About Bonnie

When I was 5 I lost both parents and everything I knew. At 13, I discovered how to escape in unhealthy ways and at about the same time (14) I found my first yoga class. At 23, I was a mum, wife, addict and a mess, and by 27 a widow, business owner and student.

At some point I had enough. I found myself wanting some normality. I successfully completed my masters, continued to practice and learn to teach Ashtanga yoga, studied again as a professional coach and then completed my graduate diploma in psychotherapy. During this time, I began to realize that normal was the most overrated thing that ever happened to me. What I saw, was normal meant following someone else’s rules and someone else’s ideas of what life should look like, and most normal people were just as unhappy as I was.


Now I coach, teach and mentor young professionals (as they are our future leaders), what I have learnt from over 30 years of experimenting on myself. I continue my research into understanding the science behind mental/emotional change and how this fits in with my understanding of psychotherapy, coaching and spiritual practices/techniques. With this knowledge, I help the youth and anyone who is ready, to break free from normal, recentre themselves, become conscious and find their way forward, no matter what’s going on.

However, this business isn’t about me, it’s about you.

I’d love to know about who you are, what makes you tick, and what’s holding you back.

Call, text or message me so we can have an honest conversation about what’s going on and how we can get you back on track.

bonnie@bonnieoneill.co.nz
+64 21 02037733

Live well. Be brave. Shine.


Credentials

  • Masters in Communication (Inc a paper in Counselling and Micro-skills)
  • Graduate Diploma in Professional Coaching
  • Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy
  • 30+ years Ashtanga Yoga practice & teaching (YA200, YA500)
  • Certificates in Hatha Yoga, Pregnancy Yoga and Mindfulness
  • Volunteered for Hospice and the Anxiety Helpline
  • Mum – Business Owner – Nonconformist since 1972

Testimonials

Bonnie is a warm, caring person who I feel genuinely wants me to succeed. She always takes time to listen, without judgement, and has this gentle way of guiding me on the ways forward helping me find practical solutions and set good goals. I always feel comfortable talking to Bonnie and feel uplifted and positive after every coaching session. I highly recommend Bonnie to anyone who needs some guidance in their lives, or simply needs a kind, caring ear to talk to.

Lil Leung