It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat…
NICK NAMES FOR NICHOLAS LOUIS:
Yoga saved my life, straight up!
YOUR TEACHING STYLE IN 3 WORDS:
Grounded. Authentic. Unapologetic.
LIFE BEFORE YOGA:
Before yoga I battled anxiety and depression daily, this was a dark existence that left me feeling exhausted and alone.
LIFE AFTER YOGA:
With yoga I have developed the skill and ability to overcome fear, and be present for myself and others when life gets difficult. I come back to my mat because yoga provides me a sense of belonging with myself and others, yoga is a guide for how to practice my life
Jumping in my cold plunge tank.
WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT YOURSELF?
WHAT’S ON YOUR BEDSIDE TABLE?
Philosophy books, lots of them.
WHAT IMPACT DO YOU WANT TO LEAVE ON THE WORLD?
I know I leave a mark on everyone I meet. I want my gifts, the best parts of myself, to be carried on by others, and for those gifts to be shared again and again.
WHAT IT IS FOR YOU: LUCK, KARMA OR GOD?
God, for sure.
IF YOU WERE AN ANIMAL, WHAT WOULD YOU BE?
A giraffe, they have the biggest hearts and the broadest vision.
YOU’RE ON AN ISLAND AND CAN BRING 3 THINGS. WHAT ARE THEY?
Snowboard goggles, cowboy boots, and one Marino wool sock.