Find Your True North

Nikita Akilapa


From the first time she stepped on the mat, back in 2001, Nikita was hooked. She instantly fell in love with the sense of lightness she felt from her yoga practice. And then the clarity. Then the expansion.

She started to wake up.

In 2011, pulled by forces much larger than herself, she travelled to India and trained at Yoga Vidya Gurukul (Nashik, Maharashtra). Since then she has studied and practiced with many inspirational teachers – including David Swenson, Nadia Narain, Mimi Kuo Deemer, Jean Hall, Naomi Absolom and Kristen Campbell.

She teaches a strong, slow and soulful vinyasa flow, with a focus on breath-based movement, the mind-body-spirit connection, and both internal and external alignment. She aims to empower and motivate her students, encouraging each individual practitioner to explore their own potential and deepen their awareness.

Over the years, her yoga has kept her grounded and open through countless life experiences. During her pregnancy, her personal practice allowed her to enjoy a deep connection with her baby, a comfortable pregnancy and an empowered birth. Inspired to share the benefits of yoga during this special life stage, she trained in prenatal and postnatal yoga with Nadia Narain. Her maternity classes focus on helping pregnant and new mothers find the right balance of strength and softness, while trusting their own primal instincts and tapping into their innate female wisdom.