yet yesterday I was in that state within minutes. Something clicked with your method, or voice, or presence. Anyhow, I will be back tomorrow morning.”
~Adam M. Lewis
“I need it right now…. your class and your singing sure help a LOT! Thank you for your presence in the world.
We are lucky.”
~Debra, Film Producer
I have to say that adding yoga to my routine has definitely improved my quality of life, added balance, and equally as important, it certainly has been fun for me. I have to thank Nicole for introducing me to this wonderful practice.
Nicole is such a friendly, energetic, genuine and open person that she makes you feel at ease instantly. She brings an enormous amount of positive energy to the equation and will certainly challenge you. Nicole’s dedication to her practice and her clients is inspiring. Her approach of providing the proper fundamentals and form from the beginning was really beneficial for me.
Nicole will customize a practice to meet your goals and skill level, while providing the privacy and convenience desired. She is also always on time! I used Skype when in person sessions were not an option. The skype sessions proved to be just as instructive and kept me going on the mat which provided the continuity I needed for my practice.
~Jeff Pisani, Securities/Banking
“Hi nicole!! Okay so have great news! Ever since being at The Temple and doing yoga with you I felt this deep pull to be a yoga teacher. So now I’m doing it! Yaaa… yoga teacher training! Thank you for you and your wonderful inspiration! xo”
~Kyla R, Future yoga instructor
“Once again, I wanted to tell you how great class was today – you really are a FANTASTIC teacher!
You really made my day today with you light and awesomeness – Thank you!”
~ Val Cunningham, Dance Instructor
Whether or not I have any real talent for yoga, you gave me the permission to believe that do and I’m grateful for that.”
~ Jim Vetter, Photographer
I have never felt healthier than when we are consistent with our sessions!”
~Tim Dionne, Computer Engineer
Personal Mission Statement:
Through my wisdom and courage, I have an abundant and spiritual life that is dedicated to freedom, passion and expression. I offer my full love, gratitude, and radiant energy to connect, empower and inspire others to reach their highest potential!~