Nicole Patton

Nicole has been a student of yoga since 1998. As a personal trainer and teacher of mainstream fitness classes for many years she initially began taking yoga as a way of broadening her background. She was amazed to discover how much it resonated and fit with her approach to life. As a result of this deep appreciation she chose to increase her understanding of yoga through Helen Duquette’s 500 hour/2 year teacher training program, and became a 2001 graduate.

Nicole’s approach to yoga has always been playful yet respectful, challenging yet gentle. Her focus is to undo the layers of tension that lie beneath and find freedom through breathing and releasing. She encourages students to enjoy the natural movement that their bodies allow and apply it to any activity they love. She also has a focus on understanding the movement of the pelvis in yoga and the need to maintain a strong core to support the postures. To deepen this work Nicole successfully completed pilates training and weaves core strengthening work into her personal yoga practice and classes.

Nicole remains dedicated to the style of yoga that was influenced by Vanda Scaravelli. She continues to study with Helen Duquette and other yoga teachers whose style speaks to her. She has trained with Rodney Yee, Diane Long, Natasha Rizopoulos and Judith Hanson Lasater. Nicole became a certified Relax and Renew Instructor in 2010. She has also completed advanced Mindfulness Meditation training and has completed her Masters of Education degree with this focus in mind.

She looks forward to sharing knowledge and inspiring an interest to listen to your body’s wisdom.


594 Chartwell Road
Oakville, Ontario