Hi, I'm Melissa.
In a world that’s becoming increasingly medicalised, I’m here to listen to what you truly want and need. While I’m the first to recommend medical intervention when it’s warranted, I understand that it’s one piece of a complex puzzle.
- Certificate of Midwifery, 2002
- Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine, 2001
Both from Bastyr University, Washington State, USA
Yoga 200hr Teacher Training through Noah Maze, Los Angeles, California, USA, 2015
Prenatal Yoga Certification, through Bliss Baby, AUS, 2016
Postnatal Yoga Certification through Bliss Baby, AUS 2019
The Happiest Baby Educator Certification Program 2020
Certificate of Acupuncture for Midwives, Auckland College of TCM and Acupuncture, 2010
New Zealand Registered Midwife through the Midwifery Council of NZ, since 2005
New Zealand College of Midwives Membership, since 2005
Your wellness, your way.
Throughout my 15-year career as a midwife, I’ve held space for women in their most vulnerable moments. I’ve witnessed firsthand our innate strength and wisdom.
I believe this strength is always within us. My greatest wish is for every woman to learn how to tap into this strength every day, not just in the birthing room.
That’s why I’ve taken a break from attending births to focus on empowering all women to reclaim their health, vitality, and power.
I draw on naturopathy, midwifery, mindfulness, and other holistic approaches to empower you to feel better, brighter, and stronger, no matter what life is throwing at you. All my recommendations are evidence-based, clinically sound, and tailored to each individual.
What it's like to work with me.
I’m here to listen, hold space, and gently guide you towards solutions. As a qualified naturopath, I’m trained to treat the root cause of an issue, not just symptoms. I recommend evidence-based remedies to bring your body back into balance.
You can choose to work with me 1:1 (consultations) or attend a group class. Whether I’m working with one person or 20, I’m able to tune into the energetic needs of everyone in the room. I will meet you where you are.
Success to me is when you feel empowered about your own health. I’m not here to push particular agendas or ideas. I’m more of a gentle guide, offering suggestions and options along the way, so you have the tools and education to make choices that are right for you.
I can help you embrace every season. Even the stormy ones. Let’s make womanhood wonderful again.