Marijana Jovanovic

Bachelor of Naturopathy and Herbal Medicine, Diploma in Nutrition, MSc Environmental Science, Certificate in Neo-Shamanic Energy Healing, Certificate in Mindscape course (International Body Talk Association), Certificate MINDD practitioner training (MINDD Foundation)

Marijana’s life path took her from a career in industrial chemistry and environmental science to natural medicine and energy healing. Marijana emigrated from Yugoslavia to New Zealand in 1997.

Today, Marijana is a qualified and registered Naturopath, Medical Herbalist, Nutritionist and Neo-Shamanic Energy Healer. She is founder of Change Naturopathy, practising at the Life Centre, Auckland.

Marijana’s mission is to share and inspire how to use the healing power of nature for balancing all four bodies — physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual. She believes that identifying and eliminating the underlying cause of the health concern is crucial for achieving optimal wellness.

To assist the natural healing process, Marijana recommends a combination of nutritional and lifestyle modifications, herbal medicine, nutritional supplements, and energy healing.

Marijana is also focused on mental health and supporting and educating clients about stress, anxiety and depression management. She is continuously researching and learning more about gut health, and gut connection to other body systems.


  • 2022 Energy Healing Course, Certificate in Neo-Shamanic Healing, Neo-Shamanic Society, Auckland, New Zealand
  • 2021–2022 Metabolic, Immunologic, Neurologic, Digestive, Developmental Chronic Disease Recovery Practitioner Training, Mindd Foundation, Auckland, New Zealand
  • 2014–2018 Bachelor of Naturopathic & Herbal Medicine and Diploma in Nutrition, Wellpark College of Natural Therapies, Auckland, New Zealand
  • 2016 International BodyTalk Association, Mindscape course, Auckland, New Zealand
  • 2001–2005 Master of Science in Environmental Science, University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1987–1992 Bachelor of Science in Technological Chemistry, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Professional Interests & Specialist Areas

  • Mental health and stress management
  • Chronic disease support and management
  • Gut health
  • Workshops
  • Spirituality
  • Energy healing

To get in touch with Marijana, and learn more about the work she does, visit ChangeNaturopathy.

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