Nikki is a natural teacher who has been working with the human body for over 15 years, her passion for yoga and wellbeing shines through and is infectious to others.
Nikki has devised her own 'Ralston Method' which blends together the best elements of hatha, vinyasa, precision alignment and mindfulness teachings. Her classes are strong yet grounded, guiding her students to gain a deeper understanding of themselves, giving skilled yet simple cues from her deep understanding of the human body and subtle energies, creates a transformative experience, empowering the student to become their own guru. Balanced by her delightful sense of humour that encourages students to reclaim the joy within their practice and life.
The owner of Urban Ashram in Auckland, featured presenter at Wanderlust festivals NZ/AUS ambassador for Eco Store and GreenLeaf Organics, Mother and wellness powerhouse. Off the mat you will usually find her flipping handstands at the beach with her delightful daughter or indulging in dark chocolate.
"I believe that we are all born to shine bright as children do, as we let go of our fears and step into our light, we inspire others to do the same"
Jivamukti yoga teacher, massage therapy student
Eridani was introduced to yoga as a child by her godmother Kalyana. She followed in her footsteps and traveled to India where she studied and lived at the Ananda Ashram in Pondicherry. She completed the 6-month Raja Ashtanga teacher training studying in the traditional ‘Guru Kula’ (living in the home of the teacher) method. Eridani’s yogic journey then led her to Advanced Certified Jivamuki Yoga Teacher Emma Henry and the methods founders Sharon Gannon and David Life. She studied with them and gained a certificate in Jivamukti Yoga. She is currently the only Certified Jivamukti Yoga teacher teaching in New Zealand. Jivamukti is a Vinyasa, “flowing-form”, style practice
Eridani’s continued study with Nikki Ralston has brightly influenced her ability to lead students through a practice that is honest, grounding and transformative.
Her continuing education and study is lovingly shared with her students through carefully selected readings from yogic texts and inspiring sound tracks.
“The best way to uplift our own lives is to do all we can to uplift the lives of others, by remembering this intention throughout the yoga practice you will eventually but inevitably be freed from deep-rooted fears and tendencies towards selfishness. Regular and sincere practice devoid of ego results in liberation becoming possible”
Chief Mover, Coach, Athlete
15 Years and counting of high performance and professional sports has played a valuable teacher in Sefs movement offering. His philosophy of simplicity and quality allow for a fully integrative practice of movement. No matter what your age or movement background the ability to play is always possible in Sefs classes where plays with both qualities of strength and movement on a contagiously happy environment. His offerings have played roles in the success of every day athletes and movers around the world and cannot wait to share a class with you.
“No man has a right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training. What a disgrace it is for a man to grow old without ever seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable.”-Socrates