Wall of Praise

Carlos Lopez, Ph.D., Cancer Biology photos by Susan UrmyAs a scientist and educator working in a top-ranked cancer center in the country, I believe that people like Nicole Casanova are highly needed for our society to become a better place for everyone. I have known her for over almost a decade, and I have worked with her in the past at multiple levels. Nicole has committed to a mission of bringing the human side into the tech world. I have first-hand experience of the care and inspiration for change that she provides through her work. -Carlos Lopez, Professor, Vanderbilt School of Medicine 

nadyaNicole combines massage and personal coaching in a unique an effective blend. An appointment with her starts with identifying goals and challenges, which she addresses with great insight and effective exercises. In the second part of the appointment, she uses massage to relax and rejuvenate. She’s been equally helpful in issues of posture and muscle pain, as well as relationships and life planning. A wonderful mind-body combination – delivered by a caring and effective coach! -Nadya Direkova, Designer

sheenaWhat is unique about Nicole is that she takes what’s happening in your life and gives it greater meaning and positive direction, propelling your toward growth and happiness. -Sheena Vega, Account Executive at Eventbrite

adamWhat impressed me most was the range of activities used. The work engaged so many parts of myself – the creative mind, the analytical mind, the physical body, the breath. Overall, the workshop was fun and exciting while bringing me into a state of deep presence at the same time. (praise for workshops) –Adam Kaufman, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

julieI‘ve re-read the things I wrote and it’s clear that I was more inspired that day than I have been in a long time. The exercises we did were super playful and fun. I want to do more of them! The whole thing was amazing, really- the Japanese dance, the secret mantra… everything really encouraged an opening of the heart and thinking and interpreting in new ways! (praise for workshops) -Julie Hauldren, Tech Consultant

 elidaEach of the activities were really helpful for me to clearly see patterns in myself. For this same reason, each exercise that involved engaging with another person was particularly challenging for me, but once I engaged, I found each experience to be very rewarding. I’m glad there was time built in for concrete practices to take home with us, and I continued to take it all in over the weekend. I really appreciated getting a love letter at the end to take home as well. (praise for workshops) -Elida Margarita Bautista, Director of Clinical Training at UCSF

jackieThe workshop was truly a valuable gift from start to finish. I walked in imbalanced by life and walked out feeling whole again.  Nicole’s leadership and nurturing created a safe and loving environment that allowed for space, time, expression and exploration.  I highly recommend it. (praise for workshops) -Jackie Garrido, Onboarding Program Manager at Facebook

michael mI awoke and could feel the fear of waking up this morning. I was going to do my usual check out stuff, like reading the news and sports sites, but instead I listened to the sound clip from the workshop and recited my mantra for only a minute. I then got up and ended up working for 5 hours straight. I didn’t even drink coffee and it felt like I was running on caffeine. (praise for workshop exercise) Michael Mojica, Owner at OutdoorPetcare.com

FullSizeRenderI knew my coaching session with you was going to be good, but I did not know what to expect. I am in awe of how deep we went so quickly and how adept you are at what you do.-Robin Taylor, Medical Professional

IMG_4995After Nicole’s class I feel lighter, happier and more at peace. Everyone can benefit from the kind of cleansing this workshop provides. It brought together a wonderful group of warm and loving people experiencing similar situations as myself. Now I feel that I can enjoy the experience and joys of life more fully than ever before. I feel really great. All is well in my world. Thank you! –Jennifer Lugris, Fine Artist

jessamynNicole’s workshop inspired an opening within myself that I have been longing for, and so badly needed. She guided our small group in various activities that prompted deep reflection while offering a warm and protected space for all of us to share, laugh, cry, explore, grow and heal. Thank you Nicole for leading me to the road of my own Tantric journey. (praise for workshops) -Jessamyn Wead, Biotech Professional

jackieHer intuition and ability to lead you through the physical state of your body and emotional state of your mind, is unmatched. Thank you Nicole for always helping me expand beyond myself.(praise for healing work) -Jackie Garrido 

amykNicole’s training was a very heart-centered experience and encouraged us to tap into and listen to our intuition. It was a very safe space, and everyone in class felt connected like friends. I would take this or any of Nicole’s classes again!(praise for workshops) -Amy K., Artist

vanessaAwesome workshop! In creative, art-based exercises we cleansed and carved out internal space for some badly needed psychological evolution. Inspiring and revelatory. (praise for workshops) -Vanessa Rose, Writer

jerryVery deep, even challenging at times. Very empowering and the partner work was a great  vehicle for opening. Great job! (praise for workshops) – Jerry Park, Owner at ALIIGN

destinyUplifting, raw, creative, expressive, and challenging to the brain. I enjoyed and loved it all! I wish to attend more classes like this one in the near future! Thank you Nicole. You’re amazing at what you do!(praise for workshops) –Destiny Filmore, Model 

Nicole has a beautiful and sublime gift of healing touch that penetrates the physical body to the most subtle longings of the soul. After a healing session with Nicole, I not only feel relaxed, I feel motivated. Bianca Ana Chavez, Fine Artist

Nicole makes it effortless to surrender to the mastery of her healing hands and insight. You will leave her care with a renewed spirit and wonder how you’ve traveled this far in your body without her guidance. –Rachel G., Photographer

Nicole’s strength lies in her ability to skillfully illuminate and integrate both the physical and non-physical aspects of your body, while remaining attentive to your unique needs and comforts. Raquel de Anda, Curator and Design Student at Parsons

In Nicole’s hands, and in receiving the messages she hears, I feel both my body and heart held and nourished. Her appropriately firm or gentle direction and touch uncover and support what’s beneath life’s aches and pains. Rebecca Deans, Metal Work and Jewelry

Nicole has the uncanny talent of translating what she feels intuitively into clear and meaningful language and invaluable counsel. –Gianna King, Photographer

The first thing you notice during a session with Nicole is her intensity and absolute commitment to you. Next is her focus of healing energy, felt through her caring hands Michael Amici, Photographer

Nicole helped my body release deep stress and pain that was causing me to loose energy and consciousness. With my energy revitalized, I rediscovered a clarity and ease that was missing.  -James Reed

It’s evident immediately that Nicole is highly technically trained and has worked with a wide range of clients. What sets her apart is her ability to read into my body and what is stored there, to give me not only an alleviation of stress, but a deeper sense of what is going on holistically within me. -Jason Moore, Esalen Massage Therapist

Nicole has a gift. My connection with her has been powerfully insightful and supportive in exploring the multi-dimensional causes of tension in my body. xo Kristina L. Welzein, Hair Stylist and Colorist