TEACHER

Hello, my name is Kristin Nelson and I am so happy you have found your way here.  Please read on to learn a little more about my journey…

I have been practicing yoga since I was a teenager. My first yoga class was in my final year of high school, to help deal with the stress I was feeling at that time. It was truly “love at first class” and the follow-on effect has been a dedicated daily self-practice, that I have kept up ever since. This practice has been the constant in my life, sustaining me through many different seasons.

Personally, yoga has supported me through thyroid cancer, surgery, treatment, recovery and remission. It has helped to keep me in balance when my body otherwise would have felt like it was failing me. It has supported me through pregnancy, childbirth and helped me to survive sleepless nights and the daily challenges that come with raising a child. It meets me when I feel energised and fit by challenging and strengthening me. It also meets me when I’m sick or exhausted by helping to gently restore my energy levels and immune system.

Yoga infuses my life with meaning. It teaches me to be quiet and trust, even if I don’t know all of the answers. It makes my body feel light, fit and healthy. It clears my mind and balances my emotions. It connects me to a higher source and purpose. It teaches me patience, surrender, humility and acceptance. It teaches me to love more fully. It teaches me to listen more carefully. It teaches me to breathe more deeply. It reminds me to pause when life feels overwhelming and to come back to what is true.

I am truly passionate about making yoga accessible to everybody, so that you can experience the greater sense of peace, joy, health and vitality that yoga brings to the mind, body and spirit.

QUALIFICATIONS

*Registered Level 2 teacher with Yoga Australia  www.yogaaustralia.org.au/teachers/kristin-nelson

*2007: Level 1 250hr Certificate in Yoga Teaching

*2008: Level 2 500hr Certificate in Yoga Teaching

*2010: 120hrs of Yoga Therapy Teacher Training

*Yoga Nidra Teacher Training

*Laughter Yoga Therapy Teacher Training

*Reiki 1 & 2 Certificate

*Thai Yoga Massage Practitioner Training Level 1

*I spent 2016 assisting John Ogilvie with Byron Yoga Centre’s Level 1 & Level 2 Teacher Trainings

*I have also spent hundreds of additional hours studying with many amazing internationally recognised teachers including Donna Farhi, Lance Schuler, Les Levanthal and Desiree Rumbaugh.

I am experienced in teaching prenatal, postnatal, restorative and therapeutic yoga classes, as well as meditation and yoga nidra relaxation.

 

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