Nest offers a number of alternative modalities that improve your overall health and wellness. We focus on the whole body by offering treatments from some of the oldest known medical treatments in the world.

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yoga therapy

Nest offers personalized yoga therapy to help clients with specific ailments and to improve overall health. Through a holistic approach to determining the root of discomfort (physical, mental and emotional), we will work with you to create a path to wellness that will allow you to take a more active role in your healing and self-care.

 

To book a yoga therapy appointment, contact [email protected] or call

647-348-6378.

what is yoga therapy and how does it work?

yoga therapists

Karen Steele, Owner, Owner, RMT, IAYT Certified Yoga Therapist at Nest Yoga and Massage Therapy Collingwood Blue Mountain Toronto
Karen Steele

Karen is a Registered Massage Therapist, Certified Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapist ® and Foot Reflexologist, and Yoga Therapist.

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Niya Bajaj

Niya (N-eye-ahh) is a brown, able bodied, female presenting, heterosexual, woman of East Indian ancestry.

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Paula Vital

Paula Vital is an award-winning yoga therapist, coach, speaker, and writer dedicated to helping you move from striving to thriving by accessing the power of the present moment.

reiki

Quiet the mind and the soul will speak. Reiki is an ancient healing modality with roots in Tibet and Japan used to help shift energy in the body. A technique called palm healing or hands-on healing is used by the Reiki practitioner to read, move and heal energy imbalances. 

To book a reiki appointment, contact [email protected] or call

647-348-6378.

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how does reiki work?

Reiki sessions can be scheduled as an in-person or distant session. In-person, the client lays down fully clothed on a comfortable padded table similar to a massage table.   The Reiki practitioner places their hands on (head or arms) or off the client (above the client) to allow for Reiki energy to flow. This promotes deep relaxation, reduces pain and activates the body’s natural healing ability. Reiki helps to clear energy blocks leaving the client with an overall sense of greater physical, emotional and spiritual well being.

 

What is distant Reiki?

Distant Reiki sessions are equally relaxing and beneficial. In a distant Reiki session, the client and practitioner are in different locations on the agreed-upon day and time. The client sits or lays down wherever they feel comfortable,  ready to receive the Reiki energy.  The practitioner sits quietly and then sends the intention of Reiki to flow.

 

Book your Reiki session here!

reiki practitioners

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Liz Coucean

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. 

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Kathy Timmermanis

Kathy is an approachable and compassionate Holistic Wellness Practitioner based in Collingwood, Ontario. Her intention is to help people improve their health and feel better through Holistic Nutrition, Reiki, and Yoga.

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holistic nutrition

Holistic nutrition approaches wellness through the use of natural foods and products to remedy the entire or “whole” person (mind, body, and soul), as opposed to curing isolated symptoms using conventional medical treatments.

A holistic nutritionist specializes in creating a plan that is custom for your unique needs and specialized goals.

Curious to learn more? Click here to book a free 15-minute discovery call!

why work with a holistic nutritionist?

The practice of Holistic Nutrition is based on the understanding that what and how we eat has a profound impact on our overall health, and state of well-being. The body is always seeking to be in a state of balance (homeostasis), and when certain factors are out of balance, dis-ease can manifest. By delivering the right balance of nutrients for your lifestyle and health needs, we can cultivate a more harmonious and vibrant state of being. In working with a Holistic Nutritionist, you will receive recommendations around diet, supplements, and lifestyle, and a supporting plan to implement these recommendations. These recommendations are developed based on your unique health history, current challenges you are seeking to overcome, and any goals or intentions for your health which you want to work towards.

holistic nutritionist

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Kathy Timmermanis

Kathy is an approachable and compassionate Holistic Wellness Practitioner based in Collingwood, Ontario. Her intention is to help people improve their health and feel better through Holistic Nutrition, Reiki, and Yoga.

Please note that there is a 24 hour cancellation policy to change or cancel a booking.
Appointments that are changed or cancelled with less than 24 hours notice are subject to the full appointment fee.

Karen Steele

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.

Liz Coucean

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.

Paula Vital

Paula is an award-winning yoga therapist, coach, speaker, and writer dedicated to helping you move from striving to thriving by accessing the power of the present moment. 

 

A lawyer by training and civil servant in the Ontario Public Service, Paula is very familiar with the challenges of balancing a stressful work-life with time for family and self-care.

 

Paula is an Internationally Accredited Yoga Therapist (IAYT), has completed Levels I and II of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction training, has two additional yoga certifications (Classical Hatha and Vinyasa), attended numerous silent meditation retreats, and studied with world-renowned yoga and meditation teachers. She is committed to finding joy and balance in her own life and helping others to do the same.

Kathy Timmermanis

Kathy is an approachable and compassionate Holistic Wellness Practitioner based in Collingwood, Ontario. Her intention is to help people improve their health and feel better through Holistic Nutrition, Reiki, and Yoga. Kathy is passionate about helping people become empowered and confident in leading their own health and wellness journey. She loves to make the path of living a health-full lifestyle enjoyable, and accessible. As a nature-lover at heart, Kathy believes the key to healing is to integrate connection with the earth into how we eat, move, and think.

 

Kathy is currently pursuing a Diploma in Applied Holistic Nutrition with the leading Institute of Holistic Nutrition. Kathy is on track to graduate in Spring 2022, and is currently practicing as a student Holistic Nutrition practitioner. Kathy is a certified Reiki Practitioner, and Registered Yoga Teacher. Kathy also holds a Bachelor of Commerce, Honours from Queen’s University.

How to stream your virtual class through MindBodyOnline

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 Leith

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 Boyd

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.

Jan Jahed

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.