My Journey

Being an immensely loving + heightened soul, Nikki has always had the gift of heightened intuition. Born in Trinidad and raised in New York City, Nikki's passion for life and her adventurous spirit were brought together by her desire for constant growth.

Nikki awakened at an early age, being able to see, feel, and correspond with energy that was metaphysical. Her early childhood experiences intrigued her and she began to immerse herself in spiritual and religious traditions worldwide. After a near death experience at the age of 30, Nikki felt that this was another "awakening" to embrace a part of her lineage and family shamanism by clearing ancestral and personal karma. 

 
As a dancer, actress, and published international author, her work expresses the human experience in its most raw, brilliant, honest form. Her professional background as one of NYC's leading teachers breathed life into creating a need for balance, preservation, and restoration within herself. In 2009, she created her own unique brand, Organic Body Sculptingยฎ and in 2012, she received her 200 HR YTT in Costa Rica. She has studied with and assisted both Alan Finger (Kriya + Tantric Master) and his wife, Sarah Finger (personal teacher to Dr. Deepak Chopra) in New York City.
She is a certified 500 hour Yoga and Kriya Meditation teacher in the ISHTA Lineage, and proudly shares her online teachings privately and in group classes. Even during the Covid pandemic, Nikki's Rooftop classes at the worldwide brand ALO Yoga Sanctuary in Williamsburg were well received amidst studio closures. She has been internationally sought after for the playful + loving ways her classes and workshops, plant seeds of healing light in the hearts of many.
 
Nikkiโ€™s concentrated studies in Theatre Arts & Comparative Religions,  gives her a wealth of knowledge and compassion for her diverse clientele. This expansive love and tolerance allows for her to nurture, educate, & guide students to transcend the sensory world of being over stimulation, judgment, and division and gently return to our pure essence of consciousness, love, balance & union. Traveling the globe since childhood, Nikki's passion for different cultures and her connection to various arts, spiritual traditions, foods and interconnectivity between people and culture stirred her passion to take her retreats to global and exotic destinations. As a teacher, Nikki has taught classes and led retreats in NYC, Miami, Paris, Tulum, Greece, Bali, Miami, Los Angeles, Paris, Switzerland, Bosnia and Denmark. 


To Nikki, laughter is the cure for the aching soul. As a survivor,  her personal journey from overcoming childhood trauma, sexual assault, and  domestic violence continues to heal with immense amounts of laughter and movement. She believes in sharing her journey with others, and showing them that through safe environments, loving acknowledgment, acceptance, releasing, and finding blissful moments  of daily gratitude, life can + continues to be renewed and restored.

She also believes that dancing is the cure for the aching mind. Movement of the body has been an ancient practice of stress relief, revitalization and a release of stored seeds of trauma. As a professional dancer, Nikki loves incorporating dance based movement throughout her yoga flows. Whether teaching a Vinyasa, Slow Flow, Yin, or Restorative yoga class, one can experience elements of dance to invoke a new breath of energy within the myofascial body system. Her latest creation called Nikki Baksh:  The Movement unites yogis and dancers together to deconstruct choreography "off the mat." Energy is released in the form of subconscious movement and becomes a foundational healing process.


For Nikki, breath and movement are one. Dance is guided movement incorporating breath, wisdom of the soul, and expression of the heart. She believes that just as yoga is universal, so too is dance. When we move our bodies to the rhythm of spirit and music, we "give goodness" to the entire being.

All source of happiness dwells within me

Besides being a professional performer and artist, Nikki's credits include a vast array of certifications:

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  • โ€‹Mentored under Dr. Karen Pechilis Prentiss

  • International 500+ Certified YOGA Teacher ISHTA lineage NYC + Marianne Well's, Costa Rica

  • Certified Kriya Meditation Teacher, Alan Finger

  • Certified Yoga Nidra and Ayurveda Teacher, Mona Anand

  • Yatri Training (Yoga for Emotional Healing - Reema Datta)

  • Anti-Gravity Yoga (Chris Harrison)

  • Yoga Essentials I & II

  • REIKI - Master Level

  • Past Live Regression

  • AFAA: Primary Group Fitness

  • NIKE: Training Club Instructor

  • LES MILLS: Body Combat/ CX Worx, 

  • NESTA: Personal Training

  • SCHWINN: Indoor Cycling

  • Golden Hearts: Senior Fitness

  • Urban Rebounding 

  • CPR/AED certified

Moonlight in Movement

Artists and Clients worked with include:

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Gwen Stefani, Kat DeLuna, Snoop Dogg, Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz,

Ultra Nate, Rouge, The Bollywood Awards, MTV, BBC, Fox, ABC, Nickelodeon,

Equinox, Crunch, NY1, Good Day NY, Verizon, & Dodge.

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Artists and Clients worked with include:

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Gwen Stefani, Kat DeLuna, Snoop Dogg, Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz, Ultra Nate, Rouge, The Bollywood Awards, MTV, BBC, Fox, ABC, Nickelodeon, Equinox, Crunch, NY1, Good Day NY, Verizon, & Dodge.