What is this about?
Who I am
Why this exists
What I Offer
My name is Nicole Markoff, and I also go by Nica Celly.
I'm an artist and designer of many things across multiple disciplines of art, design, and writing. What informs it all are the yoga studies and trainings that have been a deep focus in my life. My journey is one that sutures seemingly disparate practices into one nondual space. And the connective tissue of all those organs playing? Yup. Yoga. Humbly and if I bowed any deeper, I'd have to start digging. So, let's practice, shall we?
I've been studying yoga in multiple forms since I was 18 (and that was in 1996, so you can do the math on that...). I've kept notebooks of trainings, notes on readings- writing in the margins, drawing on little pieces of paper, recording low-fi videos, all ephemeral record.
Sometimes I flip through these books, journals and drawings and am amazed at how much has run through this brain when it comes to connective practices and nondual exploration.
This is an effort to build one facet of a compendium. It is formally a response to 1008 hours (who is counting, anyway?) of training with my teacher, Janet Stone. It is in honor of her and our sangha that I share these personal reflections and distillations.
Binding breath and form is real. Just take an inhale and an exhale and you'll know what I'm talking about. Fusing yogic practices and practical object making in the craft movement is where the name came from. It is still that, and now, is more conceptual, and could even align with the Woo Woo Tang Clan. If you know what I mean (yes, coming soon).
In the form of this website, I offer nothing other than my thoughts and distillation. If they are useful to you, that is such a beautiful thing, and I am grateful. I do teach, but most often in service when asked, and when there is a need. If you are curious about more, please contact me.