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...our talented team

Who We Are...


Kirra Chiropractic

Matt Butel

Co-Habitat Co-Founder

Matt provides gentle and effective treatment for many musculoskeletal complaints and for bio-mechanical and postural function towards better health. Matt has been a leader in his field for 30 years & this shows in the thoroughness of his consultations.
Various chiropractic, osteopathic and rehabilitation techniques are utilised. Strapping, needling and numerous forms of soft tissue release techniques, along with dietary and supplement advice, provide ancillary care towards successful outcomes. 
Treatment through the practice of active exercise & functional movement is available in the treatment rooms and in group classes. Matt is an affiliate of the Permission to Move chronic pain recovery program and a certified DNS practitioner (’motor control for life’).

Matt is in centre Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday 

p: 5525 0622


Deva Co. 
yoga | massage | birth co.

Dee Wilkinson

Co-Habitat Co-Founder

Dee has specialised in Pre & Postnatal care for around 15 years and has a big passion in supporting parents and families through their childbearing year. Our offerings include Doula/birthkeeper services, Deva Birth Co. Positive Birth Classes, Prenatal Yoga & Pilates, Mums & Bubs Yoga & Pilates and Pregnancy/postnatal massage incorporating many techniques... 

Dee is an expert in the field of birth education & movement as a Certified Body Ready Method Pro, Birthworks Internal Pelvic Practitioner, Spinning Babies Practitioner and Birthing from Within doula & educator

With 30 years experience in the wellness industry, Dee really knows how to hold space for you, no matter where in your journey you are at.

Her Yoga classes are for all abilities.

Dee is in centre Tuesday - Saturday for classes & appointments 

p: 0466 344652


Blissful Being
Acupuncture & Healing Arts

Tanya Kane

Co-Habitat Co-Founder

Tanya is a licensed Acupuncturist with more than a decade of experience. Her gentle and intuitive treatments incorporate many healing modalities, including Japanese style Acupuncture, cupping, moxibustion and massage - and employ a deeper energetic component utilising sound healing, Reiki and Medical Qi Gong techniques as needed.


She also offers intensive sessions incorporating Mayan Abdominal Massage and perineal (yoni) steaming for all things women's health and fertility.

Tanya has extensive knowledge of pregnancy & birth, including pelvic balancing and Spinning Babies' protocols, for assisting women and their partners in this life changing journey.

Tanya is in centre Tuesday - Friday 

p: 0413 672 160


Mummy & Me
Physio & Pilates

Sarah Mattin 
PhD Physiotherapist

Sarah is a born and bred Canadian completing a Bachelor of Science, & Athletic Therapy Degrees as well as minoring in Psychology in Ontario Canada. She specialised in rehab for amateur & professional athletes for years before moving to the much warmer climates on the Gold Coast.

Sarah then completed a Doctoral degree in Physiotherapy from Bond University in 2011 and has been working in a combination of private physiotherapy practice in her Palm Beach clinic and the hospital system since. 

Sarah enjoys treating a wide variety of conditions with number one favourites being Mummy’s! She takes great pleasure in helping clients achieve their goals, loves a good challenge and her favourite thing is to help someone who has given up, find their passion and renewed zest for life!

Sarah is in centre on Thursday mornings

p: 0415 775 071


Kirra Chiropractic

Courtney Cox

Associate Chiropractor

Courtney is a passionate and highly qualified practitioner dedicated to promoting health and injury management with a Master of Clinical Chiropractic and a Bachelor of Science from Central Queensland University.

While Courtney excels in working with elite athletes, she equally enjoys assisting individuals with diverse goals. Whether it’s reducing pain, preventing injuries, gaining a deeper understanding of their bodies, or reaching training milestones, Courtney is committed to educating her patients about the underlying causes of their concerns. She also collaborates with other healthcare professionals to ensure optimal outcomes.

Courtney’s comprehensive approach incorporates various techniques, including education, rehabilitation, prehabilitation, soft tissue work, chiropractic adjustments, gentle mobilisation, scraping and cupping techniques, and taping (rigid and dynamic).

Courtney is in centre Tuesday & Friday

p: 5525 0622


Bowen Therapy

Virginia Bowen-Porteous

 Virginia Bowen-Porteous is a” Bowtech” Trained Bowen Therapist of over 20 years & attends to animal Bowen Technique as an extra service. After being a Nursing Sister for many years Bowen Therapy was a natural direction for a healthy alternative. 

She herself had injuries from nursing experiencing also sciatica & being a migraine suffer for years . After trying many other therapies Bowen Technique was the treatment that turned her life around and hence decided to get trained in Bowen Technique. She studied with Ossie & Elaine Rentsch who they themselves were trained by the original Bowen & founder Tom Bowen!! 

During her many years of service to her growing client base nationwide she has seen many miracles with this gentle but effective technique. Virginia has a special understanding of the pain associated with sciatica and soon became known as Sciatica Queen. 

Virginia is in centre on Monday & Tuesday afternoons

p: 0410 472 177‬


Her Wisdom
Perinatal & Womens Health Psychologist

Nicola Phoenix

Registered Psychologist,

Yoga Teacher, Doula & Author

Nicola is an experienced registered Psychologist of over 20 years working in private practice. She supports clients to build their own toolkit of techniques, strategies and change, along with new insights. Compassion, kindness and genuine care underpins her whole way of work and her own life. Nicola creates a safe space for clients to be deeply supported, heard and helped.
Nicola’s passion for supporting women and their families through their life transitions is extremely informed with study and experience in all areas of Perinatal and Infant mental health, Womens Health, Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, Grief and Loss and Healing.
Nicola is a certified Doula, training with the legendary Obstetrician Michel Odent. Also a yoga teacher of over 15 years specialising in Pre & Postnatal Yoga and childbirth preparation, she trained with the founder of Birthlight, Dr Francoise Freeman and her team in London.

Nicola is in centre on Mondays.

p: 0432 652099


Inner Alchemy

yoga | healing | food

Carly Gallagher

Naturopath, Beyond Quantum Healer

& Yoga Teacher

Carly studied Naturopathy at the former Australian College of Natural Medicine (Now called Endeavour) and graduated in 1996. Carly initially focussed on many health conditions however the last 10 yrs has been focussing on Women's Hormones, Thyroid Disease and Gut dysfunction.  
Coupled with her love for teaching Yoga, her Inner Alchemy brand was created in 2017 to bring together her knowledge of Yogic principles and Natural healing. In 2021, she launched her own Organic Chakra Balancing Range of Body Oils, Lotions and Herbal Tea’s all aligned to the 7 Chakra’s of the body. Using her knowledge of eastern Indian philosophy learnt whilst studying Yoga, and her western herbal naturopathic and aromatherapy knowledge, her intention was to provide a range that can help balance Physical, Emotional and Spiritual levels.
Carly is well known for her passion regarding Thyroid and hormonal conditions, which stems from her own families struggles with Thyroid autoimmunity and her own Hypothyroid condition. She vowed to help others navigate through this tricky and often mis-understood condition using the three elements of Inner Alchemy (Yoga, Food and Healing).

p: 0413 514 702

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Paulene Bourke 
Energetic Therapy

Paulene’s passion is facilitating empowerment and holistic wellness through energetic therapy. Paulene has 30 years experience using alternative therapies. She is a Reiki Master and has trained in many techniques and modalities including Integrated Self-Empowerment Therapy (ISET), Kinesiology and the Forensic Healing System™. She is also an Access Consciousness Bars® practitioner.
As a child Paulene was conscious of ‘otherworld’ connections and her intuitive abilities. Her compassion, insightfulness and candour led to her being consulted for guidance and support from a young age.
Paulene facilitates shifts in the vibrational frequency of the energy field, creating opportunities for her clients to realign and reconnect with their true essence. Generating a sense of release and relief, relaxation and clarity during her sessions, Paulene supports her clients to perceive the life they’re truly happy to live. She identifies simple daily changes to support shifts that will increase empowerment and lead to enhanced happiness and development of a holistically balanced lifestyle.
Paulene works with children as young as 3 years and their parents, teenagers, extended family groups experiencing generational trauma, couples, and individuals of all ages to address mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual pain and discomfort. Some of her clients just come along to chillout for an hour and feel rejuvenated. They feel ‘it’s like being on holiday’ beachside at beautiful Kirra.

p: 0428 418930

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