Nikki Arel

Nikki has been practicing yoga for over 10 years, but only with serious depth over the past 5, since becoming an LMT. A 2010 graduate of Samadhi’s YTT, Nikki’s teaching is greatly influenced by explorations within her private practice and her background as a rock climber, runner, backpacker & bodyworker. Due to her extensive background in bodywork as a Licensed Massage Therapist, Nikki is not only able to offer unique assists, but she may also offer some insights to guide you into more fully occupying your body while exploring new openings and new strengths.

When not moving, bending, stretching and strengthening on her mat, Nikki maintains her connection to the body through her massage business, specializing in Nuad Bo Rarn (Traditional Thai Massage). She also teaches at the CT Center for Massage Therapy and through bodymind school of thai massage.

Nikki believes that the one body you have is your perfect body; through movement, flexibility and bodywork, we may increase our connections between the head-mind and the body-mind. She hopes to guide all students, from beginner to advanced, to a place of integration, deeper personal insight and connection to the innate, inner wisdom we each possess.