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 Powerhouse 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.
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