Ange Palmer


Ange studied at the Canterbury College of Natural Medicine under the guidance of Peter Kearns, graduating in 2002 with a Diploma in Clinical Herbal Medicine. This followed years of working in the environment/conservation arena and becoming aware of the interconnections of health, nature, society and gender.

Managing a busy health retail shop, a stint at a high end health spa in Asia, and living in a remote valley awash with wild herbs, have all added to Ange’s passion for natural medicine. She is currently in private practice in Nelson, and has recently established The Nelson Herbal Dispensary with a colleague. She trained with Francesca Naish as a Natural Fertility Management practitioner, and reproductive, adrenal and digestive health are areas of focus. Ange also works as a physio assistant.

A foray into film making co-producing a feature documentary about climate justice, 2 Degrees, took Ange around the world including to the UN General Assembly, the Congo and the Ecuadorian Amazon. The film was released in 2013. Last year she completed a 3 year advanced Compassionate Practitioner Ashtanga yoga training programme and this is foundational to her life and work. Most at home in the mountains on a horse, Ange is a co-owner of a native bush sanctuary near Nelson. She will soon learn the joys of grandparenting…