Meet Nicole

I am an international social worker recognized for my ability to effectively design and lead programs that address sustainability, gender equity, and community development. Spending the past 16 years working in over 50 countries, I used yoga to maintain flexibility and strength in the most remote communities. Six years ago, I found Kundalini Yoga to help manage my Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, as a result of my work, and uncovered a new passion in sharing this powerful technology.  

Known as Satya Adi Kaur in the Kundalini Yoga community, I am a certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher from the Kundalini Research Institute, and an active teacher in Abu Dhabi and New Jersey, USA. I am certified in teaching trauma-informed yoga and  yoga to people with chronic health disorders, which serve as a cornerstone in the way I conduct my classes. Blending my passion for servings others and my social work background I am currently studying to become a Yoga Therapist. 

I remain active in the aid and development community. To this end, I serve as an adviser to Committed to Good, a bespoke aid and development organization working in protracted conflict. I am also  a Visiting Lecturer at Middlesex University-Dubai, in the Law and Politics Department. Additionally, I continue to serve the community through various board and trustee roles based in the UAE, London and Ghana.

I currently live in Abu Dhabi with my family, and travel between New Zealand and New Jersey, USA.

Professional highlights:  

Meritorious Honors | U.S. Agency for International Development 

Meritorious Group Award | U.S. Department of State 

Service Medal | NATO  

Community Service Award | Feinstein Enriching America 

Co-chair & non-executive board member, Mentorship Committee | A Promise of a Generation | United Arab Emirates  

Trustee| Project Maji Foundation | Ghana 

Trustee | B One Foundation | London  

Board Member | Protect the People | USA  

Communications Committee | UN’s Roll Back Malaria Partnership 

Board Member | UN Global Compact local network | United Arab Emirates  

Co-Chair, Founder | UN Women’s Empowerment Principle | United Arab Emirates 

Member |  Global Off-Grid Lighting Association 

Member | Global Business Coalition for Education 

Member | National Association of Social Workers