Meet our Tutors

Shelley Monrad

Principal and founder of Aromaflex (the shop and Aromaflex Academy. 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 for the last 8 years. Worked with NZQA in the Targeted Review of Qualifications for Complementary Medicine for the last 4 years.  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 Aromaflex Academy 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.

Helen Drummond

Reflexology Examiner. Has a Diploma in teaching at primary level. Also diplomas in Clinical Herbal Medicine and Reflexology. After 30 years in the education system it was time to change direction this drew me to herbal medicine first then reflexology. I now run my herbal / reflexology practice from my home in Richmond calling myself Herbflex. I am happily married with four children.

Judy Scurr

Reflexology Tutor/student support person - Judy is qualified in Reflexology and other health modalities.  She has owned her own business for many years, well versed in systems and management and cares about the students success at Aromaflex Academy. 

Raewyn Greenwood

Our new International/National Student enrolments/administrator.  Is qualified in Sacred Lomi Lomi Massage and other Complementary modalities.  Also is a registered marriage civil union celebrant.  Of course many years in office administration, computor systems and management roles.

Karen Middleton

Karen gained her Aromaflex Academy and ITEC Diplomas in Reflexology and Anatomy and Physiology in Nelson in 2012. With a wealth of teaching experienced gained over a 25 year career in primary and secondary school education in Africa and a passion for Reflexology, the step to teaching this Introductory Reflexology Course was a natural progression for us here in Nelson.