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About Dean

As a passionate practitioner of natural health and healing, Dean Wickenden brings over 20 years of experience as a qualified acupuncturist and yoga instructor to his clients. His expertise in both Hatha and Yantra yoga the Tibetan yoga of movement, combined with his extensive studies in Traditional Chinese, Tibetan, Indian, and native American healing and spiritual traditions with renowned masters, give him a unique understanding of how to balance, harmonize, and coordinate the body, energy, and mind to achieve greater health, vitality, and mental well-being.


Dean’s approach to treatment is holistic and utilizes the principles of Traditional Eastern medicine to help clients achieve optimal health and wellness. He believes that prevention is key, and empowers his clients by educating them on ways they can contribute to their own health and healing. It was through his own personal experience with acupuncture that Dean was inspired to study Traditional Chinese medicine. Impressed with the results, he has dedicated his life to helping others achieve the same level of wellness and well-being.


When not treating clients, Dean loves to stay active and enjoys playing sports and being outdoors. He is a registered acupuncturist with the NZASA (New Zealand Acupuncture Standards Authority) and a registered ACC provider, adhering to strict professional conduct and practice.

Qualifications And Teachers

New Zealand College Of Chinese Medicine

  • Bachelor Of Health Science (Acupuncture)

International Dzogchen Community

  • Diploma In Yantra Yoga

Wellpark College Of Natural Therapies

  • 1200 hour Diploma In Yoga

Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

  • Teachings &Transmission of Dzogchen, Vajrayana, Sutra, Tibetan Medicine, Tibetan Astrology, Yantra Yoga

Laura Evangelisti & Fabio Andrico

  • Teachings on Yantra Yoga

Dr Sonam Rinchen and Ven. Ogyen Tenzang

  • Course on Tibetan Medicine & Astrology, Palpung

Dalai Lama, Sakya Trizin, Garchen Rinpoche

  • Teaching & Transmiton of Vajrayana & Sutra Practices

Bruce Frantzis

  • Tuina Qigong healing, Taoist Meditation, Tai Chi, Qigong, Taoist Yoga

Andrew Popovic

  • Qigong & Taoist Meditation

Swami Shantimurti

  • Satyananda Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Yoga Nidra

Miguel Inchit

  • Teachings on Shamanic Healing Tradition of Ecuadorian Shuar Tribe