MOVEMENT | NUTRITION | LIFESTYLE | MINDSET | EDUCATION
The Nourish Nook is a boutique space where movement, nutrition, relaxation and education cross-pollinate to support happy, healthy humans.
Our Team of professionals in the Health, Movement and Wellbeing industry are here to nurture and guide you with your health journey. We believe creating a space for you to immerse yourself completely and leave behind the busy world outside our walls to concentrate on YOU is a key component to your physical and emotional health.
We have created specific classes, holistic health consultants, nutrition, forms of relaxation as well as workshops and guest speakers to best cater to your every need. Whether you want to sweat it out in a Nook Barre class, or nurture yourself in a Yin Yoga class, we can offer classes that best suit your mood and whatever your body is craving on that day.
Did you know that you can now book online with our physio Tarsh McCallum? Click the button to get started!
Manager - Jo Hodges is a holistic health and lifestyle coach, author, motivational speaker and business owner. Jo is, also, a professional commercial photographer, but, after 19 years in the business, has slowly gravitated away from photography and delved into the health and wellness industry. Jo’s holistic health journey has lead her into studying integrative nutrition, writing her autobiography, which reached #3 in Australia, motivational speaking, and now creating The Nourish Nook. During a visit to Gwinganna Health Retreat in 2009, Jo fell in love with the holistic approach to overall health and wellbeing. It was after this trip that a seed was planted – to create a boutique holistic health space, incorporating movement, nutrition, mindset, lifestyle, community, education and above all, happiness! Jo is passionate about creating a strong community at The Nourish Nook and looks forward to welcoming many faces through the doors.
Resident Physiotherapist/Rehabilitation expert/Dry Needling/Acupuncturist - Tarsh McCallum is a qualified Physiotherapist and Personal Trainer. Spending most of her childhood playing sports and growing up in an active family, it was a very natural pull towards a career involving the human body and movement. After completing high school and accepting offer to study a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at UniSA, Tarsh enjoyed a gap year were she undertook her certificate three and four in fitness. ‘This was one of the best steps I could have taken as the two fields compliment each other perfectly. It also gave me a head start on my degree’. On completion of her studies, Tarsh was awarded the Elma Casley Award for her high standard of both Clinical and Human Relationship Skills, which cemented for her that physiotherapy was where she was meant to be. Tarsh has continued to expand her knowledge base since graduating, undertaking a Dry Needling and Westernised Acupuncture course allowing her to perform these treatments to a number of musculoskeletal conditions. She has also completed her Physiotherapy Sports Level 1 & 2 courses, both providing her with an enormous amount of knowledge in this area. During her first few years of working, the gap between treating clients in clinic and returning them to their normal movement environment became more evident and this is where the idea of intertwining the two began. Tarsh thrives on working closely with clients to gain a holistic view of each individual’s story and that is exactly her aim in creating Soul Physiotherapy & Movement: encouraging better movement, real performance and good energy.
Laura is a passionate Yin Yoga instructor and student of life. Laura will be gently guiding you through beautiful Yin Yoga classes. Yin Yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga with postures, or asanas, that are held for longer periods of time. It is a floor-based practice delving into the deeper tissues of our body, targeting our energy system to promote healing and balance within the body. Laura’s classes will cater for absolute beginners, through to the more advanced yogi. Laura started attending yoga 3 years ago, but almost immediately, was drawn to the practice and knew then that it would one day become a career. Laura completed her teacher training in Adelaide and has relocated back to Mount Gambier and is looking to further her education in various styles in the upcoming future. Laura has a strong passion for energy work and over the last two years, has studied Reiki, level 1 & 11 and is a wellness advocate for dōTERRA Essential Oils. You can follow Laura on her Facebook page, Essential Living with Laura Earl. Laura is looking forward to nurturing and guiding you through her classes.
Stewart Wallace is passionate about health and overall fitness and feeling good in mind and body. Stewart has been playing competitive soccer for 19 years and is currently coaching a local junior team. Stewart is, also, a keen golfer and is passionate about AFL football, boxing and is a keen supporter of Manchester United Football Club. Stewart is new to instructing, but is passionate about taking you through some serious sweat session in our TRX Power classes! Welcome to the Team, Stewart!
Kath has been practicing yoga for 19 years and has been teaching for 11 years. Kath has completed a dynamic Hatha Training Course as well as being qualified to teach pre and post natal yoga, as well as children's yoga. Kath recently completed a 50 hour Aerial Yoga training in Bali. Kath also takes workshops and classes focusing on specific aspects from Inversions to Seasonal/Meridian classes. Kath's yoga experience and knowledge is extensive and we are so grateful to have her join our Team! Kath's first class for us is this Friday evening at 6.30pm. It is a Restorative Yoga Class. Restorative Yoga is a floor-based practice, utilising props to support the body in discovering deep relaxation and stimulation of the parasympathetic nervous system. Poses are held for extended periods of time, challenging our ability to remain still. A beautiful practice to heal the body, encourage deep connection with the breath and inner self.
Katie has been in the fitnesses industry for 10 years, taking group fitness classes and personal training. Katie is also a junior school teacher and mother of 2 children. Katie teaches Powerhouse Barre and TRX Power at The Nourish Nook.
Kylie has recently joined The Nourish Nook Team as our newest face behind the desk. Kylie is here to welcome you and to assist you to ensure your time with us is the best it can be. Kylie is a welcoming and bubbly personality who assists with administration, timetabling and general day-to-day running of the business. Kylie has worked in customer service for over 18 years and has brought her nurturing personality to The Nook to help you any way she can. Kylie is a wife and mother to 6 year old son, Rory. Kylie commenced her time with us after developing a love for Reformer Pilates. We are thrilled to welcome Kylie to the Team!
Allana is the Nook's resident Myotherapist and Pilates instructor. Allana studied an advanced diploma in Myotherapy. Allana and her partner Elliot are new to Mount Gambier and we welcome them warmly. Allana's extensive knowledge of the human body, through her Myotherapy work is demonstrated through her gentle guidance when teaching Reformer and Mat Pilates. Allana's gentle manner and hands on approach during classes and throughout her Myotherapy work ensures clients feel well looked after and nurtured. MYOTHERAPY: Myotherapy is evidence-based assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal pain and associated conditions. Initial treatment is 60 minutes and 45 minutes for follow up appointments. For appointments, contact Allana at allanamueller5@gmailcom.
We are delighted to welcome Kaye to The Nourish Nook Team as our Ashtanga Yoga Instructor. Kaye: “My yoga journey has been a very significant part of my life since early 2000. I have been able share the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga practice as a teacher since 2012. I’m very grateful to have had the opportunity to study with many renowned and inspirational teachers and hope to be able to pass on that knowledge and experience as passed on to me to my students”.
Sarah joined The Nourish Nook Team after completing her work experience with us in 2019. She is currently completing her Year 12 and hopes to study Psychology. Sarah has completed her Certificate III in Business Administration and assists with the general day-to-day running of the business. She has, also, completed her Certificate III in Fitness. Sarah plays competitive netball and races in Track Cycling. Sarah's dream is to represent Australia in Track Cycling. Sarah's fun-loving nature is here to assist you in any way you may require.
René is a mum of two little girls (3 & 5) and runs a boutique graphic design business. René fell in love with Pilates after having her two bubs and looking for a form of exercise that would strengthen her body and be a totally new challenge for her. René loves a challenge and reaching goals, having trained for and completed in Bikini bodybuilding competitions in recent years.
Brydie has always had a passion for movement. Beginning Basketball and Netball from a young age, Brydie loves to leave her heart on the court. Joining The Nourish Nook as a Member in 2018, Brydie fell in love with The Nook Method, opening her up to holistic health and the mind/body connection all while toning your body proportionately. Brydie prides herself on reviving and refocusing her clients whilst making a positive impact on their day. Brydie is a full time school teacher, moonlighting as a respected Pilates trainer at The Nourish Nook.
Tessa Walker is a qualified physiotherapist. After completing a bachelor of physiotherapy at UniSA in 2018 Tessa worked for two years in Adelaide before relocating to Mount Gambier with her fiancée. Tessa was first introduced to Pilates through her dance training and since finishing her degree Tessa has enjoyed incorporating Pilates style movement as part of rehab for a number of different conditions, going on to complete professional development in the area of clinical Pilates. Tessa is looking forward to helping guide people through reformer Pilates classes at the nook! Qualifications: Bachelor of Physiotherapy UniSA RAD certificate in ballet teaching studies Certificate III in fitness DMA clinical Pilates unit A