Practitioners

Dr Ela Manga – Integrated Medical Practitioner

Ela spent her early childhood in an extended Indian family home in the coastal town of Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Much of her passion for writing, healing and the mystical aspects of life was sparked by her relationship with her grandfather, a well-known writer and historian in the Indian community in South Africa. She graduated as a Medical Doctor from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg in 1998. After serving her internship and community service at Johannesburg General Hospital, now known as Charlotte Maxete Hospital, she ran a busy GP practice Windsor East, a bustling and densely populated suburb in Johannesburg. Working with mostly with young families and people just starting out in their careers inspired her need to practice medicine in a way that was more individualised, holistic and heart centred. She also recognised the importance of working with her patients as partners in creating and sustaining wellness.

In the last 10 years Ela took the leap, followed her heart and took her practice to the banks of the Crocodile River in Muldersdrift, near the Cradle of Humankind. Over the years, she has crafted a unique holistic approach to wellness, combining the principles of eastern philosophy, yoga, mindfulness and western medicine. She is particularly passionate about breathwork which has played a big role in refining her understanding of energy.

Having trained under International Breathwork Master Dan Brulè, she has taken breathwork to schools, organisations and special interest groups as well as running practitioner training programs. It is a powerful way in which she supports people in their healing process. Dr Manga uses modern medicine as a framework to delve deeper into the root causes of illness by drawing on safe and natural healing systems. Through this methodology, she supports both individuals and teams in healing the effects of stress and burnout.

Her passion is bringing mindfulness back into medicine and inspiring conscious living as a way of restoring and supporting health and wellbeing. Ela specialises in ‘Energy Management’ which is vital in today’s fast paced ever changing environment, and her book on the subject is scheduled for publication in 2016. She is well known as an expert in her field.

• Ela has been a contributor to Longevity Magazine, the leading health publication in South Africa for the last 10 years.
• Ela was on the panel of experts for a holistic lifestyle challenge called Wellup for two years in a row
• Appeared on health and lifestyle TV shows such as Carte Blanche Medical.
• Has been a guest on numerous radio shows including 702, Kaya FM and Chai FM.
• She is the Co-creator and facilitator of the ‘Energy Labsat Deloitte Consulting who have rolled out the programme to over 1000 people to date. The content of the labs are a distillation of the information in the book.
• She has a busy private practice.
• Regular speaker at health and wellness events and conferences and webinars.
• Has a growing international client base.
• She is the only medical doctor who is a qualified breathwork practitioner and trainer in South Africa.

Contact Dr Ela on dr.ela@healingatwoodlands.co.za or 082 330-6915 www.drelamanga.com

 

Marj Murray - Counselling Coach

Marj Murray is dedicated and passionate about assisting people to move out of the rut in which they find themselves. Whether this is done within the corporate environment, group settings or one-on-one, Marj calls on her 25 years’ experience in a number of industries and dealing with a variety of people to effect change in the individual and groups.

Having started her career in journalism, Marj moved through the ranks of marketing and corporate communication. During this time she gained experience in interacting and engaging with people on various levels, confirming her deep and long held belief that individuals are in dire need of support and understanding, no matter who they are or what position they hold.

She built on her post graduate studies in Psychology and Spirituality ensuring that she remained on top of personal growth trends and qualified as a Life Coach and Counsellor, as well as a Breathwork and Reiki Practitioner.

“I strongly believe in taking action to change one’s life. We are solely responsible for our lives and our happiness, and this is what my practice is focused on – activating people to take ownership of their lives and move forward to a more fulfilling, rewarding, and happier life,” says Marj.

Marj will develop a programme which is suitable for individuals requiring a life change, or for groups which need to improve communication, productivity, and general happiness. These programmes incorporate facing life issues head-on, changing ones thought patterns, and then taking action.

Marj specialises in the following, which can be applied in corporate environments, small groups and for individuals:
• Life Coaching
• Meaning-Centre Counselling
• Breathwork
• NLP Strategies
• Trauma and Grief Counselling
• Reiki.

Marj’s practice is at Woodlands Spa and Conscious Living Centre in Muldersdrift, located on the banks of the Crocodile River. Spend time enjoying the beauty of Woodlands with wide open spaces to meditate, journal, daydream or soul search.

The environment at Woodlands provides a space for reflection and contemplation renewing the mind, energizing the body, and uplifting the soul. The Spa offers a unique blend of traditional spa therapies and energy healing. A nutritional menu is available at Woodlands River Café.

Contact Marj on 082 561 3637 or marjmurray.mm@gmail.com for a consultation which is between 45 and 60 minutes at R500.00 a session.

Charlotte Davies – Yoga Teacher

Charlotte’s number 1 passion in life is Yoga, and has been from a very young age. Charlotte is a dynamic and passionate Yoga Teacher, Yoga Therapist, Montessori trained Nursery School Teacher, Reiki Master and Breathwork Practitioner. She has been practising Yoga for the past 18 years, since the age of 13. Charlotte completed her one year comprehensive 500 hour course in 2013 and has been teaching Yoga full time ever since. Her studies and years of commitment to her Yoga practice have equipped her with a sound knowledge of various Yoga systems.

Charlotte’s philosophy on Yoga is this; Find and face the challenges on the mat, so that we may live our lives effortlessly. Her classes are challenging (yet easily modified), uplifting, and approachable, as she takes you beyond the physical aspects of yoga, and brings you into your own sacred space.

Through a variety of poses, and conscious sequencing, Charlotte's classes and workshops will build strength, flexibility, and balance through stability, as well as provide the space to discover the truth in transition, and the sense of lightness you're looking for in your practice.

For more information contact Charlotte on 084 024 7417 or yoga@chijia.co.za

Barry Koekemoer - Reflexologist

Barry is a much loved Reflexologist and Energy Worker. He has been practising reflexology for the past 22 years and is a firm believer in the benefits it holds for both young and old, sick and healthy. Barry combines his sessions with selected soul music and energy work.  “I believe a relaxed body and mind to be a healing body and mind. I try and help people to take responsibility and be more in charge of their own life. I have a deep love and faith in the spiritual evolution of humans and the journey towards healing.”

You can book Barry on barrykoekemoer@hotmail.com or on 073 470 6400. Barry’s 60 minute session is R500 and his 90 minute session is R750.

Freelance practitioners offering their healing modalities from our Conscious Living Centre

ANASHREE HANSJEE - BOOKINGS 083 200 4909

Anashree is an energy healer, facilitator and holistic coach. After obtaining a business degree, she pursued a career in Intelligence whilst at the same time furthering her studies in the field of Energy Medicine. With a mission to raise the consciousness of humanity and enrich the lives of ordinary people everywhere, Anashree approaches her work from a
holistic perspective. When it comes to overall wellness, whether it’s a physical or emotional challenge that a client is facing, Anashree endeavours to go to the root cause of the imbalance. Very often that work also involves tapping into the innate wisdom of the body-mind system, exploring the subconscious as well as different aspects of self to identify triggers, archetypes, unhealthy beliefs or childhood trauma that mask themselves and later manifest as physical and emotional imbalance within the individual.

ANASHREE OFFERS
• Access Bars
• Sekhem Healing (Ancient Egyptian Healing)
• Quantum Healing
• Auric cleansing & chakra balancing
• Quantum Light Weaving (meditative healing)
• Distant Healing

DEBBY-LYNN LOHRENTZ - BOOKINGS 072 075 5293

Over the past 12 years Debby has immersed myself in various teachings and healing modalities to heal, grow &
understand. As my own journey unfolded I felt guided to share what I have learned & experienced, and started
to offer several healing journeys to assist anyone who feels guided to let go and heal in this way.”

Bring all your “Baggage” so that Debby can work with divine healing energies and your guides/guardian Angels
to help you clear all that no longer serves you. Bring back all your soul pieces so we can all
be complete souls, fully anchored and living in the “now”.

DEBBY OFFERS
• Reiki
• Egypt Sekhem
• Angel Healings
• Shamanic Soul retrieval
• Shamanic Power Animal Integration
• Sound Therapy
• Crystal healings

KAVISHA VALLABH - BOOKINGS 074 588 8106

Kavisha is compassionate about helping people during difficult times through her wealth of knowledge in Reiki, that has helped her accelerate her spiritual development. She is passionate about developing herself in the ever evolving world and sharing her knowledge and experience in helping others to overcome difficult times by accelerating their healing and spiritual processes. Kavisha has over 10 years’ experience in the IT corporate world with a post graduate degree in the field as well as balancing herself with internationally registered qualifications in Usui Reiki, Usui Reiki Masters, Karuna Reiki and Lightarian Reiki. Being in the corporate world helps Kavisha understand the pressures of finding a work life balance and has found that one of the
avenues in finding that balance has been through Reiki.

Kavisha is a Reiki Practitioner and International Reiki Master and has seen first-hand how Reiki has helped evolve and shape her world and would like to assist other individuals in their healing and transformational journeys.

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