About Nora

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 there that she was introduced to the world of yoga, which served as her new outlet for stress management and overall well-being. Nora chose to continue 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 really struggled to find motivation again, and it wasn’t until she rediscovered yoga when she finally felt a sense of peace reenter 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!


Success is knowing that what you are doing is having a positive impact on you and others.
— Nora, Yoga Off East Instructor

Q + A

I am happiest…

After a yoga class.

My favorite view…

Lying on a Greek beach, looking out at the sea. And my chihuahua's sweet face.

Morning ritual…

Hit the snooze button 1 (ok, more like 2-5) time(s), get some coffee brewing, eat a delicious bowl of cereal.

One activity you do everyday without fail…

Hit the "pause" button, even if just for a moment, to connect to my breath. 

A good day is…

A good day includes a yoga practice, family time (honorable mentions: my niece and nephew), chocolate, and some cuddle time my fiancé. 

Last thing you do at night…

Crossword puzzle. Gotta keep the mind sharp!

what three things are vital to your day?

Yoga, coffee, smiles.

Your most overused phrase…

Can't say that I have one specifically. Although I'm sure my regular students could easily find a phrase that I overuse in class for me! 

Go-to websites…

Yogaglo.com (one of my favorite sources for videos of yoga classes), Houzz, Pinterest.

Most used emoji…

Tie between the heart emoji and thank you/prayer hands emoji.

How do you unwind…

Crossword puzzle, sudoku, solitaire, etc...basically any nerdy, old school puzzle!

What was your dream job as a child…

Surgeon, or some other type of doctor.

Who is your greatest mentor…

My mom.

What one meeting changed your life…

Agreeing to meet this guy at the best Greek restaurant in the Triangle, Kipos, in Chapel Hill. I knew after that night that I had met my forever person.

Biggest risk that has paid off…

My choice to leave my Ph.D. program in Applied Math at UNC-CH. It allowed me to spend every minute I could with my mother the month before she passed away, and led me down the yoga path I'm on today. Absolutely no regrets.

Failure is…

unpleasant in the moment, but an essential humanUnderrated. Failure can be the best teacher, and allows you the opportunity to grow into a better version of yourself.

Success is…

Knowing that what you are doing is having a positive impact on you and others.

Best piece of advice…

Practice makes perfect.