Nikki began practicing yoga in 2007. She has bounced around through various studios and styles and finally found a steady home at Dancing Dogs Yoga in 2015. She earned her 200-hr RYT certification in 2015 and immediately began teaching and assisting in the studio. She is currently working on her 500-hr RYT certification, mentors new assistants in the studio, and is part of the teacher training leadership team.
Nikki teaches and assists yoga to create connection with others and within herself.
Nikki says her secret superpower is “my honesty and pride in the hot messiness that is me. I laugh at my own jokes and mistakes (and believe me, I make a lot of both), and I speak about myself personally (poses I love or don't love, struggles I have, and changes I have made). I'm broken and crooked and stuck back together with glitter glue, and I'm ok with that.” Her guilty pleasures are Britney Spears, Taylor Swift, chocolate, and her cat.
Nikki wants everyone to know that she loves DDY “because it is "come as you are". No one is perfect, and that is perfect. We are goofy, messy, appropriately inappropriate, and we love each other for it. We are also strong and lift each other up. This community encourages falling apart in order to grow, no pretenses, no judgment, just encouragement and support.”
Nikki Baker instructs the following: