Birthday: March 2
Favorite Asana: Eka Pada Rajakapotasana (Half-Pigeon)
Nic started doing yoga back in high school as a way to ground himself and find a deeper connection with the world around him. “For the most part, before yoga entered my life, I seemed to run around in my own little bubble and only interact with my inner self and the outside world when it was absolutely necessary,” he remembers.
With some positive encouragement from his instructor, Nic knew that it was important to keep yoga as an integral part of his life. In the fall of 2009, he enrolled in the 200-Hour Teacher Training at EPY to learn more about yoga philosophy, spirituality, and anatomy. During the training, he also found a solid connection to the authentic individual within him.
“The most important lesson that I have learned is that you need to lose the need to look good in everything you do,” Nic explains. “What looks good on the outside may not be what is really best for you. The answer comes from within, not from your outer shell.”
Through his teaching, Nic hopes to encourage others to connect with their inner selves as well. “I would like to think that I inspire people to walk away feeling more complete or at ease with themselves,” he says. “In a way, asking them to take the time to listen to what their body is asking for in their practice, and not just what their mind thinks the body needs. When I do this in my own practice, I come out feeling refreshed and reconnected. It is that sort of feeling that I want to pass on to others.”
Certifications and Experience
- 200-Hour EPY Teacher Training – 2010
A Note From Nic Auwaerter
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