Nicki Forman

Founder of Aruna Yoga

With a background as both a lawyer and an academic, Nicki’s discovery of yoga was epiphanic. 

She moved from South Africa where she was born and raised, to Antwerp, Belgium at a moment where the local practice of yoga was in its infancy. Her life’s path shifted profoundly as Nicki began to explore yoga through intense practice and theoretical study.

Her passion for the practice of yoga grew exponentially and led to the creation of Yoga Form (now Radiant Light Yoga), a yoga center and community that encompassed various forms of yoga. Yoga Form was the first to offer Kundalini Yoga and Meditation in Antwerp. 

She now lives in Israel where she teaches regular Yoga and Meditation locally and internationally.

Nicki has been fortunate to learn and practice under various teachers and masters and continues to draw her inspiration from diverse yogic schools and traditions. Nicki is also deeply immersed in Journey work as initiated and guided by Brandon Bays. 

She is a registered yoga teacher (RYT) of the Yoga Alliance and a certified Kundalini Yoga and Meditation Teacher through Kundalini Research Institute (KRI) as well as a prenatal yoga teacher trained in the Khalsa Way.

Nicki founded the practice of Aruna Yoga, which incorporates the various lineages of yoga, has a focus on yoga psychology and emotional release and healing.


Brandon Buys

Founder, The Journey

“Nicki has a life long passion for and love affair with yoga from various traditions and disciplines and she brings her depth of experience and skill to all her classes. She is a woman of true grace who has birthed Aruna yoga through her own living experience of awakening to her true self. And she is a living transmission of that presence. Her yoga is both unique and liberating as she gracefully guides you home to the wholeness of your inner self. You will truly be blessed in working with her as she works on all levels of being: emotionally, spiritually, physically and mentally. People often share that after even just one retreat with Nicki, their lives have transformed in some way.”