I graduated massage school in 2000 studying a wide variety of healing modalities. I consistently take continuing education classes. I am owner of METTA, a FL licensed + Nationally Board Certified massage therapist, certified Thai Bodywork Practitioner, RYT-500 yoga teacher, and Sound Bath practitioner.
Born in South Africa, Nira was first introduced to Yoga as child by her mother in the 70’s. Nira immigrated to California in 1986 with her family and for years dabbled with yoga. But craving a change from routine gym workouts, Nira arrived at Ocala Power Yoga in 2014 and found herself drawn to come back for more due to the calm she experienced from practice - a welcome relief from what she began to realize was a detrimentally stressful medical career. It was then that she started a regular yoga practice. Having an insatiable thirst of knowledge, she sought a deeper understanding of yoga. This led to Yoga Nidra training at the Amrit Yoga Institute in Salt Springs in 2015. Afterwards she completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in Hawaii in 2017 under the tutelage of immensely capable and experienced Deborah Koehn of Yoga Adventure. Showing Nira by example that Nature is our greatest teacher or Guru, Deborah has continued to be an incredible mentor and friend. Yoga's guiding principles have helped Nira achieve greater peace, resilience, intuition, gratitude and appreciation for our bodies and the world we inhabit. Helping students develop their individual knowledge of self is Nira’s forte. Nira incorporates both her extensive knowledge of human anatomy and physiology and her spiritual depth to provide a class balanced in sound science and yogic teachings. She prides herself as a gentle guide for the beginner and yet can provide the environment for experienced students to deepen their practice. Nira received her 500 hour certification Jan 2023 through Yoga Adventure. In addition to teaching regular yoga classes, Nira also assists instructing 200 hour Yoga Teacher trainings in Ocala and Hawaii. Additionally, she is certified in Yoga Nidra Meditation, Functional Yin Yoga, as well as Sound and Vibrational Therapies. When she’s not teaching, Nira spends time with her husband, son and Labradoodle. She enjoys dancing, podcasts, and taking self-mastery courses.