Nikki discovered yoga in 1992 and just a few years later went to India to study with Sri K Pattabi Jois in Mysore for three months. Subsequently, her most influential teachers have included Erich Schiffman, Sarah Powers, and Rod Stryker. She began teaching full time in 1996, joined the YogaWorks Teacher Training team in 2007, and is currently the Director of Trainer Development for YogaWorks Northern California. She has also been an active contributor of classes and tutorials to Yoga International. She offers teacher trainings, workshops, retreats, and intensives in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.