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Intuitive & Energy Healing Facilitator

Children's Yoga Teacher

Breathwork Facilitator

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Lesia is the founder of MindBody Connect.


She lives and works holistically, intuitively, and from the heart.

She believes that humans are capable, complex, multifaceted beings, and healing can occur at the levels of mind, body, spirit, energy, and the connection with others and the environment.


Her approach is in line with the wellbeing model,
Te Whare Tapa Whā (developed by leading Māori health advocate, Sir Mason Durie, in 1984). The model describes health and wellbeing as a wharenui / meeting house with four walls, including taha hinengaro / mental and emotional wellbeing, taha tinana / physical wellbeing, taha wairua / spiritual wellbeing, and taha whānau / family and social wellbeing. The foundation is our innate connection with the whenua / land.

Lesia's curiosity and fascination with holistic healing led her to obtain three degrees in Psychology in South Africa, including a Masters degree in Neuropsychology at the University of Cape Town, where her love for MindBody work expanded.


Lesia gained experience in hospitals, schools, developmental centres, non-profit organisations,
and private practice in South Africa, before moving to New Zealand in 2020, where she continues to work as a Neuropsychologist with individuals across the lifespan from all cultural groups. She is registered as a Neuropsychologist with the New Zealand Psychologists Board, and she is a full member of the New Zealand Psychological Society (NZPsS) and New Zealand Special Interest Group in Neuropsychology (NZSIGN).

Lifelong learner

Lesia is a lifelong learner; she continues to learn about the brain, the relationship between the brain and behaviour, and the mind-body connection. She also continues to expand her therapy toolbox by doing additional courses, workshops, and trainings.





Lesia is an empath and she has been on a spiritual path for over 15 years. She lives in integrity and uses her authentic experiences, practises, and intuition to guide her approach to holistic wellness and healing.


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