Koru Centre practitioners

Tessa | Omana

Naturopathy | Reiki | Emotional Release
Founder and Director of Koru Centre

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I am passionate about helping people discover and achieve their true potential; be it in body, mind or spirit. This has been my guiding principle from the moment I began my journey at university in 1988 in studying biology, psychology and botany. ​After a brief detour into motherhood, I resumed my studies in the holistic field and gained certification in holistic massage, Reiki, and later a Bachelor in Health Science (CompMed), and diplomas (Hons) in Naturopathy and Herbal Medicine. Further study has led me to work in emotional healing using the Emotion Code. I have been practicing holistic bodywork for 25 years, naturopathy for 12 years, and emotional release for 10 years.

As a lover of learning, personal growth and potential, I am now on sabbatical; studying Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT®and Coaching (RTC®).  

RTT® utilises the power of hypnotherapy to access your subconscious mind, which houses all your memories, underlying belief systems, indeed every thought and experience that you have ever had in life. In an RTT® session, I work with you to access this knowledge, and then transform your beliefs about yourself to remove the blocks that prevent you from aligning with your true potential. RTT® can be applied to blocks that are affecting every aspect of life; body mind and spirit.  RTC® is an extension of RTT®, but is working with the conscious mind to aid you on the path to transforming how you engage in life.

I am nearing completion of my RTT® training, and am seeking a few motivated individuals who would like to explore this powerful technique and in doing so, help me in perfecting my skills.  Please contact me if interested.

Contact: tessacochrane@me.com or 021 794 500

Watch the video about RTT®


Walter Geursen
Matrix Repatterning

​Walter had been a NZ qualified and registered physiotherapist in clinical practice for nearly 40 years with a dedicated focus in the spine from the head down to the lower back.  He has been part of a Multi-Disciplinary Concussion Team, NZ for over 5 yrs as well as operating his private clinic. He now puts all this in practice as a Certified Matrix Repatterning Practitioner.

Matrix Repatterning is a gentle manual therapy that releases restrictions at the molecular level.  Developed over the past 15 years by Dr. George Roth, Matrix Repatterning uses a form of muscle testing to identify lesions in the tensegrity matrix of the body, and then corrects them using light manual pressure.

At Pure Wellness  - Chronic Pain, Migraine & Concussion Clinic, you will find new, ground-breaking and leading edge techniques about the approach and treatment of migraines, tension headaches, whiplash, neck pain, concussion/post concussion symptoms and body pain.

Contact: 027 853 5001 or atlasbalancing@yahoo.com



Andrew Perzigian
Acupuncture | Herbal Medicine

I graduated from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco in 2011. Upon graduation, I opened a private practice, Wellness Workshop SF and soon joined forces with Acupuncture Kitchen, what was then San Francisco’s preeminent fertility-based practice. After years working almost solely on women’s health and fertility, I needed a change of pace and completed an orthopedic acupuncture apprenticeship program under the guidance of Whitfield Reeves in 2015.

Acupuncture Works offers acupuncture and herbal medicine consultations that integrate classical Chinese diagnosis with western medical science. The clinic founder, Andrew Perzigian, brings his experience running and working in San Francisco clinics to the Nelson-Tasman region. He has extensive experience treating digestive, mood and women’s health disorders and has completed apprenticeships in classical pulse diagnosis and orthopaedic acupuncture for the treatment of acute and chronic pain.

Contact:  022 193 9076 or nzacupunctureworks@gmail.com


Available on Thursdays

Jennifer Holmes
Speech Language Therapy

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With over 12 years of clinical experience, Jennifer specialises in speech language therapy for adults. She has practiced in public and private health systems in New Zealand and the United Kingdom, before returning to her hometown, Nelson in 2022.

She works with adults with who are living with conditions which impact on the way the voice is produced (dysphonia), the coordination of speech sounds (dysarthria) and cognitive/language problems (Aphasia). She also specialises in assessing and managing swallowing disorders (dysphagia).

Jennifer is fascinated by mind-body connection and believes elements of yoga therapy are a powerful adjunct to traditional speech-language therapy. She loves learning about people and practices in a culturally supportive and motivating way to empower her clients to achieve their goals as soon as possible.


Jennifer receives referrals from Ear, Nose & Throat and other specialists such as GPs, Neurologists, and Respiratory Doctors. She also accepts self-referrals directly from clients. She values being connected to other specialists and will let her clients know if an onward referral may be of benefit to them.


Jennifer is registered with the New Zealand Speech language therapist’s association, a professional body that assures a high level of training, competence, and confidentiality.

Contact:  enquire@revoiceclinic.com


Available on Tuesdays

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Hayley Guinness
Stepping Stones Therapy & Yoga

I’m proud to provide multifaceted yoga and therapy services to empower you with the tools, strategies, awareness and confidence to live a life in tune with your authentic self.

I’m a clinical nurse consultant with over 15 years’ experience, specialising in supporting people with mental health concerns, complex trauma and eating issues recovery.


I’ve worked as a specialist in a variety of clinical settings including inpatient and day programs, as well as community settings where I’ve offered comprehensive assessments, case management, and individual and group therapy.


As a trained yoga teacher, I’ve taught hatha, restorative and yin classes in clinical and community spaces for over 7 years. My mission is to support people to apply yoga principles in daily life in order to live with mindfulness, intention and self-compassion. As a down-to-earth, calm, compassionate and nurturing person, I hold space for you to go within and work on what is holding you back from tapping into your full potential. 


My wealth of clinical and yoga experience is combined at Stepping Stones Therapy and Yoga to offer you support through individual therapy, tailored yoga classes, workshops and retreats.




Available on Wednesdays from October


Jing Jing Jackson

Holistic Pulsing & Chinese Therapeutic Bodywork

In my hometown, bodywork is a day-to-day activities between families and neighbours, equivalent to hugs and loving words. I remember my grandma rubbing me and my sister with hot compressing herbal bags when we got fever. I remember my parents did scrapping massage for each other after a hard day’s work. My grandma taught scrapping and massage at the age of seven.


The second significant motivation for me to provide healing bodywork is my own healing journey. In 2016 my beloved late husband Phil suddenly passed away. I suffered undescribed pain day and night. My health straight glided down. Thanks to Holistic Pulsing(‘HP‘), which I received once or twice every week over two years, I was able to experience the calmness, lightness and joy above the constant waves of grief, and continue to live my life.

Our Value:

Be the change you want to see

Our Mission:

The Healing Hut is dedicated to supporting a thriving community by delivering therapeutic and relaxation bodywork.

Our Vision:

To nurture body, mind and holistic health;
To improve sustainable wellbeing;
To nourish a thriving community.

Contact: 027 4348 586 | jingjingjackson.nz@gmail.com


Available on Tuesday afternoons and all day Friday