Cape South Holistic Health

Cape South, rich in environment and history, now boasts a diverse, experienced and caring team of holistic health practitioners.

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Cape South Holistic Health

Our holistic health practitioners will guide you in choosing the therapies most suitable for your current needs, and ensure your visit to Cape South is effective, enjoyable and aligned with your budget and timelines.

Read more about them below, or click to learn about the therapies and treatments on offer at our wellness retreats.


Susan Wren (Dr)

Director and Practitioner

Although born in Britain during the 60’s, Susie, co-instigator of Cape South Holistic Health and Wellness, has lived most of her adult life in Africa and latterly in New Zealand. Susie is dedicated to advancing naturopathic healing, at all levels of life, and enabling people to find and progress their soul paths. She is equally passionate about the health of the planet and, as an organic consultant for the UN, EU and other aid organisations and charities, has worked internationally for 30 yrs to progress organic farming and marketing with large scale producer groups in developing countries. Her formative work in bio-enterprise development resulted in a PhD. Susie is a qualified nutritional therapist, iridologist and Reiki Master.


Robert Wells

Director and Practitioner

Robert left Britain in his early twenties to take over the management of his Grandfather’s ranch beneath Mount Kenya, on the edge of the Rift Valley. It is here where his life unfolded, amongst the abundant wildlife, African culture and English settlers for over three decades. Although Robert still maintains the ranch in Kenya, he is also based in New Zealand and England. Over recent years, he has focused his energy to develop holistic health and wellness retreats for all those who have chosen to pursue a healthier, more vital and creative life path. As part of this vision, Robert and Susie have developed Cape South, with managers, Blair Morgan and Cathy Allan, as a unique and professionally equipped naturopathic retreat, the first of its kind in New Zealand.  Robert is a qualified nutritional therapist, iridologist, reflexologist and Reiki Master.


Blair Morgan

Naturopath & Medical Herbalist

Our lead naturopath, Blair Morgan, is passionate about holistic health and helping people to achieve full health and wellbeing. He specialises in complex health disorders and chronic conditions, and through therapy, supplement, diet and lifestyle changes he assists people to take back their lives in a richer and more fulfilling way.   Blair was recently awarded Graduate Medical Herbalist of the Year by the New Zealand Association of Medical Herbalists, and now continues his clinics towards helping all people, with a particular focus on men’s health.  Blair is registered with the New Zealand Association of Medical Herbalists and The New Zealand Society of Naturopaths.


Cathy Allan

Massage Therapist

Our lead massage therapist, Cathy Allan, brings many years’ experience in holistic health with a focus on remedial and relaxation massage, tailoring the treatment to each individual’s needs and wishes. Cathy is also passionate about New Zealand’s native plants, and has built on her earlier career as a native forest ecologist, learning and sharing insights into the medicinal uses of native plants, following the principles of Rongoa Maori. She has also trained in New Zealand First Light Flower Essences and often uses these successfully with her clients. Cathy is registered with Massage New Zealand as a Remedial Massage Therapist.

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Susanna Smith

Beauty and massage therapist, reflexologist

Susanna’s beauty and holistic health career began as a skincare specialist working for the big cosmeceutical houses of Lancome, Elizabeth Rubinstein and Clarins.
It was here she harnessed a passion for treatments using the purest plant extracts and essential oils which led to a Diploma in Aromatherapy, followed by a 2 year Diploma in Holistic and Beauty Therapy.
Susanna offers a wide range of holistic massage and beauty treatments, to restore and rebalance your body as nature intended.
From corporate businessmen to sculpted ballerinas, Susanna’s wealth of experience, international qualifications and serene nurturing approach have equipped her with the skills to identify your needs with compassion and professional integrity.

Deidre Wilton

Deidre Wilton

Esoteric Astrologer, Metaphysical Teacher, Spiritual Counsellor

I believe that we choose our lives before we are born and your Natal Chart/Birth Chart is the map of all you have come to the earth plane to learn, experience and accomplish in this incarnation. Through my interpretation of your astrological make-up I can help you to not only understand what you have chosen to learn in this lifetime, but also to love and honour yourself for who you truly are.  Over the past 12 years I have taught many Courses in Metaphysics and Astrology, as well as given hundreds of Soul Journey Readings, in New Zealand and all over the world.  My Soul Journey Readings offer you guidance and insight into how you can best navigate this learning, and are designed to inform and empower you so as you can take full responsibility for the life you have chosen, and from there love and live it to the full.  As a Clairvoyant I can bring you further understanding of what is going on for you and around you, both now and in the future, and this can also enable you to let things go and find inner peace and self-love.

We are all souls on a journey, and having a map to follow will enable you to take loving responsibility for all that you are and all that you can be.

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Diana Rickman

EFT Master Practitioner and Mindset Coach AAMET, ACEP qualified and registered.

Diana has been using Emotional Freedom Technique since 2002. Her personal experience with EFT resulted in a passion for the technique and inspired her to train as an AAMET certified Master practitioner and establish her coaching practice. What she loves most about this gentle approach is that you can use it anytime, anywhere, you don’t need any equipment to get started – just something that’s troubling you and a wish to change. You can use EFT to feel calm and effectively manage stress and overwhelm or control cravings for food, alcohol and cigarettes. Emotional freedom technique or Tapping Therapy is a branch of energy psychology. It uses a combination of the ancient energy system of acupuncture meridians and modern talk therapy. EFT is very different and can seem a bit strange and challenging at first. But the truth is the human brain loves novelty and if you keep returning to old unwanted habits EFT might be the tool that finally puts a stop to it. You don’t have to believe in EFT for it to work, just be open enough to give it a go and brave enough to say what you’re really feeling. Embrace your holistic health.

Vicki Reisima

Vicki Reisima

Chakra Health Coach, Shamanic Practitioner, Psychic Advisor & Healer

There’s only one thing standing between your current state of health and that which you desire – and whether you are conscious of it or not, it all comes down to how much vital force energy (or Prana) you are allowing yourself to receive every day.

If you’re just starting your journey to wellness or if you have been around the block for a while – you’ll know that at some point frustration, disconnection, overwhelm, or worse a complete break down; can cost you all your efforts to create the life where you feel completely in love and in harmony with your body.

As a psychic I can pinpoint exactly where your physical, emotional and spiritual bodies are out of whack and what needs to be done to restore alignment to your energy channels that supply them with life-giving Prana.

Using music, your own spontaneous movement and guided visualisation I lead you on a Shamanic journey to discover those parts of you that are needing to be healed, revived and reclaimed. This is a deeply experiential process that helps you to tap into and remember your Soul’s wisdom and power.

So whether your Chakras are simply out of whack or your body is imbalanced or in a complete hot mess, this work will help to clear the channels, remove energetic toxins and blockages so that your body, mind and spirit have the ideal environment to thrive.

Energetic alignment is the number one key to creating and sustaining holistic wellness – I invite you to make this a part of your plan!

Bonita Marshall

Bonita Marshall

Medical Herbalist, Naturopath, Aromatherapist and Reflexologist (Feet, Hands and Auricular Therapy), MNZAMH

Bonita aims to guide and empower people to discover and experience improved health, optimal wellness, and effective management of disease through the principles and practices of naturopathic medicine. Bonita’s  primary goal is to address the cause of illness, and using gentle non-invasive natural treatments, support and stimulate the body’s ability to heal itself. All holistic health treatments can complement conventional medical treatment and each person’s unique physical, mental and emotional state is considered in developing a personalized healthcare plan.

Helle Mortensen Thomson

Helle Mortensen Thomson

Physiotherapist, Yoga Teacher, Therapeutic Breath worker, Energy channel, Spiritual guide

Helle has extensive teaching experience having taught fitness, Vinyasa yoga, therapeutic breathwork (Transformational Breath®), and meditation in Europe, Asia, Africa, and New Zealand for more than 25 years.

Yoga: Guided yoga practice; – either individually or in a group setting. As a qualified physiotherapist Helle has a keen eye on safety. Caring hands-on adjustments are being offered through out.  Helle’s yoga guidance is centered in breath and always in accordance with your level of fitness, health, and experience.

Breath work: Guided breath work supported by stimulation of trigger points on the body leads you back to a connected, full breathing pattern. This is deeply nourishing and transformative. Helle will teach you how to continue working on your breathing at home for increased physical health, energy, and well being.

Whether you do yoga and/or breath work with Helle you will be supported in your healing, aiding your holistic health on all levels.

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Robin Wilson

Health Coach and Wellness Practitioner. Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Remedial Massage Therapist, Koren Specific Technique (KST) Practitioner and Aromatherapist.

Robin is a Health Coach and Wellness Practitioner whose goal and passion is to assist people on their wellness journey through a holistic health approach where the whole person is focused on, not just the symptom itself. Robin works with clients to discover the food and lifestyle choices that best support them to live an energised and vibrant life. Robin is a qualified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Remedial Massage Therapist, Koren Specific Technique (KST) Practitioner and Aromatherapist and works to identify the appropriate approach for each person at the time. Robin has also enjoyed an extensive career in banking.  She is a member of Massage New Zealand and the Natural Health Practitioners NZ Inc.

Elena Green

Elena Green

Medical Herbalist, Naturopath, Touch for Health and Colour Therapy Practitioner

Originally from Russia, Elena is now established in Hawke’s Bay as a Herbalist, Naturopath and Energy Healer with a passion for holistic health. She studied Colour Therapy and Touch for Health through the Academy of Healing Arts on Waiheke Island, and uses these modalities to assist clients in attaining significant shifts in their emotional well-being. She is a professional member of New Zealand Association of Medical Herbalists.


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