Nic Russell is the owner of South East Yoga and Wellbeing. She creates and facilitates yoga and mindfulness programs for children and young people in early learning services, schools and yoga studios. As well as conducting workshops for Educators.
Nic has been working in education for over 25 years. Starting out in the Early Years sector and now working as a TAFE teacher in the Early Childhood Education VCAL program, alongside currently teaching children’s and youth yoga in a local yoga studio, teaching adult meditation and yoga at a wellbeing centre and running her yoga business.
Nic is a level 1 yoga teacher, qualified children’s yoga teacher and has certified training in yoga therapy for children and youth, trauma sensitive yoga, mindfulness, meditation and mental health first aid.
She is the Victorian representative for Yoga Australia’s Yoga for Children Working Group, providing advice relating to the advocacy of yoga for children.
Her passion is in supporting children’s and youth social and emotional wellbeing, through the implementation of yoga and mindfulness.
Nic believes that all early childhood professionals have the capability to embed fun, engaging yoga and mindfulness programs that can impact whole services, they just need to be shown how.
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