Weekend certificate course starting 12 April - Reflexology - places still available, enquire today!

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Kia ora, welcome to the Lotus Holistic Centre!

Would you like to study naturopathy & herbal medicine, or massage therapy, or learn something new that will assist in your own wellbeing?  Enquire with us today!

NEWS FLASH - Reflexology course starting soon

We offer a 9 weekend certificate course every year, which leads into our Diploma in Reflexology, approved by Reflexology New Zealand. The first weekend is now scheduled to start on 12 April, so contact us today if you are keen!

Distance learning options in development

We have many enquiries about distance learning options for our naturopathy & herbal medicine courses. In 2014 we are developing some courses to be delivered online, with some face to face block courses in Hastings. PLEASE contact us to register your interest, as potential students will assist us in getting our courses approved for online delivery.

Our campus - Hastings and NOW IN GISBORNE!

We provide face-to-face training at Hastings, in the heart of sunny Hawke's Bay, New Zealand, for a broad range of natural medicine and massage therapy courses and qualifications. Many of our courses are NZQA approved, and qualify for student loans and allowances. Since mid 2013, we also offer some massage courses in Gisborne - see below for more information, or ring us to find out more!

Our courses range from three year full time courses to one-off weekends, as well as evening programmes, so we have something to suit everyone. You can download a copy of our prospectus for 2014 by clicking the link to the right on this page, or contact our office and we can post you one. 

Please phone or email our office in Hastings and get in touch with Cathy or Lauren to find out more! We welcome enrolments right up until the start date for each course.

Our qualifications

In sunny Hastings, we proudly offer:

...and certificates in:

We are also offering two local qualifications - a Certificate in Natural Health (10 weekends), and a Diploma in Natural Health (one year full time).

Many people join our classes for individual subjects, including human Anatomy and Physiology.

Please click HERE for information on all of our courses.

Massage training in Gisborne

We are very excited to be offering massage training in Gisborne, with Nancy Kahalewai and Tina Cummins as our two tutors. 

We are offering an upgrade to the Diploma in Therapeutic Massage to graduates of Certificate programmes, face to face in Gisborne.  This course started on 29 July 2013 and is scheduled part time over two semesters, finishing in June 2014.  Components of this programme, such as foot reflexology and aromatherapy, will also be available to the public.  

In 2014 we will again be offering a Certificate in Wellness Massage, starting on 17 February - full time for 16 weeks. No prior experience is necessary. This course is identical to the programme offered in Hastings - click here for course information.

Also in 2014, for the first time in Gisborne, we are offering our Certificate in Massage Modalities - 9 weekends, one a month. 


We have a limited number of clinics available to the public during the school term. We welcome enquiries for FREE clinics with a graduating year 3 Naturopathy student - each student is required to complete a number of fully supervised clinics, with a qualified, experienced Naturopath observing.

Members of the public are also invited to register their interest with our office staff for the massage student practice sessions which are carried out in the classroom on site. A small fee is charged for student massages. Our students benefit from the experience of working with a wide range of people.

We also welcome you to contact one of our graduates for a consultation or treatment - contact our office for details of a naturopath or massage therapist living near you.