Yoga changed Nicole Tsong’s life. Through heated power yoga classes, she learned to be her real self on and off the mat, to connect with people and to live in full self-expression. She is passionate about teaching yoga in the Baptiste style; she can’t think of anything more inspiring than a bunch of amazing people sweating, breathing and giggling together.
Nicole is a Certified Baptiste teacher, E-RYT 200, RYT 500, and she has trained extensively with master teacher Baron Baptiste, assisting him at teacher trainings and other Baptiste programs around the world. From 2011 to 2014, she supported the Baptiste community as the Affiliate Relations Manager at the Baptiste Institute. She is currently in training with Susanne Conrad to become an Igolu certified leader to support others in powerful visions and goals work. In 2013 and 2014, she taught kids yoga on the yoga teaching team for the White House Easter Egg Roll. She spends a good amount of time trying out wacky, fun and occasionally weird fitness classes and writing about the experience for her weekly fitness column in The Seattle Times, Fit for Life. She is honored to be an ambassador for Lululemon Athletica.
Nicole lives in Seattle, where she teaches, mentors yoga teachers and leads workshops at Be Luminous Yoga in the South Lake Union neighborhood and Shakti Vinyasa in Bellevue. When she’s not doing yoga, she can be found tackling CrossFit, hiking her favorite mountains around the Pacific Northwest or chasing down great food. She is really committed to great food.
Come to a class. Nicole will encourage you to explore your edge, to appreciate what it means to be human, to laugh about it and to create and choose new possibilities in your practice and your life.
Photo by Pao Sanchez
Updated April 2014