Nico grew up in South America, moved to Canada in his twenties, and currently lives in Switzerland with his wife and two kids. He has been a student of yoga for almost 20 years and teaching since 2003. He was trained in various lineages, from Ashtanga to Iyengar, and also incorporated Yin and Pilates along the way. Nico calls what he teaches slow Vinyasa, with a strong focus on alignment and action in the pose, fluid transitions with the breath, and overall mindfulness. He likes to weave eastern philosophy and spirituality to his teachings because, in his view, yoga is a technique that uses the body and mind to access the deeper dimension of our being. In his classes, you can expect to be physically challenged in a gentle way. Keep in mind that yoga is not about touching your toes, but rather opening yourself to change.