Brave Souls Yoga
Affiliate: Nicole Roebuck
Location: Mammoth Lakes, California
Certifications: WPA, PIF SUPYOGA, RYT 500, Certified Therapeutic Yoga Teacher, B.S. Psyc.
Nicole stepped onto a clunky 12ft SUP board for the first time in 2008 while living in Hawaii, and was immediately entranced! It felt like walking on water and was a peaceful, yet exhilarating new way to experience the ocean. A native of Santa Barbara, California, Nicole grew up with a deep connection to the ocean. She fell in love with surfing and snowboarding while pursuing her BS in Psychology at UC San Diego and raced competitively on their undefeated Ski and Snowboard Team. At the age of 23, Nicole was diagnosed with osteoporosis and severe hormone deficiencies after sustaining multiple serious injuries three years in a row while racing and spending eight weeks confined to a wheel chair. In order to get back on her feet, she turned to the practice of yoga and discovered Pilates, working hard and strengthening her spine.
Finally out of chronic pain, Nicole moved to Maui, Hawaii where she continued to pursue natural ways to heal. She spent as much time in the water as possible and borrowed that old SUP board whenever she could! Nicole traveled to the island of Kauai for her first yoga training, YogAlign RYT200, where she found deep healing from her battle with anxiety and insomnia. In 2013, she attended her first Therapeutic Yoga training by Cheri Clampett and Arturo Peal, an amazing loving and knowledgable pair. They gave her the confidence to begin teaching and sharing her love of making yoga accessible to everyone and supporting them in their own healing.
Nicole completed her Paddle Into Fitness SUP Yoga teacher certification in Spring 2014, which was the missing link, enabling her to bring her love of SUP, surfing, and the ocean up to her home now back in the mountains of Mammoth Lakes, Ca. She was also pleasantly surprised to learn proper paddle technique after doing it wrong for so many years! Nicole was stoked to find an inspirational and supportive SUP community through Gillian, the PIF team, and all her fellow PIF ambassadors.
Nicole is excited to continue to share the healing power of water and joy of SUP and Therapeutic Yoga surrounded by breathtaking views deep in the mountains! She is also looking forward to fueling her love of travel and exploration by developing retreats for her new company Brave Souls Yoga and continuing to assist PIF trainings and workshops around the globe.
Nicole has most recently completed her advanced Therapeutic Yoga training w/ Cheri Clampett and Arturo Peal, and is keeping her racing roots alive by teaching Therapeutic Yoga for the Mammoth Mountain Ski and Snowboard Teams. She also completed her 500 hour RYT in Peru and Bali, trips of a lifetime, w/ renowned yogi Deborah Koehn and Yoga Adventure.
Nicole is certified to teach the following Paddle Into Fitness courses: