Nicole Griffin

Group Fitness Instructor


A former soccer player, Nicole discovered yoga while on the mend from an ACL tear. It wasn't until she moved to DC from San Francisco shortly thereafter that her practice really took off.  Nicole loves getting lost in a creative flow, figuring out challenging poses for the first time, and harnessing the power of deep breathing and rest.  

Nicole creates sequences that are fun, creative, and challenging. Known for her grounded and supportive presence, Nicole encourages her students to breathe deeply and cultivate mindfulness and calm. She offers a thoughtful and nurturing environment, where students can find whatever it is that they need from their yoga practice.  To enhance her classes, Nicole weaves in essential oils, stories, hands on assists, as well as very eclectic music.

While not on the mat, Nicole distributes Young Living Essential Oils, works as an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, serves as adjunct faculty at George Washington University and offers wellness classes and workshops throughout DC.  She can often be found hiking with her rescue dog, Opal, listening to Tupac, and looking for ways to combine her loves of art and culture, travel, wellness and health, sports, and entrepreneurship.