THE AROHA TEAM
Ko Rosanna tōku ingoa
Mai i tōku Tupuna Whaea:
Ko Puhi-Moana-Ariki tōku tupuna whare
Ko Nukutawhiti te Tupuna i runga i a Puhi-Moana-Ariki
Ko Kupe te Tupuna i te taha o Puhi-Moana-Ariki
Ko Mamere toku wāhi tapu
Ko Maungataniwha tōku Maungatapu
Ko Tapapa tōku Awatapu
Ko Mangamuka te kainga noho
Mai i tōku Tupuna Matua i te taha o tōku Tupuna Matua:
Ko Ngati Wairere te Hapu
Ko Waiti te Marae
Ko Tainui te Waka
Mai i tōku Tupuna Matua i te taha o tōku Tupuna Matua
Ko Ngaiterangi rāua ko Te Arawa ōna iwi
Rosanna Marks is the principal therapist and founder of Aroha Bodywork at Aroha Love. She is a loving and gifted healing practitioner. Rosanna has a diverse cultural heritage; New Zealand Māori and Welsh from her mother with Eastern European bloodlines from her father.
Rosanna is an internationally trained and licensed holistic therapist, beauty therapist for 26 years, Reiki master teacher for 14 years, healing Bellydance teacher and advanced bodyworker specialising in traditional, ancient cultural philosophies. Rosanna infuses Rongoā Māori plant medicine into Aroha products and is also an internationally certified fragrance specialist, creating the natural scent blends and infusions for the Aroha product collection.
Rosanna is a certified Arvigo Maya abdominal therapies® licensed practitioner and has studied Mayan spiritual healing under the Arvigo institute in Belize. She is an abdominal massage specialist and travels the world regularly to learn more to enhance her skill set for her clients.
Both Rosanna and her partner Benton are nature lovers and eco-conscious planners, designers and stylists for their business Aroha eco-weddings + sacred ceremonies and you can view their work here.
Benton is a Reiki Master Teacher and has been practicing Reiki for 9 years. Benton is Head Chandler (candle creator) and front of house sales-manager at Aroha Love.
Trained under the highest standards of Aroha Love and the Australian Reiki association, Benton brings a fresh, practical approach, balance and strength to his work here at Aroha. Benton looks after Aroha sales and admin and is your point of contact when you phone us.
Benton supports Rosanna with Reiki workshops at Aroha Love and provides amazing vegetarian catering for all of our workshops + retreats.
Benton manages the Aroha candle + Aroha product collections, and can help with orders and corporate gifting.
An avid nature lover, Benton is our eco-conscious planning manager for Aroha eco-weddings + sacred ceremonies.
Ardon England is a dancer, pride boxing trainer, creative and holistic adviser. He also works front of house and as a spiritual protection practitioner at Aroha Love.
Constantly working toward wellbeing and spiritual growth Ardon brings a unique, young and fresh approach to his practice and work here at Aroha. With his warm and courageous attitude Ardon is a great addition to the team. Ardon and Rosanna work together in a beautiful and harmonious way to bring you the leading and most knowledgeable spiritual cleansing services. Ardon has the ability and expertise to guide you through Aroha Love’s products, services and ceremonies. Ardon will also be working closely with Benton and Rosanna to assist and help with Aroha eco-weddings.
OUR TOHU (LOGO)
Our beautiful Aroha heart tohu was created for us in 2010 by Maori designer Tukara Matthews.
Tukara's creative mahi (work) is stunning and our Aroha heart is a powerful representation of our mahi (work) at Aroha, ancestry and creativity.
Our tohu is a registered trademark. We have trademark registration for the word 'Aroha' in 5 classes to protect our beautiful brand and range of Aroha products. Our tohu is a sacred mark of all that Aroha Love encompasses.