Meet the Founder of Aruna
With a background as a both a lawyer and a university academic, Nicki’s discovery of yoga twenty years ago was epiphanic. She moved from South Africa, where she was born and raised, to Antwerp, Belgium, at a moment where the local practice of yoga was in its infancy.
Her life’s path shifted profoundly as Nicki began to explore yoga through intense practice and theoretical study with yoga masters worldwide. Her passion for the practice of yoga grew exponentially and took her on an international journey of learning and teaching, leading to the creation of Yoga Form (now Radiant Light Yoga, Antwerp and Brussels), a yoga centre and community that encompassed various forms of yoga. Yoga Form was instrumental in developing and bringing eclectic forms of yoga to Antwerp and was the first to offer Kundalini Yoga and Meditation there. Nicki now lives in Israel where she teaches Aruna Yoga and offers Aruna Processes and healing to the growing local community.
Nicki draws her inspiration from diverse yogic schools and traditions including Kabbalah, theology, and philosophy. Nicki is a Yoga Alliance registered yoga teacher (RYT), a Kundalini Yoga and Meditation Teacher certified through the Kundalini Research Institute (KRI), as well as a prenatal yoga teacher trained in the Khalsa Way. Nicki is also a recognized and accredited practitioner of the Journey work of Brandon Bays. Nicki uses diverse healing systems to access the infinite healing capacity that is available to all.