Practitioners

Biokineticist – Shehnaaz Bhabha

My Passion for the human body and educating others lies in the belief that movement is the celebration of life. With free movement and good health we can embrace all that life has to offer, and it is our ticket to personal freedom. Living pain free is key to a good quality of life and happiness.
I hold tremendous respect for the human body and I run a hands on private practice, tailored to the needs of my patient. I see Biokinetics as a scientific and holistic process merging mind and body on the journey to wellness. I consider patient education a very important part of what I do.
Exercise is a lifestyle for me and I try and infuse that enthusiasm into my patients by keeping them motivated and focused on their goals. I completed my 3 year BSC Sport Science undergraduate degree at the University of Johannesburg in 2006 and my BA Honours in Biokinetics at the University of Johannesburg in 2007.

X-hale Body Motion Instructor – Leigh Cabral
Access your internal healing, energy and creativity and centre yourself through movement.  Join Leigh Cabral breathwork practitioner and movement expert in a dynamic class learning movement through mind-body integration to break through your limitations and heal your body.  In this energetic class you will learn to move with confidence, elegance and power and improve the quality of all your actions.
Through guided breathing techniques and exploring creative movement patterns, we will balance hormones and emotions, healing the centrsl nervous system, reducing stress and awakening you to a new freedom and joy. This class will leave you feeling energized, empowered and rejuvenated. Join us to improve your body awareness – All levels are welcome. Click here to check out my class times
Registered Dietician and Nutritionist – Ashleigh Caradas
Registered Dietician and Nutritionist – Ashleigh CaradasAshleigh is a Registered Dietician and Nutritionist, with 15 years experience in private practice. Ashleigh offers nutritional consults to assist people in achieving their ideal weight, preventing lifestyle related conditions, healing digestive issues and correcting hormonal and neurotransmitter imbalances. Ashleigh believes in a balanced, natural and holistic approach to eating and works with each person on an individual basis. Ashleigh places an emphasis on eating as close to nature as possible and honoring the environment as a means of choosing ways and methods of eating more ethically and healthfully. She uses food, supplements and herbal remedies in her approach to healing and also offers body fat, genetic and blood analysis as part of her health assessments.
Massage with Sound – Jason Katz
Jason has been studying sound and massage, his whole life and Tibetan singing bowls intensively for the past 4 years. He has combined sound into his massage which is done on a chair, releasing tension and covering the the back, neck, arms and hands, finishing with a head massage.
Jason’s love of vibrations and sound stems from the deep awareness of the connectedness of All that is.  The vibrational frequencies of all humans, animals and plants as well at the earth and all the elements,  the connectedness in the entire Universe.
Healing:Sound Healing is an effective and proven modality that uses vibrational sound to help consciousness and create a deep sense of peace reduce stress, alter, well-being and better health. Sound I believe that our memories, in the form of energy, are stored in our muscles and cells and organs and that we are unconscious about most of the attitudes, beliefs and behaviours that drive our lives. When we are out of energetic alignment, (which we mostly are), our blocked or weak energy creates dis-ease.
How does it work? Ancient instruments, including Tibetan singing bowls are ‘struck and sung’ in specific rhythmic patterns to create vibrational sound harmonics at the frequency of “AUM” or “OM”. The rich sonic vibrations produced by the singing bowls are created when the mallet is rubbed on the thick outer rim of the bowl in a circular motion   This sound frequency known as that of Perfection impacts the sympathetic nervous system as your brain waves synchronize to the vibrations of the bowls. The harmonic vibrations engage the relaxation reflex and slow down the respiratory, brain and heart rate and disrupt the pain reflex creating a deep sense of well-being.
Integrative Medical Doctor – Dr Ela Manga
Integrative Medical Doctor – Dr Ela MangaAbout 10 years ago, I was a burnt out GP with a waiting room full of patients seeking a fast solution to their health concerns. It wasn’t long before I began to see that the paradigm of medicine that I was practicing was falling short in what I believed the role of the doctor to be – a partner in the creation of sustainable health, self-awareness, and a lifestyle that supports this.
For the last decade, I have crafted a methodology in my practice that is more integrated and intuitive. I partner with my patients to create a lifestyle that is suited to their unique body type and life circumstances but that compassionately pushes them to create a new one which is more in alignment with their own nature.
My work with the Energy Journey at Deloitte Consulting has refined my understanding of the demands that the business world places on our energy resources. It has fuelled my interest in, and passion for, energy management and preventing and treating burnout in high performing individuals from corporate executives, mothers, creatives, and entrepreneurs. I am currently working on a book on energy management that is a distillation of my experience in working with energy over the last 15 years.
While my journey has spanned widely from Western Medicine to herbal medicine and energy healing, it has also dropped deeply into a place of simplicity, and now I find that that the most effective keys to our sources of energy reside in the simple tools of Breathwork and Mindfulness.
Whether you are dealing with specific symptoms or more chronic health challenge , I partner with you to support your health and wellbeing in a way that’s professional yet heart centered.
I offer private consultations, executive coaching, Skype sessions, public talks, group workshops, retreats, and breathwork practitioner training.
Skin Care and Massage Therapist – Busi Mgogodlana
Skin Care and Massage Therapist – Busi Mgogodlana-2My name is Busi, I am a qualified Skin Care and Massage Therapist and have been in the industry for more than 6 years.  I am one of the full time therapist at The EQuilibrium Wellbeing Centre and no doubt the busiest of all of us.  I can do an amazing Swedish massage, Deep Tissue and Natural Products and ingredients facial.  I am very intuitive and love my work and this comes through with every massage I do.  Do book ahead of time to have me pamper and treat you.
Front Desk Hostess – Simiso Ndlovu
Front Desk Hostess – Simiso Ndlovu-2Hi, I am Simisio and the hostess at The EQuilibrium Wellbeing Centre.  One of my favourite things is to help our clients to feel confortable and welcome in our beautiful space.  On a daily basis it’s a great experience working with different kinds of people and learning from them.  It’s a productive safe environment keeping your interests taken care of.  My family are in Zimbabwe, being at the centre is now a new family I have – when I am not at Centre I love to go to gym, spend time with friends and go to Church. I look forward to welcoming you to the Centre Soon!
Holistic Life Coach – Salochanee Reddy
salochanee2My journey: After having benign tumors in my lymph nodes the size of golf balls under both my arms removed at the age of 19 and again 31 years, I turned to holistic therapies in 2009 as a preventative measure to stop the recurring tumors.  The holistic therapies I used to restore my body’s balance was varied from detox, diet changes, natural medicines, acupuncture, massage, yoga and meditation…. now has become my lifestyle and my passion to help others on their journey to balance mind, body, emotions and spirit.
Through my journey of self discovery, I realized each individual is totally accountable and responsible for their own experiences and journey for healing from trauma and health issues. As my passion for Complimentary and Holistic approaches to restore balance in life grew, I decided to take a bold decision to leave the corporate world and pursue formal studying in the field of Holistic Wellbeing Therapies.
I was fortunate to obtain Perfect Health and Meditation Teacher qualification with Dr Deepak Chopra at the Chopra University in California USA.
This process helped me to have a better understanding of the mind, body, emotions and spirit and to create balance in life. It provided me with the tools and techniques to help move forward in life.
I developed a passion for learning and went on to study Ayurvedic Body Treatments in India, Life Coaching, Counselling and currently completing PHD Program in Holistic Life Coaching with the University of Sedona, Arizona USA. I gained a wealth of knowledge and through my own personal development, now assist others to live a happy, healthy, successful life.  In 2014,  The EQuilibrium Wellbeing Centre was founded, a Holistic and Integrative space in Saxonwold – Johannesburg, for those who are on the journey of Self Discovery needing a tranquil and safe space to come to without Dogma and Stigma.
My Aim: Is to help you create a life that you love, to motivate, encourage and support you to move forward to reach your full potential. Together, we look at all the things that may have contributed to your current state using a combination of techniques that will best suit you. We can get to the underlying cause of your problem – which then leads you to create permanent changes in your life.
I am passionate to inspire others to live a balanced life by making conscious choices that bring peace, health, love and meaning to life.  My focus and simple approach to life is, “back to basics” by laying the foundations of better health, more loving relationships, unconditional peace and spiritual awakening, while adding value to society in some way.
On a practical level, it involves taking care of the physical self daily, while allowing oneself free time to expand consciousness, enable mindfulness, gather thoughts, breathe and de-clutter the mind.
Connect with me on 011 568  0329 or email Salochanee@eqcentre.co.za to guide you through your journey of self discovery.
Vinyasa Yoga Teacher  – Hannelize Robinson
hannelizeHannelize Robinson has been practicing yoga since 2012 and began teaching Vinyasa Yoga in 2014. Her professional background is in Business Management and she has been running her own Project & Corporate Event Management consultancy since 2010. Her journey has taken her towards conscious and mindful living with yoga becoming an integral part of her life. “After completing my Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training at Living Yoga in 2014 I was inspired to share the many benefits of yoga with others.  I believe that yoga is accessible to everyone and it is not about how flexible or strong you are or about mastering a difficult pose – even though that will follow with regular practice – it is rather about how mindful and present you are on (and off) the mat. The practice of Vinyasa Yoga aims to unite mind, body and spirit through conscious movement linked to the breath. It stills the mind and allows us to become more internally focused and more mindful in everything we do. It supports a healthy lifestyle and results in long-term health and wellbeing for mind & body.” Her intention is to inspire her students on their own journey of transformation by teaching a mindful asana practice while integrating the other seven limbs of Pantanjali’s eight-limb path. Hannelize’s sequences are carefully planned and adapted to the needs of her students.
“Yoga is a wonderful journey of self-discovery and development for me and I look forward to sharing it with you”
Tibetan Bowls Sound Therapy – Tamarin Young
Tibetan Bowls Sound TherapyTamarin Young - EQ Centre
Tamarin Young was born in South Africa and after obtaining her BA degree left the country to live and work in the United Kingdom and America. On returning to South Africa Tamarin followed the path of Alternative Healing where she spent two years studying at a Metaphysical Academy and from there went on to study Hypnotherapy.
She then studied Tibetan Sound Therapy through the Walter Hafner Institute of Alternative Healing Methods and Sensory Perception in Germany at the basic and advanced levels. Tamarin has continued to work with Tibetan Sound Therapy for the past ten years. She is currently facilitating Tibetan Sound Therapy at the Saxon Spa in Sandhurst with individual treatments.
After creating her own Holistic Healing Centre, which she ran for five years with her mother and grand-mother offering alternative healing therapies, she is now working privately and offers individual and group sessions, During her journey in past years her passion for alternative therapies has led her to study and practice Pranic Healing from basic, advanced, psychotherapy to the Arhatic Yoga Prep level. In addition to this she is currently working with Theata Healing at the advanced level, Crystal healing and Body Talk Access and Fundamentals Level 1.
Cheryl Young
Tibetan Bowls Sound Therapy Cheryl Young EQ CentreCheryl was born in England and has lived in South Africa for the past 40 years. During her time in South Africa she studied and worked in beauty therapy, Aromatherapy and Reflexology. As her true passion lies with Alternative Healing therapies she went on to work with Hypnotherapy and Tibetan Sound Therapy, which she studied through the Walter Hafner Institute of Alternative Healing Methods and Sensory Perception in Germany at the basic and advanced levels. Cheryl also spent two years of study with the Academy of Metaphysics and in 2008
she helped to create a Holistic Healing Centre where Alternative Healing Therapies were offered. She continues to work with the Tibetan Sound Therapy privately and also offers meditation groups. Cheryl has also facilitated the Tibetan Sound Therapy at the Saxon Boutique Hotel and Spa in Sandhurst, Johannesburg for the last ten years and during this time she has completed numerous other courses which include Pranic Healing from the basic level, advanced, psychotherapy, crystal,  cosmetology up to the Arhatic Yoga Prep Level. She is now expanding her interests and has completed a course in Body Talk Access and Fundamentals Level 1
Shasta Goodfellow – Yoga and Cranio Sacral Therapist
shastaShasta Goodfellow is passionate about supporting women through their pregnancy, birth and recovery. She is a yoga instructor, CranioSacral Therapist, natural birth educator and doula.Shasta is excited about bringing her specialized Pregnancy and Postnatal yoga classes to the beautiful Equilibrium Centre. Her focus is on helping women take the time to nurture themselves and baby, creating a strong foundation on which to build a new life. She helps women tap into their inherent health, power and strength, creating yoga sequences that cultivate mindful breath, open the hips, challenge the mind and prepare the body for a calm and conscious birth experience (whether this be natural or Caesarean).

CranioSacral Therapy is a very gentle light-touch therapy suitable and safe for people of all ages; from tiny babies to the elderly. The therapist tunes into cranial motion in order to locate and release areas of restriction or congestion.

These restrictions are caused when the body contracts due to injury or emotionally charged experiences such as shock, fear etc. Stresses, strains, tensions and traumas that are ‘stored’ by the body in this way will restrict the body’s functioning and may give rise to health problems over the years. The problems may be both physical (such as back pain, migraine and digestive disorders) and emotional (such as anxiety and depression).

CranioSacral Therapy is often appropriate even where other therapies may be unsafe, such as during pregnancy, after an operation, accident or injury and for babies struggling with birth trauma.

To book for Pre or Postnatal Yoga classes and CranioSacral Therapy contact Shasta on 083 364 5036 or email shastag@live.co.za