Nikita Akilapa

Nikita Akilapa

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


Challenges with Nikita

  • Day Breaker Course

    5 Steps

    Set yourself up with a series of morning classes designed to prepare you for the day ahead.



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  • Wake Up Winter

    21 Steps

    Warm yourself from the inside out and enliven body and mind throughout the winter months.



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  • Build Courage and Resilience

    15 Steps

    Strong yoga and deep relaxation for when life is tough.



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  • Yoga to Build Strength

    30 Steps

    Get strong in body and mind by building your physical strength and personal power.



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  • Move Into Calm: Yoga to reset and recentre

    24 Steps

    Reset and recentre with yoga classes to help balance anxiety.



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  • Yoga to Heal Heartache

    21 Steps

    Ease the pain of heartbreak and find equilibrium again through the practice of yoga.



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  • Build Your Flow

    30 Steps

    A 30-day course to deepen your Vinyasa Flow.



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  • Flow towards Happiness

    11 Steps

    In this Vinyasa Flow Course you will boost your happiness by exploring your character strengths and developing a positive relationship with yourself.



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  • Time to Breathe

    21 Steps

    Classes to support key workers who are overstretched. Short classes to practice any time and anywhere.



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  • Home Yoga Retreat

    10 Steps

    A home yoga retreat: perfect when you are unable to attend a retreat in person.



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  • Home Yoga Retreat 2

    10 Steps

    Our second home retreat exploring the joy of being present right here, right now.



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  • The Strength Challenge

    28 Steps

    Classes to help you to build strength and apply your strength to more challenging yoga poses.



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