Nicole Bartzak is a Trauma-Informed E-RYT 500 and KRI 200, with additional training hours in Yin and Energy Healing.
She received her first 200 hour certification in Ashtanga Vinyasa in Goa, India with Lalit Kumar in 2012, and shortly after immersed herself in Kundalini and chakra healing classes and trainings in India with Viriam Kaur.
From India, Nicole traveled to the Peruvian Amazon where she remained for four years living and working at an Ayahuasca healing center. While she shared yoga with guests, she herself remained a student but this time of Plant Medicine under the tutelage and guidance of the indigenous Shipibo tribe. Nicole has continued to work with Ayahuasca regularly from 2012 to current and continues to work with specific plants through 'plant dietas' in the Shipibo tradition.
In 2017 upon returning to NJ, she completed her 300 hour Hatha/Vinyasa certification at the Vastu Yoga in Montclair with teachers including Kanan Kapila, Nevine Michaan from Katonah Yoga and distinguished instructors from the Iyengar Institute in India.
She completed additional training hours in Yin Yoga with Naomi Fox at LifeTime Florham Park.
In 2019, Nicole returned to India - this time to the foothills of the Himalayas in Rishikesh, where she completed her 200 hour Kundalini training with Gurmukh.
In 2020, Nicole became a Trauma-Informed practitioner in the lineage of Peter Levine, as offered by Will Rezin and Aurianna Joy.
Nicole is naturally inspired by the complexity of what it means to be human, always seeking to learn more about life through her own embodied experience and through connection with others. She believes that we are here to heal, love and remember the joy of creation, imagination and play.. and recognizes what an extraordinary amount of courage it can take to do just that. Through yoga, she strives to hold a space that empowers each person to honor their sovereignty and connect to their own inner wisdom.
Nicole walks her path with the utmost reverence for her teachers in all realms, the students that step into her space and the tools and teachings themselves. In the name of Green Tara, Nicole dedicates her work to The Highest Good of All.