Our Team

Shelley Monrad

Principal and founder of Aromaflex (the shop www.aromaflex.co.nz) and Aromatic Medicine Institute. With over 25 years qualified in Aromatherapy and Reflexology; SP Dip Aromatherapy, AMA Dip Reflexology MIFPA (UK), MAOC, ITEC (UK); MNZROHA, MNZIR. Has a Diploma in Tertiary Teaching since 2001. Quite a few Post Graduate certificates in various modalities relative to Natural Health and professional disciplines. Chairperson of the NZ Register of Holistic Aromatherapists in NZ. Worked with NZQA in the Targeted Review of Qualifications for Complementary Medicine.  Liased with the Australians over two years to make sure qualifications were transferable over the ditch.  Now the Academy is the Qualification owner and developer of Aromatherapy and Reflexology qualifications for NZ.

Bev Fockenga

Bev is a qualified obstetric nurse, Aromatherapist and Sports Massage practitioner. Bev teaches the Anatomy & Physiology & Pathology course in Nelson for the last 7 years, and moderates our students progress in this subject. Bev is a massage therapist at home and does workplace massage in corporate environments. Bev also works with the elderly in a retirement village as an relieving area co-ordinator. She is an advent tramper, and walker, does Thai Chi and happily married with 2 young adult children. Surrounded by many friends and family in the North and overseas in Germany which require regular yearly visits.

Christine Burn

Tutor. Aromaflex Diploma in Aromatherapy. MNZROHA, National Certificate in Adult Teaching. Responsible for Aromatherapy & Aromascience student assignments and teaching various Aromatherapy classes. Christine is a keen tramper and loves her garden. Christine has been part of Aromatic Medicine Institute for over 14 years and is dedicated to her students and their progress. Has an amazing knowledge of essential oils and blending, including perfumery.

Ashley Ashton

BSc, Dip. Tchg.  Married to Bethany and we have 7 children.  A registered secondary school teacher in New Zealand and have taught Science, Biology and Chemistry.  Currently employed in the Electrical industry here in Nelson.  Love the outdoors and have a wide range of interests.  Have a keen and active interest in health issues and believe society has much to gain and learn from the alternative therapies.

Marci Rowe

Aromatic Formulator. Has many years in developing and creating New Zealands’ own Manuka and Kanuka products.  Grown in the sounds, Marci and her family cultivate and prepare NZ natives in formulations for the public that they sell at the local market and in many leading shops around NZ.  Qualified in massage, Marci has been teaching our product making classes for over 15 years.

Tina Shirley

Qualified Tutor/student/Administration support.  Tina has a wealth of knowledge in IT and administration.  She is passionate about students and their learning and is well versed in systems and management and cares about the students success at Aromatic Medicine Institute.

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