Nicole Anami Becker
Hatha + Restorative Yoga | Meditation | Spiritual Retreats
Nicole draws on 30 years of immersion in the radical acceptance practices of Classical Yogic & Tantric philosophy and world devotional/mystical practices. She delivers a simultaneously simple and sophisticated yoga practice that harmonizes the whole being and heals the personal and collective nervous system. Her teaching is expressed with authenticity, depth, graciousness, humor, and a sometimes uncanny intuition of exactly what you need to feel and hear.
Nicole teaches you how to do "your Yoga" - emphasizing a natural and personalized approach including movement, breath, rest, and meditation. Her movement classes are a unique blend of traditional yoga, yoga therapy, modern somatic exploration, developmental movement, meditative inquiry and laughter. She assists people of all ages, experience, and fitness levels to get curious and stay compassionate.
Nicole is a certified HeartFullness Meditation Teacher and part of the interfaith teaching team trained by Ruth and Bruce Davis of Silent Stay Retreats. She has been teaching and leading classes, workshops, and retreats in US and abroad since 2004 and founded/directed Ojas Yoga Center in El Cerrito, California 2009-2020.
Additional Teachers on the weekly schedule
Rhoda Rossman - Hatha Yoga for All
Rhoda offers to guide practitioners down a stream of postures, detouring away from
mental focus and steering towards harmony and balance. Along the way, each pose and
sequence will be shown and explained as we follow a course to discover and vitalize our
internal landscape. One may gain sensitivity and enhance the abundance of wellbeing,
arriving at a purified state. Rhoda’s teaching emphasizes the Ojas philosophy of a holistic and moderately paced practice. She is also influenced by her former Iyengar and Viniyoga teachers. Since earning her Yoga teaching certificate in 2001, she has taught at several studios and has been devoted to Ojas Yoga Center (now Well of Being) since 2012.
Mitch Hall - Chair Yoga, Qi Gong, Gentle Yoga
Mitch began practicing Yoga in 1968 and meditation, Tai Chi and Qi Gong in 1970. Since then, he has continued exploring the integral cultivation of wellness, healing, and peace through mind-body practices from diverse spiritual traditions as well as from contemporary somatic therapies. As a holistic wellness counselor, he listens and responds with empathy and compassion, guides clients in mindful breathing, movement, and meditation, and uses sound healing. The Indian Board of Alternative Medicines, located in Kolkata, India, awarded him a PhD(h.c.) in Alternative Medicines. He has taught in training programs for yoga teaching and yoga therapy. Mitch loves teaching Yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, and meditation, and is known for his gentleness, warmth, humor, humility, care for students, advocacy of self-acceptance, and the soothing effects of his voice, chanting, and harmonic steel drum playing. His website is www.breathepeacefully.com