Willinga Wellness Team

Get to Know Us

Welcome to the Willinga Wellness team, Dr Claudia, Lucy B, Darrin and Diane G.

We are at your service to provide an outstanding yoga retreat set in the most amazing bush land in South Coast NSW


Dr Claudia Nicholson

Program Director, General Practitioner, Yoga Instructor &
Retreat Plant Based Chef

Dr Claudia Nicholson is originally from Western Australia, although spent most of her exciting childhood in the Northern Territory and India. She graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Medicine/ Bachelor of Surgery in 1994. She initially worked at Charles Gairdner and Hollywood Hospitals in Perth, before moving to Townsville in Queensland in 1996 where she worked in a wide variety of areas, including sedational anaesthetics, providing family planning & sexual health care to remote communities with FPA (Family Planning Australia), scuba diving medicine and regional general practice. 

From here Claudia moved to Sydney in 1998 and completed her Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. During the Olympic Games  she founded a solo general practice in Bondi, NSW,  which she ran successfully until 2016.


Claudia graduated as a Yoga Instructor  early in 2019 with Himalayan Yoga Bliss in Goa, India, and since this time has been teaching yoga privately as well as continuing to work in general practice,  feeling comfortable combining her formal medical knowledge with the ancient arts of yoga, meditation and mindfulness to optimise health outcomes for her clients. 


Being an animal lover with deep love of the environment, Claudia loves to explore the possiblity of plant based diets, and is a plant based chef to a regular audience at her and her husbands coastal property in NSW.