Cressida Jones was awarded the Bachelor of Health Science (Major in Psychology) at the University of Adelaide in 2008 and completed her Masters of Occupational Therapy at the University of South Australia in 2012.
She has broad experience working in a range of settings including children, aged care, disability, mental health and neurological rehabilitation. Cressida is passionate about working with people to clarify their needs and wants and identify the barriers preventing them from achieving their goals. Cressida works collaboratively with her clients and empowers them to become independent in the areas of most importance and meaning to them. She is a strong advocate for clients to access the services they deserve.
Outside of her occupational therapy work, Cressida is a busy mum to 4 young children.
Uduma Idika Uduma
Uduma Idika Uduma was awarded a Diploma in Sociology and a Degree in Social Work in 2008. In 2010 Uduma graduated from Flinders University with a Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Science. He has over 12 years experience in practicing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, Behavioral Therapy (BT) Graded Exposure and Behavioral Activation Therapy. He has numerous years experience in working with men to develop effective strategies in managing Domestic Violence related issues and creating a safer and happy home for families.
Uduma has supported clients to develop strategies to manage different range of issues such as:
- Co-Morbid mental health and substance abuse disorder
- Different anxiety disorders
- Drug and alcohol
- Domestic violence issues
- Low self-esteem
- Anger issues
- Problem solving
- Suicidal issues
- Adjustment issues
- Lacking focus in life
Uduma is an Olympian, and a public speaker and he has helped clients live a meaningful life by motivating them to develop passion for life and problem solve different life challenges. He is competent in creating a safe environment for clients to explore their vulnerabilities and develop strong willpower and resilience to overcome issues. Uduma is there with you in your journey to discover your purpose and provide support to discover strength within you.
Uduma is the CEO of Uduma Charity Organization who partnered with EQUALS Foundation to build a free vocational school for over 150 less privileged children in Africa.
Uduma provides free coaching to young athletes and helps them to develop athletic potential and teaches them life principles and disciplines.
Uduma is an active member of South Australian African Health Advisory Committee, who are committed in creating HIV awareness and supporting people living with HIV.
She believes that a proper blend of Ayurvedic lifestyle, diet and yoga is essential for a healthy body, mind and soul and for establishing harmony amongst them. Dr. Shweta, also believes that one cannot control the extrinsic factors which affect our health but one can always make the intrinsic system strong enough with the help of Ayurveda.
Her interests include management of chronic health ailments, issues related to women’s health, children’s health and lifestyle disorders which can all be managed with Ayurveda and Yoga.
Dr. Nitika Rattan
Dr. Nitika Rattan BAMS MD (Ayurveda) is a qualified practitioner from India. She has been working as an Ayurvedic practitioner for the last 9 years and has graduated and completed postgraduate studies in Ayurveda from Desh Bhagat Ayurvedic College Mandi Gobindgarh, in the northern region of India. Dr. Nitika has also completed a Yoga Instructor Course from Swami Vivekananda Yoga University of Bangalore.
Dr Nitika deals in the management of endocrine ailments and psychological disorders relating to stress and depression. She believes that Ayurveda teaches us to cherish our innate nature to love and honour who we are.
Meredith Russell is a registered Ayurvedic Practitioner, graduating from Equals International with a Cert. IV in Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultation and Advanced Diploma of Ayurveda. She is also a registered Yoga Teacher with a Diploma of Yoga Teaching Y.T.I.S.A. and Yoga Teaching certification from Adelaide Ashtanga Yoga Shala, with over 30 years of experience as a yoga practitioner incorporating healthy lifestyle advice to restore health and wellbeing. Meredith’s academic background is in Creative Arts and Community Education, and she passionately combines the richness of these experiences in her consultations.
Meredith believes in a holistic, nurturing approach to healing by nourishing every aspect of the whole self, including diet, lifestyle, nutrition, yoga, meditation, visualisation and creativity to suit individual needs. Ayurveda allows people to be personally responsible for their health and wellbeing, opening the door to wellness, creativity and balanced lifestyle by using a full range of healing modalities in one complete, integrated system. This involves an individual health assessment and advice, education and guidance on nutrition and lifestyle. In this way Ayurveda can be life changing and transformative and has a lasting effect on body, mind and spirit, allowing each individual to live to their full potential.
Aromatherapy and Reiki Therapist
Angela Redman is a certified Aromatherapy and Reiki Therapist with over twenty years experience, a very natural and vivacious person with an extremely positive and optimistic attitude to life. She loves to be happy and encouraging of others with a deep interest in health and fitness. Angela is also an Amazon Best Seller Published Author of “The Energy of Receiving” (Happy Publishing 2015). With additional training in Polarity Therapy, Australian Bush Flower Therapist, Meditation, Indian Head Massage, Pranic Healing, Polarity Therapy, Life Style Wellness Coaching, Gym Instructor and Holistic Counselling for Body Mind and Spirit. I am committed to a holistic yogic life style and believe this approach is essential and necessary to having a creative and giving existence.
Remedial Massage Therapist
Having grown up in the Adelaide Hills, Georgina fell in love with big trees from an early age and has always felt at one with nature. Nothing gives her greater pleasure than wide open spaces, ever-changing landscapes, morning birdsong, sunshine, leaves rustling in the wind, and feeling salty water and sand at her feet, as the ocean laps at the shore.
A gentle soul, Georgina has always felt deeply connected to others who value kindness and compassion, who are open to new ideas and ways of doing things, and who value wisdom and life experience.
For all these reasons, Georgina feels like she has “come home” to Aspects of Healing and Ayurveda Village.
It’s been quite a journey to get here.
Raised quite conventionally, Georgina’s mother first introduced her to natural medicine in her late teens, to manage a personal health low-point. This experience got her well again and instilled great faith in the principles and philosophies of natural medicine. Jump ahead a couple of decades…. Following more than 20 years on the treadmill of high-paced event and conference management, public relations and fundraising work, Georgina decided to embark upon a career change to help others, one-on-one, in a meaningful way. Since then, Georgina has become a qualified naturopath and clinically consults in multi-modality clinics, alongside her work at health retreats and integrative health centres.
A true Gemini, Georgina loves to be dynamic, and so, having her feet in different (but related) worlds brings her much happiness, as does meeting people from across the globe with their varied cultural and life experiences.
With great reverence for the healing power of nature, Georgina wholeheartedly embraces traditional wisdom fused with modern science. She has experienced and witnessed the profound change that tailored food as medicine, nutrition and plants can bring to individuals’ lives, no matter where they are in their own personal health journeys.
She looks forward to assisting you on your journey too.
Natural health has always interested Raquel, as it is a fantastic complement to other health modalities.
Raquel was drawn to natural health when her own health had declined. Some of the things that she was able to implement greatly benefitted her and she was able to see the need for this within our health care system and community.
Having begun her naturopathy studies at Endeavour College of Natural Health a few years ago, it has only increased Raquel’s interest in the natural health realm. It has given her a great understanding of the human body and provided her with knowledge to help those in need. She is passionate about helping people reach optimal health so that they can feel, live, and look great. She believes, as someone with education in this area, that it is important to guide people on their own journey of self-discovery.
Raquel feels very lucky to be able to do this at Aspects of Healing through providing service and encouragement to our clients.
When not working or studying, she loves being outdoors and surrounded by nature. Feeling fresh air and sunlight helps her to feel relaxed and whole.
Karolina Konieczna always had a desire to help people in the area of rehabilitation. It was this that led her to studying Physical Education and Physiotherapy in Poland. As a part of her education at the Academy of Physical Education in Gorzow Wielkopolski, Poland, Karolina trained in a public hospital working in various wards, Cardiological, Neurological & Orthopedic. She completed her studies as a qualified Physiotherapist. Since moving to Adelaide, Karolina has continued to develop her skills at EQUALS International in Remedial Massage and after undertaking her student placement training, at Aspect of Healing, was selected to become a permanent staff member at our clinic. She is now a fully qualified Remedial Massage Therapist.
Karolinia is also very interested in Ayurvedic Healing and is looking forward to continuing her education under the guidance of our Ayurvedic Doctors and Practitioners. To Karolina, the role of a Remedial Therapist is to begin to open up the body, the muscles, the tissues, to improve health, and to guide clients towards making healthy choices for their own wellbeing.
Remedial Massage Therapist & Ayurveda Therapist
The idea of becoming a Remedial Massage Therapist started taking shape back in 2015 when Gabriela was studying to become a Yoga instructor. During the training she was introduced to the philosophy of Ayurveda, and the knowledge she’s developed with that course inspired her ongoing interest for Natural Health. This took her to her first Massage course. Here in Australia, Gabriela has completed a Diploma of Remedial Massage and has been working in the area since her graduation.
Massage Therapy is one of the most commonly used forms of Holistic Medicine. This means that, as a practitioner, Gabriela takes into consideration all aspects of each person (e.g. Physical, Mental and Emotional), treating the root of the problem, and not just the symptom. For that reason, she likes to use an intuitive approach to her treatments, incorporating a variety of practices and techniques to help clients to achieve better health.
She believes in the healing benefits of Holistic Medicine. Living this modern way of life causes many to develop issues such as stress and anxiety, that turn into physical imbalances. Gabriela usually says that: “the body talks”, and if that we learn how to listen, we can treat it naturally and free from side effects. That’s why she became so passionate about Massage Therapy. It means a lot to Gabriela to help people to feel less pain and improve their quality of life.
Dr. Rajneesh Kour
Dr. Rajneesh Kour is an Ayurvedic Doctor who completed her studies (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery) from Jammu University, Jammu & Kashmir, India. She is currently registered with the Australasian Association of Ayurveda (AAA) and has also undergone extensive panchakarma training from a Government Ayurvedic Hospital, where she practised Ayurveda during her internship.
With a background in Panchakarma Detox, Dr. Rajneesh is passionate about disease prevention and natural healing in our often highly stressful world and believes that Ayurveda can help us to maintain great health, without any side effects. She encourages her patients to ask themselves how they can stay healthy and shift the focus away from outside stresses and onto their own well-being. She also teaches them an Ayurvedic diet and how to heal using Ayurvedic herbal medicine.
Dr. Rajneesh has expertise in the following conditions and has seen impressive results with an Ayurvedic range of therapeutic treatments:
- Skin diseases (e.g. Eczema, dermatitis, skin allergies)
- Pains & Aches (e.g. general body pains, arthritis, gout]
- Digestive disorders (chronic constipation, Crohn’s disease, IBS, Diarrhoea)
- Intestinal Worms
- Mental health (Depression, anxiety, stress)
- Weight gain
- Women’s health
- Diet plans
- Respiratory diseases
She believes in healing the body through herbs, treatments, lifestyle changes and diet modification and also believes that Ayurveda is an holistic approach towards health. So, to treat any condition, it’s important to treat the body, mind, as well as the soul.