Nicki Clinch is an experienced British Wheel of Yoga teacher, offering general, pregnancy and post natal recovery yoga classes with baby in and around the Swindon area. She holds a first aid certificate and has enhanced CRB clearance.
Nicki discovered yoga in her early twenties after seeing a course advertised at her old Grammar School and immediately felt this was much more than just physical exercise. Through exploring asana, the breathing practices, relaxation and meditation she began to feel more relaxed, less stressed, able to cope better with difficult situations when they arose (particularly post natal depression after the birth of her second child).
Nicki completed the 3 years teacher training with the British Wheel of Yoga in 2004 and then 2 years later pregnancy yoga and post natal training. In October 2012 Nicki completed the Peter Walker Teacher Training course in Developmental Baby Massage and is pleased to be able to offer this on a one to one basis or in a group situation. She has also completed further training in Post natal yoga with Judy Cameron in Scotland.
Nicki has worked with a variety of teachers, but for the past few years she has been attending regular classes and one to one sessions with teachers who are inspired by the approach of Vanda Scaravelli and has also attended workshops with Sophy Hoare and Diane Long, who were students of Vanda Scaravelli.
This way of working is from inside, being curious and inquiring, using the yoga asanas as a means of undoing old tensions, being kind to the body and not pushing or forcing.
"You have to learn how to listen to your body, going with it and not against it, avoiding all effort or strain. You will be amazed to discover that, if you are kind to your body, it will respond in an incredible way." "Yoga as intended here, consists in breaking bad habits and in re-educating the spine so as to bring it back to its original suppleness" - from 'Awakening the Spine' by Vanda Scaravelli.
This is a continuous journey of learning, enquiry and discovery that Nicki is passionate about.