Nikki Watson

After practicing yoga for nearly 8 years, Nikki Watson received her 200 hour teacher training at Charm City Yoga under Kim Manfredi. Nikki started practicing yoga as a way to continue moving after years of ballet. As time went on, her practice became physically and emotionally transforming. Being on her mat felt like coming home. Yoga has become a great constant in her life – a place of challenge, growth, change and contentment. Nikki enjoys teaching a vigorous, music-filled vinyasa flow class that helps students focus on the details of the poses and their transitions.


Nikki Watson instructs the following:
  • Beginner Yoga 1
  • These classes focus on the first time student. A slower pace and more description and commentary accompany the stretching and balancing postures. Breath awareness is also introduced in this class as well as formal relaxation.

    Level 1, or 1 Diamond, classes are suitable for beginners who are looking for a slower paced, more descriptive experience. The class will help you develop body awareness, learn the basic postures (asanas) and their modifications. The emphasis on proper alignment will help you build strength slowly and safely. Learn yogic breathing and how to link breath with movement. Have fun in this informative class.


  • Vinyasa Flow 1
  • A slower paced and more descriptive version of our signature Vinyasa class, a vigorous, flowing style of yoga. Breath awareness and formal relaxation are introduced.


    Level 1, or 1 Diamond, classes are suitable for beginners who are looking for a slower paced, more descriptive experience. The class will help you develop body awareness, learn the basic postures (asanas) and their modifications. The emphasis on proper alignment will help you build strength slowly and safely. Learn yogic breathing and how to link breath with movement. Have fun in this informative class.


  • Hot Yoga 1 [h]
  • Breath awareness and formal relaxation are introduced. The room is heated to body temperature so your body is warmed, allowing for deeper stretching. The muscles, tendons and ligaments become soft and more flexible. The heat promotes sweating which is a method of cleansing to aid in the healing aspects of this yoga style. Please bring water and a towel.

    Level 1, or 1 Diamond, classes are suitable for beginners who are looking for a slower paced, more descriptive experience. The class will help you develop body awareness, learn the basic postures (asanas) and their modifications. The emphasis on proper alignment will help you build strength slowly and safely. Learn yogic breathing and how to link breath with movement. Have fun in this informative class.


  • Hot Vinyasa 2 [h]
  • [h] Heated.

    Turn up the heat on your favorite flow class. Hot Vinyasa is held in a heated room warms your body for deeper opening and cleansing. The muscles, tendons and ligaments may become supple as you work to sweat out toxins. All levels of practitioners are welcome, but those with conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, respiratory disorders, eating disorders, sleep deprivation, or pregnancy should consult their doctor first about the safety. Please bring a water bottle and a towel.


  • Beginner Yoga 1
  • These classes focus on the first time student. A slower pace and more description and commentary accompany the stretching and balancing postures. Breath awareness is also introduced in this class as well as formal relaxation.

    Level 1, or 1 Diamond, classes are suitable for beginners who are looking for a slower paced, more descriptive experience. The class will help you develop body awareness, learn the basic postures (asanas) and their modifications. The emphasis on proper alignment will help you build strength slowly and safely. Learn yogic breathing and how to link breath with movement. Have fun in this informative class.


  • Beginners Workshop (Columbia)
  • Starts April 20th, 2017
    Thursdays (5 weeks), 7:15-8:45pm
    $75
    8335 Guilford Rd, Columbia, MD 21046
    800.336.9642 x10

    The Beginner Workshop is a five week introductory course in yoga. A perfect introduction to the philosophy and postures of yoga, it is designed so that upon completion, students will have acquired a foundation in yoga that will equip them to start sampling other classes and developing your own practice.


    The Program: Each class will demonstrate important yoga poses or postures, and introduce the yogic philosophy of Patanjali, a sage and yogi, who was the first person to systematically describe the yogic tradition in written form. He described the practice as consisting of eight limbs. These limbs cover all aspects of life: beginning with a prescribed code of conduct and ending with an individual’s vision of his/her true self.

     Nikki Watson has a gift for making the practice of yoga an accessible, enjoyable self-exploration and loves helping her students learn and discover. Nikki started practicing yoga as a way to continue moving after years of ballet performance and dance education. As time went on, her practice became both physically and spiritually transforming. Yoga has become a great constant in her life – a place of challenge, growth, change and contentment.  Nikki received her 200 hour teaching certification from Charm City Yoga under Kim Manfredi in 2012 and her 500 hour certification through YogaWorks Baltimore.

    Full payment is required to reserve a space in workshops. All workshops are non-refundable. Cancellations made two weeks or more prior to workshop start date will be issued store credit. No store credit will be given for cancellations made less than two weeks prior to workshop start date. YogaWorks is not responsible for any costs incurred for travel arrangements or accommodations related to this event.


  • Hot Yoga Express 2 [h]
  • Is finding 90 minutes in your day for yoga a challenge? No worries -we offer Vinyasa Express: A condensed, fast paced vinyasa practice with an upbeat vibe. Lengthen, strengthen, tone and breathe, getting the most out of your practice in just 60 minutes of mindful effort. Level 2, or 2 Diamond, classes are suitable for intermediate students. The basic postures are expanded to include more difficult variations and may be described with less detail. The class will flow at a faster pace and the asanas will be held longer. The classes introduce more advanced breathing techniques and concepts in yogic philosophy including the energetic body.

  • Vinyasa Express 2
  • Is finding 90 minutes in your day for yoga a challenge? No worries - we offer Vinyasa Express: A condensed, fast paced vinyasa practice with an upbeat vibe. Lengthen, strengthen, tone and breathe, getting the most out of your practice in just 60 minutes of mindful effort.
     
    Level 2, or 2 Diamond, classes are suitable for intermediate students. The basic postures are expanded to include more difficult variations and may be described with less detail. The class will flow at a faster pace and the asanas will be held longer. The classes introduce more advanced breathing techniques and concepts in yogic philosophy including the energetic body.

  • Beginner Hot Vinyasa 1 [h]
  • A slower paced and more descriptive version of our signature Vinyasa class, a vigorous, flowing style of yoga. Breath awareness and formal relaxation are introduced. The room is heated to body temperature so your body is warmed, allowing for deeper stretching. The muscles, tendons and ligaments become soft and more flexible. The heat promotes sweating which is a method of cleansing to aid in the healing aspects of this yoga style. Please bring water and a towel.


    Level 1, or 1 Diamond, classes are suitable for beginners who are looking for a slower paced, more descriptive experience. The class will help you develop body awareness, learn the basic postures (asanas) and their modifications. The emphasis on proper alignment will help you build strength slowly and safely. Learn yogic breathing and how to link breath with movement. Have fun in this informative class.