WELLNESS KEYNOTE SPEAKERS 

AND WORKSHOP LEADERS

We’re stoked to have so many inspirational speakers from around New Zealand and the globe coming to share their wisdom, love and learnings at CoroVibes with you. Here is a little taste of who will be speaking at CoroVibes…

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Melbourne, Australia

Dr carolina gonzalez

Dr. Carolina Gonzalez (TCM) is an inspiring force in the field of holistic health. 

She is one of Australia’s leading doctors of Traditional Chinese Medicine and has spent more than two decades supporting the health of thousands of Australians, including some of the countries’ most prominent, media, sports and business leaders, allowing them to achieve their best-life. 

Over the last 20 years Carolina has run a wellness centre Melbourne, Australia specialising in holistic preventative health. Although the practice emerged from Traditional Chinese Medicine, Carolina's unique approach has evolved to incorporate various Western medical disciplines including genetics and cellular health, as well as spiritual practices such as positive psychology and meditation. 

Although Australian now, Carolina was born in El Salvador. In the 1980’s, when she was 9, her family fled the war-torn country. Prior to leaving, Carolina witnessed extreme violence and suffering, and yet also extreme love and joy through the diversity of war. This experience shaped her outlook and is the reason she has dedicated her life to helping others achieve wellbeing against what might seem to be immovable obstacles. 

Carolina’s philosophy is simple: that there are a handful of key essentials that can enable or inhibit our overall wellness.

TOPICS: :Carolina will share her 8 Essentials Of Wellbeing: The Keys To Self Care.

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Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāti Pukenga, Ngāti Kahu, Ngai te Rangi, Waikato

BEEZ NGARINO TE WAATI

Beez is the founder of Māori Movement - a unique health and wellbeing programme that brings together the traditional training of the Māori warriors (both male and female) into a modern interpretation.  Beez bases his fitness and movement system around the knowledge of Atua (Māori Gods) to inspire the approach to each movement sequence.

TOPICS: Māori Movement.

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Papamoa, New Zealand

Stef crowley

Stef Crowley is an Energy Healer, Reiki MASTER and Master Massage Therapist. She has helped hundreds of people in the Bay of Plenty. Stef travelled through Thailand early in her career and was introduced to the concept of the connection between the body’s vital energy, emotional state and the physical body.

TOPICS: "THE POWER OF YOUR THOUGHTS -  Heal and rewire your brain for better mental and physical health" - Psych-K

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Tairua

professor grant schofield

Grant Schofield is Professor of Public Health, and Director of the Human Potential Centre at AUT Millennium. His research and teaching interests range from understanding and improving lifestyle behaviours such as sleep, nutrition, and physical activity, to wellbeing epidemiology and human performance. He maintains a "multi fluency across psychology, physiology, public health, epidemiology, and human performance.

Professor Schofield takes a "think outside the box" approach to his work in tackling the big health problems of our times. He is known for "challenging current beliefs" in his field. His current project base and large group of talented postgraduate thesis students show an exciting range of these challenges.

Grant is also the co-founder of PreKure, a social enterprise that exists to inspire the medical profession to become more focused on disease prevention, and co-author of a number of books on nutritional wellbeing such as “What the Fat”, and “What the Fast”

TOPICS: Low carb, healthy fat/keto diets, Prevention as Medicine, Food as Medicine, The Healing Power of Sleep

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Te Whakatohea, Tuhoe

Raniera Rewiri

Raniera Rewiri is a young Māori male vegan & whakapapas to Te Whakatohea, Tūhoe, Te Arawa and Ngāpuhi.

What drives Raniera is hauora, self-development, learning, supporting rangatahi Māori, being in nature and cooking/eating healthy food. Raniera's passion for personal-growth is actually one of the main influencing factors that led him on his journey to become a vegan.

Raniera is proud to be both Māori and vegan and his whole journey is about finding the connections between the two and how it can contribute to the wellness of his people, whenua and Māoritanga.

TOPICS: Plant Based Food

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Auckland, NZ

Melissa Vranjes

Melissa Vranjes is a yoga teacher, women’s hormone and sexual wellness advocate from Auckland, New Zealand. Melissa has been creating a space, both online and in-person, to bring real issues to the table where they can be discussed openly between women from all walks of life (and the occasional brave man).

She has trained as a yoga teacher in Bali, Mexico, Spain, India, and the UK and recently returned from her second trip to India where she studied women’s sexual wellness. Her own journey taught her just how much of the picture is missing, which spurred her passion to share her learnings and empower other women to learn more about their bodies.

Topics: Menstrual cycle awareness and how to work with your cycle, stress in the body, hormonal imbalances, how to start healing your hormones naturally, menstrual cycle, women’s sexual wellness.

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Auckland NZ

pio terei

Pio’s numerous appearances as an actor, comedian, radio and television host, musician and entertainer over the last two decades have established him as one of New Zealand’s most popular and personable entertainers.

His starring roles in locally produced shows such as Kai Safari, It’s in the Bag, Tangaroa, Are We There Yet?, My Kind of Kai, Intrepid Journeys, How’s Life, Spin Doctors & Matuku have made him a familiar face with an appeal that spans generations. He has twice won Best Comedy Performer at the NZ Film and TV Awards, with his series PIO also winning the Best Comedy Programme at the aforementioned awards. He has many years of invaluable experience behind the scenes as a producer, company director and programme creator for Pipi Productions and 4 Winds Films.

Pio’s latest show showcasing sustainable builds around New Zealand - Off the Grid also been a huge success.

He is a Positive Parenting advocate and spokesperson and has presented No Sweat Parenting shows around the country for many years, as well as helping to write and present a series of the same name for Maori Television.

Pio was appointed a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the 2012 New Year’s Honours List.

Pio’s natural affinity with people and small town NZ, lends himself to be the perfect MC for CoroVibes!