Meet the Board: 2015 - 2016 Term
PRESIDENT: KATE KOOPER
Kate is an Executive Assistant in corporate IT, and prior to this worked in online advertising and marketing in the music industry. Kate is also an accomplished dancer, and was initially drawn to AcuEnergetics® after experiencing how it's teachings brought greater depth of understanding to her dance practice, teaching and performance. Kate is a qualified AcuEnergetics® Wellness Balancer and AcuEnergetics® Meditation Teacher.
VICE PRESIDENT: JOEL PRATA
Joel has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and worked in the corporate sector for 12 years in Brazil and Australia. With a lifelong curiosity about different forms of energy and its influence in the body, he became interested in AcuEnergetics® in early 2014 after benefiting from AcuEnergetics® treatments and going through the Level 1 course. Joel is an AcuEnergetics® practitioner student and has recently left his job in the corporate sector to focus on his AcuEnergetics® exams.
SECRETARY: VICKI FALCONER
Vicki has worked in the pharmaceutical clinical trial industry for 15 years, mainly on cardiology and oncology studies. After reading about the experiences patients go through during clinical trials, and always having had an interest in energy healing, Vicki found her way to AcuEnergetics® in 2008. Following a number of life changing AcuEnergetics® treatments and returning from a short stint in the UK, in 2013 Vicki decided it was time to begin the Level 1 course. She is currently an AcuEnergetics® practitioner student and also studying to become a AcuEnergetics® meditation teacher.
TREASURER: MARLIESA SEIFRIED
Marliesa started her AcuEnergetics® journey in 2011. After hearing about the modality from friends in Europe she helped in setting up the first Level 1 workshop in the UK. Healing, self-discovery and meditation has always been an interest of hers. She lived and trained at the Humaniversity (a therapeutic community and centre for personal growth in the Netherlands) and completed the 4 year Humaniversity Therapist Training. Astrology is another big passion of hers and she studied at the Faculty of Astrology in London. She has recently qualified as an AcuEnergetics® practitioner and is in the process to becoming an AcuEnergetics® Meditation Teacher.
Andrea has had a life long interest in natural disease prevention & reversal. Her journey with AcuEnergetics® started in 2004 after a successful treatment for back pain. She is a busy mother of two children and a qualified AcuEnergetics® Wellness Balancer.
Estelle is a qualified AcuEnergetics® Wellness Balancer, and is currently completing her AcuEnergetics® Practitioner Training. She has extensive experience working with professionals across a range of disciplines including disabilities, oncology, cardiology, learning difficulties, speech therapy, physical therapy and occupational therapy. Estelle is inspired by the results and improved quality of life from the AcuEnergetics® treatment she has seen in her daughter, who had leukaemia at 18 months, and cardio health issues. She has a Bachelor of Economics and worked as a chartered accountant in a professional services firm and in large financial institutions for 12 years. Estelle lives with her husband and two children, and understands the importance of personal and family wellness.
Caroline's professional background is in marketing, and designing and facilitating great workplace experiences. She is currently completing her AcuEnergetics® Practitioner Training. She has studied martial arts and has a certificate in Process Oriented Coaching.
Gareth comes from a corporate working background and has made the transition into working full time as an AcuEnergetics® Practitioner. Gareth’s journey with AcuEnergetics® began some 12 years ago when he first started having sessions with Kevin Farrow for a debilitating neck injury. On the road to recovery he become fascinated with the modality and found a calling to work in the energy medicine field. He is passionate about the modality and seeing both students and practitioners flourish. In addition to being an AcuEnergetics® Practitioner, Gareth is currently completing his AcuEnergetics® Meditation Teacher Training.
Having a thriving corporate career of 17 years, Kimberley experienced the tragic loss of her daughter, followed two years later by a severe injury due to a car accident. These two events threw Kimberley into a journey of self-discovery. Kimberley is now a highly sought after practitioner, healer, presenter and trainer that has been dedicated to helping others heal since 1999. Having studied over six modalities, AcuEnergetics® being one of those, she has researched how these modalities can work together. Kimberley has helped thousands of people feel empowered, change their patterns, heal their pain and experience a renewed sense of wellbeing. She is now dedicating her research and practice to women’s needs through all stages of life, specializing in Women’s Health, Fertility, Conscious Pregnancy & Birth. Kimberley’s purpose is to provide women with the best-informed choices for optimum health and wellbeing.
Lisa has always held a passion for natural therapies and stress management, having previously studied Reiki 1 & 2 and massage. After a 12 year career in corporate management, living and working in the UK, USA, Middle East and Australia, Lisa has recently returned back to New Zealand. She is currently an AcuEnergetics® practitioner-level student and also studying to become an AcuEnergetics® meditation teacher.
Rochelle is the General Manager of AcuEnergetics®, as well as a Senior AcuEnergetics® Practitioner and Teacher. She has been practicing AcuEnergetics® since 2005 and is fully qualified to teach AcuEnergetics® Level 1 and AcuEnergetics® Level 2. She is currently a co-teacher for AcuEnergetics® Level 3 and the AcuEnergetics® Practitioner Training.