have you ever seen the ocean at first light?
in those first moments of the day when the sun slips above the horizon and the light dances upon the waves

and as the light slips over you, you can’t help but smile and feel home.

that is exactly what sunkissed samudra hopes to inspire, that feeling of peace, of true bliss, knowing that you are exactly where you are meant to be.

but this is so much more than a feeling.

it is a community of dreamers, believers, and risk takers.

salty souls kissed by the sun and ruled by the moon.

a community that exists to breathe deep, live light, and inspire passion.

this space is dear to my heart, forever evolving as i drift through this human experience.

it has become a creative space for me to share my passions and inspire others to follow their dreams.


i’m nikki, a marine biologist and yogi with a fierce passion for life and the protecting the planet. 

the name samudra comes from the Sanskrit word for ocean, the coming together of waters. and that is exactly what i envision this space to be, the coming together of a community of thought leaders fueled by passion and ready to change the world.

throughout these pages you will find all things relating to health, wellness, travel, and living a life that you don’t need a vacation from all while leaving this planet better than we found it.

i hope these pages inspire you to love yourself deeply, live more mindfully, and be fearless in the pursuit of your dreams.

these pages are filled with love and i hope that you enjoy them as much as i do. 


Now for some business talk...

  • I am a 200 hour registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance. My training covered philosophy, anatomy, and asana, among other things. I am not a doctor, nor am I a yoga therapist. The yoga topics that I cover in my blog posts are based on my training and continued education. Please, never try any poses or exercises that are above your level of training and make sure that your doctor has cleared you to start or advance your yoga practice.

  • Some of the links throughout this website are affiliate referrals. By recommending products or brands that I have tried and absolutely love, I will receive a small commission if you complete a purchase through the link at no extra cost to you.

  • Just because a company sends me a product, does not mean that I will post about said product. I strive to work only with brands that align with my moral and ethical beliefs. If a company does pay me to post about a particular product, I will let you know in the post.

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