Yoga and Nicole Zimmer found each other over 10 years ago after a dear friend introduced them. Nicole thought she was going to try a new workout method since the gym was not her favorite place to be, but to her surprise, yoga was so much more. Through her years of dance experience and day-to-day living, she realized she had touched on yoga many years prior without knowing it.
When she moved and left everything behind including her yoga community, she yearned to go deeper. There wasn’t a local studio at the time, so books, videos and being pregnant became her teachers, and her baby helped change the ways she approached nutrition, the mind and breath.
After having her son, she hired a trainer to whip her back into shape. The weight was coming off, but she was physically and mentally drained and soon became diagnosed with Grave’s disease. Her rigorous workouts had to be stopped, which led her back to yoga. She found a place to heal -- her mind stopped racing and so did her thyroid.
After time on the mat, the tests came back negative for Grave’s disease to which Nicole credits yoga and God. Yoga quickly became one of her passions and as her practice deepened, she was inspired to bring yoga to Lexington, SC. She continued her education by becoming a 200-hour Yoga Alliance certified teacher and shortly after, she opened the doors to Pink Lotus Yoga Center. She believes wholeheartedly in the theory of teaching to learn and is continuing her education and certification with Yoga Alliance’s 500-hour program, through attending various workshops, and by bringing special guests to her studio such as Dawn Yager, Where Is My Guru’s Jessica Durivage, Go W/ The Flow and more.
Nicole believes in bringing a wide variety of yogic principles to Pink Lotus and sharing all of the spiritual, physical and mental benefits of yoga with Lexington. She thrives in providing a fun, welcoming atmosphere for new and seasoned yogis and yoginis of all levels and from all walks of life.