About Me

Mama. Wife.
Writer. International Yoga Teacher.  
Motherless. Widow. 
Your friend who gets it. 




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If you've lost a loved one

And deep down you're afraid that nothing or no one can help you...

You're in the right place. 

I've been there.

Not in the exact place you are because we all have different stories, but I was in a place where I'd lost my boyfriend and my mom in a 13 month period. 

I didn't think I'd ever feel normal (let along joyful) again. 

I felt desperately alone. 

Like no one really got it. 

And, unable to grieve authentically in a society that doesn't do grief very well. 

I avoided talking about it because my well-meaning friends always had unsolicited advice or a therapist suggestion.

The obligatory "I'm sorry" left me - and still leaves me - feeling awkward. 

And to make matters worse, I never really resonated with the grief support that was available.

I wanted wisdom. And truth.

And something good to come out of all my suffering.

I wanted to honour my loved ones by living my best life. By crossing things off my bucket-list. By living my most authentic truth.

I wanted to fully experience life. All of it. The good. The bad. And the ugly. 

Because, all this death stuff really made me get it -at least sometimes. 







Sound Familiar?

You are in the right place.

I hear you.

And I'm here for you.

But I won't try to fix you. I don't think you are broken.

I will hold space for you to feel your wholeness and re-discover your truest self.

I will help you dwell more peacefully in the present moment - even though you're grieving.

I do not promise you an instant cure or a pain-free process.

But I can help you process and integrate your grief in a way that is gentle and supportive.

And, if you ask, I can offer you simple actionable Yogic tools to give you relief starting today.

I can help you sit with your grief with much more ease. So you can move through your pain in a gentler way.
So that when pain comes up - and it will either way - you can be kind and compassionate with yourself. You can meet your pain with love. With softness. And with ease.

And you can allow your pain the space and presence it needs to move through you -as it needs to. As many times as it needs to.

And each time it does, you'll rediscover your essence.

You'll experience your truth. Your joy. Your most blissful self.


"I feel like I am physically lighter because my soul is lighter. I feel like my old self, but also a much deeper, cooler, more loving self too."

Maggie O'Rourke

"I felt welcomed and like I belonged. It’s interesting — I have a hard time even sharing my feelings to my family about our loss, but it is so easy to do within your group."

Lindsay Rose Turner

"It has been hard for me to witness the intense emotions that come with my loss (I often want to avoid them) and your guidance was incredibly helpful in bringing me back home to my heart so that I can heal. "

Carly Lauder

"Nicky is one of the most sincere and kind and lovely people I've ever had the privilege to work with. And somehow I felt like she was creating the safest place for me to rediscover life. For me to breathe again. For all of us to love every part of ourselves, the good, the scary, the tragic. At the end of the day, it's empowering ourselves to find peace, healing, gratitude and even joy when you didn't believe it to be possible. "

Alex Antonino

" I was worried that I wouldn't make any connections or feel supported from a program online or over distance. Boy, was I wrong! Not only was Nicky the MOST loving and supportive gal around, but I ended up meeting my now best friend."

Cameron Crosley Meyer

"I feel like a weight has lifted off my shoulders. Thank you, Nicky. Being a part of this group has helped me to see my inherent value and love myself. "

Anita Griffith

My Grief Journey 

When I was 24 I was living the life of most 'twenty-somthings'.

I worked as a server while attending the University of Victoria and saved any extra to finance my ever-increasing travel bug.  

I was fun-loving, adventurous, and also slightly self sabotaging in my 'party girl' ways.

Sometimes when I look back at that girl, I wish I could tell her how lucky she was, to enjoy it while it lasts, or warn her what was about to come.

Sometimes she feels like a totally different person.  But, I know that she's a part of me.  

That was the year that everything changed...

On Christmas Eve, my thirty-one year old boyfriend was diagnosed with Liver Cancer.

That January, I dropped out of school to become his primary caregiver (along with his beautiful mother).

After six months of doctors, hospitals, surgeries, and alternative therapies, he lost his battle...

I felt like I lost mine.

That was the same year that my mom (who growing up was the text-book definition of 'soccer-mom') was thrown into a Costa Rican jail for overstaying her visa and having an expired passport.  The reason why?

My super-mom had become so severely addicted to alcohol and crack-cocaine that things like visas and passports didn't matter to her.

That year, I traveled to Costa Rica two times in a desperate attempt that there was something that I could do.  She was later deported.

A few months after she returned home, she drowned -it was most likely a suicide. 

My grief was overwhelming.

I felt like I was sinking and I knew in my heart that if I was going to get through this, I had to swim.  Hard.

So, having done late-night research on every type of alternative therapy imaginable in hopes of saving my boyfriend's life,

I started using what I learned to save my own.

I found that I resonated most with those therapies that had a basis in 'whole-person wellness' and those therapists who were the most down-to-earth.  Basically, I fell in love with more Eastern therapies  taught in a way that I could understand them given my Western world-view.

I returned to the University of Victoria and finished my Bachelor's of Education.  I even taught for a year at the BC International School in Cairo, Egypt.  It was there (way out of my usual routine) that I finally had to courage to act upon my secret dream to become a Yoga teacher. 

I wanted to teach what was in my heart. 

I enrolled in my first Yoga teacher training as soon as I returned home.

That was 13 years ago and since then I've taken several more advanced trainings including Yoga as Therapy and a three month stint at Shri Kali Ashram in India. 

My intention is always self-love first. And, how I can use what I learn to support my clients in the grieving process a very close second. 

To witness my clients re-connect with their true-self is of my greatest joys. 

I truly believe that if I can do it, so can you.

Let me show you how...

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Professional Bio 

Nicky teaches women who are grieving how to heal all layers of their being (physical, energetic, emotional, intellectual and spiritual) so they can realign with their truest-self and find their joy and purpose again.

She's been featured in MindBodyGreen, Tiny Buddha, DoYogaWithMe.com, SheRecovers, The Victoria Yoga Conference, CKNW Radio and Shaw TV.

Nicky is the creator of the popular e-course Love Your Grief and has helped thousands of women worldwide to heal grief in the most holistic and self-loving way possible.


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