At YOGASCAPES, we embrace the inspiration of adventure and know that through travel and experience, we gain unique perspective into ourselves. Creator of GLDMNE , Nicole Lindstrom, gracefully embodies this exploration with a bright spirit and expansive curiosity and we’re excited for you to get to know her more below. Nicole Lindstrom is a YOGASCAPES Inspirer, Retreat Guide and Yoga Instructor. Find her on YOGASCAPES retreats in Patagonia, Italy and more.
Hi Nicole! So, where do you call home?
What is your favorite book(s)?
The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
What are your current offerings? (ie. Yoga classes, bodywork, photography, writing, etc…)
I am currently teaching at BLKMKT in Aspen, CO. Classes are deep and grounding, followed by Jun Ceremony with Molly Hemler of Dragonfly Jun. I am also a writer and photographer, showcasing most of my work on www.aspenyogasociety.org.
What type(s) of yoga asana do you practice?
Alignment based vinyas
Who/what are your most significant influences in your personal yoga practice?
I’ve recently shifted away from seeking outside teachers to proactively teaching myself through research and deep internal introspection + exploration. By eliminating physical influencers and going within, my personal practice has become both embodied and empowered. My body + intuition are my guides and have taught me so much about personal practice and the impact of yoga on mind, body, spirit.
What are 3 ways you support your mind, body and spirit on a regular basis? What are your favorite self-care practices?
1. Hiking – Has always been my therapy.
2. Skiing – I’m lucky enough to live 5 minutes from Aspen Mountain and try to get on the hill at least once a day. Nothing like cold air and mountain views to take you out of your head and into your body.
3. Sleep Meditations – I’ve recently started listening to Insight Timer’s meditations for sleeping. Such a great way to fall into a deep restful sleep.
Where do you day dream about traveling to (having been or not)?
So many places. Too many places. All of the places. Top of the list – Iceland, New Zealand, Cuba. My heart will always be in Kauai.
How do you maintain your health while traveling?
I try to eat as healthy as I can and get lots of rest. It is too easy to eat crummy when you are on the go and don’t have access to what you usually eat. I plan ahead by packing things I know I need until I am able to find what is truly nourishing. I also make sure to get a full night’s rest to have plenty of energy for the day festivities.
As a YOGASCAPES Retreat Guide and Instructor yourself, you’ve been able to host several retreats. What do you love most about yoga retreats?
I love the way retreats transform people. I love seeing the light in people’s eyes once they’ve had a chance to rest and rejuvenate, reconnecting with their heart and soul. I love feeling the contagious inspiration around life and depth of experience.
What YOGASCAPES Retreats are you particularly excited by?
I’m very much looking forward to teaching at the Patagonia Retreat.
photo: Sasha Juliard
Well, we love every opportunity we have to collaborate with you and are honored to have you as a part of the YOGASCAPES family. Thank you!