Originally from outside Boston, Nikki started practicing yoga in High School to compensate for her sports injury that left her on the sidelines. From that moment on, yoga became an important aspect of her everyday life.
Moving to Philadelphia in Fall 2011 brought her to PPY as a work-study student, learning the inner-workings of a yoga studio. Steve then took Nikki under his wing to teach her the philosophy of PPY and the classes that are so important to the PPY clientele.
Nikki has been teaching at PPY since the Summer of 2012, a nice balance from her day (and night) job as a full-time graduate student. She enjoys every minute in the studio, whether sweating it out or teaching others.
If you would like more information about Nikki or have questions/comments about her teaching, you can contact her firstname.lastname@example.org.
Originally from Miami, Lisa now resides in South Philly. When not on her mat, she can be found either running, spinning or getting together with her friends and family.
Lisa has taught several of our amazing Yoga Fundraiser classes including most recently for Students Run Philly Style and the National Stroke Association.
Thrive Nutrition and Health Coach
Melissa Green is a certified Holistic Nutrition and Wellness Coach and received her education and training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN). Melissa began her career in the fashion industry; however, after five years she discovered her enthusiasm and drive for the industry faded, leaving her feeling discontent, stressed, and unfulfilled. Melissa realized that she always had a personal interest in nutrition and exercise, and it wasn't long until she decided to combine her passion for health and her career aspirations in pursuit of holistic health and Integrative Nutrition.
This career change was the key that opened Melissa's eyes and heart to a happier, healthier, and more positive lifestyle, which she hopes to spread to each client she touches. Through her self-discovery process, her personal experiences, and the educational tools she learned from IIN, Melissa provides support and success to each client.
Services with Melissa:
As a Health Coach Melissa helps young women achieve their health and life goals with step-by-step improvements and by incorporating natural food choices and positive habits that work for each individual. Above all, Melissa supports her clients by providing them with tools they need to create balance in their busy schedules, reduce stress and increase energy. Through this process, the young women Melissa works with achieve pure happiness, beauty and confidence from the inside out.
These gradual, fun, and lifelong changes help her clients produce positive results and help ensure each individual is living their best self!
About her Method:
As a Health Coach, I create a supportive and comfortable environment for you to focus on and achieve your specific health goals. I have studied all the major dietary theories and use practical health and lifestyle coaching methods. I will guide you to find the food and lifestyle choices that work best for you and help customize a plan that is specific to your own health, lifestyle and personal needs, as each of us is different.
I will teach you how to nourish your mind and body through incorporating natural foods, practicing exercise and movement, focusing on self care, and making healthier choices every day. Through these changes you will reduce stress, increase energy, lose weight, and create pure happiness, balance and beauty from the inside out.
Friday: 8am-9am, 11:30am- 1pm
Sunday: 5pm- 7pm
Via Email: melissagreen@liveyourbestself
Via Phone: 609-707-5988
What People Are Saying:
I thoroughly enjoyed working with Melissa for support and guidance through achieving my weight loss and health goals. From the beginning, I felt very comfortable around her and felt confident that she would be able to provide me with the help I had been looking for. Melissa is very knowledgeable and knows a tremendous amount about nutrition. Melissa showed her care and commitment to me by being flexible and was able to create a healthy meal plan for me to follow in order for me to feel comfortable. I would definitely recommend Melissa to my friends and family for help with their health goals!
Melissa is passionate about helping her clients and takes pride in helping them change their lifestyles for the better. She is a wealth of knowledge regarding healthy food choices, appropriate diet plans, workout routines, wellness, and one's overall well-being. Her effective communication skills make her a joy to work with as she has a special ability to understand people and make them feel comfortable with opening up to her, while providing the support and tools necessary to succeed in improving their lifestyles. I would without a doubt recommend Melissa Green as your health & wellness professional.
Melissa Green is an exemplary, unique, and poised health & wellness professional. Her approach and method is unique regarding how she communicates with clients by personalizing a program specific to the individual. Melissa stresses the importance of leading and maintaining a healthy lifestyle; effectively getting this message across to clients by building a program specific to them and one that allows them to eat the foods that they enjoy without guilt or stress. She emphasizes the importance of eating natural, whole foods, incorporating physical activity, and taking time to nurture one’s relationships to achieve an overall healthy and satisfying lifestyle. I have personally worked with Melissa to improve my eating habits and step up my time at the gym. She guided me toward having well balanced portioned meals, and even led me to broaden my horizons with healthy snacks and deserts that would have never crossed my mind. Melissa also taught me how to create healthy versions of some of my favorite less than healthy foods and encouraged me to splurge every now. The results have been extremely rewarding as I have slimmed down and toned up, while I now eat much better and have an overall better well-being
Yoga found Ewa in 2001. The challenges she faced on her mat reflected very much on where she was in her life at the time. Ewa realized how much of a positive impact yoga has on her everyday life , on and off the mat. She continually seeks to grow as a teacher and student of yoga. She decided to share her love for yoga by getting her Certification in Power Vinyasa and is E-RYT 200,YACEP (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher, Continuing Education Provider) Certified with Yoga Alliance.
Ewa encourages students to move towards their potential in the physical postures and guides students to understand that yoga is not just about the physical practice, but also about a commitment to a positive, life-altering experience. She hopes that students will find a sense of self-discovery, with a deeper aim of self-realization.
Sara’s studio classes are taught in the vinyasa style, a dynamic synchronization of yogic breath and postures. These classes offer a good dose of athletic rigor, met by an equal sense of meditative calm. her relaxed, approachable demeanor infuses each session and encourages practitioners to “be where they are, not where their neighbor is.” Private group and one-on-one sessions are tailored to specific interests and needs, and will always uphold the philosophy that yoga is a continual process of self-inquiry.
Sara is a certified yoga instructor through the Nosara Yoga Institute in Nosara, Costa Rica. She received additional training in yoga for trauma, children and pre-natal. she is forever grateful to all teachers, yoga or otherwise, who have supported her along this journey. She looks forward to joining you on yours.