Nikki discovered yoga and massage while running at a National level for Australia. It was part of her weekly self-care, along with stretching and Pilates. After running in the 2000 Sydney Olympic trials she slowly began to expand her knowledge of how the body worked. She became a certified trainer, which led to more yoga, and soon she was running less and standing on her head more.
Nikki Weaver finds peace and joy through the beauty, grace and power of coordinating movement and breath through her physical yoga practice. She is a playful and nurturing teacher, bringing her creative energy to her flow.
In 2005, Nikki completed her 200-hour Kripalu yoga teacher training. She is certified in power, children’s, and pre/post natal yoga. She has taught yoga around the globe, including Jamaica, Iceland, and Australia. In 2007, she began her career in massage after her training at The Muscular Therapy Institute in Boston, MA specializing in sports massage. Nikki can be found working at Trainer’s Club in Lake Oswego as a yoga teacher and LMT. On stage, you might find her at Portland Playhouse, a company started by her husband and her brother in-law. Check it out: www.portlandplayhouse.org
She holds a BA in Performing Arts from The Australian Academy of Dramatic Arts and a Master’s Degree from The George Washington University: Classical Theatre.