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Meet Our Course Tutors

Meet the Tutors 2021

Study in-class with like-minded people

First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® tutors are a team of qualified and experienced professionals who are passionate about empowering others on the journey of healing and personal growth.

Each First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® tutor has achieved a Diploma in New Zealand Native Flower Essences Therapy (Dip.NZNFE) and has the leading edge tools and knowledge to assist you on your journey of learning and personal growth.

In-class workshops offered by First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® tutors are available in New Zealand and in other selected countries.

Franchelle Ofsoské-Wyber   Principal Tutor
Franchelle Ofsoské-Wyber

New Zealand, Auckland

Franchelle Ofsoské-Wyber - Principal Tutor

Franchelle is the co-creator of First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® and has over 50 years of experience of working with clients and students. From a young age Franchelle had the ability to communicate with the plant kingdom and identify the New Zealand native plants that could transform negative emotions and attitudes to help people release old patterns and create changes in their lives. A powerful and inspirational teacher, Franchelle provides each student with an exhilarating insight into the First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand®.

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New Zealand   Christchurch
Patricia Stowell

New Zealand, Christchurch

Patricia Stowell - Tutor

Dip NZNFE First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® Registered Practitioner and Tutor.
Dip Pod
Cert. in Adult Teaching.

Patricia has been involved in the health profession since 1986 as a podiatrist. Whilst living on the Coromandel Peninsula she developed a deep connection with nature and became involved with natural therapies in the form of spiritual healing, reflexology and relaxation massage. In 2010 she connected with First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® and found her passion. She now lives in Christchurch, New Zealand and integrates the essences in her daily life and practice where ever possible. Patricia is insightful and enjoys sharing the knowledge of the sacred plant medicine of New Zealand.

Contact: 03 355 4526 or 027 4697 191 email: info@soultosole.co.nz

First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® Study Group: Koromiko Fridays, Christchurch
1st Friday of every month from February - November.
Time: 7 - 9pm
Open to anybody who is interested in learning more about or sharing their
experiences with First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand®.
Please contact Patricia directly for any information.

New Zealand   Whangarei
Anna Gentry

New Zealand, Whangarei

Anna Gentry – Tutor

Dip. NZNFE First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® Registered Practitioner and Tutor
BSc (NZ Ecology/Sports Science)
Dip. Sec Teaching

Anna has worked actively with the First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® since hearing the call in 2009. She brings a world of wisdom to her workshops from her experiences as teacher, businesswoman, mother and healer. Living and working closely with nature, as well as taking others into nature to learn have themed throughout her life. Her focus to inspire and guide the learner in the sacred plant medicine of New Zealand comes naturally.

“It is a privilege to assist others to deepen their relationship with nature, teaching the First Light Flower Essences curriculum is the greatest honour."

Contact: 027 7097 111 or 09 434 4349 email: info@essenceofnature.co.nz

New Zealand   Whangarei, United Kingdom, The Netherlands
Irene Dekker

New Zealand, Whangarei
United Kingdom
The Netherlands

Irene Dekker – Tutor

Dip. NZNFE First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® Registered Practitioner and Tutor

Irene enjoys sharing the nature wisdom of First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® with students and clients. Learning about the First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® is a natural way to harmonise one’s own inner and outer nature and find the support to re-establish well-being for oneself. Irene is an educator at heart and is inspired to assist people in their learning journey.

Contact: 021 152 6481 or 09 437 0190 email: ireneadekker@gmail.com

New Zealand   Auckland - Hamilton
Steven Lydford

New Zealand, Auckland - Hamilton

Steven Lydford – Tutor

Dip. NZNFE First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® Registered Practitioner and Tutor
PG Dip Education

Steven has been working with First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® since 2007.

“They are an integral part of my life and it is a privilege to be able to pass on the incredible information within the sacred plant medicine of New Zealand”.

Steven has been a primary school teacher since 2002 and knows the value of quality instruction. He has a deep respect for New Zealand native flora and fauna and enjoys sharing their gifts with others.

Contact: 021 121 9514 email: stevenml@xtra.co.nz

Australia   Sydney
Patricia Stowell

Australia, Sydney

Maria Gerathy - Tutor

Dip NZNFE First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® Registered Practitioner
Dip Transpersonal Coaching Nature Care College, Sydney
Member: International Institute of Complimentary Therapists

Maria is passionate about holistic health and natural healing methods, Maria’s study in herbal medicine led to her discovering the vibrational modality of flower essences. For more than 25 years Maria has personally used and supported family and friends with flower essences and as a First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® registered practitioner worked with many clients both in New Zealand and Australia.

With a great curiosity and love of nature Maria brings her enthusiasm and love of the comprehensive range of First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® to workshops on the Northern Beaches of Sydney.

Contact: +61 424 461 844 email: mariagerathy1@gmail.com

First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® Study Group Kowhai Sunday, Sydney
3rd Sunday of every month from Feb-Nov.
Open to anybody interested to learn more about First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® Format includes meeting in person in Sydney or via Zoom.
Please contact Maria directly for information.

Japan   Tokyo
Steven Lydford

Japan, Tokyo

Minako Hama – Tutor

Dip. NZNFE First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® Registered Practitioner and Tutor
Cert. in Aromatherapy associates IFA training course(UK)
Dip.in Aromatherapy (IFA UK)
Cert.in Aromatherapy (AIAHS US);
Cert.in Reflexology (Bayly School of Reflexology UK)
Cert. in Indian Head Massage

Founder of Kauri Holistic Healing, New Zealand Flower Essences of Japan. Minako started her practice as an aromatherapist and an aromatherapy teacher in Tokyo in 1995. She has acquired considerable knowledge and experience in her respective fields. She has been providing aromatherapy to patients in the Department of Psychiatry in a hospital in Tokyo for over fourteen years. Through her activity in the field of psychiatry, she started using astrology to acquire deeper insight into the client’s inherent psychological archetype.

She started providing astrological aromatherapy consultations in 2006 and trained many astrological aromatherapists in Kauri Holistic Healing.

In 2008, she connected with First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® and found her passion. She became the first Japanese practitioner and tutor in Japan.

She established New Zealand Flower Essences Japan in 2010. Since then, she has been presenting the First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® range of essences to Japanese people and providing workshops to train certified First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® practitioners.

Contact: info@nzfej.jp

 


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