Sheena O’Beirne is a qualified naturopath, nutritionist and yoga teacher. She has studied widely in her core areas and divides her time between private practice, yoga studios and public speaking.
Sheena’s philosophy is to reawaken the body’s inherent vitality by using the gifts nature has provided – fresh food, fresh air, water, sunlight and finding a way in these hectic times to relax at some level. When the body gets out of balance, and this imbalance shows up as illness, she uses natural therapies to restore it to normal.
Sheena strives to guide her clients through the clutter of often contradictory advice available on health and nutrition with simple, practical solutions. Her aim is to give control back to her patients, who often say that as a result of seeking advice from other health practitioners, they have lost ownership of their condition.
She is the co-author of The Weekday Diet (Penguin) with Peter Barnes, and has contributed to a number of Australian radio stations and magazines.
Sheena studied at Nature Care Sydney and at the University of New England for the first two years of her Bachelor of Health Science, moving to Charles Sturt University to complete it as the curriculum was more focused on nutrition.
Naturopaths have to undergo extensive training and be a member of a recognised Natural Medicine Association in order to be insured to treat the public. Sheena is a member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS) and the National. She is a service provider for all major private health insurance funds.