Retreat On-Site Co-ordinator
Tracy Malcolm, our Wellness Co-ordinator is an Aucklander, brought up on the City of Sails harbour on various yachts and launches. She has come from the travel industry which has enriched her with some exciting adventures, has escorted guests away on cruise ships, hosted travel agents on walkabouts and spoken at various functions. Tracy has her own company Cruisesmart to design the perfect cruise for clients, and is running a successful ‘bnb’ from her home. Health is a primary concern for her family and she has been involved with Modere (formerly known as Neway) for vitamin supplements and non-toxic household products. Entertaining comes naturally to her therefore looking after guests and making them comfortable will be her focus at our Wellness Retreat.
Nick started teaching mindfulness based stress reduction courses with Dr Don Spencer in Queensland, including teaching courses for people with long term chronic pain. Mindfulness practice is not just about getting out of difficult places however, it is also used to help people flourish in their personal, business and sporting lives.
Nick has trained with some of the World’s leaders in Mindfulness training including Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy with Professor Mark Williams and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) with Professor Kelly Wilson and Dr Russ Harris. The Mindfulness in Schools Project (.b) with two of its founders Richard Burnet and Chris Cullen, and in October 2014 he will be completing the paws.b training, a new course designed for children aged 6-10.
Nick teaches children and adults privately and in groups, in schools, currently Kings School, St Kentigern School and Diocesan School for Girls, and to corporate and not for profit organisations.
Nick qualified from the British School of Osteopathy in 1980, and in the past 32 years has practiced in the UK, New Zealand, and Australia. During this time he was also Osteopath to the England Men’s Volleyball team. He updated his original qualification to a BSc (Hons) in 2001 and then enrolled for his PhD (Musculoskeletal Medicine) researching Biopsychosocial obstacles to recovery from low back pain through the School of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Queensland. Nick was accepted into the degree in 2009. He has subsequently lectured in Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand in his fields of expertise. He also teaches practitioners in many disciplines how to integrate the Biopsychosocial model into clinical practice and is often invited as a guest lecturer on various osteopathic programs around the world.
I have been in the fitness industry for 12 years. In that time have managed a big inner city gym. There was a time in my life that I got sick of being unfit so started running between lamp posts and after that, I was off. I love and have a passion for helping people achieve their goals. Health is not just about diet and exercise but also a positive mind and a happy life.
Interests: Wake boarding, snowboarding, cycling, mountain biking, travel, friends, growing my own organic veges.
Achievements: Raising two amazing boys, running my own business, being reps registered, certificate in fitness instructing and personal training, certificate in advanced core conditioning, diploma and LTCL in performing arts, qualified in kids training, crossfit and mobility.
Broni believes: What hurts now will one day be your warm up. Persistence conquers resistance.
An advocate for better health and well-being through good food and exercise, Kate has transformed the lives of hundreds of families across Auckland with her sensible and sustainable approach to nutrition.
Her skills as a nutritionist are well recognised having worked with the NZ National Heart Foundation providing research and support to establish healthy canteens in schools and Early Child Care Centres; and Plunket bringing awareness to how good food at home can make a big difference to children’s, teenagers (and parents) behaviour. Kate has also been called upon by the media (print and TV) to provide expert commentary of nutritional matters. Kate is a keen foodie and recipe developer providing tailored recipes to clients, families and magazines and runs regular supermarket tours and Food Workshops.
She is a member of Kidslink Association and a member of the New Zealand Nutrition Foundation
Tracey has an impressive CV when it comes to styling having just recently taken over a major role with Sky TV NZ. Below is a summary of her impressive credentials and background
– Present (5 months)Mt Wellington
– Present (12 years)
– Present (12 years)
– (6 years)Auckland NZ
Tracey’s knowledge and experience will enable you to leave the retreat confident that not only will your body be looking and feeling so much better, your style choices will make you look like $1million
Selina is a dedicated yogini and is committed to a positive lifestyle and wellbeing, which she loves to share with her students.
Selina began practising yoga with her mum when she was 15 years old. After a few years of casual practice, she tried an Ashtanga yoga class with a friend at the Auckland Yoga Academy and felt an immediate connection with the practice.
This connection grew deeper when she observed the valuable and enriching effects on her life ‘off the mat’ – physically, mentally and emotionally. As a result of this, Selina went on to complete a 2-year apprenticeship at the Auckland Yoga Academy, comprising 2,000 hours of intensive training in classes with real students and culminating in registration as a Yoga Alliance 500 hours yogateacher in 2009. In January 2014, she gained accreditation as an experienced Yoga Alliance 200 hours registered yoga teacher.
Selina is experienced in teaching private classes (whether one-on-one or with small groups) and kids and teenagers (qualified PLAY Children’s Yoga Teacher).
Studied in Oxford and gained a BSc in Human Biology, at the same time gained an interest in fitness and exercise instruction as well as completing an instructor qualification course.
Spent 10 years as a Royal Marines Commando Officer, deployed on Anti Terrorist operations, trained in Mountain warfare and Arctic warfare. Sub specialised as a Physical Training and Sports Officer and was in charge of all physical training and sport for the Royal Naval Officer Training College (Britannia Royal Naval College). After this he ran the Royal Marines Rehabilitation Unit at the Commando Training Centre.
Sporting wise Steve was an avid rugby player and eventually was selected for the British Combined Services Squad and played in the prestigious Army v Navy game at Twickenham. As well as rugby he was the Commando Training Centre Light Heavyweight boxing champion. When not playing rugby Steve started to enjoy Dragonboat race and was in the British boat at the European Championships.