Caitlin Covington, Clinical Herbalist
Caitlin is a herbalist, flower essence practitioner, medicine maker, and wildcrafter. She has spent the past decade studying with a variety of traditional healers, herbalists, and naturopaths to learn the science and art of using herbs and food as medicine. Her specialities include: women’s hormonal/reproductive health (menarche to menopause), digestion, skin issues, anxiety/depression, adrenal fatigue, allergies, and detoxification. In recent years her work has expanded to include energy work, pulse/tongue diagnosis, flower/stone essences, and deeper work with the unconscious mind and subtle bodies.
A typical session will be guided by the client’s needs focusing on using natural remedies to bring one’s health back into alignment. Caitlin also places an emphasis on educating her clients with lifelong skills and empowering them with useful knowledge so they can heal themselves. Time and time again she is amazed and honoured to support people on their healing journey and connect them with the medicine of the plants.
Vanessa Muradian, Sexologist
Vanessa is the founder of Mia Muse has been working in the sex and wellness industry for close to 10 years. Sexology sessions with Vanessa will focus on identifying blocks that prevent you from being intimate with yourself and others and provide you with techniques to prioritise your sexuality to shift energy and be present with what you are feeling. Vanessa’s sessions may also include meditation and yoga.
"I love doing this work as I believe sexuality and our connection to our sexual selves is imperative in living a full and healthy life. Sexuality, sensuality and our expression of it, whether through dancing, gardening, cooking, sex, or any activity that contributes to greater wellbeing can nurture a woman’s connection to herself and ultimately her desires. I would love to help you connect to yourself deeply, help you shift blockages that get in the way of intimate relationships and generally just provide you a safe space for exploration, so that you can live the most dynamic, passionate and full life that you are capable of."
Sarah Rudd, Women’s Health Physiotherapist and Mindfulness/Meditation Teacher
Sarah is a passionate advocate for women’s health and believes that caring for a woman supports the whole family unit—the basis for the health of our society. Sarah holds a masters degree in Women’s Health and Continence Physiotherapy and has been working in the field for 13 years. Her specialities include: pelvic girdle/joint pain, lactation disorders including mastitis and blocked ducts, pelvic and sexual pain, diastasis of the rectus abdominis muscle and incontinence. She also offers pregnancy and postpartum exercise advice as well as active birth skills.
Sarah is also a trained meditation and mindfulness teacher and will be offering both physiotherapy and individualised mindfulness sessions at Gather with a view to educating and empowering women to achieve an optimal state of well being.
RAIN INAYA ALI, DOULA AND FLOWER MEDICINE MAKER
Rain is a certified birth, postnatal, abortion and loss support doula and has been working with the flowers' spirituality, myths and medicine from various lineages for the past seven years.
Rain will be offering deeply honouring postnatal and child loss (termination, miscarriage and stillbirth) treatments that involve de-briefing, flower and crystal essences, yoni steaming, and traditional ceremony/ritual work to assist in closing the energetic body after being opened through the pregnancy and birthing process.
The treatments look to create a space to feel safe in the body, supported in the choices we make, to recover our strength, to honour our experiences and revere our heartbreak without fear—allowing us to apply a powerful medicine to the places that need healing.
Vanessa Goess, Massage Therapist and Motherhood Massage specialist
Vanessa’s deep interest in women’s health and wellbeing has led her to focus on massage for women of all ages and stages of life. Her treatments are curated to your needs and include pregnancy, postpartum, relaxation and deep tissue work. Vanessa completed a Diploma of Remedial Massage Therapy through Victoria University and uses a combination of remedial and relaxation techniques in all her massage treatments. Her massages allow her clients to feel relaxed and provide relief from areas of muscular tension. Vanessa uses a special pregnancy pillow and also offers treatments laying on side. She is passionate about assisting women with their journey into motherhood and beyond.