Empowering Wellness

Illume Yoga Therapy

Meet Nicole Tranchina, C-IAYT

Natural Wellness Specialist

Nicole is passionate about improving the quality of life of others.  She is a seeker who has sought out her life purpose with persistence and determination.  Her search has guided her towards serving others in the healing process and bridging Western and Eastern approaches to healthcare.

Nicole is a Certified Yoga Therapist (1000 hours of training through an accredited program, Inner Peace Yoga Therapy), Yoga Teacher, Certified Life Coach, and a  licensed PTA.  She began her journey in healing with her own personal yoga practice which eased her intermittent back pain and by attaining a degree and license as a PTA.  ​

​After accomplishing her studies with the Western approach to healthcare, she discovered that, although there were great benefits to that approach, there was something missing. From her experiences with her personal yoga practice she was guided toward developing her knowledge, heart, and inner being and she traveled to India to study yoga and become a teacher.  Bridging these two approaches became her passion which led her to discovering the profession of Yoga Therapy. Nicole's particular interest is with providing people with tools to decrease stress and focus on self-care.   

Currently, Nicole is enrolled in

the Clinical Nutrition Master

Degree Program at Maryland

University of Integrative

Health.  During her free time

Nicole enjoys being in nature

and spending time with her

loved ones.  Nicole's journey in life thus far has provided her with a collection of material and information from various sources that she has the desire to share in the hope to give people ease, peace, joy, balance, health, and love.


Why Illume?

We can help with

Self Care 

Give yourself permission to illuminate yourself and take the time for self care and rejuvenation.  

Strength and Flexibility 

Through the physical practice of yoga (asana) the muscles of the body become equally strong and flexible.


Balance your body, mind, and spirit through a yoga practice customized for your individual goals. 


Meditation can help reduce pain, improve sleep, decrease blood pressure, generate kindness, enhance self awareness, manage anxiety, and promote emotional health. 


Deep breathing sends a message to the brain to calm down and relax. 

Stress Reduction

Stress management is vital to your overall health by boosting immune function and promoting longevity while allowing  you to be more productive. 



"Chronic pain is something that I have dealt with for the last 13 years.  Back, neck, and joint pain are constant. I decided to get with Nicole and try yoga therapy.  While doing this I learned to breathe deeply while building core muscles and relaxing.  The techniques I have learned have helped me to become more relaxed and happier.  Pain keeps my body in a stressed state all the time.  Nicole takes the time to explain how and why using these techniques work.  For me it helps me to understand and it keeps my interest." 

— Linda 

Your Self Care Starts Here

All cancellations for private and group sessions must be made at least 24 hours in advance.  The full amount for the session will be charged if you do not cancel in time.  All sales are final.  Sessions valid for 6 months.

Payment by check, cash, or PayPal

Yoga is not a substitute for medical care

Contact Info



Takoma Park, MD


Private Yoga Therapy Session in Home or Workplace
Small Group Yoga Class 
in Home or Workplace
Guided Meditation or
Yoga Nidra
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