Nick hails from the DC metro area where he has lived most of his life, though Nick’s family is largely from Athens, GA and is also where he lived for 5 years during elementary school. He is a Registered Nurse and began his career at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD working in the Cardiovascular ICU, taking care of postoperative patients after heart surgery. He later transitioned into emergency medicine, surgery, and substance abuse treatment.
He has a passion for anatomy and physiology and has studied under the top medical professionals in the world at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He believes having a detailed understanding of the physical body and how it operates at a cellular level enhances your ability to practice and instruct yoga.
He is registered with Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT 500, which shows that he has demonstrated enough skill level to be considered an “expert”. This certification level enables him to train and teach other instructors. He has completed advanced trainings at Asheville Yoga Center, including The Therapeutic Wisdom of Yoga with Doug Keller.
He is influenced from his teachers Noah Maze and Peach Friedman, with whom he completed an advanced 300hr certification in The Maze Method.
Nick is also a Certified Rocket Yoga Instructor and has completed 150 advanced hours in The Rocket System as taught by Larry Schultz with Amber Gean Espelage in Cincinatti, Oh and in Tamarindo, Costa Rica.
Nick contributes his understanding of the philosophical roots of the yoga tradition to studying with Brother Shankara of The Vedanta Center of Atlanta for the past three years.
Nick pulls from his broad range of training to help him meet students where they are in their yoga journey. Nick’s teaching methodology is modern and approachable, but not necessarily easy. His classes are often anatomical and technical but always taught from the heart. His classes will educate you, challenge you, and are always accessible. Expect to leave feeling empowered and met where you are.
Nick is the Program Director of M3Yoga as well The M3Yoga Center, our teacher training program. He is the creator of our signature classes M360 and Super Stretch.