About Nicky at Navata

Nicky is a yoga teacher, primary school teacher and artist who has lived in the hills for 20 years.

  • Bachelor of Education
  • Bachelor of Fine Art
  • Yoga Diploma
  • Member of Yoga Australia
  • Member of the Victorian Institute of Teaching 
  • Criminal Check, C.P.R and First Aid certificates (updated as required).

Nicky currently works part-time as a primary school teacher at St. Joseph's Primary School in Springvale as well as working at Navata. Nicky has 15 years' experience as a primary school teacher. Always eager to learn more and develop herself further, Nicky is also currently undertaking further studies in Ashtanga Yoga with George Neo at the Yogaplex in Upwey main street. Nicky has also taught yoga at Monbulk recreation centre, Surya Yoga and Meditation Studio, Monash Aquatic Centre, Yoga Balance and regularly teaches yoga for her own class of primary aged children at St. Joseph's Primary School.

An artist with over 30 years' experience, Nicky creates many kinds of works including lino cuts, screen prints, watercolours and more. Inspired by a variety of artists including Jackson Pollock, Pro Hart, Mirka Mora and Howard Arkley, her work reflects the beauty of nature and humanity. 

Passionate about health and wellbeing, Nicky also makes her own Kombucha health drink available for tasting at her Bed and Breakfast and her Yoga classes (for more information, see the 'Kombucha Drink' tab on this site).

Nicky loves the Dandenong Ranges and the beauty that surrounds her each day when she awakes. Navata allows her to share this magnificent feeling with others, offering a space for people to come and rejuvenate themselves through yoga, art, kombucha, nature and peace.