Nicoline Valkenberg

I view the practice of yoga as a means to tune to our underlying essence and thereby find healing, relief, insight and wellness from which to direct our actions in the outer world. My moderately paced flow classes are fun and engaging while aimed at deepening an understanding of the body, meditative awareness and a deeper calm from which students can experience their essential wellbeing.
I've been a Boston area teacher since 2005. In 2010 I opened Samara Yoga in Somerville, MA where I enjoyed cultivating a dedicated Yoga community with some of my dearest friends and colleagues for 10 years. I'm looking forward to bringing what I've learned in both inner and outer leadership to other yoga communities and to my one-on-one work with students and Life Coaching clients. 
In my early years of teaching I enjoyed Prana Flow trainings with Shiva Rea, who influenced the Vinyasa format in which I teach. I deepened my skill in asana and my ability to feel the body more deeply through years of attending Barbara Benagh's weekly class for Boston area teachers. I have since been learning in a mentorship format with Fez Aswat and Tom Alden in Alden's wellness framework, a wellness and personal growth curriculum based in Yogic and Buddhist practices. 
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