Course Description

"What is the Nourishing Roots Discovery Course about ?"

This seven step pathway will empower you to nurture your body-mind balance through conscious nourishment and deep rest. It will help you to anchor in your body, to calm and settle your mind and nervous system.

    •    One of five Foundation courses of You Being You 

    •    Traditional Chinese Medicine ABC teachings on how to nourish your energy

    •    Practical guidelines for supporting constitutional strengths and vulnerabilities

    •    How to nurture your body-mind balance through healthy diet and deep rest

    •    Discover how to create and maintain energy reserves for lifelong wellbeing


What will I learn?

Language and frameworks for understanding how the body and mind work as one. 

    •    How constitutional patterning influences blood production and mental stability  

    •    How to nurture your bodies natural ability to harmonise and flow with life changes 

    •    How to clear blocks to your energy flows so you can show up in your true power

    •    Simple Restorative Yoga practices for refreshing and rejuvenating your organs

    •    Ways to identify your strengths, manage your vulnerabilities, and stay grounded

Why is this special?

Facilitated by experienced Holistic Medicine Practitioners introducing simple language for the body-mind as an energy system, connected to all of life as ONE

Seven step learning pathway introducing self care for all levels: physical mental, spiritual 


Who is this for?

People who manage/coach/lead/guide others - introducing Mind-body ABC helpful for supporting stressed people adjust to todays fast changing world

    •    For Spiritual seekers, Yoga teachers, Medical Practitioners - learn to identify how the past lives in our body-mind patterns, and how to live NOW by conscious intent

    •    For Human Resources Managers and Wellbeing Educators - Language and practical guidelines for helping people adjust to our fast changing new world

    •    For people who have experienced burnout and exhaustion from over-DOING - ways to listen to the knowing of your own body and practice BEING

    •    For people who want to own their power to heal, and evolve consciously


What is Required of Me?

A zoom account, an open mind and curiosity to explore through group process

    •    An up to date Zoom account to access LIVE time interactive sessions

    •    Interest in self empowerment and learning from others

    •    Willingness to become more of your true you ...or at least imagine that's possible 


What is the Process?

Seven step group discovery course with options for individual professional supervision, and access to pre-recorded teaching videos with practices and guidelines for self-healing 

    •    Nourishing Roots includes seven chapters of a pre-recorded online course

    •    Introduced LIVE as once weekly sessions for seven weeks for the discovery group

    •    Interactive session offers opportunity for question and answers, and discovery using groups real life situations to explore teachings

    •    Learners follow up at your own pace, with pre-recorded videos and practices 

    •    Each chapter of pre-recorded online course includes; three talking video, one practice, a downloadable file of reflections 


Why this course compared to others

    •    Course material informed by four decades study and practice of mind-body healing

    •    Teacher is Chinese Medicine Doctor with over three decades clinical acupuncture, teaching, and leadership experience

    •    Clear and simple mind-body wellbeing guidance, for busy stressed people 

    •    Introducing world views to help us see, and find our place in our uncertain world. 

    •    LIVE time group sharing, a communal mirror for healing and thinking upgrade


NOTE: If you miss a session, you can watch the online course for the main points.



The information and practices offered in this course are not recommended as a substitute for medications or individual therapy. If needed please seek the support of someone with appropriate skills to help you integrate these teachings.



“Thank you for the Nourishing Roots webinars experience. I have never done anything like this before, it is very powerful and potent and giving me to the tools to drive the changes I want to make in my life.
 For over ten years I have done Yoga, psychology, and Jungian analysis and no-one gave me such simple and at the same time very powerful tools. If it is working so well for me, and I can’t even speak very good English, I can imagine what it is doing for other people! Towards the end of the seven sessions I started to feel love for myself and let go of the worry about my job and the changes I want to make. I now feel much happier, lighter and free”
 Vera, Lawyer, August 2020 online course participant
 "I Loved the webinars and watching the online videos afterwards has opened my mind to thinking about life differently. When I watched them I thought ... How did I not see that before? I particularly liked learning about limits and boundaries, it makes so much sense, because when you let people push on your boundaries you just feel it's wrong. The videos are short, sharp and to the point and I was engaged the whole time. I was really surprised to discover how simple the Yoga practices were. Anyone can do this, they are very easy. What I noticed during the practice was I felt really calm, and I completely zoned out from all the pressures going on in my world."
   Ivana,  August 2020 online course participant


“As an accountant working in the corporate environment I have strong perfectionist traits. As a woman and a mother I am always multi-tasking trying to do everything right and there is always this negative self talk. The more I hear about these teachings the more I understand about myself. It can be a struggle to articulate thoughts about me as I’m always focussed on my family and my clients. This course has given me the language to think about other parts of my life.
 It often takes a big jolt jolt to take stock and think about things, and these kinds of teachings seem even more relevant to me now since Covid. I learn from practice and I can apply what I have learned to to my life. Since taking the course I feel a lot calmer and more level and more balanced. These teachings are so valuable to me because they include the body and the mind. If I’d learned this as a younger person it would have helped all areas of my life”.
  Lynn, August 2020  participant


“The Nourishing Roots online course is inspiring, thought provoking and it’s been like getting a map I didn’t know I wanted. Its clear straight forward and helps you see how things are for you… so you can make adjustments along the way. What I like is it’s not someone telling what to do but it’s showing me How I can live in my own way to suit my real self.
 Lately I’ve started taking some rest during the day and I can feel how thats changed me inside. I’m calmer and more relaxed with my kids I can actually be slow and present with them and they’ve changed too… it’s like they are also calmer!”

- Danielle, Mother aged 30


Course curriculum

  • 1
  • 2

    Source Essence - Discover and claim the strengths of your constitution. Stand tall by engaging the gifts of your ancestral lineage. Shine a light on what's holding you back and choose to evolve beyond the family hang-ups !

    • Source Essence

    • Ancestors

    • Matrix for Blood

    • Introduction to practices

    • Practice overview

    • Practice - Legs up the wall

    • Reflections on Source Essence

    • Pearls

    • Follow up to LIVE time group session 1 - August 31, 2021

  • 3

    Gathering Power - Discover how to nourish your daily and lifetime power production. Learn to activate 'the fire of life' to stimulate your energy. Claim the key to your lifetime longevity - explore what's needed to build energy reserves.

    • Acquired energy

    • Hidden Power

    • Reservoirs

    • Practice overview

    • Practice - Legs on chair with circular breathing

    • Reflections on Gathering Power

    • Production of Blood and Qi

  • 4

    Fluids and Flow - Your body is approximately 80% fluids and like a river it is designed to flow. 'Going with the flow' is supported by living now, engaging the current of present time life. Learn how to clear old blocks by activating free-flow.

    • Nourish and Moisturise

    • Free flow

    • Blocks to flow

    • Opening up book - Chapter 21

    • Practice overview

    • Practice - Flowing Lying twist

    • Reflections on Fluids and Flow

    • Universal Laws and Flow Dynamics

  • 5

    Presence - Anchoring into 'the power of being' supports us to fully ‘show up’ to life. Discover how simply being present invokes and honours the true nature of ourselves and others. Engage your presence as a hidden power to heal.

    • Presence honours

    • Presence heals

    • Way of Being

    • Opening up book - Chapter 12

    • Practice overview

    • Practice - Constructive rest

    • Reflections on Presence

    • LIVE time session October 5 - How to fully Show up in Your Power

  • 6

    Grounding - Our lives exist in a background of constant change. Discover how to ride the waves of change and stay centred with your feet on the ground. Reconnect with the potency of small steps and identify your transitions as pathways to growth.

    • Transformation

    • Transitioning

    • Step by Step

    • Opening up book - Chapter 11

    • Practice overview

    • Practice - Supported standing forward bend

    • Reflections on Grounding

    • Live time session - October 19 - Home anchors

  • 7

    Prescription for Well-Being. Examine your daily diet and what to eat to support your constitution. Learn to listen to your 'the 4 bones' and connect to a life of purpose and meaning. Practice gratitude - focus on all that is working in your life.

    • Nourishing Yin

    • Connecting to the Four Bones

    • Mother Yin

    • Opening up book - Chapter 8

    • Practice overview

    • Practice - Downward facing relaxation

    • Reflections on Nourishing Yin

    • Live time session November 2 - How to formulate Wellbeing prescriptions

  • 8

    Partnering the Mystery - Open to life as an interactive energy field. Learn to raise your vibration - attract more of what you truly love. Have a laugh - stay light. Explore how to sense the subtle, allow times of 'not knowing' give life time to reveal.

    • Open up

    • Laugh !

    • Letting go

    • Opening up book - Chapter 14

    • Practice overview

    • Practice - Supported spine back bend

    • Reflections on Partnering the Mystery

    • Live time Sessions - November 16 - Opening Up

Cameron Tukapua

Wellbeing Leader, Healer, Teacher, Visionary, Leader

As a sensitive high energy person it was a relief to discover and start studying Chinese Medicine at age 21. It literally saved my life! Immediately I could see where I belonged in the world and how to strengthen my mind-body balance. This time tested medical tradition shows us how we connect to the world around us and how the body-mind is one system . Teaching and learning has been a lifelong passion. For nearly a decade I owned and directed the 'Christchurch College of Holistic Healing' offering full time Acupuncture practitioner training. Since 1993 I have been co-leading mind-body Wellbeing retreats in Hawaii, China, Australia, Bali and New Zealand. What I know is people transform when they learn how to be their own healers and teachers. What we really need to know is inside us all. Facilitating connection to our deep knowing Self, and universal energies, is my contribution to the Wellbeing revolution. The YBY courses provide simple clear reference points on HOW to nurture lifelong wellbeing for the body mind. The focus is on connecting to our true Heart nature. The teachings are uplifting, Heartfelt and Unifying.