Our friendly staff are skilled and passionate about the fields of natural health, beauty, nutrition, yoga, and wholefoods.
Bronwyn opened the doors to the very first Raglan Herbal Dispensary (then West Coast Health Clinic) in 1996 shortly after graduating as a Medical Herbalist. One name change and seven locations later we have the current-day Raglan Herbal Dispensary! You will still find Bronwyn in-store blending herbs and offering health advice, although nowadays she has been enjoying spending more time with her expanding family, in her garden, or at the beach with Geoff and their dog Milo.
Alena is a degree-qualified Naturopath & Medical Herbalist who also holds a Diploma in Nutrition. She enjoys working with clients both one-on-one in clinic and on the shop floor, providing thoughtful, evidence-based, tailored natural health recommendations. Visit her in-store to discuss any health concerns you may be having, or to learn how naturopathy, herbal medicine, and nutrition can support you in your journey towards optimum health. Alena loves calling Raglan home for its natural beauty and wonderful community; when not in store she is usually found out in nature, at the beach or in the bush. Available by skype, zoom or in-person appointment.
Lisa is a qualified Beauty Therapist. She loves helping you with your skincare options and is very knowledgeable about the brands we have in store. Lisa has lived in Raglan all her adult life and has raised her family here. She is a passionate gardener (her vegetable garden is amazing) and is also able to guide you with your garden needs. One of Lisa's other passions is designing & creating her own beautiful range of natural gemstone & crystal jewellery 'Lazuli', which we stock in store.
Jocelyn is our in-house yogi and food lover! She has lived in Raglan for the past 17 years and is known too many in the community. Jocelyn is one of the key curators of your beautiful weekly vegeboxes! Jocelyn keeps busy by teaching yoga at the Raglan Yoga Loft a couple of times a week, and outside of this and work, enjoys tending to her garden, riding about town on her bike, and relaxing in her beautiful home!
Olivia started working at the Herbal Dispensary when she was only 18, and over the many years since has never left us, despite spending time in Hawaii and Europe and starting studying a Bachelor of Poutū-manahau Population Health! Currently working part-time, when not whipping up the best juices in town for us or writing assignments, she loves the ocean, photography, and having a good boogie!
Astrid has called Raglan home her whole life and has over time moved from our summer staff to a key part of our full-time team! She brings to the team her infectious attitude, appreciation of the art of a beautiful vegebox & produce fridge, and great dance moves! Outside of work, Astrid loves spending time in the sunshine, writing, and making nourishing meals.
Eleanor is a pom and is originally from London. While travelling through in 2019 she fell in love with our little town. She moved here on a one way ticket a few months later and has now been in Raglan for more than a year. Eleanor loves yoga, running, dance parties and festivals and is a member of the local theatre sports group.