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.

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 or call


what is yoga therapy and how does it work?

yoga therapists

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.


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 or call


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.


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.

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.

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.