"Nikki creates a safe space to move freely"
"Da Vinci Body Board is the best way to start and end the day!"
"My sessions with Nikki continue to be challenging and sparked with revelations."
"My once weak, arthritic body is now strong, flexible and best of all, pain free!
“Working with Nikki has been nothing short of profound. Her knowledge and wisdom of the body’s physical and energetic systems, and how she applies them, have increased my understanding of my own body, and how it works, tremendously. It has been an absolute blessing to have the opportunity to study with her and my entire being (mind, body, and soul) are grateful. Experiencing her teachings has led to greater awareness within myself, yielding greater results in the realm of health and wellness in my day to day life; and even moment to moment movements!”
Jeremy W.- Attorney Age-65
“I can’t say enough good things about Nikki and what I’ve learned from her. She is a master of her craft, with a wonderful gift for raising consciousness about how the body works. I came to her years ago, suffering from the long-term negative effects of a herniated disc. I was limited in my movements, not because I had to be, but because I was afraid not to be! In her gentle yet authoritative style, she trained me to use the various muscles in my body in a holistic way, in a continuing stream of movements that were always fresh and challenging. Nikki inspires confidence and has a great talent for explaining, for connecting mental images with body movements. She’s a perfect teacher for both beginners (as I was) and more advanced Pilates students (as I became). In fact she’s a fine teacher of other teachers–I’ve studied with two of her excellent proteges!
There seem to be thousands of Pilates teachers out there these days, but there are only a handful of genuine masters. Nikki is one of them.
Eileen O, Talent Manager Age 62
Nikki Alstedter is my friend, counselor, healer & my Gyrotonic instructor of many years. Working with Nikki has changed my life in so many ways. My once weak, arthritic 62 y.o. body is now strong, flexible and best of all, pain free! Nikki has an amazing way of ‘reading’ her client’s body. She is so intuitive and attentive. I am constantly amazed as she intuits the condition of my body and then focuses her attention on healing me or strengthening me. Her communication level is astounding. She is able to explain simply & instruct me in a way that I can understand and follow. I find myself able to execute several difficult series of movements that I could not imagine doing before I started working with Nikki. Nikki is kind. Nikki is funny. With Nikki, I can laugh & I can cry. She is a true healer & an extraordinary teacher.
Christine S, Corporate professional/Mother -Age 38
Thank YOU Nikki for the woman’s retreat! I’m coming back to reality quickly jumping into a business travel workweek. I can’t begin to tell you how much I appreciated and enjoyed the process and work we did this weekend! I was so excited when I came home and talked to my husband for hours about the experience.
You made the experience safe for me to have an open heart. You truly are gifted and I was so pleased to be a part of the journey. I came home uplifted and with a positive “vision” on what is ahead for me and my life. I still have a lot to work through but you helped me take that first step. Letting go of the past, looking forward, and being present. Thank you for making me feel safe, and taking me through a process that I will never forget.
Helena H, Pilates Master Teacher / Mother Age 41
Hmm. Maybe because I’m still trying to find a moment in my life where I can stop and think a thought without being interrupted by my lovely children or my husbands need for me to be his partner in crime.
That was what the weekend at Nikki’s woman’s retreat was, all about me! I stopped to feel my own body and mind that had so sadly been forgotten from running myself ragged in LA. I arrived on Friday evening after a long day off work, slowly my spirit decided to land with me. Time started to stand still. The weekend was like a dream. Nikki was able to feel all the women’s energies as we moved from one activity to the other. We all just went with the flow. Nothing felt rushed or put into a crazy schedule. All walls came down and feelings were shared and explored amongst the women that were gathered. I found things about myself again that had been forgotten or just simply pushed aside because more “imported” things had to be taken care of.
I can’t pick a favorite moment of the weekend since there were so many moments that touched my different senses.
The retreat weekend was like a favorite vacation, the kind you think about a lot and want to relive over and over again.
Pamela S, Television Executive Age 50
The Womans Retreat with Nikki Alstedter
Jeff T, Architect Age 60
I want you to know how much you mean to Ellen and I. As you know, having worked with us for many years, that we were both in need of physical and spiritual rebirth and you were right there to guide us along. I in particular was a real mess and took a long time to begin to recover and then had a setback and started all over. You helped us both at a time when we didn’t really know what we needed but provided the support and guidance for our rebirths. I know Ellen and I wouldn’t be in such a good place if it hadn’t been for you and for this I am profoundly grateful to you.
Katie R, Dancer, Studio owner | Pilates & Gyrotonic Trainer Age 33
My experience with Nikki Alstedter at Arlunviji for the woman retreat is invaluable to me. I needed to take a break from the hustle and chaos of life, unplug, and move my body for me. Nikki’s energy and the beautiful essence of the retreat helped everyone to set clear intentions, move their bodies, connect with nature, and nourish ourselves and each other all weekend. In addition I got to know several women I would have never met and will continue to keep in contact with. I can’t remember a more relaxing yet active and healing weekend.I will definitely be going back again.
Bonnie L, oil painter/graphic designer Age 64
Initially I signed up for private Gyrotonic sessions with Nikki with the goals of becoming stronger and more physically toned. I could not have imagined that, because of Nikki’s rare excellence as a teacher, I would gain so much more than improvements in my physical strength and appearance. From the beginning Nikki intuited that I might be open to going far to fold Gyrotonic into my everyday life, so she took me to my limits and beyond. My sessions with Nikki continue to be challenging and sparked with revelations.