Niki Schemmel, RYT 500 e-RYT 200 YACEP, Nia First Degree Black Belt
Niki Is a passionate facilitator of growth and joy. She began teaching yoga in 2001 after she fell in love with yoga philosophy that opened her heart and alignment principles that strengthened her body. Being a former jazz dancer she was drawn to the freedom and artistic expression of the Nia practice and began teaching Nia in 2010. In all of her classes, Niki is committed to creating a space that is inclusive and supportive for every body. She offers modifications and progressions while encouraging participants to focus on how they feel rather than how they look. She experiences the depth of yoga and the playfulness of Nia as the perfect marriage of practices to nourish body, mind and spirit.
In addition to teaching weekly public classes at SoulShine Studios, Niki has been teaching yoga and Nia retreats locally and internationally since 2012. She lives in Midlothian, VA with her husband, two teenage kids and her cat Cheddar.