About Carla

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About Carla Ireton TTM. IYTA.


When you first meet me in person, you will notice I walk with a limp. I was born with dislocated hips and after much surgery (which never made the pain go away) I began my quest for health and healing.


It’s been 25 years since I first began my healing journey and over this time I discovered some amazing places, cultures, foods, religions and healing modalities.


Travelling the world opened my mind and heart to new ways of living, being and healing and I threw myself in to experience anything and everything that just might make a difference.


I fasted for 17 days in a world renowned health clinic in Germany, I soaked in sulphur and mud pools in New Zealand, I studied Tibetan Buddhism in  Tibet, meditated in Nepal, studied yoga in India, bathed in Turkish bath houses in Turkey, had acupuncture in China, studied massage in Thailand and attended nine silent meditation retreats around the world.


Health and Well being became my full time mission and I became a certified massage therapist and internationally qualified yoga teacher, intuitive coach and heart reader.


Over the years I’ve ran massage and healing clinics, taught massage therapy, facilitated health & healing retreats, taught yoga and meditation classes, women’s workshops and ran women only retreats.




My love for travel never wains and my passion for sharing healing practices that open hearts and increase connection, support and love between women is unlimited.


I feel so fortunate that through The Course and my Women’s Retreats I can share the things that are not possible to learn in a classroom, but only on a real living, breathing, healing journey.


Everything I give is an offering from my heart. Every treatment, every coaching session, every retreat is unique, intuitive and inspired by Spirit.


My mission or hearts desire is that we, as women, are courageous enough to reconnect with our authentic ‘feminine self’, so we can experience the deep sense of peace and contentment that naturally occurs when we align with our deepest hearts calling to serve others and make a difference in the world.


Viparita Karani

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, unable to sit up or move around.


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


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 hip 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 wounds 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, I attend 8 more Vipassana Meditation Retreats over the years.


I study Thai Yoga Massage in Chaing Mai, Northern Thailand and return 7 times to study with Master Healers 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 connect with 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’, again 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 years of searching for an alternative cure other than surgery, I meet an elderly lady whom I fondly call The Seer. She teaches me how to heal myself, how to heal my pain, my relationships and my life by using a healing technique to clear emotional charged energy from my aura and release ‘energetic sitters’ from my energy field.

I begin a daily practice of energy clearing and a gentle self healing method that radically begins to relieve my pain. It clears 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 begin to teach The Course a culmination of my life’s search for healing and everything The Seer taught me. The Course helps women clear out limiting beliefs and behaviours and reconnect to their authentic self. I teach The Course online and continue to share the method on my Wellbeing Retreats to get transformational results.


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


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