About Carla



My Healing Journey:


1971 – Born in a small country town in New Zealand I was the middle of 3 children.


2 years old – Diagnosed with bilateral congenital dislocated hips. I am put in a ‘Frog Plaster’ – a body cast from my ribs to my ankles, (with a hole cut out to go to the toilet). For one whole year I am unable to sit up or move around.


3 years old – Diagnosed with avascular necrosis. My femoral head (hip ball) is partially dead due to the blood flow being interrupted while in the plaster cast for a year.


4 years old – Osteotomy Surgery is performed with T- Bar plates inserted into both hips, I now have 20 cm long scars down each leg


7 years old – More Surgery is performed to remove T-Bar plates from both hips


9 years old – Again, more Surgery. This time it is a bone graph where bone is cut of my pelvis to create a deeper socket for my right hip ball. I am put in another plaster cast from my ribs to my ankles. Unable to sit up or move, I am confined to a hospital bed for 3 months.

I have another operation to remove the plates holding my new socket in place. Now I have three 20 cm scars, this one is from my groin to the top of my hip. The pain hasn’t gone away. I feel like I have battle scars from a war I am not winning.


11 years old –  Diagnosed with a 1.8cm leg length difference and a structural scoliosis (spinal curvature) causing pain in my lower back and neck.


15 years old – Surgeon says I need more surgery on my left hip. I am now old enough to say NO, thinking I am finally free from the torture of surgery, hospitals and the medical system.


20 years old – Diagnosed with osteo arthritis in both hips, I now need both hip joints replaced. However, too young for this type of surgery, I’m sent away with pain killers and told to wait.


21 years old – Travel to London in search of alternative healing methods. I have massages, osteopathy, acupuncture, Reiki, and attend The Buchinger Medical Fasting Clinic in Germany and fast for 17 days. The pain disappears, but eventually returns.


23 years old – Travel to Thailand and attend my first 10 day Silent Meditation Retreat. The pain disappears but eventually comes back. I don’t give up here, I attend 8 more Vipassana Meditation Retreats over the years.

Learn Thai Yoga Massage and return 7 times to study with the Master Healers of Thailand over the next 20 years, becoming a certified Thai Massage Practitioner.


26 years old – Open my first healing clinic and my love for energy healing is discovered when I come across the work of  Barbara Brennan.  A former NASA physicist, she has been researching and exploring the Human Energy Field or aura for more than 35 years. I study all her books and attend workshops on energy healing.

I begin attending yoga classes at the community yoga centre, eventually becoming an Internationally Qualified Yoga Teacher receiving one of the most highly respected Yoga Teaching Diplomas in the world.


28 years old – Diagnosed with a Labral Tear in my right hip and a twisted pelvis, I’m once again told I need surgery. Instead I try Aura Soma – a vibrational aura cleansing method which completely removes the pain from my right hip. No surgery needed, the pain has never returned!


29 years old – I take a solo spiritual pilgrimage to Thailand, Tibet, Nepal and India to find myself and my true hearts purpose. I return to New Zealand, receive an Adult Teaching Certificate and begin teaching massage courses, healing retreats and women’s workshops.


37 years old – I move to Byron Bay in Australia and open Byron Women’s Retreat & Day Spa. I study Marshall Rosenberg’s Non Violent Communication which gives me a feeling language enabling me to identify some of my deeper childhood pain and learn valuable tools to hear my own deeper needs and those of others.

My client base grows rapidly and I begin my personal search to reclaim my weekends and prevent potential burn out.


39 years old – I wake up one morning and cannot lift my left foot of the floor. I can’t walk up stairs, get into a car or walk more than 5o metres without pain. I end up in the Surgeons office again and receive the ‘Hip Replacement Verdict’, but this time I am told nothing will help relieve the pain, a new hip joint is my only hope. I know my body and I know something has caused this deep contraction to occur. After much research I discover an Auric Cleansing method that as an Empath provides the answer I have been looking for. It clears out old patterns, my hospital trauma, stops energetic and empathic transference and releases old wounds without pain or strain. Overtime the pain completely  disappears, without surgery. I work with the method everyday and begin sharing it with my clients .


46 years old – I create The Course a culmination of my life’s search for healing.

I continue to be pain free using The Course method and have had no surgery since I was 9 years old.


How The Course Came About


During the many years I ran retreats, courses and a private practice, my clients would often arrive charged mentally and emotionally from stressful experiences. They wanted me to help them feel better, they wanted it now, and usually I had only an hour, or if on Retreat 3-5 days to do so.


Often when I worked with a client I would pick up their strong emotional energetic charge and it impacted on me quite strongly usually affecting my energy levels and my weakest area – my hips. After 4-6 clients a day, 5 days a week, I found I was spending most of my evenings and weekends letting go of clients energies, their stories, and my pain.


This experience happening over and over became tiring and I began to recognise why so many of my fellow practitioners were only lasting 5 – 10 years in the wellness industry. I began to wonder, firstly how to reclaim the weekends for myself, secondly how I could protect myself so I could last doing the work I loved  and thirdly how could I give my clients the immediate relief they desired. 


Eventually I came across a description of an Empath – a person who is highly sensitive to the energy of others. This was definitely me! A blessing and a curse, I could easily feel another’s physical pain, emotions, thoughts and feelings. I used this ability in my work to accurately pin point pain in my clients body, the emotional cause or trigger and how to release it. This empathic ability enabled me to help others to heal but I was suffering fatigue and physical pain and desperately needed to find a way to serve while remaining energised and healthy.


The Course is the end result of that search.


I tried many, many teachings, read many books, attended courses with other experts and eventually came across what seems by accident, this method of Aura Cleansing. I had an affinity towards Aura Cleansing because of my Aura Soma experience and the study I had done on Barbara Brennan’s HEF (Human Energy Field) work.


I first applied the method to myself to heal my hip pain and then shared it with a few clients who suffered from empathic tendencies. Over the years I refined my teaching method and now have around a 9 out of 10 success rate. In my last years of private practice I started teaching The Course to my regular clients which made my job of getting to their core issue easy. They were were now getting the quick results they desired, feeling better within the hour session with tools to go home with, and I was no longer going home tired and exhausted.  In most cases I was coming out of a session energised.


I also began teaching The Course on the first day of my retreats which immediately created the space needed for women to access their natural feminine essence with less effort.


Having spoken with thousands of clients and practitioners over the years, I’ve come to realise many of us are Empaths or Highly Sensitive People without really knowing it. If you feel physical pain, emotionally unbalanced, fatigue or out of sorts after working with clients or when around certain people or environments, The Course will teach you a simple and effective method to protect and release clutter from your aura, freeing up space and energy to live a much better life.


Click here to read client case stories and testimonies about The Course.


I by no means consider myself an expert on Aura Cleansing, the more I study and use Aura Cleansing the more I discover how vast and deep its potential is. The Course is a synthesis of the most transformative and useful ideas and techniques that Ive learned during my personal study and research to relieve my pain and emotional trauma. As an Empath and highly sensitive person I have not found anything more simple, quick and effective than The Course.


For more information on The Course please contact Carla

Byron Womens Retreat Byron Bay