Hello! My name is Holli Nicknair...
I come from a long lineage of Sacred Space holders from both sides of my family....Monsignor Leopald Nicknair, Reverend Bernard Nicknair, Reverend Donald Nicknair, Reverend Harold Nicknair and Catholic Nuns Sister Mary Paul Nicknair and Jean D'arc Nicknair from my father's side; David Dermerchant, Men's Methodist Leader and Mary Lou Brown, Methodist Pastor on my Mom's side of the family. I am honored to carry the family's legacy forward in new and unique ways of my own.
My career has been dedicated to Ending Separation and Fostering Connection. I connect anything and everything....from endless details to the multi-dimensional parts of ourselves, our environments, our journey's, our loved ones, our minds, bodies, Spirits & Souls!
With more than 20 years experience planning and coordinating events, designing sacred spaces and facilitating ceremonies and transformational experiences (Coaching Sessions, Women's Circles, Retreats, Weddings, Memorials, Trainings, Rites of Passage, Significant Birthday and Anniversary Celebrations) for individuals, couples and groups of all sizes. I am a Master at creating powerful containers that allow Grace to flow through.
I am Certified to Officiate in Oregon through Grace Ministries. I am a Certified Tai Chi Instructor (2020) and currently being trained in Embodiment Coaching and Soul Realignment Coaching. In 2004, I trained in Spiritual Direction and was Certified as a Professional Coach by the Academy for Coach Training. In 2005, I founded Sacred Source Solutions and offered Spiritual Life Coaching while working at First Unitarian Church in Portland, Oregon. I received my BA in Communication in 1997 from the University of Southern Maine.
My Conscious Embodiment Journey began as a weeeee child who simply loved to dance more than anything! In 2002, I was certified in Danskinetics at Kripalu Yoga Center and began teaching movement at Rowe Camp and Conference Center. In 2004, I ventured to the West Coast and discovered Ecstatic Dance. I quickly became actively engaged in a core group of dancers who began Sacred Circle Dance & Mindful Meltdown in Portland, Oregon. Since then, I have brought Ecstatic Dance into community colleges, churches, yoga centers and most recently introduced it to Northern Mainers at Vitality Plus Health & Wellness Center in Caribou Maine. Ecstatic Dance will forever be my primary Spiritual Practice and I am excited to share it with you!
I have worked with hundreds of Brides and Grooms, Change Agents and Awakening Souls on this Evolutionary Journey. As well as organizations that are dedicated to supporting people on their Spiritual Path, some are listed below...
First Unitarian Church of Portland & Eliot Center
Portland Community College
Mount Hood Community College
Unitarian Universalist Rowe Camp and Conference Center
Mindful Meltdown Ecstatic Dance
Peoples Regional Opportunity Program/Statewide Coordinator of the Maine Network of Peer Programs
I nourish my Spirit in so many ways...being in nature with my Golden Retriever, Wanda; practicing conscious movement...20 years and counting; Bahkti Yoga: Devotional Chanting; Sitting in Circle with Women and creating Magical Altars... are just a few ways I Return to Center.
I look forward to walking with you amidst your journey and Connecting you with the Divine Within!