Mechteld Schuurmans and Ivo Nieling are based in Aongatete, between Tauranga and Katikati (New Zealand).
Mechteld is gifted in working with people, young and old, especially people who might find it difficult to find a place in society. Her journey with special children and youth has been a path of great learning and discovery, which encouraged her to look for alternative ways. Mechteld works with warmth, touch, color and art. Her caring treatments are tailored to what feels right for you and what is most helpful for you at this moment to nurture, strengthen, encourage and inspire you.
Mechteld has a background in nursing and holistic nursing,Jin Shin Jyutsu®, massage, Reflexology, Reiki, Aura-Soma®,shamanism and herbalism.
Ivo’s shamanic work started by being part of the exploration of the healing medicinal gifts of the native flora, fauna, animals and minerals of New Zealand during the development stage of ‘The Rainbow Essences of Aotearoa’ and the restructuring of the 'Sacred Web Oracle and Cards' with Robert van der Touw in 2001. Since then Ivo has intensively practiced shamanism and shamanic healing for people and land, and often his healing work involved de-possession and clearing of curses. Ivo is also a trained practitioner of the impact healing technique Contact Care, and Jin Shin Jyutsu, which is a gentle art of acupressure to restore harmony in the body.
On 8-8-2016 Robert van der Touw handed over his homeopathic research and all his written material. This will result in a new version of the Sacred Web of Oneness Oracle for transformation and a new body of work for Sacred Journeys Ltd, which includes shamanic workshops based on the Sacred Web of Oneness material and homeopathy related workshops in which you learn to connect with nature. Ivo is currently full time working on this, besides his healing practice and the finalizing of the building of three sleepouts to create extra accomodation for workshops.
Ivo is a father of 5 children. He is passionate about his children and family and he volunteers for ‘Essentially Men’ in Auckland, connecting and inspiring men to be real and get more out of life.
Mechteld and Ivo are both international facilitators of seminars based on shamanism, Children of the Now, and the profound self-healing art of Jin Shin Jyutsu.