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Yoga by Nicole

Yoga by Nicole

By Nicole
all about yoga, health, and mindfulness
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33: Get out of your comfort zone
What is something that really really challenges you, makes you so nervous you could almost throw up, and puts you completely out of your comfort zone? For me, it is definitely being on camera and filming myself. And that's why I decided to start filming my podcast Yoga by Nicole! Because if we don't do things that scare us, and go to places that make us really really uncomfortable, we stay stuck in the same place, we don't grow, and we don't experience anything new.  That's why I also decided to tell you what specifically helped me to take that step out of my comfort zone, sharing with you my 5 most important tips! I hope you will enjoy this episode, and if you watch the video, you can find it here: I'd love to hear your feedback, and you can always write to me on Instagram @yogabynicole_ or on my website
October 24, 2020
32: 5 ways to shift your focus
We have such a strong tendency of focusing on all the things that are not going right in our lives, all the things that are missing, and everything we dislike about ourselves. A lot of our attention and focus is consumed by negative and simply unnecessary stuff that doesn't make us feel better in any way, but quite the contrary makes us unhappy and miserable. Shifting our focus on the things that we actually really want our attention to go is therefore one of the most important things, and in this week's episode, I'm talking you through 5 different ways of shifting your focus to where you want it to go! I hope you'll enjoy it!! Sending you lots of love
October 8, 2020
31: How I stopped comparing myself
I think we all know that comparison is the thief of joy, right? But why oh why are we then doing it, all the time?? In this week's episode, I want to unpack that and provide you with the tips that helped me most to stop comparing myself to others in a destructive and harmful way and instead shift it in a way that would empower, inspire, and motivate me. I hope you'll enjoy the episode, and I would love love love to hear from you! Come to my Instagram @yogabynicole_ or my website (there you can sign up for my weekly newsletter to receive extra content and always stay up to date!) So much love from me to you! xx
October 1, 2020
30: How to create a morning routine that will change your life
Having a morning routine was for the longest time something that couldn't be more unrealistic for me to establish in my life. I loved to snooze as long as possible and then just rush into my day. I still can't believe I was able to create a morning routine that I now really stick to and that has been of the most transforming things in my life, and if I can do it, then you can definitely too! In this week's episode, I tell you all about why you absolutely should have a morning routine in your life, what my routine looks like, and how I was able to make it a fixed habit. I hope you'll enjoy this episode, and I would love to hear what you think, and what your mornings currently look like! Write me a message on Instagram @yogabynicole_ or come to my website The book I mentioned: Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport Thank you for being here, and so much love from me to you!
September 23, 2020
29: The secrets of natural skin care: Interview with Mette Skjærbæk, founder of Karmameju
I can’t wait to introduce to you my podcast guest for this week, someone I so so much wanted to get on here, and which I’ve been talking about in previous episodes, and it is Mette Skjærbæk, who is the founder of Karmameju, one of the most successful Danish skin care brands. Mette is also a former model, a mom of three girls, and one of the most inspiring women I’ve met, and this interview is definitely so full of inspiration and knowledge, of course all around Skincare and how we can take best care of it and her absolute top tips, but also so interesting insights into her life, how she founded her own company, and just the person she is. So, I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I did! Don’t forget to check out (especially the blog) and Mette’s Instagram @mette_karmameju_skincare Also don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast and leave me a review on Apple Podcast, that would mean so much to me! You can also come over to my Instagram @yogabynicole_ and my website So much love from me to you!
September 16, 2020
28: The only limits we have are the ones we believe in
Is there something in your life that you would really like to do or to have? What is holding you back from doing it? Most likely it's this tiny voice inside your head that gives you all the reasons why not to do it. In this episode, I want to share with you my most important realizations and learnings on how to overcome that voice and break down the limits we believe to be true. I hope it will inspire and encourage you, and I would love to hear your thoughts! Connect with me on Instagram @yogabynicole_ or my website So much love from me to you! Ps: Remember that everything is possible ;-)
September 9, 2020
27: More self-love in 3 steps
It's really crazy how we often (or most of the time) talk to ourselves in a negative and destructive way, and criticize ourselves in a way we would never do with anyone else. Creating more self-love in my life has been and still is a huge topic for me, and in this week's episode, I am sharing with you my three most important experiences and realizations I had that really transformed the way I see myself and treat myself. I hope they are just as powerful for you! Connect with me on yogabynicole_ or my website, I would love to hear from you! So much love from me to you
September 2, 2020
26: 5 tips to create a balanced life
Living a balanced life has been one of my personal biggest struggles. There were (and, let's be honest, often still are) quite a few things in my life that I was just doing too extreme, or was completely neglecting. Over time, these imbalanced habits and behaviors manifest in all kinds of diseases and general unwellness. In this week's episode, I want to share with you my main tips for how I was able to resolve so many of these issues and create a muuuch more balanced life for myself! I hope these tips will be helpful for your too
August 26, 2020
25: Why you need to start drinking Matcha now
If I can recommend one thing to start doing to really impact your health in a positive way, it's to start drinking Matcha tea (and swapping it for your coffee if that's not too much to ask)! In this week's episode, I'll introduce you to the magic of this green powder that comes from Japan and literally works wonders ✨ I'll tell you all about what it is, how it works, and how to make the most delicious Matcha yourself. Don't forget to subscribe to my podcast, and follow me on Instagram @yogabynicole_! Thank you so Matcha!! 💚
August 19, 2020
24: Body image & healing: Interview with Caro Thiel
I’m so happy to present you with one of the most honest and raw interviews I’ve had so far, with the wonderful Caro, who so openly and truly shared about her various past experiences, from starting her own businesses to healing from a severe eating disorder. It’s an incredibly nourishing and empowering conversation and pure honey for the soul, and I’m so thankful Caro took the time to record this episode with me because it’s something everyone should hear! And if you're in Munich, drop by her café 'Strangers' and have the best snaccident you can think of. For inspiration go to @strangers_muc 👅 Books Caro mentioned: The language of emotions by Karla McLaren Caro's instagram: @ca_thiel @strangers_muc @camamoves @wholebodybycaroundsaia I hope you enjoy this episode and gain lots of inspiration and positive feelings from it! And don't forget to subscribe ✨ I'd love to connect with you on Instagram @nicimvs or my website So much love from me to you!
August 11, 2020
23: What is Ayurveda?
Did you ever hear about Ayurveda and wonder what the heck it is? Or do you kind of know what it is, but would like to learn more about some of the general principles of Ayurveda? Then I guarantee you that you will get the answer in this week's podcast episode! I'll provide you with a general introduction to the topic of Ayurveda with guidelines you can directly implement into your daily life! The Ayurveda book I mentioned: Happy, healthy, sexy by Katie Silcox Let me know if you liked this episode and come to my Instagram @nicimvs or my website, and of course, don't forget to subscribe to my podcast! :-) You would also do me a huge favor by rating my podcast on Apple Podcast and writing a review
July 22, 2020
22: Starter guide for meditation: Interview with Christine Taylor
The benefits of practicing meditation are seriously endless!! From better sleep to improved memory, focus, and concentration, to enhance self-awareness and promote emotional and physical health, and much more, it seems like something everyone should be doing! And maybe you already are, which is awesome, or maybe you never have but would like to get started, which is awesome as well. Either way, this episode is perfect for you, because I have an amazing guest that will take you on a journey to learn more about the whole topic of meditation. Christine is part of Meditopia, one of the biggest meditation apps in the world. In this episode, she explains amongst others how to meditate, how to stick to a regular practice, and what is important and good to know when you want to get started. I hope you’ll enjoy!! :-) The books Christine mentioned: Daring greatly by Brené Brown Everything is figureoutable by Marie Forleo Christine’s contact:
July 1, 2020
21: The most important routines for optimal health
Hi lovelies and welcome back to a new episode, which is all around the topic of routines! We will go through the questions of why routines are so important, which ones are the most important ones to live in optimal health, and how to stick to them!  I hope you'll enjoy this episode, I'm sending you lots of love to wherever you are! ✨❤️
June 17, 2020
20: Guided breathing & meditation for calmness
Join me for 10 minutes of breathing exercises followed by a short grounding meditation! There is a lot going on in the world right now, and it can be very overwhelming and upsetting. Breathwork and meditation are some of the best tools to calm down, reflect, and relax the nervous system. I hope you enjoy it, let me know how you're feeling! You can come to my website or my Instagram @nicimvs. Lots of love
June 8, 2020
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May 7, 2020
19: Traveling the world and manifesting your dreams: Interview with Lis Kanzler
Welcome to this week's episode, where I'm so happy to introduce you to my friend Lis! She is a travel influencer and digital nomad, and in this episode she tells us how she created that life for herself, how she manifested her dream job, and what she learned on the way. I hope you'll enjoy it as much as I did! Lis' Instagram: @liskanzler The book's Lis mentioned: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger Intuitive Eating by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch You can always reach out to her if you have any questions, and of course you can also drop me a message on my website or my instagram @nicimvs Thank you for your support, it means so much to me! Sending you love to wherever you are :-)
April 29, 2020
18: Yoga philosophy 101
You can't be good or bad at Yoga, because Yoga is not about being able to touch your toes or stand on your head. But what is about, then? This is the first episode where we will take a glimpse into yoga philosophy to better understand what yoga actually is. I'll take you on a quick journey into the Yoga Sutras and share with you some of my biggest learnings and understandings! This week’s book recommendation from Tobi: Peak – How all of us can achieve extraordinary things by Anders Ericsson I hope you'll enjoy this episode, and if you do, it would be so so nice if you subscribe to my podcast, leave me a review on Apple Podcast, and share it with your loved ones! If you have any kind of question or feedback, come to my website, or my instagram @nicimvs Thank you for your ongoing support, so much love from me to you.
April 21, 2020
17: How to trust life: Interview with Selina Joel
Hello lovely listener and welcome to a new episode. This week I have another interview for you with my beautiful friend Selina, who tells about her journey of giving up her whole life in Switzerland to go after her dream and follow her vision. It’s definitely one of the most inspiring stories, especially if you maybe feel a bit stuck and need a little push to really change something. I hope you'll enjoy it!! You can find Selina's IGTV videos here: @selina.joel.samira.ramine Let me know how you liked this episode and come visit my website or my Instagram @nicimvs Thank you for your support, I send you lots of love!
April 14, 2020
16: Moon energy & Yoga on the Move: Interview with Marlene Schmitt
Join in on a conversation with the lovely Marlene, founder of 'Yoga on the Move' and a dear friend of mine! In this episode, Marlene shares about the founding of her yoga community and her teacher trainings, and we also talked about plant based nutrition, the energy of the moon, and much more! Things Marlene mentioned: Website for vegan nutrition (German only): Books: The Source by Tara Swart The Power of Now by Eckart Tolle Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari Marlene’s instagram @marlalene & @yogaonthemoveberlin
April 7, 2020
15: Self-care inspiration at home
We're in a crazy time, and it's more important than ever to really take good care of yourself and to stay at home. To still make the best possible out of this time, I'm sharing with you some inspirational tips on self-care that you can perfectly try and start doing now that you're at home! I hope you enjoy this episode, and that you stay safe and take care. My favorite online yoga classes on instagram: @wildthingmoves @barazayoga @yogaonthemoveberlin @unraveledyoga I'd love to hear your feedback as always, so come visit my website or my instagram @nicimvs Lots of love and positive thoughts! :-)
March 20, 2020
14: Tips for immediate relaxation
We all know it, this feeling of stress just taking over and everything getting a bit too much. Stress can be super exhausting, and can also have severe impacts on our health and wellbeing, especially in the long run. That's why I want to share with you my best tips agains stress and how to get immediately more relaxed in this episode. Books I mention: One Life by Morten Albæk The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle Let me know about your best techniques to reduce stress and come to my website or my instagram @nivimvs Lots of love and Namaste
March 12, 2020
13: Change your thoughts
80% of our daily thoughts are negative, and 95% of our daily thoughts are the exact same as the day before. But how can we change that? How can we make our thoughts more positive, especially the thoughts we have about ourselves? In this week's episode, I share with you the four steps that I found that make you change your inner dialogue and thereby change your whole life. Because it's our thoughts that create our realities, and what we think we become! I hope that listening to this will help you and inspire you and make you realize that whatever negative thoughts you have about yourself, they are simply not true. If you like this episode, it would help me so much if you would rate my podcast, write a review, and of course subscribe! :-) And as always, you're very welcome to visit my website or my instagram @nicimvs. Thank you so much for listening, I'm sending you lots of love, Namaste!
February 25, 2020
12: Finding your passion and going for it: Interview with Ruby Morris
I have had the luck to meet one of the loveliest and inspiring yoga teachers and studio founders and get her to be guest in my podcast!! Listen to a super beautiful and motivating interview with Ruby Morris, the co-founder of one of the most beautiful yoga studios in the world! 🤩Ruby, who is originally from the UK, tells all about the founding of Baraza Yoga, which she started together with her friend Alex Du Toit. She also shares her advice and inspiration on how to find out what you want to do in life and then go for it, her favorite self-care tips, and so much more! If you ever come to Lisbon, I tell you, you need to go to Baraza Yoga! The book Ruby mentioned: Mentors by Russel Brand Ruby's instagram: @rubybarazayoga I hope you enjoy this interview and let me know if you have any questions or feedback! Come visit my website or my instagram @nicimvs, I'm looking forward to hearing from you! 
February 18, 2020
11: The power of intention setting
Intention setting is a big part of yoga. In this episode, I'll share with you my personal thoughts, realizations, and methods on intention setting and invite you to set your own, because it is truly one of the most powerful tools to become the best version of yourself 💫 I'd love to hear your thoughts on this as well, so come visit my website or my instagram @nicimvs and drop me a message! So much love from me to you, Namaste!
February 12, 2020
10: Digital Nomading, Nutrition and Eating Disorder: Interview with Nour Livia
This week comes another interview that actually doesn't really have anything to do with yoga, but a lot of other interesting topics! I was so happy to talk with Nour who is amongst others (she does so many cool things 😃) a YouTuber, Instagrammer, and writer. She is living the lifestyle of a digital nomad, and of course I asked her all about that. Then we also talked about topics like veganism, protecting the environment, nutrition, and eating disorders.  Follow her on instagram: @nour.livia on YouTube: or visit her website: Things Nour mentioned: Books: Why we sleep by Matthew Walker Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz Instagram channels: @earthwanderess @sustainably_vegan @gittemary
January 30, 2020
9: Different types of yoga explained
Have you ever looked at a yoga class schedule and wondered what all these different types of yoga are? I have spent the last months trying out as many different studios and teachers and styles of yoga as I can to put together this episode in which I will explain to you the most popular styles, what they are like and which might be the one you like most! Let me know which one is your favorite and come to my website or my instagram @nicimvs So much love and Namaste :-)
January 21, 2020
8: Healthy habits
After a little Christmas break, I am back with a new episode all around healthy habits! I find it super hard to stick to new habits, but I found that when I know exactly what they are good for, it becomes much easier! That's why I'll be telling you not only what the different healthy things are that I started doing, but what their exact benefits are! Let's make 2020 a healthy one :-) The meditation I mentioned:  21 Day Abundance Challenge by Deepak Chopra (you can find it on YouTube) I'd love to hear what healthy habits you are doing in your life, so please send me a message on instagram @nicimvs, or on my website Lots of love and happy new year, Nicole
January 12, 2020
7: Over-exercising and diet culture: Interview with Lexi Ryman
This episode is another beautiful interview that I’m so excited to share with you! I am talking with Lexi, who founded her yoga studio "Wild Thing" in Cape Town together with her best friend Dominique. In this interview she tells us about various topics like how she figured out what to do in life and how she became a yoga teacher. Lexi also shares super openly and honestly about the topic of over-exercising and obsessing about external appearance, which is a topic I feel so strongly present in today’s life, and could personally relate with very much. I loved the conversation we had and could take so so many valuable things away from it, which is why I am so happy to share it with you here! I hope it does the same to you, and please don’t hesitate to reach out to me or Lexi, you can find her on Instagram @lexiryman. Things Lexi mentioned: Brain app: Peak Instagram accounts:  For journaling: @self.practice For inspiration: @florencegiven @the.holistic.psychologist @themindgeek 
December 16, 2019
6: Things I do for self-awareness
This is my last episode from Cape Town! I've spent the past 6 months here and I can’t believe how fast they passed by!!! 🙈 In these last months I’ve been thinking a lot about how I live my life without really realizing what’s happening and also without really knowing what it is that I want to do in life. I’m sharing some more about that in this episode with you and what really helped me lately to become much more self aware and present and just getting out of that feeling of being lost and back to myself. It’s another very personal one, and I hope you’ll enjoy it and share your thoughts with me! Come visit my website or my instagram @nicimvs I'd love to hear from you! Thank you so much for listening, sending you love from Cape Town!
December 8, 2019
5: Self-love meditation
This episode is a special one! It's my first guided meditation and it's intended to help you recognize and nurture the love you already have for yourself. It's not intended to calm your mind or free you from thoughts, but rather help you discover the bountiful love that already lies within you =) I developed this meditation during my first yoga teacher training in India (which was a very special and transformational time for me). This meditation definitely helped me find and strengthen the love I have for myself. That being said, it takes constant work for me to stay connected to my true self. I find meditation as the best possible thing I can do to nourish my self-love. Therefore I really have to encourage you to do the same with this meditation or any other self-love meditation.  I hope you enjoy my first guided meditation and I thank you so so much for listening to it! Please share your thoughts and let me know if you'd like to hear similar meditations in the future :-) So much love from me to you, Namaste
December 8, 2019
4: Meditation and self care: Interview with Dominique Vieira
My very first podcast interview with the lovely Dominique Vieira!! Dom has founded her own yoga studio "Wild Thing" in Cape Town, and in this episode she not only shares a lot about the founding story, but also gives valuable tips for meditation and self care and so much more. Follow her on instagram @domandreayoga Instagram channel we talked about: the.holistic.psychologist I hope you'll enjoy this interview, let me know about your thoughts on my website or my instagram @nicimvs Lots of love!!
December 1, 2019
3: How to stick to goals
This episode is all about becoming more self-disciplined, and I’m sharing with you the tips that made it so easy for me to stick to goals like not drinking alcohol for a year and establishing a regular yoga practice. The book I’m talking about and that you HAVE to read (if you haven’t already) is "The power of habit" by Charles Duhigg. If you have questions or want to reach out to me, please visit my website or my instagram nicimvs, I'd love to hear from you! So much love from me to you, Namaste
November 23, 2019
2: Starter guide for yoga
In this episode, I will provide you with the most important tips to get started with your yoga practice! We will cover the topics of where to best practice, what you need and some general good to knows. Mat recommendation: Liforme Online yoga videos: Yoga with Adrien (YouTube), Celestepereirayoga (instagram), drgarrettneill (instagram)  Online video platforms: Alomoves, Asanarebell If you have any other questions just send me a message on my website or on my instagram nicimvs Lots of love and Namaste!!
November 16, 2019
1: My personal yoga story & how to change your life with yoga
This episode is all about the life changing benefits of yoga and I tell you some personal things on how it changed my life completely! If you have any questions or just want to reach out to me, come visit my website or my instagram nicimvs, I'd love to hear from you!
November 3, 2019