“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom” Anaïs Nin

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Nes shares a holistic practice, inclusive not only of asana (movement/forms) but of other areas of yoga, such as meditation, mantra/sound, yogic mindfulness and pranayama (breathing techniques), which can help to address the needs of the individual: physical, psychological and emotional. The focus is on body, breath and mind, using the breath to help focus and steady the mind as well as to support the body.

People come to yoga for a variety of reasons as it can be helpful in many ways- for the body and mind. Nes sees her role as a yoga teacher to be to facilitate the use of yogic tools in a way that best suits each individual to make the lives of her students better. 

“I first found yoga when I was suffering from the effects of PTSD and anxiety. I had crippling panic attacks and body disassociation. Yoga enabled me to slowly find pockets of peacefulness and using mantra enabled me to find them again when I most needed it, lengthening these “pockets” to a more general feeling of steady peacefulness. Through yogic mindfulness I was able to slow the mental chatter of negative thoughts and choose to contemplate a different perspective, and to be here now rather than dwelling on the past or worrying about the future. Through steady, strengthening asana practice I developed a deep awareness, love and appreciation of my body, the subtleties of movement and my needs. I have been to the depths of feelings and emotions in meditation; mantra, asana and pranayama gave me the willpower, courage and strength to explore those depths in order to accept what was there, to honour it and to let go of those patterns that were not serving me.”

Nes was first introduced to yoga with her wonderful teacher Jane Craggs, who shares an authentic practice inspired by her teachers the Mohans. Much of Nes' yoga teacher training was guided by Jane. Now Nes is also a yoga therapy student of Dr Ganesh Mohan and has attended Yogic Mindfulness training and Yoga Sutra course with AG and Indra Mohan.

Nes specialises in working with people experiencing stress and anxiety as well as those recovering from trauma.

Nes is a certified and experienced Yoga Teacher, trained with Babette Rothschild in Somatic Trauma Therapy, a Relax and Renew® teacher, Mountain Leader, Forest Schools Leader (L3) and Primary School Teacher. She has undertaken training in Yogic Mindfulness with A.G. and Indra Mohan, Chair Yoga for MS,COPD, Breathlessness and age related problems with Gill Ansty, Yoga, Food & Body Image Intensive Training with Chelsea Roff, Yoga and Mindfulness for Children Teacher Training as well as Emergency First Aid. In addition, Nes continues her Yoga Therapy training with Ganesh Mohan and is a trainee psychotherapist. 

Nes loves to learn and believes CPD to be invaluable to offering her students as much as possible. 

Working in the voluntary and education sectors for over 15 years, Nes has experience of working with people from various backgrounds, including women’s groups, young people with behavioural issues, people with physical disabilities, children and adults with profound and multiple learning disabilities and people of all ages with anxiety and mental health issues. She is passionate about helping to create an inclusive and individual practice, enabling everyone to enjoy the benefits of yoga no matter their body shape, gender, age or physical abilities.

As a qualified and experienced Mountain Leader, Level 3 Forest School Practitioner, Primary School Teacher with QTS, BA(Hons) Youth and Community Work, John Muir Award Leader, First Aider, Nes enjoys combining these areas with yoga and mindfulness in a holistic way to offer a varied experience that further develops connection, resilience and relaxation. 

In her spare time she enjoys mountain walking, climbing, cycling, surfing and open water swimming. Nes has found that yoga has improved her enjoyment of all these activities by giving added strength, body awareness, flexibility and the ability to release tension and find calm even in stressful/ fearful situations!

Nes' DBS, insurance documents and safeguarding policies are happily shared and available on request to clients. 

For more information on the style of yoga Nes teaches please see the FAQ page.

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Qualifications and Training

Northern Guild of Psychotherapy
Integrative Psychotherapy MSc (currently training, due to complete 2022)

Nitya Mohan
Sound for Sound Health

Babette Rothschild
Selfcare Tool Kit for Psychotherapists

Svastha Yoga, Dr Guenter Niesson
Yoga Therapy Training- Functional Approach to Disorders of the Cervical & Thoracic Spine and Upper Limb

Svastha Yoga, Dr Guenter Niesson
Yoga Therapy Training- Low back, pelvis and lower limb

Svastha Yoga, Dr Ganesh Mohan
Yoga Therapy Training- Yoga for Depression and Addictions

Svastha Yoga, Dr Ganesh Mohan
Yoga Therapy Training- Yoga for Stress and Anxiety

AG and Indra Mohan
Yogic Mindfulness: The Essence of Yoga

A. G. Mohan and Indra Mohan
Yoga Sutras

Yoga Campus (IYN, Yoga Alliance)
200-hour Yoga Teacher Training

Babette Rothschild
Somatic Trauma Therapy Training

Lucy Arnsby-Wilson
Transforming Trauma for Young People and Children with Yoga and Mindfulness

Chrysalis Kids
Children's Yoga & Mindfulness Teacher Training

Judith Hanson Lasater
Relax and Renew® Restorative Yoga Teacher Training and Relax and Renew® Trainer certification

Judith Hanson Lasater
Savasana Intensive

J Brown
Gentle is the New Advanced

Jane Craggs
Yoga for Spinal Health

Eat, Breathe, Thrive
Yoga, Food & Body Image Facilitator Training

AYS, Gill Ansty
Let’s Sit Down And Do Yoga – Chair Yoga for MS,COPD, Breathlessness and some age related problems Teacher Training

NSPCC
Child Protection Course

ITC
First Aid

Archimedes
Forest School Leader Level 3

University of Cumbria
PGCE Teaching

Manchester Metropolitan University
Youth and Community Work BA(hons)