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Who we are
Orbis Lifecare has in-depth experience in helping people and workplaces
create wellness and balance. This is key to productivity, health and
happiness for both the individual and company.
Orbis has developed a total health concept which is holistic and
is tailored to the unique needs of either an organisation or an
individual. This concept focuses on balance in all areas of life.
The root of this is establishing inner balance as the foundation
for outer balance and success.
Our organisation aims to provide the advantages of both western
medicine and eastern natural medicine for the benefit of our clients.
Our vision is to help people and workplaces take charge of their
lives through simple, effective programmes which have stood the
test of time and scientific scrutiny.
The Orbis’s team of experts include experienced doctors of
medicine, sports and life coaches, renowned sports people, teachers
and other specialist advisors as required, for example alcohol and
drug treatment specialists, clinical psychology and psychiatry.
Linda is one of the most experienced Maharishi Vedic Medicine Western
Experts in the Southern Hemisphere. She has studied intensively
in the field of Vedic Medicine for the past 20 years and has also
qualified as a Natural Health Practitioner. Her qualifications include
being a Chartered Natural Medicine Practitioner with the New Zealand
Charter of Health Practitioners, a Diploma in MAV, Masters in S.C.I.
and a Certificate in Education.
Allison Roe’s name has become synonymous with sport, health
and fitness. These are three areas she feels passionate about. Allison
started her career as an international record-breaking athlete.
She won the Boston and New York marathons, setting a new world record
in 1981. She has represented New Zealand in track and cross-country
and also has New Zealand championship gold medals in cycling and
triathlons. She is working to bring a programme of health and fitness
to all New Zealanders.
Dr David Lovell-Smith
Dr David Lovell-Smith is Senior Associate at Hillmorton Medical
Centre, Christchurch, New Zealand. He is Clinical Senior Lecturer
with the Department of General Practice of the Christchurch School
of Medicine. Dr Lovell Smith holds a Masters Degree in General Practice
(granted with distinction), which he gained through the Otago University
School of Medicine. He is a Fellow of the Royal New Zealand College
of General Practitioners.
Dr Mark Watts - MB ChB
Dr Mark Watts is a graduate of Otago University and has been involved
in general practice for more than 20 years, mostly in Auckland but
also in Thames and in London. He looks for relaxation in his personal
life and enjoys getting outdoors, hiking, scuba diving, and is equally
comfortable with a good book or a movie. He commutes between Whangamata
and central Auckland.
Dr John Gyenge
Dr John Gyenge has been practising in the field of general practice,
sports medicine and musculoskeletal medicine for the last 20 years.
He has worked with many of New Zealand’s top athletes and
has recently completed his Masters in Sports Medicine from the University
of New South Wales in Australia. His long association with marital
arts and his commitment to natural healing has meant that he has
studied and practised a wide variety of natural and traditional
Tony Martin has had 25 years management experience in both the
business and local government environments. For the past seven years
he has run a stress management business and an art dealer gallery
in Palmerston North. Prior to this he worked for 18 years as curator
and director in public art galleries in New Zealand and as a field
manager with Australian mineral exploration companies.
Richard McLean - Auckland
Richard has an extensive commercial background, including sales,
marketing and general management. He has developed businesses from
start up and has also assisted to build organisations into multi-national
public companies. Richard has practiced Transcendental Meditation
for over fifteen years and has twice graduated the SCI course for
advanced mediators. He is responsible for our sales and marketing
and the delivery of some of our educational products.
Carolyn Rhodes - christchurch
Carolyn Rhodes has been teaching Transcendental Meditation since
1975. She has taught hundreds of people, from business people to
well known TV and sports personalities. Carolyn is married with
3 children, and one grandchild. She enjoys family activities, including
tramping, sports and kayaking, providing a fulfilling and busy life.