about

Momma Zen started with my passion for natural products and treatment for physical ailments by natural means, especially massage and aromatherapy. I have been playing around with aromatherapy oils since I was at university and was amazed (and still am!) at how powerful just a couple of drops of essential oils could be. I am a teacher by profession (and I think also nature) and love sharing knowledge to help people learn and become more empowered, whether it be teaching HypnoBirthing classes, massage, natural products or aromatherapy. In 2006, while living in Istanbul, a place where I was reacquainted with the power of plant healing, I started a new professional educational journey in massage and aromatherapy. This then went on to include a passion for helping pregnant women become empowered in one of life's most exciting rites of passage. Pregnancy, although an exciting time of a woman's life, can also be quite a challenge at times and sometimes a little information and new skills help a lot during this period. I then furthered my education with aromatherapy in pregnancy and then prenatal massage education. With my own pregnancy in 2008, I discovered HypnoBirthing and then went on to train to become a HypnoBirthing instructor and I used HypnoBirthing for the natural and peaceful birth of my daughter in 2009. I was also able to use baby massage and the basic baby yoga techniques I had learnt from my baby massage instructor training with my daughter and saw how much this positively affected her. At the same time my love for aromatherapy and massage grows and I continue to research and get further professional training in these areas. I now have a natural skincare and aromatherapy range (https://aromazennaturals.com.au/) which also includes the Momma Zen range (pregnancy oils, birthing oils, and natural skincare for baby & the postnatal period). The aim at Momma Zen is to empower mums and families and create an awareness of positive pregnancy, positive birth and positive parenting. We believe that a positive pregnancy creates a positive birth which creates positive children and a positive society. Every peaceful positive and healing birth is a step towards healing society.

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Training and certificates

 

Current Member of IFPA (International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists)

2013 Teaching Active Birth- Janet Balaskas

2013 CAPPA Childbirth educator- CAPPA

2012 Reiki 1&2

2012 Koshi balancing & Sei tai Shiatsu- Jeffrey Dann

2012 Diploma in kid's yoga- Rainbow Kids Yoga

2011 Baby yoga certificate- Birthlight

2011 Massage & pregnancy diploma- Well mother

2011 Aromatherapy in pregnancy- Penny Price Aromatherapy

2011 Aromatherapy for babies and children- Penny Price Aromatherapy

2011 Teaching English to small children- British Side

2009 Certificate in Hypnobirthing -The Mongan Method

2009 Diploma in remedial massage - Australian College of Massage

2008 Certified infant massage instructor- International Association of Infant Massage (IAIM)

2008 Certificate in massage- Australian College of Massage

2007 Diploma in Thai massage- Thai Massage School of Chiang Mai

2006 Diploma in aromatherapy in pregnancy - aromatherapy-studies (Gabriel Mojay)

2006 Therapeutic massage- The SEED institute

2006 - Diploma in aromatherapy & IFPA conversion -The SEED institute

2006 Diploma in Aromatherapy- Westcoast Institute of Aromatherapy

2006 Diploma in Indian Head Massage - Institute of Indian Head Massage

2002 Master of Linguistics

1997 Certificate in Teaching English language to Adults

1995 Bachelor of arts- English & Film