Photo credit: Courtney Long
Photo credit: Courtney Long

I’m Nicole, and I live in vibrant downtown Durham, North Carolina with my best friend Penelope the hound and her new puppy brother Parker. I adopted them both from Hope Animal Rescue, an amazing nonprofit dedicated to saving the lives of shelter animals. We love exploring the city’s trails, parks, eateries, and neighborhoods together.

penelope pic

I taught yoga full-time for about five years, but now I teach less and enjoy it more. I spend my weekdays working for Community Care of North Carolina on The Pharmacy Home Project, where our Community Pharmacy Enhanced Services Network (CPESN) is redefining community pharmacy practice. It’s exciting, challenging, and rewarding to support these pharmacists who are committed to integrating their services into the medical neighborhood.

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.

I currently teach at Yoga Off East, a sweet little neighborhood studio inside Happy+Hale on Ninth Street near Duke’s East Campus, and at Beer Study on University Drive in the Rockwood Shopping Center.

My current schedule (including subbing and special events) is available here and 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 | (919) 525-4570




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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