Nicole Tsong was first drawn to the heat, the powerful flow and the hands-on assists she discovered in power vinyasa classes. She came out of every practice calmer and more joyful. Nicole brings love, playfulness and energy to her classes, encouraging you to explore your edge, to find full self-expression and to see the incredible possibilities in your body and in your life.
Nicole is a certified Baptiste Yoga teacher. She assists master teacher Baron Baptiste at teacher trainings and other Baptiste programs around the world, and she supports the broader Baptiste and yoga community through work at Baptiste Yoga.
She is grateful to the mentors and teachers who have guided her on her teaching path, particularly Baron Baptiste, Susanne Conrad, Lisa Black, Michel Spruance, with a special acknowledgement to the inspiring team at Baptiste Yoga. She has studied under and been influenced by master teachers including Shiva Rea, Ana Forrest, Rusty Wells and Brock and Krista Cahill.
A former journalist, yoga provided a bridge from intense workdays into presence and peace. She felt the call to teach at a Level 1 teacher training with Baron Baptiste, and she has completed Level 2 and 3 Baptiste teacher trainings.
As a teacher, Nicole’s intention is to empower students to see and believe in their own greatness, to create connection and to further the dynamic yoga communities she loves. Yoga is a place where she learned to live from the heart and she sees it as a place for everyone to step into a new, authentic place of power. She is committed to seeing students through breakthroughs on their mats and bigger breakthroughs in their lives.
Nicole lives in Seattle, where she teaches and leads workshops at studios including Shakti Vinyasa and Be Luminous Yoga. She also teaches stand-up paddleboard yoga in the summer for Surf Ballard. When she’s not doing yoga, she can be found tackling CrossFit, clinging to indoor rock walls and burning off energy in spin class.
Photo by Erika Schultz