Nicki Doane is an internationally recognized yoga teacher known for her ability to make the practice of yoga accessible to every body. She began her study of yoga at the age of 18 while attending the University of Massachusetts. From her first class, she knew she had found something special and deeply familiar. While she began to practice yoga on the purely physical plane and because it felt good, it became apparent some years later that there was much more to Yoga than she originally thought. Nicki has studied with Sri K Pattabhi Jois, the master of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, as well as founder of Iyengar Yoga, B.K.S. Iyengar—along with his children and senior teachers, including Gabriella Giubilaro and Patricia Walden. Nicki’s teaching has grown out of her practice and her deep faith in yoga. She chooses to honor her students as individuals first and foremost. She is known as a Teacher’s teacher and loves igniting the spark of yoga in her students.
Nicki lives on the beautiful island of Maui in Hawaii where she owns and directs the Maya Yoga Studio on the North Shore. She has been featured in numerous articles and has graced the cover of Yoga Journal magazine. She is featured in 2 Ashtanga Yoga videos available through Gaiam and in nine videos entitled Maya Yoga Vinyasa Fusion available on her youtube channel. She is currently finishing a book on yoga for beginners. Nicki teaches workshops and Teacher Training courses at her studio on Maui and travels all over the world conducting workshops, teacher trainings, and retreats.