Degrees and Certifications

Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 500)

Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT)

Kripalu Yoga Teacher

Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist & Group Facilitator

ParaYoga® Level One Certified Teacher

Kripalu School of Mindful Outdoor Leadership - Level 1

BA Computer Science (summa cum laude) - Brown University 2003

Samples of my work

Read recent essays at my blog, Within Us, Without Us 

Listen to me on a podcast

Watch me teach

Work History

I have taught well over 10,000 hours of yoga in my life thus far.
Cofounder and manager of Grateful Yoga in Evanston, IL
Teaching weekly classes
Leading workshops and series
Leading retreats
Offering private instruction and yoga therapy to individuals
Yoga teacher at Generations Yoga, Niyama Yoga, Arlyn Day School, Rotary International
Yoga instructor for kids and staff at the Rice Child + Family Center, a residential treatment facility for children
Yoga teacher at the Heartwood Center for Body Mind Spirit, Kraft Foods, Avani Yoga
Yoga teacher at White Iris Yoga, North Shore Yoga
Lab assistant in the Virtual Reality Laboratory of Brown University
1998 & 2000
Research Assistant at Northwestern University Astrophysics Department

Practice and Study History

Trained in Mindful Outdoor Leadership at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health
Studied tai chi with Stephen Vick at the Midwest Traditional Taoist Arts Academy
Trained in EmbodiYoga with Lisa Clark
Phoenix Rising Group Facilitator Training
ParaYoga trainings with Rod Stryker in Tantric Hatha yoga and meditation
Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy training, Bristol, VT
Advanced anatomy training with Ellen Heed
10 day Vipassana silent meditation retreat at Wat Suan Mokkh
Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training; 200 hours
Travel; study of yoga and Buddhism; teaching English in India and Thailand. Completed 10 day silent Vipassana meditation retreat at Wat Suan Mokkh in Thailand.
Graduated summa cum laude from Brown University with a BA in Computer Science
Began regular study and practice of yoga with Tom Gillette, director of Eyes of the World Yoga, Providence, RI. One month residential training at the Zen Mountain Monastery
Theory and Practice of Buddhist Meditation course with Prof. Harold Roth at Brown University

The yoga therapy components of Nick's practice are based on training from the Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy school, not derived from his status as an RYT with Yoga Alliance Registry.

Update January 2024