Nikki Yaste - Teacher
Yoga entered into my life after the birth of my son in 2007. I had a traumatic labor and recovery experience that resulted in deep postpartum depression. I discovered yoga as a way to reconnect and make peace with my body in a way that was gentle and inviting for a new mother. Yoga provided a safe place for self-discovery and healing that I needed.
I'm passionate about the youth of this country. I believe if we are going to change the future, it means pouring ourselves into our younger generations that can be movers and shakers for well-being, peace and unity. Unfortunately, I also believe that the youth are bombarded with messages through media that are discouraging and destructive and therefore find themselves lost within the chaotic landscapes of this country. I believe, with organizations like ULP, that these youth will find the ability to reconnect with themselves and each other and therefore begin to build a life that exceeds every expectations and makes all the difference.
I like to spend my time with my family. I am active in my church. I like to read and be in nature. I also enjoy all the arts, such as writing and music, and I try to spend a majority of my time cultivating those hobbies.
My Mantra: "It will all work out"-Gordon B. Hinckley