Meet Our Team

Meet Our Course Facilitators


Managing Director

Teaching Specialties: Aromatherapy Foundations, Blending Principles, Infection Control, Clinic Orientation

Denise has been Managing Director of Aminya since 2004 and has had 26 years of nursing experience in Australia and overseas.

Denise is a qualified trainer and assessor with many years experience. 

Denise and her staff have been able to successfully incorporate aromatherapy, reflexology and massage with traditional medical treatments developing such programs in over 150 health facilities under her company, Lyndale Aromatherapy Pty Ltd, helping bridge the gap between allopathic medicine and natural therapies.

Denise was the instigator and crucial part of the team that developed the Advanced diploma of aromatic medicine, now being delivered exclusively as a skill set at Aminya Academy.


Teaching specialities: Product Making, Materia Aromatica, Engage with Health Professionals, Clinic Orientation

My first encounter with Aminya Natural Therapies was as a student of Aromatherapy and Aromatic Medicine.  I hold a Bachelor of Education and have a background in the Pharmaceutical Industry, so it was an easy merge to later join the Aminya Team as a teacher and course writer.  

I find it extremely rewarding to help new students navigate their way into the world of Natural Therapy.  It is an especially exciting time with the resurgence we are seeing in Australia and across the world towards incorporating Natural Therapies alongside mainstream medicine into our everyday lives. 

I look forward to welcoming more students into this growing field. 


Teaching Specialities: Reflexology 3-5, Advanced Product Making, Lymphatic Massage, Aromatherapy Massage

Over the last 15 years I have gained an extensive wealth of Knowledge and practical education in many fields within the Natural Therapy industry. Including Advanced Diploma of Aromatic Medicine, Diploma of Remedial Massage, Clinical Aromatherapy, Reflexology and Kinesiology. My specialised fields are Oncology Massage, Manual Lymphatic Drainage and Pregnancy Massage Practitioner. I am also a Reiki Master Teacher. My clinic ‘Edals Natural Therapy Center’ has been operating for over 15 years where I love supporting people to achieve optimum health and well-being

I have been teaching for over 8 years and I love to share my knowledge and experiences


Teaching Specialities: Anatomy, Physiology & Pathophysiology, Structural Alignment, Musculoskeletal, Cross Fibre/Trigger Point, Remedial Massage, Massage for Athletes. 

My background is healthcare, as a Nurse, Massage Therapist, Chiropractor and educator. I have taught Massage students since 2001, for the last 12 years at Aminya.

I am passionate about teaching skills: touch; palpation, modern technique/clinical reasoning, and as much detail about conditions and diagnoses as possible in the time available.

Massage techniques are a mainstay of the clinical tools I’ve used for decades. With simple health promotion, these are powerful interventions to reduce pain, discomfort and increase function/wellness.

I like to walk the dog, ocean swim, cook for family/friends and have been a proficient volunteer Surf Lifesaver for 10 years.

Ela Curran

Teaching Specialties: Massage Foundations and Practice, Diet and Nutrition

I have been part of the natural therapies community for over twenty years, with qualifications in Naturopathy, Massage, Sports Medicine, and Rehabilitation. I am also a Registered Nurse of almost twenty years. I like to work with both allopathic and natural medicine, finding a balance that suits individual needs of my clients.


Teaching Specialties: Product Making, Clinic and Dispensary

I have had 25 years’ experience in the beauty industry.  I now teach product making and dispensary for Aminya Natural Therapies Academy. 

I love teaching and sharing my extensive knowledge of Aromatherapy.  I am also a student liaison person for the Sunshine Coast campus and produce products which we sell at the college. (Beyond Body by Lyndale).


Teaching Specialties: Health Practice Marketing

I have a love of all things health, as well as marketing, and I’m a health writer and content creator. I assist students to develop their websites, social media and marketing collateral so they are ready to attract clients as soon as they are practicing their chosen modality.

I’ve been affiliated with Aminya Academy since 2008, and have taught the marketing component of Manage a Practice for 5 years. I am also a studying my Diploma of Clinical Aromatherapy to support my 30 year love of using essential oils, and hope to practice in the future. 

Meet Our Administrative Staff

Jacquie Valentine


Administration Manager

I am the Administration Manager for Aminya head office, looking after our campuses around Australia. 

I have a degree in Business and Management and am a Reiki Master Teacher.  I teach Usui and Seichim (Egyptian) Reiki courses. 

My passion is natural therapies and I have worked for Aminya for 11 years.  I enjoy getting to know new students and helping them on their study journey.


Administration Assistant

I am the Administration Assistant for Aminya head office. I also work one day a fortnight as an Administration Officer for the Sunshine Coast campus.

I have worked for Aminya Academy for 6 years. I have a degree in Health Science (Aesthetics), a Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Aesthetic Therapy and a Diploma in Business Administration.

I have an interest in the arts and enjoy doing anything creative and colourful. I enjoy meeting new students and assisting them in their path to their new career.

Linda Broman



It is a pleasure to be part of the administration team at Aminya, where I am able to merge my earlier life experience in legal offices with my new focus in the fascinating field of Clinical Aromatherapy. 

My love of researching which was fostered while achieving my BA (Double Major in Ancient History) has led me down many paths, all increasing my understanding of
the broad field of aromatics. 

In the two days a week I work for the Sunshine Coast Campus, I am fortunate to have many opportunities to liaise with new and existing students, and look
forward to this continuing.


chief MASCOT

Our mascot Minya will greet you with enthusiasm and vigour. She loves to attend the Academy with her mum Denise, and enjoys attention. 

When not on site she loves long walks, playing with her ball, plenty of cuddles, and words of appreciation.