Hi, I’m Nicola.
Welcome to my heartful business
As my time here in Finland draws to a close, I am so grateful to have met you, studied and practiced with you and to have learned so much from Purna Yoga Helsinki.
You have impacted my life greatly and I am sure my next path will reveal the numerous and deeply meaningful wisdoms you have selflessly passed to others.
The people and philosophy of Purna Yoga inspire me to be more focused and confident, traits I have struggled with for many years. I am eternally grateful for your guidance.
I always felt safe, held, seen and heard at Purna Yoga.
You have build upon and continue to create a beautiful place to be.
My language skills:
German/Native - English/Proficient - Spanish/Advanced - Swedish/Intermediate
It has always been my dream to be able to help people, and for sure today I can say that is what drives me. Being a mother of two, a wife and an entrepreneur, my students and the yoga studio are truly my source of happiness.
And that happiness, I hope you feel it too, when you begin to work with me, whether in a yoga class at the studio or online.
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So, let me tell you a little bit about myself.
I’m a Purna Yoga teacher, a Yoga Teacher Trainer and an Empowerment & Wellness Coach.
I am also specialised in Pregnancy and Postnatal Yoga and a Coach for Natural Childbirth and Fertility.
But most of all I am a LIFE enthusiast.
Because my passion has always been how to live life in its most meaningful ways.
And that’s how I found yoga.
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"Yoga for me is more than what I do, yoga is how I live, because “All life is yoga” quoting the great Sri Aurobindo.
Thanks to yoga, I got to know myself and despite life’s ups and downs I ‘ve gotten very clear on what matters to me the most in life."
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So why Purna Yoga?
I love Purna Yoga simply, because it’s all about practical tools on how you too can live a happy and a meaningful life.
Yoga has always provided me the “WHY”,
but when I got to know Purna Yoga I got my “HOW”.
Today, I’m so excited to be able to have this tool and to be able to share it with you every day in the studio and online.
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"I also believe in you.
I believe in your ability to create your dream life with the help of practical Purna yoga practices strengthening your body, changing your mindset and opening your heart to new levels of being.
What I also believe is that You, deserve a happy and stress-free life.
And I’m willing to work for this goal with you."
Here are some highlights of my story that have brought me here.
Check them out if you are curious, and let’s meet, so we can get to know each other more.
I come from the Austrian alps, where I grew up with a feeling of not really belonging.
In 1994, I start to travel a lot to find something to call my own.
My travels take me to a spiritual centre in Guatemala, where I first discover yoga in 2001.
My travels continue, but yoga never leaves me. I keep taking classes wherever I go: Mexico, Costa Rica, Canada, Spain.
Year 2003-04 in the heat of Barcelona, I finally say yes, to my first teacher training.
This is also, where I meet my Finnish husband. So, Barcelona pretty much sealed my destiny 😉
In 2007 I find myself to be pregnant and get into prenatal yoga. I experience my first childbirth to a beautiful little girl.
In 2009, I study at Birthlight with the founder Francoise Freedman and get certified in Perinatal yoga.
We move to Helsinki and in 2010 we have our second baby-girl, soon after I get to fall in love with a beautiful little studio called Purna Yoga Helsinki.
From the moment I enter the place, I know I have found IT. The studio founder Tove Palmgren welcomes me into her studio with arms open wide. And honestly, I feel like I’m finally home.
2012, I start teaching prenatal yoga and finalise the 200-hour teacher training with Drew Scallop and Tove Palmgren.
In the same year I meet the founder of Purna Yoga, Aadil Palkhivala. This is a huge turning point for me to be studying the values of Purna yoga with him.
We were also very lucky to have him teach the 500- hour Purna yoga training in Helsinki, a man who taught the most professional yoga teachers in the world.
In 2017 I take over the studio and continue living my dream.
Before the pandemic I looked into the possibility to broaden my teaching outside the studio with the online modality.
In 2020 I had the opportunity for the first time to teach a 200-hour teacher training after being an assistant and apprentice fore 7 years, a training which is organised yearly at the studio Purna Yoga Helsinki.
During the pandemic I luckily had some tools to reach more students in the virtual world.
I continuously study with my yoga teachers, as well as business and marketing coaches to be the best mother, entrepreneur, mentor, life guide I can be.
In fact, I know I will always be a student as my curiosity and my urge to learn, grow and help others is endless.