Nikki Lynds-Xavier, Yoga Teacher at New Energy Yoga in Winchester, Hampshire

Nikki Lynds-Xavier
Yoga Teacher

What does Yoga mean to you?

To practise yoga is to connect – mind, body, soul. So yoga allows me, to be me. 

How would you describe your style of Yoga?

My yoga style depends on what I need that day. I enjoy a strong Vinyasa or Bikram but your body needs variety or you’ll just cruise; so I also do Hatha and Yin. My teaching style is flow yoga. I change the routine for each class, with a different focus to keep it interesting. But there’s a 3 monthly plan that we work through, to ensure that we build strength and flexibility for the whole body.

What is your favourite Yoga pose and why?

Favourite Yoga pose is King Dancer because it combines balance, strength, flexibility and focus.

An interesting/quirky fact about yourself and your experience?

I do Voiceovers. Ads, corporate videos etc. I was once auditioned for the BBC radio travel reports but being dyslexic, grappling with the road numbers sent me into a spin!

A quote that means something to you?

“If you always do what you’ve always done, you will always get what you’ve always got” – Henry Ford 

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