Michelle Nicklin

Michelle found yoga in her teenage years, and she loved the way it made her feel and its deep spiritual connections to India. Over the years and into adult life, Michelle came back to yoga whenever she felt she needed the support. Yoga followed her through a successful career as a secondary school teacher, quickly climbing the ranks into management. It became a vital force through Michelle’s pregnancies and labours, allowing her to give birth naturally to two healthy girls. It was the birth of her daughters which triggered a change. Michelle was a natural teacher but wanted to be released from the stressful lifestyle that management had bought with it.

In 2010 Bliss Yoga was born in Michelle’s attic at her home in Walsall. Her classic Hatha style with Yoga Nidra soon became so popular that she had to take her classes out to local venues. Michelle’s nurturing side led her to branch out and specialise in pregnancy and baby yoga and to date she has had nearly 2,000 Bliss babies born, something that she describes as “one of my greatest achievements.”

Bliss has continued to develop at the same explosive pace and in 2014, Michelle opened a dedicated yoga studio.

Michelle’s drive to impart knowledge has led to her setting up a Yoga Alliance Professionals accredited Teacher Training Academy and today Bliss is a National Centre of Excellence for Teacher Training.

Through all the hard work, Michelle has never lost sight of why she pursued her yoga dream. “Yoga has a massive impact on my life and I want to be able to gift that to other people. My one true love has been able to grow those who love yoga as much as I do and I feel so blessed that I’ve been able to do that.”