Nikyta’s Current Yoga Classes as of January, 2022

Travel Schedule: NO CLASSES ON:

Jan 17- Feb 14, 2022

Vinyasa Yoga:  Saturday at 9-10:30 am PST Masked and indoors with HEPA filter at the OakLotus Studio with Zoom hybrid: 

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Meeting ID: 876 0976 6730
Passcode: 399739

Hatha Yoga: Every Tuesday 6- 7:30 pm PST

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Meeting ID: 891 3222 7562
Passcode: 342072

Class Packages: 
Drop in: Sliding scale, $15-20
Packages: 5 classes for $70, 10 classes for $130. 
Payments of cash, check or Paypal or Venmo accepted:




I also teach every other Thursday, as part of Lopez Island’s “Creaky Yoga” Program for ages 50 and over:
a Gentle Mat class from 9:15-10:15 am
a Chair Class from 10:45-11:45 am 

This class is currently meeting in person at Grace Hall, masked, and has a zoom hybrid option. 
Classes are a suggested donation of $5-15 sliding scale, and mats and props are provided for in person classes. 

For weekly Zoom links and teacher’s schedules:


Ecstatic Dance is back at the Lopez Community Center every Wednesday at 10 am beginning Dec 1, 2021!

Co-hosted by Nikyta Palmisani and Matia Indigo Jones.

Come join us to move your body to playlists from International Ecstatic Dance, 5 Rhythms and Open Floor Dj’s from around the world! Free to all! All children must be accompanied by an adult. Masked and distanced, and LCCA requires proof of vaccination to participate.

“Performance Artist Explores Inner & Outer Space of Pandemic Isolation” 

How has this year of pandemic been for you? What inner explorations have you traversed? What outer explorations of our planet have you traveled without ever leaving your home, mediated by screens? 

On Saturday, March 27th from 9 am – 6 pm, come to the Lopez Village Park to see Space Lotus, an interactive performance piece that seeks to explore these questions about our collective experience of this long year.

The Space Lotus is a performance piece that speaks to our collective experience of isolation to mark a full year of Pandemic lockdown. It features Nikyta Palmisani, who is a Performance Artist and Yoga and Mindfulness Instructor, in a durational performance piece done inside a 4’ x 4’ transparent cube made from wood and plexiglass. The transparent box is a symbol that speaks to many people’s experience of life suddenly restricted to the four walls of our own homes. The other two metaphors included in the piece are of inner and out space exploration. Nikyta has a background in mental health and was constantly wondering how to better help build resilience during the Pandemic for so many struggling with the sudden isolation. She researched two primary groups who have developed working practices for internal self regulation within isolated environments: astronauts and monks/monastics/yogis. These form the symbolic exploration of the piece: what have been our experiences of inner and outer space during the pandemic? Nikyta will have a livestream through zoom where folks from all over the world can participate in facilitated conversations about these explorations. During the performance Nikyta will spend 1.75 hours at a time in each of these two domains: The Lotus, in practices and conversations about mindfulness and our inner experience of the pandemic, and Space: as an astronaut, who spends all of their waking life mediated by screens that connect the small space capsule to the rest of the Earth through virtual spaces of socialization, work, exercise, and dialogue. 

Audiences are invited to view and interact with Nikyta in person the day of the event through the Covid safe medium of the transparent cube, or to join the livestream conversations via Zoom.


Hygge in the Heart, Local Authors Book Reading Festival

Hygge is a Danish word and concept, defined as “a quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being” (regarded as a defining characteristic of Danish culture). Hygge-making items often include good books, warming beverages, candles and firelight, cozy blankets, and time indoors. To create more Hygge on Lopez for the very cold and dark month of January, Nikyta Palmisani, in partnership with Lopez Bookshop is hosting “Hygge in the Heart, Local Authors Book Reading Festival”. This online festival begins Friday, January 8 and runs through Saturday, January 23, 2021. Readings will be done over Zoom on Friday and Saturday nights at 5:30 pm PST for an hour. 

Artisan Sale for Winter Solstice,

Saturday, December 19, 2021

12 pm – 5 pm, OakLotus Studio: 1058 Islandale Rd, Lopez Island

Come join Nikyta Palmisani and Matia Jones for a Winter Solstice Artisan sale of jewelry, art cards, visual art pieces and prints. 
Only 3 people maximum inside the studio at a time, masked, with HEPA air filter. Fire outside for waiting, with masks and distance. Thank you! 

About Matia Jones’ work: All of my artwork is inspired by the natural world. I create with deep gratitude and respect for the magnificent planet that we all share and depend upon. In addition to the forms and creations of nature inspiring my motifs, my processes and materials also reflect this reverence for the earth. All the jewelry is made from responsibly sourced gemstones. The sterling silver is from a net zero company in CO that reclaims and recycles silver. All pieces are one of a kind

“Lichen the Mythical”
Three new bodies of work
by Nikyta Palmisani:

-Mandala art greeting cards—original photography & found art 

-Small Visual art assemblages of antique folkloric dolls & toys, local flora and fauna on found objects and found wood.

“Dancing the Bones of a Far Older Future” signed books for sale