I met Marcella through my desire to lose weight and improve my health.  What I did not expect was to gain something of far greater value.  I lost weight.  But the main thing I got back was my laugh and inner peace.  In just two months I got a real sense of purpose, a nice clear vision of what I wanted, a kindness towards and acceptance of myself.  So much so that taking care of my body became more important than losing the weight.  Her coaching was simple and clear to follow and I know how to continue on this weight loss journey.  Her care is straight up, without judgement, gentle and genuine.  She was a blessing to me.   Ruth Botha

Although initially I went to Marcella for weight loss, I ended up getting so much more. She helped me get back on track with self-care and exercise. I ended up getting back into yoga which I have always loved and even started meditating. She taught me that taking time for myself is crucial to my health & happiness and to my families. When I felt like giving up, she was there for me to kindly but firmly remind me why I came to her in the first place. I really enjoyed my sessions with Marcella. I loved our talks and felt like I made a new friend. Thank you so much for everything. You are an amazing woman! Kaz M

I engaged Marcella’s wellness services with the main aim of losing 5kgs in 3 months (and to keep it off). I achieved this within 2.5 months. I place much of that to Marcella’s skill, expertise, persistence and client care. During our time, Marcella helped me develop a meal plan, exercise plan and relaxation techniques built for me. Made very clear from the outset by Marcella was that these plans target sustainability and are to be changes made for life. I’m now at a point where I subconsciously eat more healthily, exercise more efficiently and know where and when to relax. Marcella’s prices were the most competitive of the 3 options I inquired about at the time. Make the phone call. Brian Harper

I have spent the last 4 months working with Marcella. I wasn’t in a good place when we first started and she has really helped me make some great changes. I’m currently in the best headspace I’ve ever been, thanks to Marcella. I would highly recommend.  Brian Hanrahan

Marcella is fantastic, she listens and offers techniques to use that work also. I have been talking to Marcella every week for about 3 months and she has helped me immensely, I love the flexibility of being able to talk to her over the phone or zoom, she works in with my schedule too! Absolutely recommend her to anyone after some counseling. Sam Taylor

I contacted Marcella a couple of months ago, after going through some pretty dark and uncertain times. She reached out to me and we connected straight away. I felt like I had someone I could talk to about anything and was not so alone. She listened to me, and I was able to be open and honest about how I was feeling. She gave me some really useful tools and ideas about how to think differently and focus on what was important to me. I learned how to prioritise what was important, and not to sweat the small stuff so much. I now feel much calmer and happier, and know that I can deal with things much better than I did before we started our sessions together. Jenny Lee

Marcella is someone with the rare ability of being able to find the right words. Because of the enormous personal progress I have made based around her suggestions, I can truly see that she puts real care into feeling out what is right for You, and conveys it all with a grace that shows the effort she has put in to not only her craft, but herself. This to me is the mark of one who is safe and beneficial to work with around something as deeply personal as yourself.  Rosy Orchard

Marcella thank you very much for your awesome coaching, it was a great inspiration for me and enlightening and through your mentoring I have learnt to set boundaries for myself and those around me, learnt to empower myself and value my innermost strength and work on my weaknesses.  Thanks for assisting me in realizing my worthiness and leave my past behind and embrace my present and future.   Cheryl M

Dearest Marcella, Making the commitment to the sessions with you was the very beginning of investing in myself; not something I was used to doing, nor comfortable with at the time, but certainly your encouragement was very judicious given I was at such a very low point in my state of health and well-being.  At the time we met my health felt almost completely unraveled and my quality of life was indeed very poor, having already sought assistance in several areas of healthcare, including medical practitioners, but to no useful avail. It was indeed fortuitous serendipity that led me to you and through your calm grace, your dedication, guidance and support you have gently but firmly encouraged me to reconnect with myself; with my Will. Within an holistic perspective you have empowered me to develop the good habits of healthy well-being, and to implement these gems within my daily life, and to break free of the cocoon of self-imprisonment brought on by physical illness.
Your expertise has also permitted me to challenge some very profound developmental traumas, and to lay some unhealthy ghosts to rest. It has instilled and reinforced the absolute need for self-nurturing. in a world that too often takes far more than it gives. The appreciation of the value of self-care and the creation of new habits has reconnected me with some long-lost, simple, but essential joys. It has breathed new life back into my world and allowed me to recapture a significant part of my good health. It has genuinely been my very good fortune to meet you and be guided by you, and is the best personal investment; both time and money, I have ever made in myself.  I truly value the service you have provided me with and can sincerely recommend you to any and all who seek to rekindle, invigorate and improve their good health and well-being. With my kindest regards,  DS

I was recommended to attend Marcella’s coaching session at a time when I was coming up to some pretty significant life changes, which had resulted in me feeling very anxious & stressed and a little out of touch with myself. I found Marcella’s sessions very helpful with getting back on the right track and also learnt some good skills and techniques to help deal with these changes and with life’s challenges in general. Thank you Marcella Stephanie

I spent 6 months with Marcella keeping a food diary and developing an eating plan together.  I am gradually losing weight 6kg in 6 months.  Marcella’s mentoring and support has motivated me. To have someone with impressive qualifications and experience in Holistic health is wonderful.  Having to report in to someone regularly is an important part of the weight loss process for me.  I would recommend her services to those who are challenged by health and weight issues.   Regards  Anne-Marie

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your relaxed, friendly health and wellness coaching sessions.  You have supported my drive to get back on track with some regular exercise, meditation and changes in my diet that support pain and inflammation in my joints and manage some weight loss.  You have reminded me to, most importantly, take quiet, restful time for me, more often.  I truly believe we can improve our quality of life through diet and mindfulness and even heal ourselves, but sometimes we just need that extra support and guidance to motivate us to make those necessary changes, and that has been where our sessions have been invaluable.  The holistic approach of diet, meditation and gentle exercise is a much more enduring approach and I only wished it was more commonplace and trendy 30 years ago.  The hardest part is not letting our busy lives drive us away from making the right choices and then sticking with the new behaviors by not letting the old behaviors take over again!  I will happily make contact again in the future should I lose my way again and need your support.  Much gratitude. SJ

After attending regular clinics with Marcella, in a relaxed and supported atmosphere, I am well on the way to completely coming off a medication that no longer serves me. It has been a rewarding journey and through Marcella I have learnt many new skills pertaining to my overall health and well-being, which has improved my life in many areas.  Marcella’s knowledge of real whole alive food, background in yoga and it’s philosophy and understanding in mental and physical health has been invaluable to me.  Marcella passed on her knowledge in a manner which has been relevant and easy to understand.  I recommend this journey with Marcella to everyone no matter what your goals in life are.   Michele, Taranaki

I found Marcella to be perceptive and helpful.  After having 3 children one after the other, and getting caught up in life as a mother, I came to her a bit lost. Her coaching got me back on track.  Marcella has many techniques in mindfulness, breathing and movement that helped me realize my energy as a woman. After a few practices in letting go and healing past trauma, I left Marcella feeling focused, energetic, and back to myself again. Thank you so much for your help, Marcella! I miss our breathing sessions!  Jamie Swan

I found Marcella’s work to be very nurturing and healthful for my body and internal being. There is an incredible presence in her work. I felt safe, secure and profoundly touched during the session. I would highly recommend experiencing Marcella’s work. Daniel Hales

I recently had a training session with Marcella which was extremely profound and inspiring.  I had been feeling very stressed both physically and emotionally and couldn’t seem to connect with my inner happiness or “spark”.  In one  session, Marcella showed me how to get myself back into a state of inner bliss by connecting with the breath, body and feminine energies. This was incredibly relaxing and releasing for me and made me feel deeply re-energized and reconnected to my inner sense of joy.  I can’t recommend Marcella’s sessions highly enough. She gave me the tools to develop my own ongoing practice and was very supportive and nurturing. I will be back for more.  Namaste. Anne  Craig