Meet The Team

Noreen Macdonald

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Noreen is the owner and creator of Natural Living.

 Philosophy

 Eat good food, have a really good daily health regime, be kind to yourself, love yourself and others and have lots of fun! 

Favourite quote 

'Something will grow from what you are going through. And it will be you'

Loves 

Her family, her chocolate Labrador, the beach, nature, yoga, food, travel. 

Qualifications

Diploma of Applied Science 

(Naturopathy)

200hr Yoga Teacher Training

(Nicky Knoff, Cairns)

Pre and post Natal Yoga

(Baby Bliss)

Quantum Reflex Analysis

Aromatouch

Neuro emotional technique

Bioresonance Therapy

Vikki Wilkinson

Vikki teaches Slow Yoga at Natural Living.

Philosophy

 That we are all interconnected and our lives journey (journey of lifetime/s) is to find our true authentic self, and have fun doing it!

Favourite quote

Be yourself, everyone else is taken (Oscar Wilde).

Loves

Summer, the ocean, music (player of instruments), singing, laughing, connecting, fishing, films, reading, camping, creating things of great beautiousness,  contemplating my navel, silence, stillness.

Qualifications

Diploma In Applied Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Studies (NMIT 2006)

Certificate in Supervision (Weltec 2011)

Member New Zealand Association of Counsellors (2009 – ongoing)

Diploma in Yogic Studies ( Satyananda Yoga Academy/Academy of Yoga Science NSW 2016)

School of Life

Jenny Ward

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Jenny teaches Prenatal yoga at Natural Living.

Philosophy

Eat healthy whole foods, exercise regularly, love family and enjoy friends, find your passion then never stop with it,  collect memories rather than possessions. Keep working on yourself inside and out and stay calm during the storm

Favourite Quote
“Health is wealth, peace of mind is happiness, yoga shows the way”

Loves
Spending time with my family, watching my children growing, teaching prenatal yoga it brings me so much joy, passing on my knowledge and experience to help others, a healthy lifestyle, friends, being surrounded by candles, crystals, plants and beautiful things. I love receiving massage and practicing reflexology.

Qualifications
Sivananda Yoga Teacher Training Certificate (200hours)


Sivananda Yoga Advanced Teacher Training Certificate (200hours)


Prenatal Yoga Module (40 hours)


Reflexology Level one
 

Kimberley Bortnick

Nicola Gill

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Nicola teaches Yin Yang Yoga at Natural Living. 

 

Philosophy

is live a healthy happy life, mentally, physically and emotionally 

Be Happy, Be Kind, Be love, Be Well, Be you, Be Pure Joy!

 

Favourite quote 

“It's not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.”
― Epictetus

Loves

I love my life! 

Family and Friends, Nelson my chocolate lab, yoga, traveling, reading, good food, the ocean, the beach and meeting new friends.

 

Qualifications

350hr hatha Yoga TT Int Shiva yoga centre

(yogacharya P.R Mohanan) Liverpool

Intensive Yin yoga for Teachers

(Jackie Quayle) UK

 

Tibetan-Usui 

Reiki level 1 & 2

(Nelson NZ)

 

Gabrielle Huygens

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Gabrielle teaches Pilates at Natural Living. 

 

Philosophy 

 That our body is always wanting to heal itself if we are able to create good conditions for change . 

 Favourite Quote 

If you don't take care of your body, where are you going to live?  

Loves

most things.

Qualifications

NZ Registered Physiotherapist ( Dip Phys)

Dip in Manipulative Physiotherapy ( Peripheral and Spinal)

Clinical Pilates to Level 3 ( BET method) - Mat exs + studio equipment / Reformer/ Trap table/ Wunda chair

Associate Instructor in Universal Healing Tao - Basic Level (Mantak Chia)

     

Kimberley teaches Yin Yoga at Natural Living.

Philosophy

Much can be revealed as we come to our mat; breathing, relaxing, letting go, we practice no thinking, just feeling, and no doing, just being. Yoga helps us to slow down, cultivating an environment of mindfulness and kindness. One where we are not just listening, but really hearing. My Yin Yoga classes are based on this philosophy.

Favourite Quote

Yoga is tolerating the consequences of being yourself” - Bhagavad Gita.

  I have been practicing yoga for 25 years and teaching for 18 and have been mentored and inspired by many master teachers and students as well. 

Maya Lefebvre  MA

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Maya teaches Gentle Yoga at Natural Living.

 

I started practicing yoga in my 20s, started teaching in my 30s and now in my 40s still uncovering the potency of yoga teachings into all areas of life.

I had the privilege to study closely with John Ogilvie as well as Sarah Powers as my root teachers and further learnt from Leslie Kaminoff, Simon Borg-Olivier, Shiva Rea, Jo Phee, Carlos Pomeda and I keep on inquiring!

Rosamund Feeney

Philosophy

Yoga is for everyone. We all come to the practice as unique people and all take something different from it. It might be calming the mind, relaxing the body or strengthening the muscles, but the end result of feeling your best self is the same. The perfect practice, pose or class is the one that works for you.

 

Loves

All things books, all things food. Being outdoors and walking around the Nelson area with a good podcast. Traveling, meeting new people and sharing yoga.

                                                                                                                          

Quote

You only know how it is, you can never know how it will be. 

 

Qualifications

Yoga International Certificate (200 hours)

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