ABOUT

BELIEF #1

Time for yourself is essential

BELIEF #2

Mindset is the biggest hurdle to self-care

BELIEF #3

Short, regular yoga practices are more effective than one hour's class a week.

HI, I'M NICOLA

 

Founder of Yoga Mums, Mum of two amazing, feisty little girls and recovering secondary school teacher! 

Like most people, I began yoga as a form of exercise but quickly realised it was so much more than that. It became my sanctuary, the place I got rest bite from my overthinking.

After having practiced on and off for 15 years, I decided I wanted to dive deeper so, in 2015, I completed my 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training.

My first daughter, Charlotte was born in December 2016, followed not too far behind by her sister, Georgia in 2018.

Having benefitted so much from my yoga practice throughout both pregnancies, I decided to train in Prenatal, Post Natal and Mum & Baby Yoga in 2021.

It's now my mission to help busy Mums, and Mums-to-be, go from tired, self-sacrificing and living on autopilot to energised, present and empowered to live life, true to them.

 

MY STORY

 

After I had my youngest daughter, I basically gave up doing anything for myself. I just didn't have the time or the energy. I completely stopped doing yoga because I couldn't see a way to get to a class, even once a week.

I wanted to be an amazing mum to my girls so I spent all of my time caring for them but I felt completely drained.

Eventually, I realised that sacrificing my own needs didn't make me a better Mum, it made me a grumpy Mum!

In my attempts to meet their every need, I was actually denying them the 2 things that children crave most... attention and connection.

So I made a promise to myself, I would find a way back to my mat.

From then on, at least 4 nights a week, after my girls went to bed, I did 20-30 minutes of yoga. Even when I didn't feel like it, which, quite honestly, was most nights.

Eventually, I started to feel more like myself. I could cope with the feelings of stress that would surface without reaching for a distraction every single time (in my case chocolate and my phone!) and I was gradually able to give my girls the attention they deserved.

That was 3 years ago now and I still don't have time to go to a yoga class but I am SO grateful that I forced myself to start practicing at home. My yoga practice has gifted me so much... I have an amazing relationship with my daughters, I have a much higher tolerance to stress and I'm much kinder to myself.

 Yes, the washing basket is always overflowing because I have 30 minutes less time in the day for housework but I'm no longer willing to spend time on chores at the expense of my wellbeing.

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"I love the fact that Nicola takes on board all feedback from the group and is always there to answer any questions you may have on technique. It’s made me realise that it is possible to practice daily - even if it’s only for 10 minutes - and the benefits of it are great! "

 
Kirsty Torrecilla
RECHARGE Member

"Nicola is approachable, responsive and so committed to her Recharge members. If you engage with the membership, it will make a huge impact on your flexibility, strength, health, well-being and your ability to manage all other areas of your life."

 
Katy Henry
RECHARGE Member