PROFESSIONAL

Yoga Therapist

The Burnaby Centre for Mental Health and Addictions & Riverview Hospital, The Provincial Healthcare Services Authority, Burnaby
2008 – 2017

Yoga Therapist & Yoga Program Coordinator

Onsite Rehabilitation Center- Vancouver Coastal Health & The Portland Hotel Society, Vancouver, BC 
2007 – present

Project Coordinator & Instructor

Langara College Continuing Studies
2012 – present

Program Director for Incorporating Yoga as a Trauma-informed Practice to Enhance Drug Treatment Outcomes for Justice Involved Youth, Mentor & Teacher Trainer

Yoga Outreach
2006 – present

Faculty

Vancouver School of Yoga
2012 – present

Guest Faculty

Stenberg College
2011 – 2016

Faculty

Ajna Yoga
2010 – present

Yoga Therapist

Reclaiming Our Spirits Aboriginal Women’s Intervention Study , University of British Columbia – School of Nursing
2014 – present

Contributing Author

The Breathe Network’s Trauma Informed Toolkit Project
September 2016

Curriculum Developer & Yoga Therapist

Thrive 5-week Mindful Movement Program for Single Mothers Returning to Work
June 2016

Community Partner

Incorporating trauma and violence-informed care into patient-centered primary care: A realist review and knowledge synthesis
2016

Research Assistant

Yoga Outreach Environmental Scan: Trauma-informed Yoga for Youth in Conflict with the Law
June – October 2016

Yoga Therapist

Mindful Brain Yoga Research Project with Shivani Wells and the University of British Columbia examining Yoga’s impact on symptoms associated with brain injury/concussion
October – November 2015

Yoga Therapist

Jump Step: Exercise is Medicine Study – UBC Centre for Hip Health and Mobility, Vancouver General Hospital & The Mood Disorders Association of BC
2013 – 2015

Facilitator

Mindfulness & Walking Group – The Mood Disorders Association of BC & the UBC Centre for Hip Health and Mobility
May – September 2014

Qualitative Research Interviewer

The Vancouver Injection Drug Users Study (VIDUS), The BC Center for Excellence in HIV Research
October 2013 – January 2016

Yoga Therapist

The Centre for Concurrent Disorders
2012 – 2013

Yoga Therapist

Pacifica Treatment Centre
2007 – 2013

Yoga Therapist

Women Against Violence Against Women (WAVAW)
September – November 2007

Community Health Worker & Yoga Therapist

The British Columbia Compassion Club Society
2003 – 2009

Volunteer Community Support Worker

The Kettle Friendship Society
2002

Volunteer Counselor & Support Group Facilitator

Battered Women’s Support Services
1995 – 1997

 

“Our clients struggle with a variety of complex mental health and addiction issues, behavioral problems and medical conditions. Nicole has put in a tremendous effort into the development and implementation of a program that meets the unique needs of our clients and enriched their overall treatment and recovery. Nicole works with caring and compassion on the complex issues of our clients providing creative solutions in an independent and effective manner. She has developed strong therapeutic relationships with the clients, and has been helpful in the development of treatment plans and provided quality Yoga Therapy for our centre. In my opinion, she is an excellent Yoga teacher and therapist and is dedicated to her professional work.”

Steven Henne, MA, RCC, Clinical Practice Lead, Burnaby Centre for Mental Health and Addictions