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Seattle Yoga with Nikki Chau

Who are you?

Hello! I’m a dedicated yoga student, primarily in the Krishnamacharya lineage, and my formal asana training is exclusively in the Iyengar method. Beyond styles and traditions, yoga is a tool for me to answer the question “Who am I?” more fully.

What’s your “yoga resume”?

I began yoga at about 6 or 7 years old. I started taking hatha classes while in high school. I received my first 500-Hour certification from Pacific Yoga Teacher Training in 2008 and taught yoga for four years after that. In 2012 – realizing the folly of managing a full-time, demanding professional career and teaching yoga part time – I turned the focus on my personal practice.

I attended the 500-hour Advanced Studies program at the San Francisco Iyengar Institute in 2013 and 2014. I took a year of training with Judith Hanson Lasater, and I’m studying at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute in Pune, India for two months in 2015.

While recognizing there’s a time and place for most yoga styles, I appreciate the Iyengar method for its keen focus on techniques of body movement and alignment. I’m a big fan of Restorative Yoga and would choose it as my “desert island” yoga practice.

Who’s your teacher?

Teachers I have trained with and am influenced by are:

In addition…

I’m an Interaction Designer by school and by trade. I have great affinity for entrepreneurship, technology, and startups. As of May 2015, I’m taking a sabbatical from full time employment and traveling the world with my husband to take pictures of cats.

I’m fluent in Vietnamese, and thanks to a year of living in France, I’ve learned to say non merci when offered a plate of roquefort cheese and mais oui! to joie de vivre.

You’ll also find me on Twitter as @yogageekgirl, or @dragonc, and Facebook: I’m also at

May we be protected together.
May we be nourished together.
May we create strength among one another.
May our study be filled with brilliance and light.
May there be no hostility between us.
Om peace, peace, peace.

– Yoga Student Teacher Prayer

One Response

  1. johnclarke054
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    I am in my 50’s. Last summer I injured my back. I would like a consult with you to discuss whether the yoga you teach would help my recovery.

    I have not practiced yoga, so would desire a number of individual lessons to insure I learn forms correctly–then move into a small class setting.

    I live in Seattle on Capital Hill. Could please let me know what my options are? I enjoyed reading your philosophy and you goals mirror mine very well.

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    John Clarke

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