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INSIDE OUR NETWORK: MEET NIKITA MAXWELL OF THE PRENATAL YOGA CENTER

Where are you from (born/ raised)?

Mehama, Oregon. It's a tiny timber town in the Cascade mountain range (population less than 300). 

 

What do you love most about being a New Yorker?

I love the vibrant diverse communities. I love that you can invent yourself and find your own unique niche--no matter how improbable or ridiculous it may seem.

 

What inspired you to become a prenatal and postnatal yoga instructor?

I had a moment shortly after completing my yoga teacher training in 2004 when I just knew this was the direction my teaching would take. I stood there looking at a flyer advertising a prenatal yoga teacher training and thought that was what I was supposed to do. It just felt right, authentic. I always thought that if there was a need for yoga and everything it teaches us--opening up and welcoming change, emotional, physical, and mental balance, the importance of nurturing oneself, and shifting perspective--it was absolutely during pregnancy, labor and motherhood. 

 

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