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Instructor: Nikita Parlevliet
When Nikita discovered how the practice of yoga can change your mental attitudes and enrich your life in all aspects, Nikita knew she wanted to be a yoga instructor. She holds an RYT200 Yoga Alliance certification, a Master's of Naturopathic Psychology, and is currently studying for her Ph.D. in Naturopathic Medicine.
She leads Athletic Vinyasa Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, and Stretch classes. Join her for her calming presence and fierce teachings.
Nikita wasn’t always as focused on her fitness. She had to drastically change her lifestyle habits to be able to get pregnant, and that was the start of a life-changing journey that led her to be the healthiest she has ever been. She now has a son, Denim, who inspires her to be the best version of herself every single day.
She believes well-being encompasses the mind, body, & soul and that fitness and movement holistically help with all three. She received her RYT200 Yoga Alliance certification from the Ananda School of Yoga and Meditation and opened a yoga and wellness studio prior to joining the Echelon community.
The concept of being part of a team drew Nikita to join Echelon. It’s a dynamic she had never experienced before, and she loves being able to participate in it now. Teaching with a streaming platform especially interested her, as it allows her to reach even larger audiences to share her wisdom. Nikita teaches in the mornings and reserves evenings for self-practice, but you’ll catch her grooving to Dub Sutra beats all day long.
Nikita isn’t the only one who joined the team; she has a four-pound Yorkie named Ozzy (Osborne). He knows everyone at the Miami studio and his favorite part of the classes is the crystal singing bowls and meditation. He also takes extra long savasana!
As a certified yoga instructor, Nikita’s advice is expected: “just breathe.” Focusing on your breath gets you out of your head and into the movement. Nikita also encourages making a routine — consistency is key, and if you continue to show up progress will follow. Inhale through your nose... exhale... let's go!