Teacher Feature: Niki Brown

What do you like most about the Victoria Yoga Conference? This is my first time attending the Victoria Yoga Conference! I like the creation of community and connections made through an event such as this. It is so sweet to be able to share space with mentors, colleagues and students from the west coast. 

What or who inspires you?  I am continually inspired by nature, poetry and beauty.

Many people choose a word for their year.  Do you have a word for 2017?  I usually choose 3 words! This year they are Light, Savour, and Tend.

Do you have a favourite quote? “I feel there is nothing more artistic than to love people” – Vincent Van Gogh

How do you recharge your batteries?  I have a long list of practices to turn to for self care.  Sometimes I will only have time for one, sometimes I have the luxury of enjoying several. They include taking a long hot bath and reading in the tub, talking to my best friend, cooking something beautiful and colourful to eat, walking in nature, dancing, and practicing restorative yoga or yoga nidra.

What advice would you give your younger self? Love yourself first.

Niki has been a student of yoga & reiki for over 15 years. She currently lives between Paris and Canada, allowing her greater connection with a global community & ability offer classes, workshops & retreats worldwide. Niki is certified in hatha, vinyasa, restorative & yin yoga with additional training in anusara, ayruveda, meditation & yoga for anxiety & depression.