I'm a work in progress, mosaic of a human being, seeking my greatest potential.
I hope you will join me!
Hi! Welcome to BodyCuriosity!
My name is Nik~ I use they/them/theirs pronouns, I'm a partner, a sibling, a friend, an activist and practitioner for wellness on individual/interpersonal/systemic levels, a dancer, a facilitator, white, queer, non-disabled, moderately chemically sensitive, a gender expansive being, a person who enjoys laughter, connecting deeply in conversation, in love with my cat Luna of 10 years, a learner of new things, an artist, a bit of an introvert with extrovert tendencies, a connector, a heart relater, an explorer and a curious being!
What do you mean ~ Gender Expansive/Pronouns?
As a conscious movement facilitator and massage therapist, teaching a weekly Soul Motion™ class in Oakland as well as serving clients in their thriving massage practice in Berkeley, Nik, is an expert at guiding folks into a deeper connection with their body. They support participants of the Soul Motion community and massage clients to learn to receive physical and energetic connection that is both safe and healing.y
Nik has a BA in Art Studio (photography) and Sociology from UC Santa Barbara. With a keen eye to see a room and their studies of human relationships and patterns, Nik's greatest passion is to connect and create spaciousness for you to feel more of you.
Nik studied conscious dance, Gestalt Awareness Practice and Esalen® Massage during a residency at the Esalen Institute from 2012-2014. Since relocating to Berkeley / Oakland in 2014, Nik has continued on the path of (un)learning with a deeper connection to self-growth, social justice and community building. Trainings include: 2014/15 ~ Soul Motion Teacher Training, 2015 ~ Interplay: Art and Social Change for Millennials, 2015 ~ White Awake: 5 month series, 2014 ~ Sacred Alchemy for Leaders, 2016 ~ Queer Grief Ritual, 2016/18 ~ Women Identified, Trans, Gender non-conforming - Meditation with Arinna Wiseman, 2017 ~ Process Work: Looking deeper at White Privilege, 2017/18 Queer Yes! Jam, 2018 ~ 3 day intensive with Robin DiAngelo, 2018 ~ Axis Dance Company Summer Intensive (improv/choreo/teacher training).
"Movement is where I understand the notion of reaching an untouchable sense of Self."