About Dean

Dean is a qualified acupuncturist and yoga instructor and is passionate about natural health and healing.  He has been practicing yoga since he was a teenager and has over 20 years of yoga experience and is a qualified instructor in hatha and yantra yoga. Dean has traveled and studied with renowned masters in the Tibetan, Chinese, Indian and native American healing and spiritual traditions. Through this training, it has given him a unique understanding of how to balance, harmonize and coordinate the body, energy and mind of the individual which leads to greater health, vitality and mental well being.


Dean is a registered acupuncturist with the NZASA (New Zealand Acupuncture Standards Authority) and a registered ACC provider. He adheres to strict professional conduct and practice.

Dean Wickenden acupuncture and yoga

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