"Nikki is a brilliantly dynamic and connected soul. Her presence gives you a sense of comfort, care, warmth and deep compassion. You feel her heart connect to yours as a sense of pure love comes over you. She projects a commitment to truth and connection which helps to ignite that commitment in yourself. In this space insights come through clearly and in inspiration. She acts as this perfect blend of grounded Intuitive wisdom and brilliant butterfly airiness. Nikki is a brilliant anchor and beacon of light to help you on your journey; beautifully delivering you insights of her own while encouraging the sourcing of your clarity. Thank you for your continued commitment to my growth, my journey and my path. You are a gem."
–Krisztina, Body Worker, Mother & Healer
I attended Dr. Nikki's mind, body and spirit retreat in Ojai and I was just blown away by the experience that Dr. Nikki provided for us. She is really passionate about what she does and genuinely wants to help people live healthier more fulfilling lives. She provides a safe space where you could come and be yourself without any judgment. It doesn't matter what your age is, physical ability, background, If you are shy or very social. She accepts and loves everyone for who they are and makes them feel comfortable. She goes above and beyond to provide the best overall experience for her clients. The Ojai Foundation where most of the retreat took place was absolutely beautiful. It was there where I witnessed one of the most beautiful sunsets and had some great experiences that had an immediate effect on my life. On the last day Dr. Nikki took us to another beautiful location where I continued to connect with nature and with other people. It was hard to leave. After those three days I felt reborn and re-energized. I'm grateful that there is someone out there like Dr. Nikki. I highly, highly recommend everyone to attend one of her retreats so that they could experience what I experienced. –Javier, 35
This was a much needed get-away!
The surroundings were amazing. The Ojai Foundation is a very beautiful place.The food was all organic, healthy and plant-based and was very good and a nice change for me. I enjoyed very much all the activities, yoga, art projects and I loved, loved the sharing circle with the cards. They were inspiring for me. Sharing space with each other individually, and recognizing the beauty and gifts of the other, while receiving positivity and celebrating our own unique gifts! Who knew I was such a funny girl! Thanks!Keep up your excellent and inspiring work Dr. Nikki! –Diane, 61
After being diagnosed with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, I decided to surround myself with like-minded individuals who shared my passion for healing. I instantly connected with Dr. Nikki and Bhavani. Their joy, laugher and love of community brought together by sustainable local organic food was infectious. I thoroughly enjoyed spending the day deepening my yoga practice, meditating and preparing an amazing farm-to-table meal to share with new friends. I can't wait to do it again!
–Jillian Burne, CHC NTC FDN author of Hashimoto's & You Cookbook
"Dr. Nikki's Farm-to-Table Retreat was amazing and so relaxing. It was so great to get out of the city and meditate and eat from the land. I was so impressed by the energy of the people I met. I left feeling energized and inspired! I highly recommend!"
–Courtney Spritzer, 29, Co-Founder of SocialFly
As we explore our passions in life, be it running or weightlifting or poetry or music, we naturally get to a point of plateau. Our approach, even though it got us to as specific proficiency, no longer provides a means of progression. I hit that point with distance running. I was racing over eighteen marathons each year and adhered to a strict daily running regime on non-race days. The literature available made the simple point that to become a better runner, one must run more.
Frustrated and perpetually fatigued, I explored a different approach. A friend had suggested that I look into yoga; that it would help balance the specific muscle-group focus of running. Somewhat skeptical, I researched yoga instruction online. I came across Dr. Nikki Noce and was immediately impressed by her unique understanding of the needs of the endurance athlete. She tailored her instruction to encourage stretching and strength building, particularly of muscles generally not effected by daily running. She also provided pre- and post-race stretches, helping my body better adapt to the unique stresses of a 100 miles per week running regimen.
The results were amazing. Upon integrating yoga with running, I have started to experience incredible gains. I beat my marathon PR by over 10 minutes, was able to run two, 100 mile ultra-marathons in a single month and won, overall, my first 100k ultra-marathon. Dr. Nikki’s unique ability to customize yoga to address an individual’s needs is nothing short of remarkable. If you have reached the limits of your goal or are looking to define a new one, I highly recommend reaching out to Dr. Nikki.
–Matthew Maday, Ultra Runner IG @dreamsBeyondReality
"Thank you, Nikki!! This course was amazing, and I’m so grateful for it! It also really set me off on my spiritual journey, so thank you!! I’m so much happier now, in so many different aspects.
It’s truly changed my whole perspective on life. I learned to view life through a completely different lens – one of gratitude. One of the biggest things this course has taught me is to act in spite of fear.
There was so much information – from nutrition to how to better connect with nature – all incredibly helpful.
My goals have changed a lot since going through this course. The things that I wanted to work out are either a.) No longer an issue for me or b.) I learned how to look at them through a different lens from this course!
Everyone should take this course. Even if you’re already happy and feel like life is great – there’s something in this course for you. "
Since taking the Course Atthena quit her job to follow her heart. She completed her Yoga Teacher Training and has been traveling the world. She recently opened a Yoga studio in NYC. During our last email exchange she was in India and wrote, "As I'm rapidly evolving and exploring this new path, my calling seems to be pulling me towards bhakti yoga and that's where my heart wants me to focus on at this time. You are doing such amazing things, and I am continuously so excited and so proud of you for all that you are doing."
"The Initiation Course™ has taught me to look at the glass half full instead of half empty. In remaining with a positive state of mind regarding my life, I will continue to channel better, greater opportunities that will eventually fill my glass to the top. In achieving this level of peace and accomplishment, I will feel wholeheartedly complete in all areas of my life.
The course has given me an amazing sense of clarity and perspective on the direction I want my life to head towards; and how to get there. It has made me much more aware of the foods entering my body, the products I use on my skin, and just my overall view/perspective on everyday living. The course has given me a foundation to leading/living a positive lifestyle.
I was excited to try the foods on the list given for better health to the 25 Spiritual Laws, as well as the new breathing and relaxation techniques which were provided. Incorporating these practices leaves me rejuvenated and strong, mentally and emotionally.
I have ALREADY recommended the course to friends, once I read the email which stated this will be done 2x a year. I rate this course a 10!! I have told them what the course was about, what it has done for me and how inspirational it is. Also, how cool it is to work with so many different people from all over.
The only thing I would want to change is the length of the course. Although 6 weeks is a good amount of time, I wish it was a bit longer. The inspiration which comes from the weekly calls and documentation, just makes me wish it wasn’t over so soon.
"Here is my story, my testimony of what I learned in The 6 week Initiation Course™ and how it has changed my life: Great material, great video and explanation helped so much. I am such a hands on type of learner and not only was I able to follow along, I felt like I was sitting in the same room with Dr. Nikki. The material at my disposal whenever I forget something or get distracted is so nice to have.
The first weeks worksheet really helped me to realize where I was, how I got there and where I wanted to go from here on out. It took a lot of tears to admit just what really went wrong. Then it gave me hope.
Week two gave me perception to see my life from a different view. I started believing I just might have a purpose in life after all. I can honestly say this is when I realized there was a different window for me to see out of rather than my bedroom where I watched the world go by for so many years.
Week three was something I didn't realize I needed until I started practicing. Little did I know there was so much to breathing, meditation & relaxation. Now when I am doing all three together and correctly, I seem to have an out of body experience.
Week four was something I felt I was really ready for. Boy was I wrong. When I first started yoga, I felt completely out of my league. I was overweight & lazy, but the three previous weeks is what kept me going. I can honestly say, I never ever thought I was ever going to be able to balance on one foot. Now I do it with ease. The material provided gives me so many choices to do as little or as much as I can handle that day.
Week five was and is the hardest week for me. I have always been a horrible eater and have never really enjoyed green food, yet alone anything healthy. There is so much information in week 5. I have so many choices. I am a long way from eating healthy but I am on my way, I have choices and if I don't become a green eating, hummus loving vegan, it's ok. I know I am feeling healthier than I have in a long long time.
Wow, week six. I was so afraid to get to this last week. Even with all the wonderful material I have tried so hard to empower my mind, soul and body, I was afraid I would put the material on the shelf and slowly fall back in to my dark safe place... My bedroom. I can happily say, I am doing great. Am I perfect? No! Will I ever be? I used to say no one is perfect. Now I ask myself, what is perfect? Perfect is knowing you have done the best you could do. You gave it your all. You will do it again and again and each time you do, it will be better than the last time. But if one day isn't the best, that's ok too. I have choices to make, I have decisions to make but most of all I now have the material I need to start on my next chapter in life. I may have to re read a chapter or two, but I will get though this book, one chapter at a time.
I owe this all to the one beautiful Dr. Nikki. Without her, I would still be living in my safe place. Now the only time I visit that place is when it is time to go to sleep. I'm active, I'm happy and most of all I'm me and I love ME! Thank you for giving me my life back Dr. Nikki. Your patience, understanding, guidance, knowledge, love and compassion is what I needed. You are just what the Doctor ordered."
- Teresa B. email@example.com
Update 8 months after the course:
Hi Nikki! I needed to message you and give you wonderful news. Brandon (my son who fell) is signing his walking papers today and is on his way a long road of recovery. Who in the hell falls 50' onto concrete and not only survives but walks out of hospital 7 days later! Right?
Even better news, and this is my reason for messaging you. I used the tools!! Oh boy did I ever use the tools!! Nikki, I have to tell you, not only was it almost killing me to see my step son in that condition, the family bullshit I had to deal with, had I not had what I learned from you, it would have killed me!! The breathing is what saved me during the initial devastating news, as time went by, the meditation is what overpowered my body to get though every obstacle thrown my way.
So Nikki, from my soul, my heart and my mind, I thank you!
"The Initiation Course has taught me step by step instructions in becoming who I am truly meant to be. To take risks and if they fail, look at them as a learning tool for my next journey. I've been able to find the positives in my life and grow with them rather than allowing the negatives to hold me back.
I had some knowledge in what and how I needed to change my life but felt overwhelmed because I didn't know where to start. Dr. Nikki taught me the step by step instructions and gave me the confidence to take that first leap.
Even if you're a beginner you will quickly learn what you're doing right in your life and the areas you need to change to find the inner, happier, healthier you. Her love for life is contagious! "
- Lori B. firstname.lastname@example.org
The course superseded my expectations. The Initiation Course gave me the tools to polish my life. I feel more relaxed and excited about the future. I feel like I now have a plan! I would rate the course a 10. I feel like a I have a more defined road map that is easy to follow. Life has been more clear.
The course is organized in a way that is very easy to follow. So many of the words have become a part of my subconscious which helps to keep me aligned. I was not unhappy before the course but wow I feel firmly grounded. The course is an investment in yourself. I am determined to be my best me so that I can give back and thoroughly enjoy this life journey.
Dr. Nikki is also very intuitive, sincere and full of love. I felt an instant connection to her which made it even easier to do the work. Continue doing such wonderful work and changing lives. What a wonderful gift you have.
Denise, Medical Doctor
Dear Dr. Nikki,
Thank You from deep within my soul for saving my life in so many ways in 2015. After the course was over and I began the journey of getting off Morphine, I started seeing my new GP once a week and she was able to guide me completely off long acting and short acting (It's been 3 months now). Apparently this usually takes most people years to achieve and I believe that It was your Initiation Course that prepared me for the War I was facing.
Meditation and Breathing exercises were so key to keep faith that it would be over eventually which it finally has. Your posts kept me inspired to keep on pushin' on..I still am relearning how to live again, feel some of the pain I originally had before entering a Pain Clinic but I am free and will never turn back! :)
I do my best to spread the Love and positivity you've shared as much as I can every day I can make it outside as I continue to heal. A Year ago I was pretty much stuck in bed but through your lessons and hard work, 2 nights ago I proved to myself by DJing a 4 Hour set and I’m back to doing my weekly radio show at the University so I'm excited for the New Year.
I also attached some photos I took of the Certificate you had sent, I had it framed to put on my wall to see every morning I wake up. Thank You Nikki for the beautiful gift for life!
"I was reading my affirmations from the course again recently, which I had copied onto my phone, including part of the email you sent back when I needed help structuring them. You had said "It is important for you to find clarity about what your purpose and passions are and then figure out from there where to go. Digging deep and going within with meditation will begin the path for you along with other insightful experiences like travel, yoga, trying new things, and meeting new people. You have to get uncomfortable and start seeing things from a different perspective in order to find out what your purpose is."
After the retreat experience, rereading it, especially that last sentence, I felt like it really clicked and understood. It was really powerful to see your words and think about them in a new light. I just wanted to share that with you.
I miss you and all of the retreat participants a lot! I can feel the tugging in the wrong direction and my rationalizations / fears / society expectations getting stronger back in the "real world". First few days back I still had the strong clarity from the retreat but it is getting clouded again these days. But I am grateful that I can think back to the experience to remind myself. And Atthena also helps to remind me! Last thought - I also love the quote you posted recently."
-Jen, 28 Financial Advisor
Update from Jen 7 months post course:
"Life is changing a lot right now! I just moved to Seattle and started a new job this week! Looking forward to exploring a new city and new experiences. I'm also a lot closer to nature now! :) Atthena and I were talking about it shortly before I left NY - how much everything has changed and it really hasn't even been a year yet!"