Meet our Inspiration Team
I’m an incredibly passionate wellness practitioner, with a very broad knowledge and education foundation grown and developed with love and compassion over my entire lifetime. I have over 25+ years experience in the skin, beauty and wellness industries and am proud to be the founder of Melbourne's premier holistic skin and energy wellness clinic and online space.
My love for evolving and expanding my (and my team’s!) ability to serve has seen me learn from almost every master educator in the beauty and skin industry, as well as attending countless seminars and workshops on all topics of psychology, physiology and spirituality. I have completed certification in business leadership, NLP, Reiki, Qi Gong, Feminine Embodiment Yoga, Quantum Healing, Mindfulness, Breathwork and more, as well as my Bachelor of Health Sciences - Naturopathy degree. I’m also a published author, an industry educator and keynote speaker.
If you’re not familiar with Naturopathic medicine, let me introduce you! This is a science-based medicine that stimulates your own inner wellness potential by providing holistic (or whole body) care. I spend time identifying your incredibly individual physiological, psychological, and structural aspects affecting your health, and then employ both ancient and modern treatment methods from various systems of healthcare and non-toxic natural therapies to restore balance, harmony, ease and flow - from skin to within.
Naturopathic medicine, and the entire Inspiration Place approach, looks at treating the underlying causes of dis-ease, disorders or illness, rather than just the symptoms! If you get to root cause, you get potent long term and life-changing results.
I truly believe that every person, at any age, can feel confident and radiant in their skin, mind and body. When you are feeling great in the skin you’re in, you can connect with the world and others more, you do live your life fully expressed, with more radical self-love, feeling happy and on purpose - you are a divine soul that radiates joy, warmth and love! And that’s an amazing feeling.
As a Holistic Skin Therapist that has been through a wild journey of remembering who I truly am - by learning to love myself again and again, and releasing so much projection and fear - I truly, deeply love looking after people that are, or have, struggled with acne, breakouts/congestion, scars and feelings of low-self worth.
I had struggled with almost constant breakouts for over 8 years, and I tried so many different skin therapists over the years that gave me so many different products, suggestions, opinions and theories - but not one person ever told me to look on the inside.
When I started working with Pia I truly started learning not only about skin, health and wellness - but about myself. I slowly learnt that it wasn't just about what I was putting on my skin, or the treatments I was doing. It was about every single part of myself. My thoughts, my beliefs, the food I ate, how I handled my past, how I thought about my present, the way I breathe, the way I create my life, my understanding of how my skin and body functions, and also how I function within the world at large..
I had suffered with eating disorders, addictive behaviours and self belief problems for almost my whole life.. this had a huge impact on my internal health and mental wellbeing. With the guidance of someone who truly wanted to see me grow and thrive, I was finally able to begin to help myself, connect to myself and step into the best version of myself.
My skin and wellness journey was life changing and - of course - challenged me many times. But I wouldn't be who I am today without my skin, and my journey!!
At Inspiration Place I am honoured to work with anyone who is ready to begin their own journey - I’m here to help you take each step (no matter how small or big!) into self-mastery through self-awareness and heart connection! I utilise a wide range of skills to assist you through the challenges that do come up, as well as celebrating with you the ease and flow and beauty that you are creating. My clients describe me as knowledgeable, loving and nurturing. If you are feeling curious, I invite you to follow the inspiration - please come and experience for yourself, I'd love to connect with you.
I've been a part of the beauty industry for over 16 years now, and after finishing up in my own salon in 2016 I was over the moon to come and work with Pia. I could see what an incredible drive, ambition and dream she had to create what we now call Inspiration Place.
We all need support and caring our lives from a team of loving individuals and that is exactly what Inspiration Place is. Since starting here I have faced one of my biggest challenges yet, becoming a mother. It has been a rollercoaster and the incredible women I work with have all helped me to grow and expand myself - and they continue to.
I believe learning new skills, and ways adapt to challenges plus having a deeper awareness of ourselves and our inner workings, energetically, physically, spiritually and soulfully, helps us to live happier, more fulfilled lives.
My mission is to help people achieve their dreams and propel them towards their higher self.
Although I no longer do any hands-on-treatments, it is my purpose to help you have access to what you need to reach your destination of wellness. Think systems for us as a team to support you - email, sms, online and in house. My strengths are in organisation and problem solving, if you want to get somewhere I will find you the way. So if you think of something that will help us serve you better please let me know!
I feel so excited and blessed to join the Inspiration Place team and connect with you beautiful souls. The ethos of our science and soul-based practices deeply aligns with my own values as I am a certified Reiki Master and Teacher, and Meditation Guide, with a background in Nursing. I have learned and experienced so much through my journey in healing and self-discovery, and I love to hold space for others going through their own journeys. Passionate about natural healing, wholeness and self-mastery, my intention is based in empowerment through authentic connection and gentle, educated guidance.
Reiki is a practice that has existed in my world since the womb, as my mum began learning this ancient healing modality when she became pregnant with me. I always felt deeply connected to others and the natural world, and was called to officially learn Reiki for myself as a teenager. Now with over 16 years experience, the deep power and many doorways this practice awakens never ceases to amaze me.
My favourite part of my Nursing career was when I worked for a Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon in California. We specialised in facial and breast procedures, and had many patients undergoing breast reconstruction during or after breast cancer. Supporting and witnessing these women’s journeys felt like a deep honour, and the connection between physical, emotional, mental and spiritual healing was so clear to me.
Over the years, I learned more about integrative medicine and how to support the body’s innate healing abilities holistically. I also just completed an Advanced Maternity Reiki Certification specialising in pregnancy, newborn and fertility support.
I have a deep love for learning, evolving and sharing, and embrace any opportunity to add to my own level of experience and knowledge. Through connection and listening, I see the world and anyone I cross paths with as a teacher, understanding the interconnectedness of us all.
I am looking forward to connecting with you through the front desk and Reiki offerings here at Inspiration Place!
From my heart to yours.