Nest’s mission is to be a welcoming and inclusive environment, offering a compassionate and holistic approach to healing and growth through energy, touch and movement.
Nest’s vision is to provide a thriving wellness community where individuals feel supported to explore their full potential of personal well-being.
A beautiful evolution of a vision many years in the making, a seed was planted in Buenos Aires in 2010 and has bloomed with the opening of Nest Yoga + Massage Therapy in Toronto’s Bloor West Village in 2018 and Collingwood in 2021. Nest brings together the benefits of massage therapy, yoga therapy and mindful movement offering a holistic approach to healing and wellness.
Karen Steele, founder and visionary of Nest Yoga + Massage, and her team of talented and passionate therapists and teachers are committed to sharing their love of movement and vitality. Together they offer a wide range of healing arts including massage therapy, yoga therapy, many different styles of yoga and pilates, reiki and soul coaching.
We look forward to travelling your wellness journey with you!
You can join us online for one of our movement classes from the comfort of your home using your computer, tablet or smartphone. Once you register for your class you will receive an email confirmation 30 minutes prior to the start of class with a link to access the class. If you register less than 30 minutes before the class, you will receive the link right away.
Click on the link in the email that says “Click here to join”.
Turn on your camera and mic to say hello if you wish, and then we’ll get started!
Nikki has more than 20-years of experience in customer service within the retail environment. She always found herself drawn towards administrative tasks as she enjoys them immensely.
Through a serendipitous encounter, she is now joining the Nest team and can’t wait to make a positive impact.
Nikki lives in Owen Sound with her husband, daughter, son, and dog. She enjoys volunteering at her children’s school and with the Optimist Club.
Lindsay is a passionate yogi who loves the freedom that comes with getting into her body and out of her head. She has a Masters degree in International Social Development and 15 years experience working as a marketing and communications professional in the sustainability field. Her commitment to healthy living is both personal and extends outward to the planet. She is active in her community leading the West Toronto Kids Run for Nature in support of WWF-Canada for the past 5 years for which she won the David Lin Memorial Award for volunteerism in 2019. After leaving her corporate job for more flexibility and to pursue her passion for wellness, Lindsay successfully completed her training in kids yoga, her 200hr yoga teacher training with Power Yoga Canada in 2019 and her Pilates Mat certification through Equinox in 2020. Since then, she has been building her own business sharing her love of and curiosity about movement and mindfulness for all bodies of all ages at all stages.
Liz is a multidisciplinary wellness practitioner, passionate about offering space and guidance for individuals to experience inner peace, healing, a calmer mind, and the opportunity to connect more deeply to themselves and their environment.
Liz currently specializes in yoga, mindfulness, meditation, and she is also a Reiki Master. She received her 300+ hour yoga teacher training and certification within the classical lineage of Sri T Krishnamacharya and TKV Desikachar, under Ante and Felicia Pavlovic, mindfulness training with Dr. Shailla Vaidya (MD MPH CCFP(EM) C-IAYT) and reiki certification within the lineage of Mikao Usui.
Jan was trained through the Traditional Thai Massage Association of Ontario adding this offering to his vast bodywork practice. His other specialty areas include Deep Tissue Massage, Reflexology, Herbal Compress, Hot Stone Massage, Indian Head & Neck Massage, Trigger Point Release, Swedish Massage and Aromatherapy.
Jan’s goal is to provide every client with a personalized massage therapy experience that focuses on their unique conditions, needs and goals. He encourages involvement from his clients, and values their feedback in order to offer the best client service.
Jan is a life-long learner and speaks several languages including English, French, Russian, Persian-Dari, Pashto, Uzbeki and some Spanish. He values open mindedness and compassion for others: whole-hearted listening and connecting through empathy and understanding. He is an avid sportsman, loves classical music, reads literature, Philosophy, poetry and is a loyal lover of the great Canadian outdoors.
Karen is a Registered Massage Therapist, Certified Ashiatsu Barefoot massage Therapist ® and Foot Reflexologist, and Yoga Therapist
She has been involved in healing work and spiritual practices since she was a young teenager. She believes that real transformational change happens over time, at a slow and steady pace. She brings this way of approaching the healing process to her work with clients – that is, with consciousness, sensitivity, awareness and compassion.
In addition to the treatment she provides, Karen will often recommend self-care practices as part of an ongoing treatment plan. To provide the best possible client care, referrals to other healthcare professionals may also be given to support the treatment plan.
Karen looks forward to the opportunity to working with you as a part of embodying well-being.