Pacific Place, Admiralty, Hong Kong
Nicky Hadjithoma is the Lead Yin Yoga Teacher Trainer at PURE Yoga, a Yinspiration Trainer and the long-term Senior Assistant to Yinspiration Founder Jo Phee. Nicky discovered yoga in 2007 during an important crossroads in her life. Having been a bit of a wild child, she began seeking a new way of life. Over time, her practice has given her the inner strength and resilience to deal with the complexities of life, supported her journey of recovery from addiction and helped to relieve her long-suffering issues with anxiety and depression. As such, Nicky believes yoga to be the ultimate healing practice and tool for personal transformation. Informed by her studies of Western anatomy, Eastern philosophy and profound interest in psycho-spiritual development, Nicky’s practice and teaching focus on exploring the path towards physical, mental and emotional well-being. Her classes are a blend of functional yoga principles, Chinese meridian theory and Mindfulness Meditation. She guides students to understand their unique physicality, connect to the more subtle energetic qualities of the practice and explore the depths of their inner landscape. Her goal is for students to cultivate the self-awareness required to help them along their own healing journeys. Nicky has had the privilege of studying with many of the world’s most senior yin yoga teachers, including Paul Grilley, Sarah Powers, Bernie Clark, Joe Barnett and Josh Summers, to date. Her deepest gratitude, however, remains to her primary teacher and mentor Jo Phee for her ongoing influence, support and encouragement. Having personally apprenticed under the yin yoga pioneer for many years, Nicky is Jo’s longest-serving senior teaching assistant and is privileged to ongoingly assist her mentor on various teacher trainings around the world. Nicky is fully endorsed to teach the Yinspiration curriculum, based on the Paul Grilley method. Having taught thousands of public classes to a diverse mix of students, Nicky’s teaching experience comes from years of turning theory into practice. She currently lives in Hong Kong, where she teaches full-time, whilst travelling internationally to offer workshops and teacher trainings in various modalities of yin yoga and functional anatomy. QUALIFICATIONS & CERTIFICATIONS · 50-hr Yin Yoga Teacher Training: The Mindfulness Module with Josh Summers, 2020 · The Power of Awareness: Online Mindfulness Training with Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach · 50-hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training with Bernie Clark, 2020 · 32-hour Advanced Fascia and Anatomy Yin Yoga Training with Gil Hedley, Robert Schleip, Jaap van der Val, John Sharkey and Daniel Keown, 2020 · 20-hour Yin Yoga: The Functional Approach with Paul Grilley, 2019 · 60-hour Myofascial Release, MyoYin & Spine Anatomy with Jo Phee, 2019 · 65-hour Medical & Meridian Qigong, Wall Yin & Lower Arm/Leg Anatomy – Yinspiration Yin Yoga Teacher Training with Jo Phee and Tevia Feng, 2019 · 65-hour Acupressure, AcuYin & Hip Anatomy (II) – Yinspiration Yin Yoga Teacher Training with Jo Phee, 2019 · 65-hour Chinese Medicine, Meridian Yin and Hip Anatomy (I) – Yinspiration Yin Yoga Teacher Training with Jo Phee, 2018 · 100-Hour Insight Yoga Teacher Training with Sarah Powers – Yin/Yang Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation, 2018 · 300-Hour Wild Lotus Teacher Training with Patrick Creelman and Rinat Perlman, 2016/2017 · 30-hour Insight Yoga Teacher Training with Sarah Powers – The Inner Practices of Yin Yoga, 2017 · 50-hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training – Myofascial Release and Spine Anatomy with Jo Phee, 2016 · 30-hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training – Anatomy and Chinese Medicine with Jo Phee, 2015 · 200-hour The Foundation – Yoga Alliance Accredited Teacher Training with Patrick Creelman, 2015 · 200-hour Yin-Yoga Yoga Alliance Accredited Teacher Training with Jo Phee and Joe Barnett, 2013, 2015 and 2019 What Nicky teaches • Alignment • Hatha • Healing • Hot • Restorative • Vinyasa • Yin • Yin Yang • Yoga Therapy
Yin Yoga Special: for Better Sleep
In this restorative style yin yoga class, we will utilize theory based on the meridian clock, targeting specifically the liver and gallbladder meridians, to encourage a good night’s sleep.
Yin Yoga Special: Finding Comfort in Discomfort
Yin yoga is so much more than just a slow, gentle practice. Yin yoga works to ‘stress’ the tissues and appropriate amount, which can provide a level for discomfort that can help us to build the emotional muscle, that will strengthen our ability to handle life on life’s terms.
Each pair of meridians is connected to a specific emotion. The stomach and spleen meridians (earth element) are associated with worry and anxiety. By harmonizing chi flow in this pair of meridians, we are helping to balance our emotional wellbeing, from within.
This meridian class is designed to harmonize the flow of chi in the lung and large intestine meridians, helping to strengthen the metal element, responsible for enhancing our immunity.
Yin Yoga Special: for Runners
This yin yoga sequence is a designed to creatively flow from one pose to the next, whilst offering runners the opportunity to release tension in their tired legs.