You Being You was originally inspired to offer widespread access to the uncluttered wisdom of ancient traditions.
Conversations with like minds expanded the vision to include wisdom teachings which focus on connection to ourselves, others, and life itself.
A group of colleagues - all experienced learning facilitators will be contributing to the creation as it evolves. Our philosophy is "Open to outcome"
The You Being You group member learning fields include: Chinese medicine, Tibetan Yoga, Qigong, Body-Mind medicine, Psychology, Mindfulness and Neuroscience.
Currently our group presence has eyes and ears in the world in Australia, New Zealand, Europe and the United States.
CAMERON TUKAPUA - B Ac, Chinese Medicine Practitioner, Visionary, Leader
From day one of acupuncture training Cameron has been a passionate explorer of ‘life as energy'. Her focus has been on aligning with destiny by grounding the invisible spirit world into the practical form world. Bringing these worlds together Cameron created and was Principal of a New Zealand registered Acupuncture College. She wrote a book called Opening Up, produced a film on Aligning Head and Heart, and for nearly a decade lead spiritual self-identity retreats in rural China.
For over 20 years Cameron has taught Heart centered living to clients, practitioner trainees, peers, Yogis and many others. Her approach is light hearted and fun.
Cameron’s vision of You Being You was originally inspired to offer easy access to the uncluttered wisdom of ancient traditions.
"Returning to our natural state can be simple when you have a map for the path. YBY offers grounded steps for the spiritual journey."
For further information: camerontukapua.com
BRIAN BERNEMAN - BA Social Communications, BA Journalism, Post Grad Neuroscience, Tibetan Yoga teacher
Brian lived and worked in Argentina, United States, Germany and New Zealand where he learned different Healing techniques.
As a Kum Nye Tibetan Yoga leader, Master Reiki, Master of Del Arca technique and Traditional Thai Massage practitioner Brian aims to help people find ways to connect with their inner resources, grow, develop, change and lead a more balanced and meaningful life.
Brian had 2 years living full-time and studying at Ratna Ling, a Tibetan Buddhist Retreat Center in California. Through his immersion in the teachings of Tibetan Lama, Tarthang Tulku, with focus on in-depth learning of Kum Nye - Tibetan Yoga, Brian was introduced to another way of living and being.
As a learning facilitator he encourages people to see how our mindsets dictate our experience.
For further information: brianberneman.com
WENDY REID - BA, Post Grad Dip Psych, MBA, Yoga Teacher
With qualifications in psychology and business Wendy’s 20 year professional career focused on the wellbeing of children and their families, and violence prevention.
As CEO of several Australian charities she has a broad understanding of the issues facing contemporary families, as well as the business acumen required to run successful not for profit enterprises.
Recently Wendy left her fulltime CEO position to focus on teaching yoga.
She now combines her life-long interest in fitness, diet and wellbeing; her qualifications in psychology; and her skills in nonviolent communication into an offering that is focused, empathic, accepting and above all – fun!!
PETER CAUGHEY - B Sc, Dip TCM, Qigong, Tuina
Peter is a Taiji and Qigong master and has been teaching for nearly 2 decades. He is rooted in traditions of Chen, Yang, Wu and Sun style Taiji and engages over 13 different style of Qigong. He currently serves as a member on the World Academic Society of Medical Qigong based in China.
Peter has online courses teaching Qigong exercise systems, and reflexology. He regularly hosts Qigong teacher trainings courses, acupressure and reflexology courses and medical Qigong workshops.
Peter is a husband, a father, a writer and a philosopher. He loves travelling and experiencing new people, cultures and countries. He currently resides in Bali, Indonesia.
For further information: petercaughey.com
SUZANNE TAPPER - M [Hons] TCM, Chinese Medicine Practitioner
Suzanne offers over 22 years of clinical experience in traditional Chinese medicine. She is a sought after expert in fertility medicine, bridging the worlds of medical science and ancient healing traditions while working closely with IVF clinics.
A dedicated scholar Suzanne has a Masters honours degree, is a published author, has been a generous teacher of undergraduates in College environments and mentored graduates in her private practice.
Suzanne has a natural lightness of being nourished by her love of nature and deep passion for skiing - in the Winter she lives in the mountains.
Suzanne will soon be launching an online webinar series offering support for people wanting to increase their fertility and general well-being.
For more information: suzannetapper.co.nz
LOUISE CASHIN - Yoga teacher
Louise has a background in corporate business and technology start ups. Since 2002 she has chosen Yoga as not only her daily practice but her work in the world. Louise believes the practice of Yoga teaches us so much more than how to have a healthy body.
Through her continued work on her own practice and working with students all over the world Louise has seen how Yoga can help develop a healthier way of interacting with others and can guide us in developing a healthier relationship with our self and connecting with our true nature. She believes Yoga is a whole way of living and thinking and can aid in finding purpose in life.
A highly qualified and experienced Yoga and Meditation teacher, in 2011 she became a Yoga Alliance registered training school and has been leading Yoga teacher training and providing further training for teachers ever since.
For more information: www.yoga-yoga.co.uk
Since 2007, Joo has been teaching alignment and breath-based yoga with the aim of bringing awareness to the body and the mind, and to open the heart for receiving and giving.
Joo's yoga teachers are Matthew Cohen, Max Strom, Robyn Wexler, Mimi Kuo-Deemer, Judith Lasater, Donna Farhi and Sarah Powers. Joo also practises and teaches Five Element theory, introduced to him by Cameron Tukapua.
Joo lives in London and teaches at Triyoga and The Life Centre. Joo has also spent over 17 years in the corporate world of marketing, brand communications and innovation.
Straddling the worlds of spiritual and physical well-being and gritty commercial reality is a source of balance and daily learning.
Every day, Joo practises kindness and gratitude with varying degrees of success.
MARIE SHIEH, M.D.
Marie is a U.S. board-certified family physician who has practiced medicine in the U.S., New Zealand, China and Australia.
She has been on the front lines in primary care medicine since 1994. She is skilled at taking care of babies, children, and adults.
Marie practices functional medicine, mind-body medicine, yoga therapy and believes in seeing each individual in a holistic way.
She has studied and worked in collaboration with her husband, Barry Disch, doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine since they met in 1985.
LEANNA J. STANDISH - ND, PhD, L.Acup., FABNO
Dr. Standish is a neuroscientist and physician living and working in Seattle WA. She holds faculty appointments at the University of Washington School of Medicine in the Radiology Department as well as at Bastyr University.
As a physician she specializes in naturopathic oncology and conducts clinical research on the effectiveness of integrative oncology care.
She uses functional magnetic imaging of the brain as a tool in her consciousness science research. Dr. Standish is working towards the first U.S. clinical study of ayahuasca.
Annie Meredith has been teaching and practising at the cutting-edge of Mind-Body Medicine for 35 years. Her passion is awakening women to their highest potential.
By identifying women’s emotional, psychological and spiritual biological underpinnings, she helps them honor their Divine Feminine inscription.
When women are in touch with their intuitive feminine intelligence, they access an immense power surge that comes from aligning with their inner being.
Her first book The Essence of Woman, calls on women to access the inherent strength and power inscripted into their biological design.
Her Spirit of Woman Australian Wild Flower Essence range and accompanying Spirit of Woman book were developed to support women in this reclamation process.
Read more on her website: www.spiritofwomanessences.com
Claire is a qualified Yoga and meditation teacher, iRest Level 1 Teacher in training and Women’s Health Magazine Yoga expert.
Claire is the former President of Yoga Australia.
She is also the co-founder and director of the Academy of Yoga & MindBody Education.
For further information: clairenettley.com