Nikki Estes, CAP, E-RYT
Self realization is impossible without self healing.
                 Yoga and Ayurveda:
      A Complete System of Well-being.
Yoga is journey of self-realization that creates intelligence in the body and mind to enlighten the spirit.  The process unfolds through alignment of the body's energy so it flows freely to create physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellness.  Yoga is mind/body therapy to create outer and inner strength, peace and to connect us to our authentic self, the person we are meant to be.
Yoga is a part of Ayurveda, a 5,000 year old holistic form of Indian medicine that is now becoming more well known and practiced in the West.  Ayurveda means, "The science of life."  It is a union of the mind, body, senses and soul.  The two goals of this practice is to keep the body in a state of health, free from disease and to show us how to use health as a basis of, or as a part of, a path to enlightenment. This form of medicine teaches us how to live in harmony with the basic laws of nature. The 5 elements: earth, water, fire, air and ether are the building blocks of all existence including ourselves. Each element has specific qualities. Each individual has their own unique combination of these elements with in. Dis-ease in the body happens when these elements and hence their qualities, become out of balance through what we draw in through our 5 senses. 
What makes Ayurvedic Medicine Unique?
  • Ayurveda heals the whole self - mind, body and spirit.
  • Ayurveda addresses and heals the root cause of illness, not symptoms.
  • Ayurveda recognizes that each individual is unique and requires their own path for healing.
An Ayurvedic practitioner creates a program for the individual that is unique unto them. The goal is to balance these elements and qualities to bring harmony to the body, mind and spirit through the 5 senses.  The foundation is diet, herbal remedies, oils, yoga, mediation, detoxing therapies (panchakarma) and other lifestyle practices to empower the individual towards wellness. 

Nikki has dedicated herself to mind-body wellness since 2003, having over a decade of experience in movement training including yoga, pilates and strength training .  She is a certified yoga teacher (E-RYT) registered with Yoga Alliance.
Nikki has expanded her expertise  becoming at Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner (CAP) and Ayuryoga Therapist as well as a member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA). In 2013 she continued her studies under Ayurvedic Doctors in Coimbatore, India.
Nikki leads many workshops and lectures in the Waukesha and Milwaukee area and has been featured in local publications. She is currently a intern supervisor at Kanyakumari Ayurveda and Yoga Wellness Center.

Vinyasa 101:
Saturday, June 14th  12:00-1:15 p.m. 
Learn the practice of vinyasa flow and understand the correct form and modifications for the vinyasa series. This class will be in workshop format. Sun salutations will be covered and breaking down poses with questions, answers and informative handouts. A great class for beginners or anyone wanting to improve their practice.

Where: Santosha Fitness 
            Delafield, WI                           
Investment: $15

Nikki's goal is to increase one's well-being and to help bring balance and health to the mind, body and spirit to all she practices with regardless of life style or fitness level. Yoga and Ayurveda are practices for every BODY.
The journey towards growth and enlightenment is a life long endeavor. Nikki is committed to continuing her education to increase self-knowledge, healing and wisdom to help others.
"He who knows himself is enlightened."  ~ Lao Tzu
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Chakra Balancing With Essential Oils:
Saturday, June 21st   11am - 1 pm

Within our bodies exist energy  centers called Chakras. The chakras correlate to levels of consciousness, body functions, emotions, intellect, elements and much more.  The blockage or energetic dysfunction in the chakras gives rise to psychological, emotional and spiritual disorders. 
Through asanas we can change the flow of energy through these centers that lead to balance and better health.  Essential oils can help this process as they work systemically in the body to allow the body to heal from within.

Where: Santosha Fitness 
            W307 N1497 Golf Rd.
            Ridgepoint Center         
            Delafield, WI
Register: www.santoshafitness.net
Investment: $25