Nicole Whiteman

Yogalates, Yoga Therapy, Chakra Vinyasa Yoga, Core and Breathwork Coach, Meditation Facilitator

Registered Level 2 Teacher


Registered Level 2 Teacher

Member No: 5472


With over 20 years of Yoga experience, 14 years as a Yogalates Teacher, and now a Master Trainer of the Yogalates Method, my passion lies in sharing the practice of breathwork, meditation and alignment of the body in postures (Asana) so others can experience the strength (Stirrha) and peace (Sukkha) this practice makes available to every one of us.  With simple tools and self awareness we have the ability to transform.  I love being a part of that journey for others - finding the peace within, awake and aware so we can make conscious choices to create our own healthy and happy life, with an inner strength and determination to take on whatever challenges we may be faced with.  Inspya Yoga Therapies is a culmination of Yoga Therapy, YogalatesTM, Meditation, Ayurveda and Massage offering every individual support to find their way to heal, rejuvenate and transform.  

Nic (previously Nicole Woodward) founded Body Awakenings Yoga Pilates Meditation studio in Gymea in 2004, and co-owned 2014 until August 2018.  Over 14 years of teaching, therapies and managing a studio, a heart-felt Yogic community emerged.  Nic came to realise her life purpose is to inspire others on their journey of spirituality and overall wellbeing.  Appreciating a yogic lifestyle of over 20 years Nic believes when yoga and meditation are regular practice a healthier & more peaceful life is inevitable. She shares her experience with others by providing students with a deep awareness of their body and breath, ultimately connecting with their own inner strength and peace.  She has been hosting Yoga and Meditation Retreats in NSW, Bali and Fiji for over 8 years.  Her retreats offer students an opportunity to immerse into and explore yogic practices and meditation to promote self-healing and rejuvenation.  Nic is committed to sharing knowledge and offers ongoing support and mentoring for new teachers, she is very passionate about the Yogalates Method that has given so much to her physically and spiritually, and is now honoured to be supporting Louise Solomon in the Yogalates Teacher Training program in Sydney, Byron Bay, Europe and Bali.   Her combined therapies of Yoga, Breathwork & meditation, Ayurvedic Lifestyle coaching and Remedial & Relaxation Massage, allow her treatments to consider the individual as a whole being in relation to stress, physical activities, lifestyle choices, nutrition, previous injuries and conditions that may be impacting the mind and body.  Recognised by local practitioners as providing substantial support assisting with recovery from a number challenging and acute physical conditions, in particular associated with breathing, rehabilitation, postural alignment, pelvic floor and core strengthening.

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Inspya Yoga Shala

0434 417 261
206 The Esplanade , Sylvania, NSW, 2224


Location Class Days Time
Inspya Yoga Shala Yogalates Tuesdays 9.30-10.45am
Inspya Yoga Shala Gentle Yogalates Tuesdays 11.15am-12.30pm
Inspya Yoga Shala Yin Yang Yoga & Meditation Tuesdays 6.30-8.00pm
Inspya Yoga Shala Yoga Align Thursdays 9.30-11.00am
Inspya Yoga Shala Yogalates Fridays 9.30-10.45am
Inspya Yoga Shala Yoga Align Saturdays 8.45-10.00am

"It is through the alignment of my body that I discovered the alignment of my mind, Self and intelligence. "

B K S Iyengar

what people are saying about Nicole Whiteman

Sandra Wood

"I have attended 5 retreats with Nicole and can highly recommend them. Nicole is an extremely skilful teacher, the best I have met, absolutely world-class I reckon! I have not seen or experienced other teachers attend to participants with the care and individualised attention they do at any other class or retreat. She knows how to teach in a way that brings out the best possible practice in everyone in the room. Her retreat in Bali was sensational for strengthening mind, body & spirit! It's amazing how different you can feel in 4 days when you have a world class teacher guiding your practice. If you would like to recharge YOU and looking for an experience that will nourish your body, mind and spirit register now - highly highly recommended!! Thank you Nicole for such a wonderful retreat. You are the gold standard of yoga teachers! "

Cassandra Hawkins

"Nicole has a peace about her which transmits to all participants of her yogalates classes. I love that her light- hearted humour puts everyone at ease whilst still challenging us to extend our bodies into grace and openess. I feel strengthened by her classes and highly recommend her." Cassandra - Spiritual Healer & Accupuncturist, 2014

Dave Drury

"I've just returned from my second amazing retreat in Bali under Nicole's physical and spiritual guidance. I joined the retreat with a heavy mind and a soul that needed to be rescued. I came with an open mind and surrended myself in hope of transformational change. I wasn't let down. Through yoga, meditation, chakra realignment, massage, nourishing food, and surfing I was able to experience an entire mind, body and soul detox. Nicole provided a safe, loving and compassionate environment that was conducive to the needs of all yogi's. I can't wait to see what she'll plan next year." Dave Drury, Sydney, 2016

S Burgess

"The Body Awakenings Yoga Retreat in Bali was an absolute treat for the body, mind and spirit. The venue and food was amazing and the teaching was world class. Nicole knew exactly when to challenge and when to nourish us. Every single person had a ball. If you want to treat yourself to recharge, revive and strengthen your practice and grow then don't hesitate to go. Five stars from me!! S Burgess, Sydney, 2016

Carla Barnes

I have been a client of Nicoles for over twelve years, attending many of her varied classes at Body Awakenings. Throughout this time, she has supported me in my physical fitness and mental health, several pregnancies, including a multiple birth and recovery and most recently as one of her Sydney students of Yogalates Teacher Training. When teaching a class, Nicole has an innate ability to absolutely challenge each individual by pushing them to their limits, combined with the art of setting up the body perfectly during asanas, in a completely safe way, with relatable cues to avoid injury. I chose to take the Yogalates Teacher Training course with Nicole's encouragement and support and was fortunate to have her as the Sydney teacher trainer. I feel truly blessed to have shared this experience with such a talented, caring and beautiful soul. Nicole compliments the amazing team in Byron with her insight and deep understanding of the practice of Yogalates, coupled with an extensive level of knowledge in Anatomy. What makes Nicole stand out is her ability to share this with her students in a very personal yet professional way. Her honest and open approach to teaching allowed her to share many stories and experiences. It is her humour and unique style that made every lecture interesting and always relatable. Nicole always showed patience and genuine care, giving her time for each student, endeavouring to support and encourage them in their personal journey and instil confidence. This ongoing support remaining even after the conclusion of the course. I look forward to continuing my journey with Nicole both as her student and inspired fellow teacher and becoming a part of the Yogalates family." Carla Barnes, St George area

Jen Vincent

Nic's Retreat was divine, time to slow down in peaceful surroundings and enjoying lovely food. The bonus was it only took an hour to drive there. Colouring Mandalas under the gum trees was very therapeutic. Nic is a wonderful yoga teacher. Her passion for yoga and belief in it's healing ability for the mind and body are inspirational. Nic effortlessly provides pose modifications, while providing graceful guidance through the chakras. Nic's attention to detail in preparation of every class and handouts truly paid off, 4 weeks after the retreat and I am still enjoying the calm blissful afterglow!

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