Join Enlighten Yoga's Nicole Sameit as she leads Yoga On Tap on May 24th at The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery. Her style of teaching will be geared toward the engagement of every muscle and the anatomy of your body throughout your practice.
That evening, Yoga On Tap will also have a silent auction. There will be lots of wonderful items available and 100% of the proceeds will support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and their efforts to treat and defeat childhood cancer and other life threatening diseases.
Nicole was first introduced to yoga in a prenatal class during her first pregnancy but it wasn’t until her move to Charlotte in 2006 that she fell in love with the practice. She became a yoga instructor at the Asheville Yoga Center in 2009, and is actively working toward her 500-hour training in Therapeutic Yoga. She believes that yoga is a lifelong journey of physical, mental and emotional growth. She encourages students to discover the profound benefits of yoga through the incorporation of pranayama, alignment and anatomy. Her teaching style reflects the need to challenge the body and free the mind while keeping a lighthearted environment.
Her background as a clinical scientist lays a strong foundation for the anatomical and physiological focus of her teaching style. With a passion for the grace and ability of the body to respond to challenges, she will gently guide you to the edge of your limits. She focuses on building strength, balance and improving range of motion.
“When I step on the mat, it’s like the rest of the world dissolves. For just a short time the only thing that matters is the movement of breath and body. My mind is free from the clutter of the day and I enjoy the peace and freedom I cultivate as I move through postures. I love my time on the mat, it’s completely my own. It’s my time to relax, play, and challenge myself. I’m also drawn to the physical aspects of yoga. In my “former life”, (the life I jokingly refer to before staying home with 2 children) I was a clinical scientist so my fascination with the human body has carried over into yoga. I love exploring the physiological benefits of the postures and pranayama. It amazes me to see how the body responds to the challenges and the incredible amount of strength you gain; not to mention how good you feel overall! I especially love working with athletes to improve performance, stability, and range of motion.”
Through her yoga studies, she continues to learn more every day about this wonderful practice and herself. “I find great inspiration from the yoga community in Charlotte and I am happy to be a part of this wonderful vibe.”
Nicole enjoys teaching to a variety of audiences in Charlotte and the surrounding areas, whether you are looking for a vigorous flow, a gentle practice, or injury recovery modifications, she can cater a class or private session to your needs.