Nicole Doherty Certified Yoga Teacher Instructor

About Nicole

Nicole Doherty is the founder of The Shamanic Healing Arts Academy – An Evolutionary Academy to Empower Women to Thrive! As a Shamanic Empowerment Coach, Shamanic Reiki Master Healer, Ceremonialist and Medicine Woman, she helps the ‘spiritualpreneur’ woman heal her past, awaken her inner shaman, unleash her priestess power and thrive!

Through her authentic vulnerability, powerful voice, strong intuition, and lightness of being, Nicole co-facilitates women through a deep alchemical healing process with Spirit and helps to empower them to activate their highest potential.

You can find Nicole teaching trainings and classes in Los Angeles, CA as an E-RYT 500 YogaWorks Teacher & Trainer. She also offers Goddess Full & New Moon Gatherings, Cacao Ceremonies, Shamanic Reiki Circles and Women’s Empowerment Workshops at large festivals like Lightning in a Bottle, Symbiosis, and Oregon Eclipse and leads transformational healing retreats around the world.

Nicole writes for a variety of wellness blogs, such as MindBodyGreen, Elephant Journal, Yoganonymous, Yogaworks, Beach Bodies, and American Athlete.

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Yoga Teaching Style

Nicole’s unique style of alignment-based vinyasa yoga integrates intelligent sequencing, curative philosophies and invigorating breath work to create a deeply transformative class that challenges her students in all the right ways. Her soulful and healing voice graces every practice with the sacred beauty of sound.

Training & Certification

    • E-RYT 500 YogaAlliance & YogaWorks Certified
    • YogaWorks Teacher Trainer
    • Subtle Body Training I & II with Jeanne Hieleman
    • Master Reiki Healer
    • Yoga2Life – Core Coaching for Effective Change with Coach Training Alliance
    • 200-RYT in Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow from It’s Yoga with Larry Schultz
    • 18-Hour Yoga for At Risk Youth with Hala Khouri
    • Countless workshops over the years at conferences and festivals

Yoga teachers Nicole has received stellar classes, workshops and education from: Joan Hyman, Jeanne Heileman, Malachi Melville, Kia Miller, Mia Togo, Birgitte Kristen, Thomas Taubman, Gigi Snyder, Suzanne Sterling, Hala Khouri, Shiva Rea, Seane Corn, David Swenson, Ana Forrest, Annie Carpenter, Judith Lassiter, Richard Miller, Rod Stryker, Ramanand Patel, Tias Little, Gary Kraftstow, Dharma Mittra, Mark Whitwell, Natasha Rizopoulos, Sianna Sherman, Saul David Raye, Scott Blossom, Buddy Macuha, Sherman Morris, Rusty Wells, Les Leventhal, Larry Schultz, Marie Hajar Schultz, Todd Taylor, Katie Cariffe, Reed Taylor, Donovan Hicks, and Rene Henley.



Where You Can Find Nicole

Nicole teaches public and private sessions in Los Angeles, teaches workshops at yoga studios and large festivals such as Lightning in a Bottle and leads transformational retreats in exotic locations around the world.

You can also find her writing online.  Nicole was the yoga expert columnist for American Athlete Magazine and writes for a variety of health & wellness blogs, such as MindBodyGreen, Elephant Journal, Yoganonymous, Glad.Is and her own at

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