About South East Yoga and Wellbeing

Our Aim – Quality Yoga Programs for Schools and Early Childhood Services

Our aim is to support children and young people in becoming happy, healthy, resilient and caring individuals. We believe we can achieve this through the implementation of our quality and age appropriate mindfulness and yoga programs for schools and early childhood services.

South East Yoga and Wellbeing supports yoga in education services by understanding the sector and working with teachers, educators and students to ensure our yoga programs are effective. We target early years settings, schools, community groups and education industry workplaces to help assist wellbeing in everyone in the South East Region of Melbourne, Victoria.

Nic Russell is the founder of South East Yoga and Wellbeing.  Her experience includes:

  • Room Educator in Early Childhood settings
  • Director & Area Manager of  ECEC services
  • TAFE teacher for Department of Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Facilitating wellbeing programs for VCAL students
  • Yoga Studio based Kids and Teens Yoga Teacher
  • Facilitating lunch time yoga sessions for employees at TAFE & Secondary Schools
  • Yoga & Mindfulness in primary/ secondary schools
  • Yoga for Playgroups

 

Weekly Yoga Classes 

Nic is currently teaching:

Adult beginners yoga class and salt therapy meditation at Your Body Hub, Officer on Monday nights 

Children’s and Youth Yoga at The Base Yoga, Berwick, on Wednesday afternoons.

Contact Nic on 0428578009 for further details.

Nic Russell

Nic Russell

 

Biography 

Nic Russell is the founder of South East Yoga and Wellbeing.

She has been working in the Education Industry for over 25 years.  Starting out in the Early Years sector and now working as a TAFE teacher for young people in the VCAL program.

Working with young people allows Nic to understand the stresses of the teenage years, as well as maintaining her professional currency when working with school students within a yoga setting. This ensures that her yoga and mindfulness programs are relevant and suited to the students within the classroom setting.

Nic has been practising yoga on and off for over 18 years, including attending meditation courses with Melbourne Meditation Centre as well as completing her Diploma in Mindfulness, First Aid and Mental Health First Aid.  She is registered with Yoga Australia and has full insurance cover.

It wasn’t until she undertook her kids yoga teacher training with Rainbow Kids in 2014 and her Level 1 Teacher Training in 2015 with Byron Yoga, that everything started to align with a higher purpose.

“I realised the benefit of introducing yoga into the education sector when I had one of those life changing moments with a teenager who had some serious health issues. She wasn’t attending any classes except my yoga class. I did some deep reflecting on this and realised that this was just too important not to acknowledge. It was the turning point of bringing together my years of experience in this industry and the amazing benefits of yoga”.

 

Guest Speaking 

Nic Russell is a regular guest speaker at conferences and seminars, including:

Yoga Australia, March 2018
Early Learning Association Australia (ELAA), May 2018
Yarra Ranges Early Childhood Education Network, August 2018
Windermere, Family Day Care, October 2018

 

Committees

Yoga Australia Committee Member, Yoga for Children Working Group, 2018, 2019

Nic Russell is a Registered Level 1 Teacher with Yoga Australia
Nic Russell is covered by Insurance House