What is #ARTYOGAPLAY about?
Hello! I’m Nicole! I started the company #ARTYOGAPLAY in 2014 wanting to build a movement: a movement in our physical bodies through vinyasa yoga and a movement towards getting more people to remove their creative blocks and becoming creative beings.
#ARTYOGAPLAY has continued to grow in so many ways. In 2015, I brought my tiny company abroad to Latin America. After four years of teaching yoga and art on a local and an international level, I have recently returned Texas. I’m still committed to bridging together the physical movement of yoga, the accessibility of art, and the mindfulness of slowing down your life. I believe yoga, art and mindfulness combined can lead us to being calmer, kinder, and more confident human beings.
Who is Nicole Peralta?
I’m the Founder + Creative Director of ARTYOGAPLAY which is based in Houston, Texas.
After being an event planning and fundraising professional for well-known internationally recognized nonprofit educational and arts institutions like Rice University and the Houston Symphony for almost 13 years, I am in my fifth year of teaching yoga and art mainly in the Houston area.
As a digital entrepreneur, I also provide online consulting and creative coaching through online book clubs and specialized one-on-one mentoring. With a professional background in client relationships, print and digital communications and nonprofits in education and the arts, I enjoy providing clients with: creating career transitions, mentorship for creatives and emerging professional leaders, and teaching healthy, mindful and creative lifestyles.
In my fifth year of teaching, I am an up-and-coming wellness, creativity and mindfulness leader and artist. I now have a growing portfolio of yoga teaching and educational training in several cities including Houston, New York, Los Angeles, Guatemala City, Antigua, Lago Atitlan, Medellin, and Mexico.
Originally from Montreal and raised in Houston, I am a Registered RYT 200 yoga teacher from Big Power Yoga with art and design coursework from the Glassell School of Art. In 2015, I started working on my RYT 500 with Yogamaya in Chelsea NYC. When I’m not teaching and mentoring, I go on international travel adventures, crave running on the cobblestone streets of Antigua and the tree-lined trails around Houston, and being a connoisseur of tacos. You can learn more about my spiritual journey, creative endeavors, and adventures on my blog.