At the age of 16, I left my home in the heart of Bavaria and moved to Australia where my life was turned upside down. I was spending much more time at home because I couldn’t speak the language, so Dad, who was a chef by trade was only too happy to teach me to cook. At the age of 21, I married a man who lived on vegemite sandwiches, steak and polony, so I made it my mission to expand his tastebuds. In the process, I realised that I felt at home in the kitchen and through cooking.
I engage best when my body, mind and soul are validated and nourished which I do through continual learning, increasing awareness and broadening my perspectives. My life journey includes many adventures delving into natural health, fitness, wellness and lifestyle practices which I am excited to share with you. It is truly a privilege to contribute to another person’s learning journey, to invoke deeper meaning or greater perspective and I am deeply touched that you allow me by a part of yours.
For Women / Spirituality
I’m not one to shy away from growth and the unknown, moving freely with the ebbs and flow life brings upon its journey, showing up authentically in places I am required. These attributes have granted me the ability to experience many different versions of myself. With a commitment to living my best life; in love, truth and compassion toward myself and those around me. My role is in helping others to stand in their power and find their sparkle through emotional wellbeing, mental health and holistic living.
Fay Savage - Winter
Qigong & Kiniesiology
My love for traditional medicine and energy medicine is what fires me up and has seen me travel to Asia to train in Qi Gong and work with Tea Masters to become a Master Tea Blender. With over 25 years of experience in natural therapies, I am also a kinesiologist and Neuro Trainer who loves to share my knowledge with others. I look forward to helping you bring balance to your life through Qi Gong and kiniesiology.
For Women / Meditation
Over the years, I have had the privilege of walking along side many on their journey towards self-love and acceptance through my work as a facilitator of health and well-being events. Passionate about mental health and connection, I am here, ready to connect with you as we hold space for each other, celebrating our individuality and growing ourselves, in our own way to live our best lives.
Yoga - Meditation
I believe nurturing of the self is essential for a long, happy, healthy life. Through my own regular yoga practice, I have learnt to free my mind and body from the effects of stress and the busyness of life which so often leads to health problems. My mission is to spread inspiration, self-love, peace and healthy lifestyle choices through the practice of Yoga and Meditation. I love to see my students grow and really embrace their yoga and meditation practice resulting in them discovering how to heal themselves.
As one of six children and empathic, I learnt to be discerning of where I place my energetic focus during childhood. I grew up on a farm playing outdoors, but invariably when the energetic ‘noise’ got too loud, I would curl up on my bed to read… recalibrating… Still my favourite thing to do. I am always learning, reaching into consciousness and connections of the universe. I love communicating and connecting in other realms, however my work with others is about bringing practical application into being.
Nutritional Therapy Practitioner
I’ve seen the decline in human health. I’ve seen how our children’s health through the generations is not what it used to be and this saddens me. I wanted to make a difference. This led me to study to become a Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner with The Nutritional Therapy Association of Australia. I am passionate about helping people discover their best health through food, lifestyle and self-healing and believe that everyone can discover the best version of themselves through eating a Real Food diet.
With a background in Physiotherapy, Kiniesiology and Sports Physical Therapy, I am a "Happy at all ages" expert. With 40 years of experience, I am proficient in many natural health therapies and am dedicated to giving ongoing support and teaching tools that produce measurable results, which are solid and long lasting. My aim is to educate and support you to stay fit, flexible and mentally sharp! Let me share my knowledge and expertise with you!
I came to yoga after experiencing some serious health issues and fell in love during my first class. Every cell in my body seemed to wake up and say, "Finally...... we're home, ahhhhhhhhh". It was through my practice and teacher training that I discovered mantras. I love how they help me switch off the 'monkey-mind' and become more present, helping me connect to my authentic self. I hope they do the same for you and I can’t wait to share Morning Mantras with Holistic Wellness Community.
Chiara means light and what I am in this life time is a light worker. I am passionate about sharing light and truth with whoever is ready to brighten their energy and take personal responsibility for their own growth. Years of study and research have resulted in me using reiki, yoga, movement and many other energy healing modalities to deliver simple yet life changing techniques to those who want to live their best life.
Finding your purpose. Being well. Just being. With a dedication to the glorious wealth everyone provides on this earth, I have combined a lifetime of skill working in the trauma space with counselling and yoga training to provide stillness and joy. Having spent 20 years in primary health care working in high trauma spaces, I have developed skills in compassion. Providing yoga and sound meditation to support people to know their skills and reach their full potential is my passion.
Yoga / Kid's / Meditation
I’ve always been a wild child, a thinker, a nature lover. My holistic wellness journey was fast-tracked as I hit my 30s, with the loss of my Mother. As a new mother myself, I became a seeker; studying yoga, adopting a low-tox lifestyle, soul searching to understand my grief and anxiety, embracing and growing from my experiences. I am inspired by the intrinsic nature of individuals, the divine feminine, sisterhood and my two beautiful young children.
Meditation / Spirituality
I jumped over the abyss, left my job and had no idea what I was going to do next. I called out for Divine Guidance, and the next morning, my answer was given.... Dance your Qi and Elemental Movement Meditation was my new direction and new love. Living from my Heart Wisdom is now a natural part of life for me. I am a Holistic Integrated Creative Arts Therapist, which allows me to further extend my vision of showing others the way back to their divine self and remember who they are in their essence.
As an holistic therapist, I practice and teach the Art of Feminine Alchemy, a powerful transformational experience that has changed my relationship towards myself, my body and other women to one of much more love and appreciation. It gives me so much joy to see women drop their insecurities and step into their quiet place inside where they can hear the whisper of their soul. It is pleasure and honour to work with so many conscious women who keep wanting to grow as we always learn from each other.
Relaxation / Meditation / Sleep Therapy
My life's journey has taught me how important it is to take time out for relaxation and self-care, and I love working as a sleep coach to guide others to sleep better and create a more balanced life. I came to sleep coaching through my own struggle with sleep, and I feel blessed to have found a modality that helps us to switch off our minds, relax our bodies, and get the sleep we need. I look forward to sharing these skills with you in a sleep-enhancing lead-in to bedtime, as well providing a peaceful space for self-reflection and connection.
Holisitic Counsellor / Pilates
Driven by the desire to help others through the rocky path’s of their lives, I have a passion for helping people and bringing them together. As a trainer, facilitator and holistic counsellor, my focus is on mental health and wellness and I am always excited to assist in the facilitation of the health of others. I am delighted to share with you classes that will assist in relaxation and anxiety management.
I'm a very down to earth person who believes individuals have the power within to make their lives more comfortable… that each of us have personal resources that can be brought forth, enabling the authentic healing process to begin. My working life has been in the disability, fostering and mental health sector until life-changing events guided me to become an art therapist… something that I am excited to share with you all.
One thing so very clear about life is how important it is to develop a healthy dose of self-love, acceptance and empowerment so as to face this journey full of challenges. It's from this place of centredness you connect to your authentic self, opening the pathway for your return to a place of wholeness and inner peace. And that's the reason I do what I do... because I care so much about the self-esteem of others. I'm here to help you rise up, live your passion and purpose, and be the person you're here to be!
Ever since I was a little a girl, I have loved all things spiritual. I am most at home amongst the angels and use massage, tarot cards, runes, pendulums and crystals as my tools of choice. My passion is to walk alongside people in their journey, assisting them to achieve their goals and aspirations so they can live the life they dream of. I am excited to share with you the gift of sound healing.
Nikki Bird (aka Birdy)
Art / Crafts
I'm deeply passionate about creative crafting and love to spread love and kindness through beautiful crafts, sharing inspiration and methods to create magical masterpieces. I love to spend time in nature foraging for things like gumnuts, sticks, feathers, rocks, leaves, shells absolutely anything I may be able to craft with… thank mother nature for her gifts before turning them into a piece of art. I’d be honoured if you joined me in this nature based creative process.
I am a STUDENT OF LIFE attempting to understand the essence of who we are and live my life to the fullest. I believe in ancient eastern wisdom for health, peace, love and Life and using the body and mind for well-being. Having been a student of yoga from early childhood, I look at yoga as a way of life in addition to twisting and turning the body like a pretzel. My ability to integrate daily experiences with modern day science and tenets of eastern wisdom result in my classes being unique and enriching.
I've had a long-winding path to finding my passion for sound-healing. It had become normal, pushing myself to my limits as we tend to do in a busy rushed society. As a parent, real estate agent of 16 years, goldfields driller, cray fisherman, kick boxer and iron man, I’ve worn many hats. It wasn’t really until I experienced Qi Gong and Dao that I ultimately formed a basis for my initial passion for sound and movement. After that first initiation, I received a big push in 2010 that saw so many extreme lifestyle changes; My goal is to invite others into a space of deep healing that I’ve been cultivating mindfully since 2012. With so much uncertainty in the world right now, there’s nothing I see more important than protecting, healing and honing our personal energies so that, even in fear, we can show up for ourselves and the ones we love.
I am so blessed. After 30 yrs of Yoga practice and spiritual journeying I feel joyful about sharing the keys to opening our whole lives to love and surrender.. breathe with me and love what you do. Hari Om
Terms and Conditions
HOLISTIC WELLNESS COMMUNITY MEMBER’S AGREEMENT and TERMS AND CONDITIONS
“Activities” means all activities that are included in the Holistic Wellness Community.
“CCA” means the Competition and Consumer Act 2010. “Damage” includes death, or a physical or mental injury of an individual (including the aggravation, acceleration, or recurrence of such an injury to the individual) as that term is defined in the CCA. Any data collected for marketing purposes from this membership will be strictly in accordance with
the Privacy of Information Act.
HOLISTIC WELLNESS COMMUNITY’S GUARANTEE
Holistic Wellness Community will provide members with at least 5 live classes, presentations, meditations or workshops per day and 1 interactive ‘Mental Health Check-in.
Holistic Wellness Community will record and store each of these classes for 1 week so that members can participate in classes at a time that is convenient for them.
Interactive classes, courses and workshops will incur an additional cost. Holistic Wellness Community will provide members with 50% discount on all interactive classes, courses and workshops.
Holistic Wellness Community will provide members with a member’s area where they can communicate with other members and facilitators.
Facilitators employed by Holistic Wellness Community will at all times be professional and will embody the 11 values of Holistic Wellness Community.
Members will take full responsibility for reliable internet access. Unreliable internet is not grounds for termination of this membership agreement.
All content on Holistic Wellness Community belongs to Holistic Wellness Community.
Members will not download, save or share any content from Holistic Wellness Community unless given specific instructions from facilitators.
Members will not be under the influence of alcohol or drugs when participating in interactive classes, presentations, meditations, circles and workshops.
Members will treat each other and facilitators with kindness and respect. Bullying and aggression will not be tolerated.
Members will respect and follow the 11 values of Holistic Wellness Community as follows;
• Peace & Harmony – Love is the way! We see each other and interact with each other from our heart space, creating and sustaining a community of peace and harmony.
• Connection – Connection is vital to our health and well-being! We connect by seeing, hearing and valuing each other without judgement.
• Authenticity – We all have different personalities, goals and purposes. By embracing these differences, we create a safe space and allow each person the freedom to show up as themselves.
• Kindness & Compassion – We all have unique struggles and challenges in life, so by treating each other with kindness and compassion, we create an environment where our members feel safe and nurtured.
• Inclusiveness – We build an inclusive culture by celebrating, honouring and embracing the diversity within our community. We welcome people from all walks of life, and nurture and protect those from marginalised demographics.
• Growth – We recognise growth as being fundamental to our development and well-being. We embrace the concept that life begins at the edge of your comfort zone and strive to be the best version of ourselves we can be.
• Sustainability –We promote sustainability by behaving in ways that are not harmful to ourselves, our community and our planet. This includes encouraging personal boundaries, engaging in non-violent communication and protecting Mother Earth; her forests, oceans, rivers, bushlands and creatures, large and small.
• Acceptance – We accept that we are all unique individuals with different perceptions and beliefs. We allow each other the space to express our differing opinions without judgement and ridicule. We understand that we can disagree and still treat each other with loving kindness and respect.
• Playfulness & Creativity – In a world where we often take our selves too seriously, we use playfulness and creativity to bring light and joy into our lives.
• Freedom – Freedom is fundamental to living our life’s purpose. We promote freedom by encouraging each other to place our individual callings and journeys above societal norms and expectations.
• Collaboration & Co-operation – We create unity by fostering collaboration and co-operation, understanding that we live in an abundant universe where there is enough for everyone.
Some activities are recreational and involve a significant degree of risk and exertion.
Members acknowledge that there are hazards and risks connected with physical classes and workshops. These risks include, but are not limited to, abnormal blood pressure, fainting, heart disorders and heart attack, dehydration, heat exhaustion, sprains, muscle strain, blisters, stress fracture, shin splints, tendonitis, cartilage tears, bursitis, back pain and bruising of joints.
Exercising beyond one physical limits and/or accidents involving exercise may result in serious injury or even death.
Members engage in these activities at their own risk.
Members acknowledge that some activities such as meditations and sound healings can involve emotional release. In some cases, this can lead to overwhelm, anxiety or panic attacks. Members engage in these activities at their own risk and take full responsibility for their mental health and will seek outside assistance in the event that they are struggling with their mental health.
Members acknowledge that Holistic Wellness Community facilitators are bound to report members to the relevant authorities if they believe the member is in danger of hurting themselves or another person.
Members acknowledge that this document represents a release and discharge from legal responsibility in favour of Carolyne Forte, Michelle Cherry and all persons associated with the Holistic Wellness Community. Members further agree to release the Holistic Wellness Community and its owners, employees, members and/or affiliates from any and all liability arising out of physical, mental or emotional injury to the member, and further agrees to defend, indemnify and hold the Holistic Wellness Community, its owners, employees, members and/or affiliates free and harmless from against the same.
This Agreement embodies the entire agreement and understanding of the parties with respect to the subject matter contained in this Agreement. There are no restrictions, promises, warranties, covenants or undertakings, other than those set forth or referred to in this Agreement. This Agreement supersedes all prior agreements and understandings between the parties with respect to each subject matter.
The agreement commences once payment has been accepted and membership approved. Members are entitled to all rights and privileges for the chosen and purchased type of membership. This agreement is non-transferable. All payment for membership is due in advance as follows:
• Annual membership: Payment in full before commencement of membership
• Weekly Direct Debit memberships: Advance payments starting on the day of membership commencement and continuing on the same day of each week.
These payments are non-refundable except in circumstances where:
• There has been a breach or negligence by Holistic Wellness Community or
• On the valid exercise of your statutory cancellation rights.
A minimum of 13 weekly payments are required before a 3-month contract may be terminated.
Once 13 weekly Direct Debit payments have been completed, a member can cancel automatic renewal payments in settings.
A member should not cancel their Direct Debit mandate with their bank until the final month’s payment has been drawn.
A minimum of 26 weekly payments are required before a 6-month contract may be terminated.
Once 26 weekly Direct Debit payments have been completed, a member can cancel automatic renewal payments in settings.
A member should not cancel their Direct Debit mandate with their bank until the final month’s payment has been drawn.
If a member fails to pay any amount due under this agreement for a period of more than 7 days, they will be denied access to the facilities until the amount due has been paid in full.
Debt collectors will be employed on behalf of the Holistic Wellness Community In the event that a member does not meet their financial obligation.
Members agree to promptly advise Holistic Wellness Community of any change to their membership details. Membership fees may be increased, subject to 30 days’ notice, at the discretion of Holistic Wellness Community.
For members under 18 only (third party payer) the agreement to pay is with the person who gives consent to the membership. This must be the same person who makes the payment in full or initial payment and subsequent payments. It is the person over 18 who agrees to these terms and conditions and pays the membership fee that will be responsible for any breach of these terms and conditions.
If the Holistic Wellness Community is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, a pro rata refund will be issued to all patrons.
This agreement may be cancelled if Holistic Wellness Community is in breach of contract. This includes not providing services which may reasonably be expected by the member.
This agreement may be terminated if the member is in breach of contract. This includes not behaving in a way that is in line with the values of Holistic Wellness Community.
When a membership is terminated, all the privileges of membership will be forfeited with immediate effect, there will be no entitlement to refund of any monthly membership charges already paid. Each provision in this agreement is individually severable.
If any provision is or becomes illegal, unforeseeable or invalid it is to be treated as being severed from this agreement, but the rest of the agreement will not be affected.