Nicki is Susie’s most influential teacher. Susie began her studies with Nicki in 2007 which set her on the path to becoming a yoga teacher herself. We are honoured to have 6 deeply profound workshops lead by world renowned yoga teacher, Nicki Doane.
These devotional workshops will focus on how to practice yoga postures safely with clear alignment directions while observing how the mind reacts and responds. Investigating how we are spiritual beings having a human experience, not the other way around. Taking comfort in the understanding that we are all in this together as human beings, that we are not alone and that there are systems such as yoga waiting to be utilized to up-level and uplift humanity.
These powerful workshops are invitation to return home to your heart and remember that we are more similar than we are different. Come enrich your relationship with yourself and explore the wisdom and teachings of Yoga as a life support system with Nicki Doane.
Join Us ~
march 11-13th, 2024
Nicki Doane is known for her ability to make the practice of yoga accessible to everybody. She began her study of yoga at the age of 18 while attending the University of Massachusetts. From her first class, she knew she had found something special and deeply familiar. While she began to practice yoga on the purely physical plane, it became apparent some years later that there was much more to Yoga than she originally thought. In 1991 Nicki traveled to Mysore, India to study with Sri K Pattabhi Jois, the master of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. She fell in love with the practice and continued her studies with Pattabhi Jois until his death in 2009.
What she experienced on that first trip was the radical realization that yoga is much more than a physical practice. Yoga affected her deeply on an emotional and spiritual level. After that she chose to continue a lifelong devotion to the practice, study and teaching of yoga. As she delved deeper into the Ashtanga practice she became curious about her teacher’s teacher and his lineage. She learned that Tirumalai Krishnamacharya had been Pattabhi Jois’s teacher and also the teacher of BKS Iyengar. This led her to study Iyengar Yoga with Mr Iyengar and his children at his Institute in Pune, India and also with many of his senior teachers, including Gabriella Giubilaro and Patricia Walden.
Nicki has always believed that her practice continued to grow and evolve due to her study and practice of both of these systems of yoga. Nicki continues to study yoga with senior teachers and believes that a great teacher must always remain a dedicated student.
Nicki’s teaching has grown out of her practice and her deep faith in yoga and she chooses to honor her students as individuals first and foremost. Nicki’s style combines asana, pranayama, philosophy and poetry and her classes are strong and accessible to everyone. Nicki uses humor in her teaching to set students at ease and she is considered to be very relatable and down to earth. She is known as a Teacher’s teacher and loves igniting the spark of yoga in her students.
Nicki lives on the beautiful island of Maui in Hawaii where she owns and directs the Maya Yoga Studio on the North Shore. She has been featured in numerous articles and has graced the cover of Yoga Journal magazine. She is featured in 2 Ashtanga Yoga videos available through the Gaiam network and in nine videos entitled Maya Yoga Vinyasa Fusion available on her youtube channel. She is the co author of the book “First Steps On The Path Of Yoga” which is available on Amazon.
Nicki teaches workshops and Teacher Training courses at her studio on Maui and travels all over the world conducting workshops, teacher trainings, and retreats.
Commitment to all six workshops
Asana & Philosophy: Merging of the Mind & Body
With Faith Comes Courage – A Yoga Practice to Build Confidence and Grace
Exploring The Yoga Sutras Of Patanjali
Backbends As A Gateway To The Heart
Maya Yoga Prop Circus: Ropes & Swings
Relax Deeply with Story Time
Maya Yoga combines asana, pranayama, philosophy, and poetry into a strong yet accessible workshop style experience.
Devotion to yoga and the desire to share with and give back to the world are what motivate the teaching of Maya Yoga with Nicki Doane. Yoga is spirit in action, and as Nicki teaches, she inspires people to find a place of spirit inside them, recognizing the profound connection between the self and spirit. The teachings of Maya Yoga are motivated by a sincere devotion to the practice and a strong desire to share this powerful and transformative experience.
Maya is a Sanskrit word that means “illusion”, so Maya Yoga is never what you think it’s going to be. Inspired by Nicki’s unique offering, weaving the philosophy of yoga into the asana practice while keeping the tone light and reminding students to not take themselves too seriously. You never know exactly what is going to happen, or what you might learn along the way.
Maya Yoga is a time tested practice that respects and honors both the body and the mind, cultivating a quality of seamless union and helping us lead more productive and full lives.
Nicki will offer the deep psychological teachings of yogic philosophy though the asana practice.
There will be attention placed on how to do the postures safely with clear alignment directions while observing how the mind reacts to them. Investigating how we are spiritual beings having a human experience, not the other way around. It is comforting to know that we are all in this together as human beings and that we are not alone. There is a feeling of coming home, a remembering that we are more similar than we are different.
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