We are so looking forward to welcoming you and seeing your smiling faces walk through our doors, and for you to allow us to guide and assist you over the coming months. And years! Allow me to introduce myself. I am Jo Hodges, owner and manager of The Nourish Nook – a boutique space of movement, nutrition, mindset, community, lifestyle and education. I am a holistic health and wellbeing coach with a passion for a healthy lifestyle. That passion reaches out to others. Educating others and assisting them in their own health and wellbeing journey is one of the most rewarding jobs I have ever had the privilege to do.
On a trip to Gwinganna Health Retreat on the Gold Coast Hinterland in 2010, a seed was planted. It was while sitting in a steam room, overlooked by an amazing amethyst crystal, I had an epiphany. That one day, I would create and run a space that would nurture and nourish visitors in all areas of health. And so, The Nourish Nook was born. I had a concept in my mind of how and why I wanted to create this space. And, with the amazing input of my husband Rob, my dream slowly became a reality. The Nook is in it’s early stages, with classes and our physiotherapist practicing out of a pop up space. Building of our permanent space will commence in the coming months and we look forward to opening in early to mid 2019. Just 5 days at Gwinganna was all it took for me to realise and understand the life – changing and health – changing impact that clean, organics wholefoods, movement, mindfulness, meditation, amazing team members and a sense of community can do for your physical, emotional and mental health. I absolutely fell in love with how clear-minded, healthy, connected and centered I felt after just 5 days of looking after just myself. We live in an era where we have never been busier.
And with the rise of technology, we are always contactable. And, with the rise of social media, emails, text messaging, and various social platforms, I believe souls need to re-connect. I wanted to create a space where our visitors could have an escape from the hustle and bustle outside our walls, and completely focus on themselves. I wanted to create a space like nothing in our region where people can nourish themselves through different styles of movement, feed their bodies with nourishing food, continue or develop a healthy lifestyle, keep their mindset positive and focused, be educated on different topics of health with our visiting guest speakers, feel part of a strong, fun community, tune in to your body and ask what it is craving on that particular day and above all, have fun!
We cater for both yin and yang – if you want to visit and relax, you can. If you want to move and sweat, you can! It’s all about what your body is telling you it needs on that day. It was important to me to create a space where people felt comfortable, safe and completely looked after. Hence, the incorporation of 3 holistic health consultants who have been carefully and lovingly selected to be part of our amazing team. Our permanent space will also incorporate ways to detox the body, to hydrate your body, to cleanse your body. But, all will be revealed in the coming months.
For now, I want to welcome The Nourish Nook to Mount Gambier and the Limestone Coast and, most importantly, welcome YOU to The Nook! We look forward to sharing news, features, upcoming events and workshops, recipes, guest bloggers and more on this blog. We are so excited to meet you and have you become part of The Nook community. I am so privileged and excited to be bringing this space to you and the region. And, always remember, your body is your home. Nurture and nourish.
Sending you all huge love, Jo xx