About Nerissa

I discovered breathing practices over 20 years ago through yoga and meditation. I am grateful to Meditation teacher Dean Das (from the Siddha Nath tradition) for inspiring my breath journey and for his insights into the integration of postures, meditation, and breath.

Through a regular breath practice, I have experienced significant improvements with anxiety, hayfever, stress, and sleep. I am trained as a Buteyko Breathing Instructor under Patrick McKeown, Buteyko Clinic International and a Certified Restore Your Prana Instructor training with Robin Rothenberg, Essential Yoga Therapy.

I am passionate about teaching people what healthy, functional breathing looks like and sharing breathing practices that not only feel good in the moment, but help you get closer to functional breathing patterns and invest in your long term health.

I believe working with the breath can be one of the most powerful tools to support people to decrease their stress and anxiety and transform physical and mental health.

I have been fortunate to work with First Nations community organisations in education, arts, and cultural heritage for over 20 years. Working in management roles in the not-for-profit sector I found myself increasingly passionate about supporting the mental health and wellbeing of our team.

I am a mum to two amazing kids, a rescue pup called Meekah, and live with my husband on Wurundjeri Country of the Kulin Nation in West Footscray.


Photography by Vicky Palmeri Photography.