Meet Winona

Winona LoveBlossom
Teacher | Mentor | Guide | Speaker | Writer | Learner

Bringing Earth Medicine to the People

I am originally from Berkeley, California (and will always be a California girl at heart), yet I have been blessed that my life path has allowed me to live, adventure and work outside the USA for the past 20 years.

I have been walking a conscious journey of personal healing and transformation for 30 years. In that time I have undergone extensive personal healing through shamanic traditions including journeywork, soul retrieval, sacred ceremony, vision quest and travel to various sacred spaces on this beautiful earth. I have worked with and learned from many different people, in many different healing modalities. I am honoured and blessed by them all.

Worldly Adventures

Communing with nature and sending prayers into many landscapes.

My interest in movement, bodywork and healing has been lifelong. With a background in dance, I discovered the transformative power of Pilates Bodywork when regular studio classes alleviated chronic back pain after three successive pregnancies. Experiencing my physicality anew as an integration of body-mind-soul, I realised this work would be a lifelong endeavour for my ongoing health and spiritual growth. On moving to London in 2003, I began a deep study of Pilates Bodywork which involved intensive study with leaders in the method for over 5 years. I have also studied homebirth midwifery and worked with woman and families through pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum times. Inspired by the workings of the human body, I completed an intensive year of study in the Anatomy of Movement with a world-renowned leader in the field. This followed with studies of Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Hands-on-Healing/Reiki, Sound Therapy, Crystal Healing, Shadow Work, Somatic Trauma Counselling, Herbalism and Plant Medicines… I always strive to continue my learning.

My holistic approach builds upon a strong classical training. Using the innate wisdom, power and balance of the body, and focusing on breath to explore deep spaces within, establishes a strong mind-body-spirit connection and brings opportunity for incredible healing on all levels of our being. This opportunity to shift imbalances in body, mind and soul lead to ongoing holistic wellbeing. I am thrilled to work with clients of every age and ability, both near and far, discovering how each individual has a unique story to live, tell and heal itself.

As a teacher, mentor, guide, writer and speaker, my heartfelt work opens the opportunity to shift imbalances in body, mind and soul which lead to ongoing holistic wellbeing. I am thrilled to work with clients of every age and ability, discovering how each individual has a unique story to live, tell and heal itself. I have held space for people from single treatments to ongoing rehabilitation; through the transformation into motherhood; to intensive training weekends and year-long course delivery leading to formal qualification.

I live alternatively in an off-grid homestead in beautiful Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand which allows me to connect deeply with nature and her vast teachings on a daily basis. I also enjoy cooking, dog walking, travel, yoga, dance, tree-climbing and being the mother of three fine young-people. My life is a ceremonial practice of mindfulness. I am a student of life, always desiring to learn more.


Experience and Training

FORMAL EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from the University of California at Berkeley
  • Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (teaching adults returning to the learning environment)

HOLISTIC TRAINING

  • Pilates Foundation Matwork & Apparatus Teacher and Teacher Trainer
  • Natural Bodies Anatomy of Movement study
  • Apprentice Midwife, Doula, Childbirth Educator and Trainer
  • Diplomas in: Reflexology, Sound Therapy, Aromatherapy, Shadow Work Practitioner, Psychotropic Plants, Crystal Healing and Rebirthing Breathwork – all completed with Distinction

INITIATIONS

  • Usui Ryoho Reiki Shinpiden Master
  • Ceremonial Cacao Practitioner
  • Chunpi Paco

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • International Alliance of Holistic Therapists
  • Pilates Foundation
  • Registrar of Exercise Professionals

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