Meet our team

All our practitioners at Sentient Being are well trained, fully qualified and experienced professionals, dedicated in assisting you to reach your health and wellbeing goals. Our practitioners are members of the relevant association or professional body for their field and most are eligible for health fund rebates. We use HICAPS so that you can make health fund rebate claims on the spot. Please let us know at the time of booking to ensure you are placed with an appropriate practitioner.

Skin Therapy


  • Nina Kurta

    Beauty Therapist

    With many years of experience in all aspects of the beauty industry, Nina is truly dedicated to her clients needs and well being. Having literally treated hundreds of skins she has expert knowledge of her clients concerns and the appropriate course of treatments. She has a personal interest in nutrition and natural therapies, and therefore strongly believes in cross referral within our wellness clinic. Nina is passionate about caring for every individual and creating comfort and relaxation as part of her services. A super efficient and gentle waxer, she specialises in pain free brazilian bikinis and beautiful eyebrow shaping. If glamorous nails are your thing, why not try a pampering manicure or pedicure with expertly applied gel polish for a long term and glossy finish. Nina is strongly committed to your skin health and understands that even though beauty does come within, an amazing beauty therapist certainly helps..



  • Stephen Clendinnen

    Traditional Chinese Medicine

    Stephen has been practicing Traditional Chineses Medicine for over twenty years. He is constantly discovering new aspects of this ancient form of medicine. He can offer each of you an individual response to your particular problems and a way to lift your well being to a higher level. Chinese Medicine is a powerful system of healing that can make a big difference to your life.

  • Blaise Duarte (formally Stowers)


    Blaise holds a Bachelor of Health Science in Naturopathy graduating from the Southern School of Natural Therapies. She is a member of the National Herbalist Association of Australia (NHAA) and also holds a Bachelor of Health Science in Dermal Therapies. Blaise’s clinical expertise as a Dermal Clinician compliments her strong Naturopathic experience to deliver all-encompassing treatment plans for her patients that deal with not only the presenting condition/disorder, but also the patient’s overall health and wellbeing. She is passionate about using Nutritional and Herbal medicine in conjunction with adopting a healthy lifestyle to assist her patients to live life to the fullest.

  • Buaworn Wannawiset

    Massage Therapist

    Buaworn is a qualified Remedial Massage Therapist with many years experience. Buaworn is highly skilled in Deep tissue massage, Sport massage, Trigger point release, Myofascial release, and flame cupping to restore integrity to chronic soft tissue problems. She uses cupping combined with massage and stretching. Buaworn’s formal training was in Australia although with a Thai Back ground she has trained with experts in Thai massage. She combines her Thai stretching and massage techniques to enhance her clients health and well being.

  • Beverley Volkmer

    Massage Therapist

    Beverley Volkmer is a professional massage therapist with over 16 years experience. In her treatments she can incorporate remedial and relaxation techniques, cupping, essential oils and oriental massage. She has always had a passion for good health and wellbeing. She practised ballet from a young age then aerobics and she has enjoyed the practise of yoga for over 20 years.

  • Anne Macauley

    Massage Therapist

    Anne McCauley holds a Diploma of Remedial massage, Diploma of Reflexology and an Advanced Diploma of Aromatic Medicine and level 2 Reiki. Anne has been in the health industry for over 30 years, starting her journey with general nursing and following her passion for complimentary therapies since 1992. Anne incorporates all aspects of her studies in her lifestyle and has a passion for sharing her knowledge with her clients and strongly believes in the Mind Body and soul connection. Remedial massage: incorporating deep tissue, aromatherapy massage oils and muscle creams. Reflexology: Balancing all the body systems. Aromatic Medicine: Ingestion and topical use of pure essential oils. Reiki level2: Clearing and enhancing the body’s energy system.

  • Jen Drummond

    Massage Therapist

    I am a highly dedicated and compassionate Massage Therapist with 24 years experience helping people by blending therapeutic and remedial techniques with a healing touch. My unique style of massage treats muscular pain, spasm and injury, eases muscle fatigue, improves posture and flexibility, treats headaches, migraines and naturally soothes anxiety, stress and lowered mood. Specialties include: Acute/chronic muscular pain/spasm/injury, Back/neck/shoulder and hip pain, Pain management, Injury prevention and treatment, Sports Recovery and common sporting injuries, Bursitis, Arthritis relief, Migraine and headache, Anxiety, Depression, P.T.S.D, Parkinson's Disease/MS, Pregnancy and post pregnancy massage

  • Kassy

    Reiki Practitioner

    I live locally with my 2 adult children & pets, am excited to meet you all and help you gain balance & peace in your busy lives to relax your MIND, BODY & SPIRIT! To give and help others achieve positive experiences using the universal healing energy of 'REIKI' ~ is the most wonderful gift .... it has had a profound effect on myself in my own life's journey, so I studied & earned my 1st & 2nd Degree in Usui Reiki.... & now it is time for me to share the many benefits to assist your health & well being with clarity, peace & calm for holistic health & well being. Please call/text 0409009415 directly for appointments Tues/Thurs/Sat or email me:


  • Katie Ferguson

    Yoga Instructor

    Katie Ferguson has been practising yoga for over 10 years and has qualifications in Kundalini Yoga, Kundalini Radiant Child Yoga, Prenatal Hatha and Conscious Birthing. The mother of three young children, Katie understands the challenges of a busy life, and is passionate about teaching techniques to effect positive and lasting change.

  • Shantah Mcgregor

    Yoga Instructor

    Shantah has been teaching and practicing Yoga for 30 years and has studied Yoga in the USA, India and Australia. Her classes emphasize alignment to build strength, stamina and flexibility whilst cultivating peace and well-being.

  • Jo Brimelow

    Yoga Instructor

    Jo Brimelow teaches Gentle Restorative Yoga and believes that yoga can be enjoyed at any age or ability. Trained at Bhava Jo’s classes are gentle and nurturing offering an opportunity to pause from your busy week and spend time connecting to the very essence that is you. By calming the body, breath and mind we are positioned to find balance and create wellness. Jo is also a Pre-natal Yoga Teacher, Doula and Hypnobirthing Childbirth Educator.

  • Johannes Mochayedi

    Yoga Instructor

    Johannes Mochayedi has been teaching yoga for the last 16 years and has been the Director of the Dance of Life Yoga studio since 2009. He has studied a variety of styles including Iyengar, Ashtanga, Hatha, Power Flow (Vinyasa) and Bikram. His versatility and experience is reflected in his ability to create inspirational and dynamic classes with solid foundation. In supporting safe practice while also challenging growth and development, Johannes focuses on attention to detail, precise alignment and effective use of the breath.

  • Michelle Harris

    Yoga Instructor

    Michelle has been practicing Dru Yoga for the past fourteen years. It soon became apparent that the profound stillness she encountered was changing her life and in turn, the life of those around her. She followed a dream to share this “secret” with others. MIchelle has completed a four year teaching diploma in Dru Yoga and a three year diploma in Dru Meditation. She believes the journey of self discovery is a life long adventure and continues to develop her skills with postgraduate studies and most recently, a qualification in Dru Dance.

  • Denise Mansutti

    Yoga Instructor

    I recall as a little girl looking through my older sister’s yoga book and I would sit there for hours trying to copy all the poses. Fast forward some 30 years, after many life experiences and looking to bring some balance into my life, I found myself in a yoga class, the familiarity and comfort of the mat resonating deep within. My love of yoga grew more and more as I discovered first-hand the multi-faceted benefits of this ancient practice. Now, after almost 20 years of practice, I continue to learn on my mat as a life student and teacher of this delicate, intricate and limitless art.

  • Adrian Penberthy

    Yoga Instructor

    Adrian is an Eltham local who instructs in Dru Yoga, Yoga Nidra and is a Mindfulness lecturer & Swedish masseur. Adrian has over the last 20+ years refined his mind and body studies and as part of that learning resided at an Ashtanga Yoga ashram where he discovered Yoga Nidra.

  • Snezana Reynolds

    Meditation Instructor

    Snezana graduated with University degrees in Philosophy & World Literature and has completed her Masters also in Business Studies. She is also a trained Chakra therapist, Meditation teacher and Spiritual healer. She provides a transformational healing for mind, body & spirit, empowering people with lasting powerful life-skills to help them harmonise their energy flow, improve their health, find emotional balance and connect with their inner guidance.