Nicola Russell

Yoga for children, young people and beginners

Registered Level 1 Teacher


Registered Level 1 Teacher

Member No: 5505



I have been practising yoga for over 18 years but have truly committed over the last 6 years.

My speciality is in working with children and young people.  

I am a qualified Early Childhood Educator, graduating in 1990.  I have many years experience working with young children.  For the last 13 years I have been an Educator at a TAFE, teaching adults and young people the Certificate III and Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, qualification.

Seeing how much yoga made a difference to myself, I decided to undertake my Rainbow Kids Teacher Training course to allow me to expand on my existing knowledge of the early years.  This was followed by my level 1 Teacher Training at Byron Yoga to allow me to 'professionalise' teaching yoga to children and to safely teach yoga to young people.

I am currently working at a Technical Education Centre for Year 11 and 12 students.  Part of my teaching strategy is to introduce mindfulness and yoga on a casual basis, enough to allow it to be integrated into the mainstream schooling system.

My business, South East Yoga and Wellbeing, facilitates programs for schools which focus on mindfulness and yoga.  I also work with community groups and the early years, as well as running yoga sessions for teachers who need some lunch time relaxation.

As well as running my business, I am currently offering studio based yoga classes for children and teens.

My aim is to reach as many children and young people as I can, to teach them techniques that will help them to manage their emotions and empower them as individuals.  This I believe, can be done through the practise of yoga.

The Base Yoga

12 Langmore Lane , Berwick, VIC, 3806

South East Yoga and Wellbeing

Pinehill Drive, Pakenham, VIC, 3810


Location Class Days Time
South East Yoga and Wellbeing School Yoga Programs Monday to Friday 9-3.30pm
The Base Yoga Childrens and Youth Yoga Wednesday 4.30-5.10 and 5.20-6.15pm

"If every 8 year old in the world is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation."

Dalai Lama

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