Nora’s love for exercise began at a very young age. She fell in love with ballet at just 6 years old, and didn’t miss a day of dancing until the age of 18, when she decided to attend college to study applied mathematics at UNC-CH. It was in fact there, at the first FSYC, where she was introduced to the world of yoga, which served as her new outlet for stress management and overall well-being. Nora continued her applied math studies after receiving a scholarship to UNC-CH’s Ph.D. program, but life, as it does, took a sharp turn shortly thereafter: just shy of completing her first semester, she lost her mother to a rare genetic disease. Following her loss, Nora struggled to find motivation again, and it wasn’t until she rediscovered yoga when she finally felt a sense of peace re-enter her world.

This new bond to and view of life in general led Nora to receive her 200-hour teacher training certification under the study of the wonderful Nicole Nichols at Republic of Yoga in Cary, NC. Nora’s classes are taught in the vinyasa flow style with choreographic sequencing and a strong emphasis on breath and body awareness. Her teachings are accessible to all levels and encourage each student to dive inward and explore their own journey to what we all really step onto our mats for – personal transformation. She is dedicated to bringing a positive atmosphere to her classes, sharing her story, and helping others find their path to happiness!