MELISSA PARKS

 Restorative Exercise Specialist, Senior Yoga Teacher, Personal Trainer and Somatic Exercise Coach

Working in movement health for more than 16 years I've studied extensively at home and abroad. I work to empower others to uncover the foundations of great movement so that they too can move well with joy. You could say that 'Movewell is for life, not just for weekends!' It takes time to uncover our habits and wake up muscles and movements that may have been sleeping for some time - but it's a powerful feeling to recognise that you have more control than you might have realised to maintain and / or recover that feeling of a healthy, optimally functioning body again.

2017, Nutritious Movement Returning RES intensive - USA (Katy Bowman led training)
2016, Nutritious Movement Certified™ Healthy Foot Practitioner
2015, Nutritious Movement Certified™ Restorative Exercise Specialist
2014, Senior Teacher with the peak national body, Yoga Australia
2013, Somatic Exercise Coach
2013 - 2014, Mentor - Advanced Diploma of Yoga Teaching (Academy of Yoga Learning)
2011, Graduate Certificate in Wellness - Distinction, RMIT University
2011, Paul Grilley - Yin Yoga Teacher Training Level 2
2010, Paul Grilley - Yin Yoga Teacher Training Level 1
2008, Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy, Levels 1 and 2
2005, Certificate IV Fitness
2001 - 2003, Diploma of Health – Yoga

 

NICOLE KEES

Restorative Exercise Specialist (IP), Yoga Teacher,  Somatic Exercise Coach

My path to Restorative Exercise began at least 30 years ago when I trained as a Registered Nurse; my primary reasons for becoming a nurse were to help people move out of pain, discomfort and disease, and a thirst to know how our amazing bodies work. Thirty years on this is still what motivates me. My focus is to offer the knowledge I have gained from many wonderful teachers (and my own body) as a possible way to move out of discomfort or prevent the "myth of aging" (Thomas Hannah): that stiffness and chronic illness are an expected part of our aging process. That's where I'm aiming for myself and my classes!

2017, Nutritious Movement Restorative Exercise Specialist intensive - USA (Katy Bowman led training)
2016, Restorative Exercise Specialist in Progress (Nutritious Movement™- Katy Bowman, MS - Biomechanist)
2013 - 2014, Advanced Diploma Of Yoga Teaching (Academy of Yoga Learning)
2013, Somatic Exercise Coach
2013- 2014, Trainings with international yoga teachers Donna Farhi and Lisa Peterson in the skeleton and alignment, the fluid body, the heart and cardiovascular system and Restorative Yoga
1999 - ongoing, Began my own Yoga practice in the Iyengar tradition with teacher Ros Dennett
1998 - 2000 Graduate Diploma of Health Counselling, Victoria University of Technology1983 - 1998, Certificate Registered General Nurse, Certificate of Critical Care Nursing, Research Nurse Training, Bachelor of Nursing - La Trobe University