Ayama is a Sanskrit word commonly used in the yoga community in connection with pranayama, the conscious awareness of breath. “Prana” translates as ‘life energy’ and “Ayama” translates as ‘expansion’, referring to how a regular practice of pranayama can expand one’s awareness beyond normal limits.

Ayama Living is where I teach, share and inspire you to expand your yogic practices so you can reach your full potential. Through the support and promotion of positive lifestyle choices, wellness, yoga and meditation practices, I aim to help my clients form deeper connections with themselves, and the world around them.

My Story
A lifelong learner, and someone who makes endless compassionate enquiries of myself, I am fascinated by the human mind and how we reach our human potential. I first came to meditation over 10 years ago at a time when meditation and pranayama were considered a little strange. Yet, the technique I learned together with the personal mantra handed to me by my teacher in a special ceremony, gave me a greater insight into who I really was, facilitating healing from past traumas so I could step into my authentic ‘Self’. This became the beginning of a lifelong journey into the study of yoga, pranayama and meditation.

I’m a fully recovered ex-lawyer, an MBA and an Academic so I’m not here to tell you to put on a loincloth and go meditate on the side of a mountain (although that would be nice) – I live in the real world. I’m here to help you navigate the bridge between spirituality and daily life with all it’s raw humanness. Despite the story and conditioning many of us are fed from our early years, the clue is in the title – we are human ‘beings’ not humans ‘doing’. Bliss is our standard DNA setting, we have just forgotten how to access it. And with the world become faster and more complex by the day, it’s time to awaken and remember who you are and what you are capable of!

My teachings blend my own personal yoga and meditation experiences with my passion for leadership, self-mastery and wellness.

Ready to free yourself from societal limitations and transform from within? Then let’s work together.

With love, light and a little Ayama Magic.

Nikki x


    500 hr Yoga Alliance Advanced Yoga Teacher – Orange Yoga, Cheltenham
    Mantra Meditation training in the Vedic tradition – TM Organisation, Worldwide
    Mindfulness Meditation in the Buddhist tradition – Cyndi Lee, Orange Yoga, Cheltenham
    Ashtanga Yoga – Sunny Devi Yoga, Cheltenham
    Yoga Bodywork – Jambo Dragon – Orange Yoga, Cheltenham
    Yogic Breathwork and Pranayama Techniques – Laurent Roure, Orange Yoga, Cheltenham