About

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Photo credit: Courtney Long

I’m Nicole, and I live in Tampa, Florida, with my best dog friends Penelope and Parker. I adopted them both from Hope Animal Rescue, an amazing nonprofit dedicated to saving the lives of shelter animals in Durham, North Carolina, where I lived for ten years before moving back to Tampa in April 2018. We love exploring Tampa Bay’s dog parks, eateries, and beaches together.

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Penelope!

I taught yoga full-time for about five years and I have about 2,500 hours of classroom teaching experience, but now I teach less and enjoy it more. I spend my weekdays as a data analyst at Aspen RxHealth, where we are redefining how medication therapy management (MTM) and other clinical pharmacy services are delivered via our revolutionary mobile app. It’s exciting, challenging, and rewarding to support community pharmacists who are committed to helping patients understand and optimize their medication therapies.

When I’m not working or exploring with Penelope and Parker, I’m likely reading a novel, writing, or enjoying the company of good friends.

Parker
Parker!

I currently teach several corporate classes and sub around the area and I am looking for a gig teaching one or two consistent weekly classes. (Studio owners can contact me at nicole@nicolemarkyoga.net.)

My current schedule (including subbing and special events) is available below. Connect via the contact form below if you’re interested in taking a class, workshop, or private lesson with me.

Nicole Lillian Mark, E-RYT 200, YACEP | nicole@nicolemarkyoga.net | (813) 279-8333

 

6 thoughts on “About”

  1. Hi Nicole, I love how in depth your about me section is, I feel like I really have gotten to know a little bit of the person you are. Thanks for stopping by our blog and following. Yoga is something both Mayra and myself are going to dive into in the upcoming weeks. We’ve taken a lot of high energy workout classes such as spin and kick boxing, but we’ve finally decided to try out an awesome yoga studio in our neck of the woods. Hopefully we both can learn from each other. Great blog!

    1. Thanks for connecting, and for your kind comments. Best of luck with your yoga practice. I’m sure you’ll find it enriches your life in ways you never expected. Happy Solstice!!

  2. Your honesty is powerful and refreshing. I, too, suffered what you aptly call “common 1990′s affluent affliction of too many choices”, although it was earlier in the 80’s. Lately, I have been thinking a lot about privilege, but also the back drop of patriarchy and how hard it was to believe in myself. Lots of options, but no guidance! It was easy it s to slip through the cracks . Thanks for sharing your experience. You have cultivated “satya” thoroughly.

    1. You make an excellent point, snoozedesigns, about choices needing to be accompanied by guidance and about privilege and patriarchy more generally. I think some people are blessed with wise advisors, fortunately. My parents did their best to provide some guidance, but I was a stubborn young lady determined to do things my way. Ha! I didn’t realize then that the universe would just keep teaching me the same lessons over and over until I learned them. Fortunately, I have now learned some of them. I’m so grateful for the opportunity to be a student of yoga and life. Thanks for connecting with me! ❤

  3. I loved your honesty and in-depth revealing of yourself and your history, not shying away from some of the darker spots. It presents you as the real person you are, AND still trying to be conscious and loving about it. Thanks for sharing 🙂 -Ti

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