The Mind-Body Connection

 Wellbeing • Stress Management • Coaching

Integrative Coaching

In-person and online coaching sessions to help you identify and let go of what is holding you back, increase emotional resilience and gain clarity on how to move forward.
Areas I deal with include stress, low mood, self-confidence, identity, sexuality, health, career and general life transitions.
The mind-body connection is largely neglected in Western medicine, where stress levels are rarely assessed, and is often overlooked in talking therapies, too. My approach integrates existential, somatic and mindfulness coaching.
Read one of my articles on the benefits of mindfulness practice.

 

Yoga and Mindfulness 

Yoga and mindfulness sessions tailored to suit individual needs. My approach to yoga is non-competitive, therapeutic and non-sectarian. 

"It's not about being good at something; it's about being good to yourself."

 

Yoga and Bodywork

 

A combination of yoga and bodywork therapy designed to achieve a lasting restorative effect. Yoga and massage can help release pent-up emotions, improve quality of sleep, increase energy levels, increase flexibility, improve posture and reduce bodily aches.

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Experience and training

I've been running a private holistic practice in London since 2007/8, helping clients improve physical and emotional wellbeing. I trained in London, India and Thailand and I've taught yoga and mindfulness at various centres and on retreats in Europe and Asia.

Previously, I did translation and interpreting as well as music and language teaching work. My background in music performance, an activity simultaneously cerebral and physical, made me aware of the mind-body connection and the importance of stress management.

   Coaching Training (2016-17)

  - Accredited Coaching Diploma

  - Cert in Mindfulness Coaching

  - Cert in Existential Coaching

  Diploma in Yoga Teaching 

  • Holistic Diploma (2007-8) 

  - Anatomy and Physiology

  Cert in Thai Massage  

  Cert TESOL

  Dip in Piano Performance

  Bachelor of Music (Hons)

  

A few of my articles

 Spirituality vs religion

 Identity & self-identity

 Qualities of a good coach

 

Feedback

Through my coaching sessions with Nico, I have learnt a great deal about which direction to take my life. Talking about my options, hopes and fears has helped me establish what choices I need to make to create a more fulfilling life for myself and those around me. Nico is warm, disarming and easy to talk to. Importantly, he asks the right questions, encouraging me to dive deeper into my own mind, to seek answers for myself.

- Bhanu - Doha, Qatar 

I started working with Nico at a time when I was very unhappy in a relatively low paid job. Within the span of two months, I found the strength to leave the organisation. I finally moved out of a sector where I had been stuck for seven years and into a new area where I increased my salary by 40%. Nico not only helped me achieve my goal, but also to understand myself better.

- Anne - London

Thanks to Nico I finally understand what yoga is about and the practice has had a hugely positive impact on my general wellbeing. My body feels much more relaxed and less achy and mentally I feel calmer and better able to cope with the challenges of a stressful job. Nico has a soothing voice that helps you relax, which is something I normally struggle with, but he also makes you work hard and pay attention to detail.

- Mark - London

I’ve recently started practising yoga again after a long break and I feel incredibly fortunate to learn from Nico. He has a kind and warm aura while his studio is filled with gentle yet firm positive energies. Practising yoga with Nico helps me greatly to stay positive physically and mentally. At every lesson I learn something new. It can be new movements or more awareness towards mindfulness. This is my personal journey for which I am tremendously grateful.

- Kei - London

Nico is friendly and considerate and his studio is consistently a welcoming place to be. Above all, Nico is without a doubt the most healing, intuitive therapist who's ever worked on me. He always knows where to focus, sometimes even when I don't realise how much tension I'm holding, and has helped me get to know my body better and how I should be feeling, even when I'm under a lot of pressure.

- Benjamin - London 

 

Nico has to be one of the top bodywork therapists ever. He is knowledgeable, grounded and he keeps learning new techniques in order to further improve his skill. Through Nico, I have come to trust in the healing power of massage. 

- Beatrice @  AlpenRetreat