Nicole Cardoza


Entreprenuer. Investor. Leader. Teacher.


My journey as an entreprenuer.

Nicole is the founder and Executive Director of Yoga Foster, a national nonprofit that empowers educators with yoga and mindfulness resources for the classroom. She's also the founder of Reclamation Ventures, a fund that invests in high-potential, underestimated entrepreneurs making wellness more accessible in their communities.

Nicole’s work has been featured in Forbes, Yoga Journal, Wanderlust, Family Circle Magazine, SELF Magazine, Paper Magazine, Mind Body Green, and Girlboss, to name a few. She’s a seasoned speaker, consultant, teacher and coach.


Fellowships and Awards

2016 – 2017

Experience Example 2
2006 – 2012

2018 - 2019

2019 - 2020


As an executive coach, I work with a broad range of social enterprise founders, and Nicole stands out as one who acts decisively, strategically leverages business and networking opportunities as they arise, and invests heavily in developing herself and Yoga Foster's passionate team to scale the organization's programs and operational infrastructure.


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My yoga and mindfulness background.

Nicole uses her alignment-based approach for both kids and grownups as a foundation for a playful, positive practice. Her experience is best aligned for children – particularly those experiencing anxiety or depression – families, and grownup beginners who might be uncomfortable or unfamiliar with the practice yet eager to learn in a safe setting.

Although my nomadic lifestyle don’t allow me to host classes as often as I like, I extend my knowledge of the practice to other trainings, conferences, and institutions in whatever way I can be of service.

This insight has led me to consult for a mindfulness product under Committee for Children, assist in workshops led by lululemon, consult for Yoga Alliance, and participate in conferences, panels, workshops and other learning initiatives.


Trainings and Experience

yogaworks 200hr ryt
200hr ryt

africa yoga project
200hr ryt

mindful schools
mindfulness fundamentals, curriculum training

20hr rcyt

hala khouri
yoga for self-regulation and trauma course

Over 2,000 hours teaching in NYC public schools, afterschool centers, daycares, private yoga sessions