Nicole Jaquis joined the Cat Kabira team in Feburary 2020, after years denying her dharma as a multimedia maker and behind the scenes master with administrative organization, thinking she just wanted to be a yogi in the Himalayas. Previously she has managed websites and social media for ashrams, yoga retreat centers and holistic learning centers in North India. With several years experience in sadhana curriculum development, she has produced and designed course books for Yoga Teacher Trainings, Beginner Sanskrit and Ayurveda courses for YogAnga Retreat at Santosh Puri Ashram in Haridwar, North India, where she occassionally teaches shatkarmas, asana and pranayam to international students.

Documentary Film-making and photography brought Nicole Jaquis to India in December 2000; where eventually as the search for good characters became the search for good gurus, the lessons got deeper and deeper, and the filmmaker / photographer / writer (herself) got so engrossed in being (present) in the moment, soaking up all the wisdom she could digest, that actually doing sadhana began to take precedence over documenting it.

However Nicole Jaquis does have over 1000 hours worth of various teacher training certificates in Hatha Yoga, Therapeutic Yoga, Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Classical Kundalini, and Trauma Informed Yoga, her real training in the Hatha Tantra Tradition comes from living among the Naga Sanyasis of Shri Panch Dashnaam Juna Akhara (the oldest and largest organization of ascetic renunciate yogis) and other Nath Yogis.

2019 Trauma Informed Yoga Teacher Training with Liberation Prison Yoga
2018 (100hr) Akhand Yoga Classical Kundalini Teacher Training with Yogrishi Visvketu (Rishikesh, India)
(200hr) Ayurveda with Dr. Alaknanda Puri, YogAnga Retreat at Santosh Puri Ashram (Haridwar, India)
2017 (10 day)Vipassana Meditation Course as taught by S.N. Goenka (Hosiyapur, India)
(3 day)Wake Up Weekend – Graduate Intensive Training, Institute of Self Actualization (Denver, USA)
(100hr) Biodynamic Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra, & Craniosacral Therapy Teacher Training, with Cat Kabira (Costa Rica)
(14 week) elephantAcademy: Mindful Social Media and Journalism Apprenticeship, elephantJournal (Boulder, USA)
(3 day) Wake Up Weekend, Institute of Self Actualization (Denver, USA)
2016 (8 day) Satipathana Vipassana Meditation Course, as taught by S.N. Goenka (Dehradun, India)
2015 (200hr) Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training, YogAnga Retreat at Sri Santosh Puri Ashram (Haridwar, India)
2014 (500hr) Hatha Yoga Teacher Training, YogAnga Retreat at Sri Santosh Puri Ashram (Haridwar, India)
2013 (5 weeks) Served several Vipassana Meditation Courses as taught by S.N. Goenka (Dehradun, India)
2012 (10 day) Vipassana Meditation Course as taught by S.N. Goenka (Dharamshala, India)
2011 3 day) Need for Social Transformation – a Practical Approach, Gandhi Smriti (Jammu & Kashmir, India)
2010 (10 day) Vipassana Meditation Course, as taught by S.N. Goenka (Dehradun, India)
(10 day) Practical Math Teaching Methodologies, Ashram Paryavaran Vidyalaya (Devprayag, India)
2009 Proposal Budgeting Workshop, Foundation Center (New York City, USA)
New Museum Development Workshop for Teachers, New Museum for Contemporary Art (NYC, USA)
Web 2.0 Activist Case Studies, Not An Alternative (New York City, USA)
2008 Youth Views Teacher Training, Media Rights Watch, Paley Center for Media & POV (New York City, USA)
New Museum Development Workshop for Teachers, New Museum for Contemporary Art (NYC, USA)