Creating A Morning Ritual

Creating A Morning Ritual

Winter has arrived. A time for contemplation, and reflection. Perhaps this is a good time to reassess your goals, and set intentions. So much has shifted for each and every one of us this year, and while I don’t think any of us need to stress about “New...
PWH’s Small Business Herstory

PWH’s Small Business Herstory

2010 After a decade of studying yoga while being a professional dancer, Nicole embarks on her first 200HR RYT Kundalini yoga teacher training at GoldenBridge Yoga in NYC. The messages “You’re here to help people” and “Power Within Healing” would often be heard in...
Some Truths About “Things Falling Apart”

Some Truths About “Things Falling Apart”

There I was, a thirty year old, after what felt like a lifetime of working hard, working intelligently, working creatively… didn’t matter… there I was… laid out and unable to move… on my boyfriend’s couch — for WEEKS. He and my mother were...
dear you, you are a miracle.

dear you, you are a miracle.

Dear Scared and Overwhelmed 16 Year Old Self, One day you will grow to recognize your power, your beauty, your worth. Oh, you’re laughing? I know, so cheesy. But you can let that smile come in, you can look up at me and trust me. Listen now: those thoughts in your...
Befriend Difficult Emotions, Don’t Obliterate Them

Befriend Difficult Emotions, Don’t Obliterate Them

A traumatic event might last for only a few moments, but the impact that it can have on a traumatized person’s entire being may last years–even decades–beyond the event. Trauma reorganizes our minds, brains, bodies, and perceptions. It doesn’t just change...
Boundaries for Highly Sensitive People and Empaths

Boundaries for Highly Sensitive People and Empaths

Navigating social situations is often very challenging for people who identify as Highly Sensitive People or Empaths. They frequently need a lot of quiet time by themselves following an event. Even going out for a cup of coffee with certain people may require some...

What Makes People Tick?

This is a question that is forever on my mind. What is it that keeps people motivated and inspired? For me, it has been to nurture and embrace my mental, emotional, and physical pain, and perhaps even heal it. I first came to yoga over half my life ago, as a teenager,...

Rewrite Your Destiny in 2017 at Kripalu

Yoga, Movement, and Meditation for Self-Discovery with Nicole Smith at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health January 1–6, 2017 RSVP on Facebook Register Now at Kripalu What do kundalini, vinyasa, movement, meditation, self-discovery practices, and group coaching have to...
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