poet, healer, dancer, artist and social entrepreneur

Founder of the SOUL CENTRE, SOUL RETREATS, SOUL WELLBEING AT WORK and the SOUL TRUST

 

Wilhemeena Isabella Monroe BIOGRAPHY

BPSA, Dip CST, Dip TMHST, Dip ECK, Cert SRT, Cert BIB, Cert SS, RME and RMT

Wilhemeena is an international healer, facilitator, teacher, artist and writer.

During her many years as a professional artist, dancer and choreographer,  Wilhemeena became interested in the way we heal through movement, stillness, creativity, and touch. In her exploration, she trained in a myriad of healing modalities, sacred technologies and human advancement and has become a world reknowned healer and teacher of the healing and sacred arts.

In 2005, she founded SOUL - centre of the body and mind, the first centre for somatic and kinesthetic education in New Zealand.

She continues to work there as creative advisor and as a teacher and therapist and since then has also founded SOUL RETREATS, SOUL WELLBEING AT WORK and a charitable trust THE SOUL TRUST.

Her current healing practice combines, biodynamic cranio-sacral therapy, massage, movement therapy, dance, yoga, chi kung, meditation and energywork and is registered with ISMETA, an International body of somatic and movement therapists.

She is a teacher trainer for the International School of Elemental Chi Kung, a teacher trainer for EastWest Somatics - Shin Somatics Registered Movement Therapist and Yoga Teacher Training, a Skinner Releasing Technique certified teacher and is a certified Birth into Being instructor - she has taught somatics, movement and healing in many institutions, universities, training programs and communities, worldwide.  

She is a leader in the corporate wellness sector and facilitates yoga, massage and wellness programs for selected businesses throughout New Zealand, and has lectured for the Sustainable Business Network and the NZ Department of Labour on Workplace Wellness.

She has facilitated workshops and classes in association with the Auckland District Health Board for Community Mental Health Facilities and in private dual-diagnosis programmes and has facilitated children's therapeutic groups for children in trauma at Starship hospital.

When she is in her homeland - New Zealand, she teaches regular classes at the SOUL CENTRE, in Titirangi, Auckland and private classes through the Auckland area.


Wilhemeena is one of the top somatic practitioners in New Zealand and someone at the forefront of combining somatics with creative practice. Her work as a choreographer, somatics practitioner, and teacher contributes significantly to the development of dance and has been inspiring students and audiences for over a decade.
Her centre in Auckland - SOUL, provides a hub for somatics and creative practice attracting artists and body workers from around the world. What sets it apart from other centres for somatic studies is the way in which it nurtures and supports professional creative practice.
— - Brenton Surgenor - Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, Senior Tutor - University of Auckland, Tutor - New Zealand School of Dance

Creative projects and AWARDS

  • Founded SOUL CENTRE (NZ) 2005
  • Created Zen Mist 2006 (see shop)
  • Founded SOUL Retreats 2007
  • Founded SOUL Wellness at Work 2010
  • Founded + created Shin Yoga 2015
  • Founded SOUL Clinic Collective 2016
  • Founded SOUL TRUST 2017
  • Named a “woman spearheading Auckland’s business success” by Business to Business Magazine 2006.
  • Guest speaker and facilitator at the Intersections: Dance, Health and Wellbeing conference in Auckland 2007.
  • Awarded ART VENTURE creative entrepreneur award 2008