Meet our Practitioners at Autumn RETREAT

Angela Koutsofrigas


Acupuncture & TCM Pregnancy Massage & Kundalini Yoga

Angela is a registered Acupuncturist with AHPRA having trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and has been in private practice for 13 years. Angela specializes in infertility and women’s health. She uses an integrative approach to restore natural fertility, to support women during IVF, to enhance men’s reproductive health, treats women during pregnancy, in birth and in the post-partum period. She combines acupuncture,  Chinese herbal formulas, breath work, yoga and dietary advice to help women and their partners restore and balance their reproductive health. As a mother of three children Angela’s personal exploration into fertility, pregnancy, birth choices and motherhood have provided her with a broad base of experience and expertise which she warmly brings to her practice.

Angela is available Mondays 9.00am-4.00pm, Thursdays 10.00am-7.30pm and Saturdays 8.00am 2.00pm

Community Acupuncture available Friday from 12pm...coming soon

For class times please see our Class Timetable for Term 3 2017

Anita Mikedis


Gita Style Hatha Yoga & Teen Yoga

Anita has been practicing yoga for 20 years and teaching for the past 8 years. Anita trained at Melbourne’s longest running yoga institution, Gita International and teaches the unique, transformative and empowering Gita style hatha yoga. She enjoys the opportunity to teach in many varied environments, including workplaces, schools & kindergartens - indoor and outdoor; introducing people of all ages & all walks of life to the many benefits of yoga - physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.

For class times please see our Class Timetable for Term3 2017

Autumn Ryan


Oncology Massage, Birth Support & End of life support

Autumn has over 15 years of experience as a Remedial Therapist, and as well as being the proprietor of the busy Autumn RETREAT, the services that Autumn is pleased to personally offer include: Oncology Massage, Lymphatic Drainage, Birth Support and End of life Support, Reiki & Infant massage classes (groups and private sessions)    


Autumn is available by appointment autumn@autumnretreat.com.au

Carolyn Hall 


Bowen Therapy & Naturopathy

Carolyn Hall has been consulting as a naturopath for eight years and as a Bowen therapist for seven. She aspires to work with her clients to help them realise their health goals and to feel well again. As a naturopath, she specializes in health conditions such as digestive problems, skin disorders, female hormonal issues and chronic stress using a combination of herbal remedies, flower essences, dietary and lifestyle advice. Naturopathy aims to support the body's amazing ability to balance and heal itself. As a Bowen therapist, Carolyn has helped many people with a number of problems such as shoulder, neck and jaw issues, chronic hip pain/ tight hamstrings, knee problems and reducing stress levels. Bowen is a great adjunct to naturopathy, encouraging structural balance thereby addressing one’s health on another level.

Carolyn is available Tuesday 10.00am-6.30pm, Thursday 10.00am-7.30pm & Saturday 9.00am-2.00pm



Massage & Remedial Therapies

Christina has over 12 years massage experience, offering personalised 'realistic-holistic' soft tissue treatments, including Remedial, Sports, Therapeutic Relaxation, Pregnancy and Childrens massage.

Christina is available Friday 2.00pm-8.00pm & Saturday 9.00am-3.30pm

Francine Bird 


Hatha Yoga

Francine is a qualified Yoga Instructor & Occupational Therapist. She has trained in Canada, the US & India. Francine loves yoga & the way it allows us to reclaim the comfort our bodies deserve. She has been teaching Hatha yoga for 15 years.  Francine uses both her yoga experience as well as her Occupational Therapy study and practice to ensure all students gain the benefits of their yoga practice. In recent years Francine has taken a real interest in pregnancy and post-natal yoga.   

For class times please see our Class Timetable for Term 3 2017

Grant Lewis 



Since completing his training as a Myotherapist in 2005, Grant has been on a transformational journey of becoming a true healer. Grant believe that knowledge comes from books but wisdom comes from experience, and a true healer requires wisdom combined with the understanding that you never stop learning. Many people suffer from various types of myofascial pain caused by various types of repetitive stress in their life, this could be mechanical, nutritional, emotional, mental or spiritual. The key to finding your balance is to identify which of these stress factors are most involved for you. Together we create an individualized plan to drop these stress factors, in conjunction with specific myofascial manipulation and positive affirmations for health, exercise and lifestyle, helping you find your true balance.

Grant is available Thursday and Friday 2.00pm-8.00pm

Marleen Plate


Marleen Originally trained as a pharmacist, Marleen was drawn to the herbal and nutritional origins of medicine and returned to study naturopathy. Marleen's particular area of interest is assisting people with chronic pain and fatigue syndromes such as Fibromyalgia, adrenal fatigue and migraine. She is also passionate about finding health through balancing our healthy gut bacteria.

15 minute complementary chat
Not sure if Naturopathy is your cup of tea? Come and share a cuppa with naturopath Marleen to discuss what personalised nutrition and western herbal medicine can offer your health. This is a NO OBLIGATION free service so you can 'sound her out'.

Marleen is available By apointment

Mattie Sempert 



Mattie Sempert graduated from the New England School of Acupuncture (Boston, USA) in 1991, and is a Registered Acupuncturist with the Chinese medicine Registration Board (Victoria) Her style of acupuncture combines classical Chinese with the more dynamic, hands-on Japanese approaches, where it is crucial to find the live spots to treat. The numerous ‘tools’ that she uses include not only needles (very fine Japanese gauge) but also different moxibustion techniques (especially direct moxa and a soothing gadget called a Tiger Warmer) and Gua Sha or ‘spooning’, which is a very effective way to free-up stubborn muscle tension. Mattie enjoys explaining this ancient medical art in contemporary terms that are more accessible and understandable to her predominantly Western, urban-based clientele. She frequently and effectively treats a wide range of problems related to stress, weak immunity and all sorts of painful conditions. As well as her extensive clinical experience Mattie regularly holds seminars and workshops teaching Japanese methods.

Mattie is available Tuesdays & Wednesday 2.00pm-8.00pm

Melissa Romanella 


More information coming soon

For class times please see our Class Timetable for Term 3 2017

Nic Morrey 


Nic Morrey is a child and family psychologist, with over twenty years of experience in the community health sector & in private practice. Nic’s therapeutic & teaching style is influenced by his experience in Hakomi, Insight Meditation, Mondo Zen, The Diamond Approach, Integral Psychotherapy, Imago, the psycho-neurobiological approach to couples therapy (PACT) & the men’s health movement. Nic is a trained group facilitator running local and international training programs such as 'The Psychology of Relationships’ and ‘The Psychology of Spirituality’ for personal and professional development. Nic mainly works with children, men's issues and helping couples get through the power struggle phase of their relationship, as well as helping individuals navigate life stage challenges. Medicare rebates apply.

Nic is available Wednesday & Thursday 1.30pm-5.30pm.

For more information see Nic's website www.integralpsychology.org

Noni Turner 


Astrology & Hypnotherapy

For many years Noni has explored her own journey both spiritually and psychologically. She has studied world religions, Buddhist meditation, astrology, the Symbolon cards, and has participated in an assortment of physical and emotional therapies. She has created a series of CDs designed to help young children and teenagers go to sleep without anxiety. She continues to, and always will, explore the myriad of ways in which the human soul can grow. To help others develop self-knowledge, self acceptance and inner peace is the most delightful way she can think of to earn a living.  

Noni is available by appointment

Rachael Millsom 


Mindfulness Meditation

Rachael works in a holistic, gentle, creative and mindful way, assisting you to tune into your own internal wisdom and to grow from within. She believe’s that healing and growth takes place through supportive connections, with others and with nature. Rachael aims to create authentic, respectful and safe relationships with clients, working with the body, emotion and thought to bring about change and healing. A session with Rachael may include: personalised meditation and mindfulness; deep mindfulness work exploring the wisdom of your body; understanding and exploring your ego states; intuitive and creative processes; nature connection; psychoeducation; and psychotherapy. Rachael offers 5 week meditation series. Each session with Rachael will take you on a journey of self exploration and discovery. Rachael offers unique meditations, inspired by nature, drawn from personal experience and understanding of the different ways we communicate to ourselves (including thought, images, emotion, sensation and movement).  You can expect to: learn and practice a number of different mindfulness and meditation techniques to practice at home, including breathing exercises and learn mindfulness tools to use for self enquiry and physical and emotional wellbeing

For class times please see our Class Timetable for Term 3 2017

Rachel Wilson 

Pranaa Yoga

Pranaa Yoga draws from Iyengar Yoga, and Amrit Yoga (meditation in motion), to create a yoga practice that is attentive to both physical alignment and inner awareness, leading to deep healing and joy in our bodies, hearts and minds.

For class times please see our Class Timetable for Term 3 2017

Samantha Bladon 


Counselling &

Holistic Kinesiology

The Living of a meaningful life involves valuing oneself and one’s experiences. Talking to a counsellor can provide the support needed to help you access your innate wisdom and ultimate understanding. Through the counselling relationship, it is possible to explore the stories lived and the stories created throughout one’s life. By examining the stories one tells oneself, an opportunity arises for reassessment and reinterpretation. Samantha has been working as a psychotherapist and counsellor in private practice since 2003. She has specialist training in Relationship counselling and works with individuals and couples. She also works as a Holistic Kinesiologist. Samantha has fourteen years experience within the education system working with children and those with special needs as an integration aide, behavioural therapist and tactile therapist. Prior to this Samantha worked for 10 years as an actor. Samantha has personal interest in Eastern Philosophies. Grad. Dip. Counselling & Human Services, Specialist Training in Couples’ and Relationship Therapy, Dip. Health Sci. Holistic Kinesiology. B.A. Perf. Arts, Cert.

Samantha is available Tuesday 2.00pm-8.00pm and Saturday by appointment

Sarah O’Donoghue 


Hatha Yoga

Sarah grew up in country NSW living next door to a Yoga Ashram. Her interest in Yoga began at this early age, observing the Swami's, copying her parents as they practiced their yoga and enjoying the freedom to observe and play in nature. As an adult Sarah has explored the varying extremes of her body, obtaining a Diploma in Circus and Performance Arts, A Diploma of Shiatsu and Oriental Therapies and becoming a Hatha Yoga Teacher, Sarah now enjoys teaching and practicing gentle Hatha Yoga classes that are more internal allowing for nourishment of the whole being.

For class times please see our Class Timetable for Term 3 2017

Seth Consedine 



Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Biology), Masters of Osteopathy Practitioner of Osteopathy in the Cranial Field Member of the Australian Osteopathic Association. As a practitioner Seth believes that osteopathic treatment is essentially about working with people and their bodies.  For him this is a dual process which involves both physical therapy as well as exploring with the individual other barriers which may be slowing recovery or in some other way inhibiting a return to optimal health. Seth has experience in treating acute musulosketal injuries, chronic pain, headaches and posture related issues and has a particular interest in treating conditions which have not responded to mainstream medical care. Seth also has experience in treating pregnant women and children. He utilises a wide rang of techniques, ranging from direct manipulative techniques to more subtle indirect techniques, such as cranial. Seth was born and raised in NZ and now lives in Coburg with his partner and two young children.

Seth is available Monday 2.00pm-7.30pm & Wednesday 8.30am-1.00pm

ONLINE BOOKINGS can also be made at www.osteoseth.com

Sue Lee 


Homeopathy, Massage , Bodywork & Shiatsu

Sue Lee is a registered Homeopath, Kahuna bodyworker and Kundalini Yoga teacher. Kahuna massage is performed with a combination of movement, flow rhythm breath loving intention and focus, Sue has 20 years experience in bodywork and draws from many disciplines, from remedial techniques, hot stone therapy,shiatsu, cupping during sessions focussing on what each person needs. Sue has specialist knowledge in treating children. She has a degree in Early Childhood, a Bachelor of Health Science in Homeopathy. Homeopathy is a gentle yet effective system of medicine and is safe to use during pregnancy and for the newborn. With it’s capacity to work with our emotional state, Sue is able to prescribe remedies that assist with helping you transition into your new life of parenthood. With their vital energy, children respond well to homeopathic medicine which can be used to treat a range of issues, from colic to teething. Sue also has at her disposal nutritional medicine and tissue salts to assist her to treat individual health issues. Working with young children, homeopathy is effective in stopping the cycle of illness and helping children to return to their healthy selves.

Sue is available Thursday 9am-8pm & Friday 2pm-8pm.

ONLINE BOOKINGS can also be made online at www.suelee.com.au

Vanessa Foley 

Reiki & Australian Bushflower Essences

More information coming shortly...

Vanessa is available Monday & Tuesday 10am-3.30pm






































































































































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