Nikita has been riding her fierce and fantastic yoga wave for more than 15 years, and still feels like a beginner. In 2011, pulled by forces much larger than her, she gave up her 12 year media career and ran away to India. She trained at Yoga Vidya Gurukul in Nashik, Maharashta, before going on to teach at retreat centres and studios around Europe. Since then she has studied and practiced with many inspirational teachers - including David Swenson, Nadia Narain, Mimi Kuo Deemer, Jean Hall, Naomi Absolom and Kristen Campbell.
Nikita teaches a strong, slow and soulful vinyasa flow, with a focus on breath-based movement, the mind-body-spirit connection, and both internal and external alignment. She aims to empower and motivate her students, encouraging each individual practitioner to explore their own potential and deepen their awareness of true self.
For an overview of Nikita's classes, workshops and retreats, visit yogawithnikita.com
Courses with Nikita
Day Breaker Course
Nikita Akilapa sets you up with a series of morning classes designed to prepare you for the day ahead.
Build Courage and Resilience
Strong yoga and deep relaxation for when life is tough.
Yoga to Build Strength
Get strong in body and mind by building your physical strength and personal power.
Move Into Calm: Yoga to reset and recentre
Reset and recentre with yoga classes to help balance anxiety.
Yoga to Heal Heartache
Ease the pain of heartbreak and find equilibrium again through the practice of yoga.
Build Your Flow
A 30-day course to deepen your Vinyasa Flow.
Flow towards Happiness
In this Vinyasa Flow Course you will boost your happiness by exploring your character strengths and developing a positive relationship with yourself.
Time to Breathe
Classes to support key workers who are overstretched. Short classes to practice any time and anywhere.
Home Yoga Retreat
A home yoga retreat: perfect when you are unable to attend a retreat in person.
Home Yoga Retreat 2
Our second home retreat exploring the joy of being present right here, right now.
The Strength Challenge
Classes to help you to build strength and apply your strength to more challenging yoga poses.
Playful yoga classes to take outdoors for a greater connection with nature.
Ancient Wisdom for Modern Life 1
This course introduces Patanjali's eight-limbed path.
Short classes all under 45 minutes to energise.
21 classes that help you to find the best alignment for your body.
Introduction to Meditation
An Accessible Introduction to Meditation with Nikita Akilapa
21 Days of Morning Yoga Classes
+ BUILD A DAILY HABITIt takes 21 days to form a habit! This course of morning yoga classes are all under 30 minutes, some are only 10 minutes, so you don't need to take long to completely change your whole day.You'll find evenly-paced vinyasa yoga classes, plus some somatic movment and even shaking, to shake up your mornings.Try out a selection of ou [...]