Nicky Poole


Nicky Poole, a mother of two originally from New Zealand, has been enmeshed in the study of yoga since 1999. She founded the first yoga studio in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam in 2004 and cultivated a unique community on the banks of the Saigon River until moving to Canada in 2009. Calling Toronto home, Nicky has established herself as a highly sought after teacher trainer and pre and post natal specialist in the city.

Nicky created the 889 Living Yoga Program and led the teacher training from 2011 to 2017, and is invited to share her knowledge through workshops and collaborations at various studios around the GTA. Nicky’s current movement based practice ranges from a deep study in Kalarippayat – a martial art from South India, to Classical Ballet. Her yoga methodology draws from a variety of lineages, but her primary source of inspiration and connection for the past ten years is Prana Flow Yoga with her teacher Shiva Rea. Nicky continues to learn from Shiva as an assistant to her on retreats and trainings worldwide. Nicky draws on an extensive study of Ayurveda to inform her teachings and enhances her care and support for her students with her offerings as a Birth Doula and a Thai Yoga Massage practitioner.

You can find out more about Nicky at or on social media @yoginicky.