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About Us




So what is the best version of yourself that you can be? 

I know life is busy. Amongst the busyness of kids, family, work, pets and so on... life can seem like you are on a hamster wheel. Where's the time for enjoyment, hobbies, chill time...apart from that holiday you may take once a year.


You may be grabbing snatches of 'me time' which are constantly getting interrupted by your family, or perhaps you have completely forgotten what 'me time' is or what you would even do on your own if you could grab some time.


What is the best version of yourself, if you don't even have a damn second to yourself?


Well, for some of you, it might be a version of yourself that you are completely unfamiliar with. For others, you may have had a glimpse of your best version when you have felt balanced, healthy and on top of life (um, when was that ?). 


I'm aware that life brings ups and downs. I believe, however, that the best version of you, is the you that can take life in your stride, to be able to flow with life with as much ease as possible.


I also believe, that coaching can assist you to get above your life, so you can see all parts and from that, you can then get a game plan on how to live a more happy, balanced and fulfilling life. I know life can get busy and in all that 'busyness', it's really easy to forget about YOU! 


I invite you, to come on a journey with me, towards the destination of being the best version of yourself that you can be. Life can always get better.

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Our Team



Hey lovely people, I'd so much prefer to meet you in person or via a video chat, however to give you a snapshot of what I'm about....

I think we are all here to grow into better versions of ourselves, to wake up to our potential, to realise that we are the incredible beings that we are. 


I love fun, solitude, nature, my family, my pooch, the beach, yoga, meditation, delicious food, fun tunes and helping people. 

I'm a mum, a healer, a life coach and am qualified in various holistic therapies - Naturopathy, Bioresonance Therapy, Neuro-emotional technique (NET), Access Bars and more. 

I've spent the last 25 years studying and working within the natural medicine field. The human being fascinates me,. We are so complex and such individuals. I've certainly learnt that we all require 'individualised' treatment, and that's exactly what I do. 

I'm a qualified Life & Wellness Coach, which has enabled me to work with people in a different way. Many of the Holisitic Therapies I do, focus on healing things from the past (emotions, the cumulative effect of lifestyle and exposure to things), whereas Coaching is about the now and the future for people. 

I also am a Certified Access Bars© Facilitator, teaching people how to learn this incredible body process to create change in their lives. 

I absolutely love assisting people to reduce the 'load' in their bodies from the past and assisting people to create a future they truly want to live. 




Hi there. I think that perspective has a lot to do with how we enjoy our lives and I have learnt there is certainly ways we can have control over our own perspective. 

I have found through my other career in Commercial Catering,  managing large amounts of people that I really enjoy helping people grow and learn. 

This had led me to training in NLP, so that I can continue this journey in helping with the mental side of people's existence. 




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Emily Whinney is an internationally qualified Massage Therapist, Reiki Master, Sound Healer, Past life Regressionist and Yoga Teacher.  With nearly 20 years experience you can be sure you are in good hands when you choose a treatment, tailor made for your needs, with Emily.






My name is Shirley Milligan, my family and I moved to the Tasman region in August 2022 from London, UK.

I am a Mum to my 6 year old son and wife to my very own Kiwi whom I met in London nearly 10 years ago.


In 2020 during the UK Lockdowns I found myself exploring many different spiritual and holistic modalities which have allowed me to experience a profound transformation in my life and encouraged a happier and healthier Me.

I trained as a Crystal Practitioner through the Hibiscus Moon Crystal Academy in 2021/2022.

Since moving to Richmond I enjoy volunteering at my sons school and as a Leader at the local Keas group.


When the student is ready the Teacher will appear …. I have been very lucky to experience this twice during my spiritual journey being Reiki attuned in 2022 in Liverpool, UK by my Usui Reiki Master and mentor Bev Jones from Primal Stone Soul. JingJing from The Healing Hut in Nelson who inspires and teaches me by offering Tai Chi and Qi Gong lessons which have allowed me opportunities to lead Intro to Qi Gong classes in the area.


I am proud to join Noreen and the team at Natural Living at the Founders Heritage Park. 

I will be offering Crystal Chakra Balancing as well as Crystal Body-Layout sessions.


My Intentions for these sessions are to offer a safe and nurturing environment where I may facilitate cleansing, balancing and aligning your seven main energy (chakra) centres. As well as offering specific crystal body layouts to encourage energy to flow freely to promote a harmonized mind-body-soul.


Crystal sessions are held in a safe space, fully clothed with minimal touch. Layering vibrational frequencies including crystals, sounds and essential oils in a peaceful environment which will allow a deep rest and reset as the energy centres of your body move into resonance with the higher vibrations of the frequencies, we will be using ie: crystals.

Contact Shirley on 0272 153 794





Hi my name is Gill. I moved to Nelson in 2021 from England with my husband John and our two beautiful daughters. We absolutely love our new lives here, especially our time together down at the beach or going on bike rides.

We try to live a natural and heathy lifestyle by nourishing our bodies every day with what it needs for us to thrive. This includes nutritious food, mostly whole food plant based, spending time in nature, movement and gratitude.

In 2009 I studied the Bowen technique at the European College of Bowen Studies after discovering its benefits following a car crash which left me with whiplash. I continue to be amazed by the powerful results such a gentle therapy can achieve: the body’s ability to heal itself is truly amazing. One of the things I love so much about Bowen is that it treats the whole body, not just the symptoms. Often, following a treatment people find relief from a pain that they hadn’t even thought about or mentioned prior to the session!






My life long passion with nature and all things natural of course became entwined in my therapies. All my work has a theme of attuning through the heart chakra, you will experience this in all the modalities I offer.

The underlying mission ingrained in my work is encouraging those, through my guidance, to connect to their own inner guru.

I am registered First Light Practitioner, Shaman (24 months) then Master Shaman (further 2 years), Medicine woman, Registered Practitioner (DipNZFE).

My work is my passion. I have been honoured to work with people from all walks of life – health professionals, yogis, reiki masters, shamans who have all witnessed/experienced dramatic changes in their lives through taking recommended blends.

The true ‘gold’ of my work is seeing those connecting more fully to their lives, recognising and releasing patterns of operating that no longer serve them, transcending emotional pain to walk forward to a more positive life.

Our Studio @ Founders Heritage Park 

Natural Living studio has been located at Founders Heritage Park since 2011.

Initially it started as a yoga studio, serving the community as this for 10 years. 

At the beginning if 2022, we refurbished it into what it is today - a beautiful, peaceful health & wellness studio. 

We have lots of free parking in the Founders car park.

We are the only building that you access directly from the car park. 

We have 2 spacious treatment rooms and a larger open space that is available to rent for workshops.

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