Lily Wright- Chiropractor (B.Chiro)Currently away on maternity leave for remainder of 2021. “Chiropractic & wellbeing is my passion. It makes sense to look after your health. Our body is the only thing that has to last a lifetime, longer than any car we will own, so it’s so important to take good care of it.” Lily was raised in Matamata, moving away to Dunedin and Auckland for study to complete her chiro degree. When not at work, she’s doing life with her kids, can be found outside enjoying fresh air, at the beach with family & friends.
Krista Riddell- Chiropractor (B.Chiro)Krista lives in beautiful Papamoa area with her two young children & husband Alex who is a french chef, and very busy over summer months running a french food truck. Krista and Lily both studied for chiropractic in Auckland, and since graduating Krista has worked and been a locum around Australia and New Zealand “Chiropractic is an incredible way to maximise the connection from the nervous system to your body allowing you to live an overall healthier, happier life.” Krista works on Tuesdays at Connected Wellness while Lily is on maternity leave the remainder of the year. The rest of Krista’s time is spent at another practice in Tauranga’s and running around with her young kids.
Svetlana Kath- Massage Therapist (Dip. Beauty and Body Therapies)“My passion is to help clients to feel their best!” Svetlana loves being busy. Whether that is painting antique furniture, running, yoga or gymming, she will be doing something somewhere. Svetlana has 4 energetic children who love being outdoors as much as her. She has originated from Europe but calls this beautiful country home.
Catherine Lupton- Reiki & Hypnotherapy (Reiki Master Practitioner & Teacher Level 3B & Registered Clinical Hypnotherapist)“I first encountered Reiki in 2008 and immediately fell in love with the benefits of this gentle but powerful, vibrational system of healing. Natural wellness is my passion and helping others to find their way to healing and health is in my opinion the ultimate privilege.“ By 2015 Catherine had completed her Master Teaching Level Training in Reiki, and also her Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy. She then began her journey towards the Advanced Diploma in Hypnotherapy which was completed in 2018. Catherine lives with her husband Mark and many animals on a grazing block by Fitzgerald Glade on the way to Rotorua. Her time is spent learning about natural wellness, spending time with her animals and with her family & grandchildren.
Vikki Tapper- Naturopath (Adv.Dip H.Sc (Naturopathy and Nutrition))“I believe that even small changes can make a huge difference to how you feel, and aim to tailor plans to fit in with the reality of modern living." Vicki grew up in Matamata and decided to move back here when it was time to start a family. It was while raising her three children that she developed a passion for natural health and started studying part time while her kids were small. She is currently living just outside of Matamata on a lifestyle block where she can grow medicinal herbs and indulge her hobby of making creams and natural remedies.
Tracy Kidd- Life Coach (Dip. Life Coaching & Cert. Applied Grief Studies)“I am passionate about being alongside people as they make their journey forward. To provide space for people to listen to themselves and find their own best answers. I encourage people to look at their beliefs and to align with their values. I would love to get to know you, to hear your story and to support you as you embark on your journey of self-discovery. I know that many people have a fear about stepping forward to make changes; they wonder about the cost, they fear what change may look like & how much time it will take.“ Life Coaching with Tracy is affordable and together you will co-create how often you will meet. Coaching can be face-to-face, via Skype or messenger, and after hours. She offers free mini sessions (via online bookings link) to see if this is the path you’d like to take. Tracy enjoys hiking, reading, meditation and spending time with her beloved family. She also loves a great massage.
Jane Aston- AdministratorJane is our friendly & organised face at front desk, who keeps the administration of Connected Wellness running smoothly. She works with Krista on Tuesdays & can help you with any queries. Jane lives with her husband Russell in town, and spends time with her 3 grown up children around the country. You may find her exercising her dog and walking/running the streets and local countryside.