I grew up in the Kaitaia area surrounded by native bush. The forest was my solace, my friend and my healer and I always been passionate about Aotearoa and her native plants.
What started as a passion and a hobby making balms and creams soon turned into a small business called Native Healing Herbals - Which as well as making native healing balms, and homeopathic remedies also runs workshops on how to make balms, homeotherapy, and to also learn about natural health remedies and alternatives, and provides various holistic healing techniques. I have been doing this for about 12 years now.
Tia is certified as a homeotherapy practitioner, cert homeobotanicals, cert reiki, Level 4 certificate in mental health and addictions, cert horticulture, cert adult teaching cert.floristry Ra Sheeba master currently studying to become a personal trainer and health coach tour guide for "Adventure Puketi"
I am a solo mum to 4 beautiful, amazing children and am currently based in Whangarei In the past i have tutored for North Tec in level 2 horticulture and the level 4 homeobotanical therapies component of complimentary therapies course. i have facilitated community based workshops, which have varied from working with midwives, in schools new entrance to year 13, adult education facilities, marae based programs, individual adult groups, school holiday programs, healing gatherings and hui, festivals............
Every workshop gives the opportunity to learn a little bit more about self, through being open to what all participants can teach and listening to the knowledge which is openly shared. I see each workshop as an opportunity to meet new people and pass on knowledge, which may assist the community to become re-empowered, by taking responsibility for themselves and the health of their whanau. When I run the workshops on balm making I endeavor to pass on how the gifts that we hold, to those who require them, are drawn to them, or who call for them by maintaining integrity and respect for ourselves and our students. I endeavor to leave the students with a rewarding feeling which builds self esteem and confidence. I have an opportunity to assist people in a natural, un-obtrusive way. I Believe in creating products which compliment the body and allows it to heal without a concoction of chemicals being loaded onto or into the body.
The products are blessed and sent with an intention, of helping the person in whatever way is the most beneficial to him or her at this time, to help them find healing in whatever form they need to receive it, and to help them to reach their highest potential in this life time and to remember who they truly are. A magnificent human, being here on this beautiful earth.