Narayani Nicole Nichols



Founder and co-owner of Republic of Yoga in Cary, North Carolina, USA Nicole lived and taught yoga in New York City for over 18 years. She is an 800-hour Advanced Certified Jivamukti Yoga teacher, and served as a teacher and mentor at the renowned Jivamukti Yoga flagship school in Manhattan from 2002-2013. In 2012 she completed a 6-year course in Tibetan Buddhist studies. Nicole has been a presenter at the esteemed Yoga Journal Conferences in New York City and Estes Park, Colorado, has taught internationally at the Jivamukti Yoga Centers in London and Munich, the Prague Spirit Fest and has led retreats in Greece, Spain, Mexico and Costa Rica. On the Summer Solstice of 2011 she had the privilege of guiding over 2,000 yogis to stillness amid the hustle and bustle of New York’s Times Square. She has been featured in Vogue, the LA Times, The Huffington Post and The Wall Street Journal.  Nicole's classes feature meditation, breath and alignment awareness, mantra and kirtan, choreographic sequencing and hands-on assists, with a modern spirited take on ancient yogic philosophy. 

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BA in Dramatic Art from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life by Master Shantideva, Eyes Wide Open by Mariana Caplan, Narada Bhakti Sutras (commentary by Prem Prakash), Shadows on the Path by Abdi Assadi

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