What our clients say
Waimarama came into my life when I needed it the most, interestingly at the time, I did not know I needed the support. Initially, my thoughts were attributed to luck or coincidence but the more time spent with these two talented wahine I soon discovered that this wasn’t true.
I had the pleasure to be guided by both Meryl and Manu.
When I met Meryl my whole body and energy was out of alignment and balance and leaned towards my theoretical thinking rather than my creative side. I was drowning….. Meryl helped the energy flow and regain assurance – so much so, that my hair parted to the opposite side for nearly a month! Physically I started feeling like myself, I was able to contribute to my world again, as an active participant rather than a spectator.
The majority of my time was spent with Manu. The 10 online sessions were accessible and flexible to my schedule. I took part in Manu’s education programme “Living by Design – A Blue Print for Sovereignty” my personal growth and development all founded in Kaupapa Maori principles a uniqueness in itself.
Manu’s work complement Meryl’s work where the choice to take control of one’s life by living intently in the moment and standing in one’s power. Manu helped me rediscover myself, my strengths and reframing the inner narrative to assist in my daily actions and interactions as a mother and a leader but also my uri whakatupu (future generations).
Manu and Meryl are the people that you want in your corner when times get tough. They do not sugar coat your reality, they assist in identifying areas of need and help you understand your challenges or complexities without confusion. The messages you receive from Manu and Meryl are straight and clear. I highly recommend this duo for wisdom, guidance and support in self and health.
Once again, thank you both for uncovering my power of ‘being’! My words cannot express my gratitude for the time spent with you both.
Ngaa mihi nui
Liz Lewis-Hills – December 2021
When I first came to see Meryl Yvonne, I felt disconnected from the world. I did not want to participate in life, struggled to get out of bed, and felt acute anxiety in public spaces. Most of my thoughts were negative. Meryl explained to me how serious my energy disconnection was and after only two sessions on her table I feel much happier with great physical energy. I am motivated and getting things done! I have been able to leave a draining unhealthy relationship and feel optimistic for my future.
Shade P (Male) 19yr – July 2021
I have been on my spiritual journey for many years and found myself at Waimarama Healing in November 2020.
Confused about what I needed to do next Meryl and Manu helped me to find my center with spiritual healing and guidance.
Spiritual healing meant my body and mind had to be in harmony for acceptance, renewal, and growth.
Guidance through Living by Design brought me back to my whakapapa; my wairua, and how that governed everything I did, felt, and believed.
I found my unique self, the person I have always been but had forgotten…now unbridled and living in my own truth.
Ka whāngaia, ka tipu, ka puāwai.
R I’Anson – Taupiri 2021
Manu and Meryl helped me in a time of need and have reminded me of who I am. I came to them at the lowest point of my young years at the referral of someone I trust. When I arrived Meryl and Manu welcomed me with such love and compassion. Meryl helped me uncover traumatic experiences and cleared the blockages that had been created within my body that had led me to a dark place.
A healing journey that has assisted in my spiritual awakening. One of the most spiritual experiences of my 21 years.
This journey of healing and remembering was followed by what I call soul sessions with Manu. These sessions were an amazing way for me to understand and remember who I am. Manu has opened my eyes to a path of greater knowing and it has grounded me. This experience has shown me a path of greater purpose and bliss. A path that I have embarked on and will continue. Waimarama International is indeed a place of enlightenment. Arohanui x.
NS 21 yr Female. October 21
When I met Meryl and Manu I was experiencing extreme emotional overwhelm, fatigue, heart palpitations, hot flushes, hormonal imbalance, brain fog, anxiety and was ‘addicted’ to a toxic relationship.
I was being devalued, disrespected, emotionally, mentally and financially abused and I couldn’t stop going back. It was like watching a horror movie every time I drove back to that situation on my knees.
I am a strong independent professional woman who has fought many ‘demons’ in life but I could not pull myself out of this, I was losing my family, my business and my mind.
My family and I needed help.
Meryl and Manu worked with me and I released the toxic relationship. I am energetically balanced with none of the symptoms I was experiencing when I sought help.
The components of my life situation are in balance, I am present. I have regained my focus and learned to use my mind as an instrument for clear thought and vocabulary.
You and your family are worth the healing that Meryl and Manu will guide you through.
Terri -Consultant July 21
Since the last session with you Meryl, I feel like a veil has lifted. Whatever was sitting in my energy field clouding everything has shifted. I’m back and I’m shocked at the state I had let myself get into over those years. Again I am lost as to where Shade and I would be right now had I not found you and Manu. I have had a few people over the years say that they will help in one way or another but it has never come to fruition.
When coming to see Meryl, I had suffered with very bad headaches for seven months. The pain level was 8 out of 10. I couldn’t concentrate. I have been a tradie for years dissatisfied and unmotivated with work, wanting to teach and heal others. To do what I am passionate about. I also wanted to connect to my taha Maori through my whakapapa and te reo. I felt like a ‘Fake Maori’ and disconnected.
In one session of energy reconnection, I was totally shocked the headaches were completely gone within two days. the other big surprise was that having been a big meat eater I completely went off neat and I am happy with a vegan diet!
I am more relaxed about my future and will work with Manu to assist my life focus and to make connections to my Maori roots.
Jason Kake 39yrs July 2021
I want to let you know the significant change in my life since working with you. You brought me back into balance and gave me skills to upkeep it. I am so very grateful to have crossed your path.
You gave me back hope which in turn reignited faith back in myself. My journey is now significantly different.
I’m living in Australia and have been finding my way back to myself, the old self previous to trauma that affected myself and all of the loved ones in my life.
I now am working closely on a relationship with my son in NZ that when I come home to assist in his rehabilitation, will be bringing him to see you as a part of his healing. I am truly grateful for my experience with you.
I am grateful to my beautiful friend Mamae, who led me your way, and my sister Teri who through this has come your way to also have had transformational healing.
I do look forward to again be graced by your presence, thank you Meryl and Manu for creating such a healing environment for myself and my friends to evolve.
Warmest Regards Helen – September 21
For years my husband and I have worked hard on our marriage through a tonne of counselling sessions, relationship workshops and not to mention the money, sweat and tears that went into it all. Don’t get me wrong, doing the counselling did save our marriage, but the healing we both did working with Meryl and Manu has saved us.
When we made the choice to seek counselling, we believed it was our marriage that needed healing. Since having had the amazing opportunity to work with Meryl and Manu, we quickly realised that we, as individuals, needed the healing. The work we did on ourselves has truly given us what we have both been longing for in our marriage…Peace & Sovereignty. Ngā mihi nui kōrua
Jo & Jase Kake Oct 21
It has taken me some time to find words that can convey the deep gratitude I feel for Meryl & Manu. The work that these incredibly inspiring women co-create with the Divine is miraculous.
In June 2021 I could hardly cope with my life and the weight of what I had experienced. I knew of Meryl & booked myself an appointment for healing. I had nothing left in my tank. I was bone tired and was struggling to find my way.
Meryl’s guides greeted me days before my first session and as they began to work within my field I began to purge. I cried thousands of tears. I fell to my knees and I prayed for relief and the only way out was through my grief. I cried many tears that day as my body purged and prepared for healing.
The day of my healing session I hit on the road early & travelled to Okere Falls. When Meryl greeted me at the front door of her glorious home I felt instantly more at ease. Making my way up the stairs to her healing room I felt nervous and also I felt deeply held by the elementals and by my guides. I knew I was where my soul needed to be to experience some relief.
It took one session only to feel like a revived & more at peace human. I felt joyful and excited about my life again. I have been to see Meryl 3 times to continue to clear and open up my chakras.
The work she has done to clear trauma from my field has been tremendous.
I wake up every day knowing that I survived something truly traumatic and heartbreaking and every day I know that with the help of Meryl, her guides and my own spirit team I am held and safe.
I have so much more excitement and zest for life. And I will continue to work with Meryl as I grow and evolve.
Thank you, Meryl. From the depths of my soul, I honour you for the work you do and I am so thankful every day that with your assistance I have created such an incredible transformation for myself.
T Prince -Auckland Oct. 21
I’ve always dreamed of being a positive, happy person and I suppose I have been for most of my life. But certainly not to the extent that I see ahead of me now after completing the Change your Mind Education Programme with Manu. Until meeting Manu in January this year, I had spent the last couple of years feeling like something was missing. I had a loving husband, great family, two gorgeous children and a satisfying job but I wasn’t particularly happy and I didn’t know why!
Manu has pushed my buttons in all the right ways and made me look at life quite differently. I only wish there were more ‘Manus’ out there so that more people could have the amazing opportunity of working with her to fulfil their dreams and understand that the journey of life is there for enjoying!!
Claire F, Napier
My time with you was very valuable and everything I learned is still with me and has played a huge part in building a solid foundation of self worth for me to take forward. I still refer to you’re words of wisdom daily! Thanks to you both, my husband and I were able to better understand why we had to part and take our own separate journeys, painful though this was at the time. With your healing (Meryl) and guidance (Manu) we separated peacefully and amicably and this has saved years of potential bitterness and conflict, energy we could ill afford to waste and that we can now put into healing ourselves. Thank you for all the loving kindness you showed us and for sharing your beautiful home your family.
Meryl’s healing energetic work has been responsible for a significant turnaround in my life.
I started working with Meryl when I was recovering from a long term viral illness I had little energy and was often depressed. With Meryl’s work I got to a point where my health recovered completely. Since that time Meryl helped me through a period of grief and loss of a dear brother. Also, Meryl was able to keep me healthy during a very stressful and hostile period at work which lead to me leaving and taking up a very good position as Senior Associate with a Sydney based law firm.
In particular Meryl’s work has provided me with greater confidence, energy and a very positive approach to life. I have been able to achieve things in life which before seemed out of reach. Meryl has a wonderful healing gift and I have often recommended her to other people.
Lawyer – Sydney Australia
I have been seeing Meryl for energy healing sessions. As a result I have found balance and underlying contentment in my emotional and spiritual life. The last two years have been the happiest I have experienced. I am now looking forward to the future, rather than living in the past and can enjoy the everyday experiences that are presented.
Lawyer – Wellington
The wonderful location, fantastic views, peace and quiet, spotless accommodation, log fires, sole use hot tub and sauna, crisp linen sheets……….. Moving on to the healing and educational sessions which are life changing …the list of wonderful things about this place is endless ……. the whole experience of Waimarama and the wonderful people who run it was awesome”
I &J Jackson
Meryl and Manu.
I came to Waimarama for a beautiful vacation and the opportunity for self discovery. I left having made quantum leaps in my spiritual journey. The remarkable healing work opened energy pathways and engaged body/energy/mind connections I have not known before. Meryl and Manu you are masters of your craft.
The setting was perfect for the experience. You have made the sacred Maori land with expansive and breathe taking views open and at the same time private for meditation, contemplation, and restoration. The accommodations were luxurious, the food superb and the hospitality was most gracious. Blanketed by the milky way and southern cross, even the night sky contributed to this awe-inspiring experience.
I feel blessed to have had this time with you. Thank you for your wisdom and compassion I am forever richer for it.
Both Manu & Meryl were the most gracious of hostesses at Waimarama International. Their kindness and warmth made us feel right at home. The accommodation was extremely comfortable and well thought out. It provided all the amenities guests could ask for and more. The serenity and beauty of the area was stunning and instantly invoked a sense of peacefulness. We also enjoyed all the “critters”, especially Abby, who kept us comforted at night. Both my husband & I took advantage of the work Manu & Meryl provide through Waimarama International. The healing of the soul and food for thought that takes place after one of their sessions is incredible. Their guidance and outpouring of love makes one feel that all will be right with the world. They provide the tools to start upon a journey for healing and awareness. Thank you, Manu & Meryl for creating such an inviting and spiritual environment for your guests.
Shanna and Tim Thomas
For some time I realised that my life was not what I wanted it to be. I have been wandering from person to person counsellors, naturopaths, clairvoyants trying to find some answers. Each had something to offer me, but not all that I needed.
Meryl was recommended to me by someone I had turned to. Now my life has become so enriched it is almost impossible to put into words. I have realised how my childhood pain has inhibited me from growing, that I am the special person I have felt I was, but never felt the freedom and energy that I do now. I have no back pain or aching. My mind is clear; I see beauty in everything around me and find joy in the smallest things. I am looking forward to living my life, not just existing. The world is truly a place of wonder and excitement and I am going to enjoy it. Thank you for your ongoing help Meryl, I will never stop telling others about my experiences.
Meryl Yvonne is the most gifted healer I have encountered, here or overseas. I have been a client of hers for more than 20 years now and she has assisted me enormously during this time.
She works in a unique way – a combination of physical work and massage to the body with release of emotional blocks and rebalancing the energy fields of the body. After a session with Meryl, which can take up to two hours, I always come away feeling completely restored, in balance and at peace. I credit my ability to survive high powered working situations partly to my regular healing sessions with her.
She empowers and supports people and helps them to understand their own healing process. Many of my friend and colleagues have benefited from her healing sessions.
I cannot commend Meryl too highly. Based on my very long experience with her work, I can highly recommend her services to anyone in need of physical or emotional support and assistance
I have sought the help of healers for my hormonal disturbances throughout my life. At the end of 2008, I was diagnosed with breast cancer, had surgery, and after much thought, Chemotherapy, Radiation, and Herceptin treatments. This diagnosis shocked and grieved me greatly. The Chemotherapy weakened me physically, I was very scared, very weak, and through chemo effects in a lot of pain and dysfunction. Whilst starting this lengthy treatment, Meryl was introduced to me by a friend and recommended by three other friends.
Meryl is a very gifted, strong, wise, intuitive, powerful, and thorough healer.
For me, Meryl’s healing is the most powerful and empowering healing I have experienced, spiritually, mentally, and physically. My mind and body have been stabilized by Meryl. She gave strength to my mind with powerful affirmation,s and assisted my body to handle the toxicity of the chemotherapy treatments. She moved and removed my pain. Meryl maintained this support through my long months of treatment and ordeal.
Meryl has put me in touch with my whole self spiritually, mentally, and physically through balancing my chakras and connecting me spiritually and physically back inside my body. As a result, I am experiencing more whole energy despite the long breast cancer treatments I have decided to undergo. I have been gifted a whole new awareness spiritually, mentally, and physically, to living my life in a blissful and present state of mind no matter what challenges I have. Meryl has gifted me with her powerfully intuitive affirmations that promote self-healing, total balance, and self-fulfillment.
Knowing Meryl is a rare gift and privilege. She is a wonderfully strong, gifted, intuitive, person, who has opened my eyes and mind to my new perspective on my life and continues to re-energize my body to heal itself.
My experience of Meryl’s healing first occurred in the stunning, luxurious and nurturing space at Waimarama International. The private location with incredible views of the lake, healthy happy animals and native bush, created a sense of sacredness, timelessness, and ultimately a deeply peaceful space. Midway through a busy year I was feeling exhausted, depleted, in need of time out and a recharge. As a full-time counsellor working both in a community agency with young people and in private practice, I am fully aware of the importance of maintaining my own health and well-being. I believe my intuition, effectiveness, passion and energy as a therapist has increased noticeably as a result of Meryl’s gift of healing and way of working/ being which addresses health on all levels. I would recommend both a healing session and if possible, a visit to Waimarama International to health practitioners as an investment in your practice and treat for yourself. My daughter and friends have been to Meryl and each have noticed extraordinary benefits relevant to their health and life.
Dear Meryl and Manu,
Thank you for your warm “soulful” hospitality which was filled with revelations, clarity, beauty and most of all love. You are both blessed with gifts from above and I have had the privilege to witness and experience two angels at work in what can only be described as “surroundings of paradise.” Once you see, feel and encounter this nirvana which is a fairy-tale setting it leaves lasting impressions for some time to come. I have to say that no amount of text can do justice to the journey to which I encountered with these two beautiful Gurus. The only way to explain this phenomena is to physically share and partake of the spiritual bliss which will without a doubt open your heart and take you to another dimension of consciousness.
In this way, the inner self begins to unravel and that beautiful pearl that lies within us begins to glisten as the start of a new day beckons.
Thank you Manu and Meryl for taking me to this place of clarity.
May God shine upon you both as you do your work and may he inspire you always by his beauty.
On a recent trip home I decided to visit Meryl for a healing session. I didn’t really know what to expect even though I have known Manu & Meryl for a long time. What happened over the next couple of sessions has been life-changing for me. My focus, clarity, peace, and overall well-being have improved dramatically. I work in the LA film and television music composition industry and for the longest time, I have been suffering from writer’s block which for someone in this line of work is not good. Since then, creative ideas have come quicker and easier with quality. I have recently finished a film score and the producers and directors have told me it is some of the best work they have heard from me.
Meryl is gifted and she is a treasure. Manu’s follow-up conversations helped immensely with my understanding of spiritual and healing matters. I am so grateful to them both for their commitment and dedication to helping people become the best they can possibly be. Arohanui x
My experience with Manu and Waimarama International was destined…..
For many months I had contemplated seeking someone or a course that would support my personal interest in developing my communication skills. I came across a Waka Huia documentary that showcased Manu and was inspired by the way she articulated herself with clarity through spoken word. This led me to navigate google and land at the Waimarama International website where I reached out to Manu.
Once we connected, I found Manu to be warm and welcoming. This made me comfortable with my decision to move forward. I have completed 2 programs with Waimarama International – “The Power of your Word” and “Living by Design – A Blueprint for Sovereignty” These programs were brought to life by Manu’s warm presence and the depth of her powerful and insightful wisdom. She is a fantastic teacher and I highly recommend her and her programs to those who are looking to connect at a deeper level.
You are guaranteed the space to learn about yourself whilst she kindly challenges you to move forward – into the light of the life you design with sovereignty.I learned many new things about myself and feel blessed to have been touched by Manu’s light and wisdom she brings to the modern-day. We require more people in our walk of life to encourage others to design, create, dream big and understand the value of self. This is what you receive when you sit with Manu.
Na Aku Purapura Whetu King
NSW Australia January 2021
What a splendid getaway! If you are after seclusion, beauty, a stress free environment and somewhere rejuvenating this is the place! From the moment we arrived at Waimarama International we felt as though we were in another world; the hosts were friendly and welcoming, the setting was absolutely magical, the view was breath taking and the apartment itself was luxurious. Everything we could possibly need was at our fingertips! All necessities, ornaments and furnishings were perfectly chosen and displayed for our use, making our stay one of ultimate comfort and serenity. I look forward to returning in the future to laze in front of the beautiful fireplace and soak in the view!
“Thanks for the free session for my daughter. I still can’t believe how far she has come with her drawing and writing since her treatment. She draws proper pictures now compete with the meaningless scribbles she has been doing for years. This basically happened from one day to the another… so fast that her teacher was absolutely amazed how quickly she has developed drawing and writing skills (in a day!) My right shoulder healed completely in less than 5 days after my treatment and I could feel a great relief almost immediately, what a fantastic result! (usually, my shoulder takes at least 5 weeks to be pain-free even with a few osteopathy and Bowen therapies). Last but not least just wanted to say that I loved your book and hardly could put it down each night. When I read about the birds the suddenly appearing and disappearing fantails and wood pigeons in our garden just made sense. Your book is highly spiritual and at the same time is very real!