The Team

Lewis Adey

Lewis is one of the owners of Yanada and helps look after the property.

Curt Mason

Curt has over 15 years experience as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist and over 20 years experience as a mental health worker. His initial training was as a Person Centred Counsellor and Psychotherapist at the Metanoia Institute. He also has a Master of Gestalt psychotherapy at Gestalt Therapy Sydney.

Curt is trained and experienced in facilitating therapeutic and meditation groups and runs eight week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Programs. Curt has been a meditator for 15 years.

Curt is also one of Yanada’s cooks, specialising in hearty yummy vegetarian food and desserts.

Curt is one of the owners of Yanada and shares his time between the valley and Redfern where he runs a therapy practice.

Jan Slattery

Yanada would not run without Jan. She manages the housekeeping and coordinates the cleaners. Jan and Bruce live only 1km from Yanada and are much loved active members of our community involved in many local association including the RFS. Jan also has a self contained studio flat available for short term let if Yanada is full.

Luke Kelly

Luke Kelly is a multi-talented local who loves to express himself through his passions of Art, Ka Huna Massage and Cooking great food.

He joins us at Yanada for you to share and enjoy his love of these things. Whether he’s busy in the kitchen helping prepare your fabulous vegetarian meals or allowing you to experience the deep relaxation and healing of a Ka Huna Massage. Yanada also has some of Lukes artworks proudly on display.

If you are staying with us soon, go to our booking page to find out how to book a massage.


Alessandro is an Italian artist and musician; he uses the same magic of creativity in his massage practice. Alessandro is  passionate, caring and with an empathic attitude towards human beings.
He holds a Level Certificate in Ka Huna Advance bodywork and recently complete a training in Ka Huna Massage, Polynesian Floor Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Huna Philosophy & Polynesian System.

Addiatioanly he holds certificates in Relaxation (combination of Swedish Massage, Basic Remedial, Lomi Lomi Techniques, Head and Facial and Foot  Massage), Trigger Point Therapy (TrP) and Deep Tissue Massage, Neuro Muscular Techniques (NMT), Sport Massage Therapy, Abdominal Massage and Pressure Points for Constipation.

See his website for more information about Ka Huna massage. If you are staying with us soon, go to our booking page to find out how to book a massage.


Jodie Colman

Jodie owns Sheer Indulgence Beauty & Massage, a unique little beauty centre in Wisemans Ferry. Jodie has studied extensively in the art of massage with Diploma qualifications in both Remedial Massage and Anatomy & Physiology from the Nepean College of Natural Therapeutics. She has a Diploma in Beauty Therapy from the Australian Academy of Beauty. She also has knowledge of in traditional Ayurvedic treatments. She continues to focus on education and offers clients a choice of natural and Australian made treatments and products. Jodie’s vision is to make every experience a relaxing, rejuvenating journey.


Eshref Eyiam

Eshref has been practicing iyengar yoga for over 30 years and teaching as a qualified instructor for 7 years.

He teaches at Leichhardt Park Aquatic Centre and at the St. Albans School of the Arts. he also teaches 2 children’s yoga classes at Balmain Care for Kids and 4 classes with the Educators at Balmain Care for Kids weekly.

Esh is registered with Fitness Australia to instruct yoga and Personal training. He also runs circuit training classes (regularly at St. Albans on a Saturday morning) and personal training with private clients. He is also a spin and boxing instructor.

Eshref can be booked to come to Yanada to teach any of the above.

‘Local’ Liz Grant

Local Liz has returned to settle in The Valley after 15 years wandering the world and cooking for the rich and famous on Super Yachts and Estates. With a wide knowledge of eating styles, dietary preferences, health and wellbeing she knows how to pamper you and might have a few good stories to tell from her travels. She’s also a certified HeartMath and Bulletproof Human Performance Coach.

Elizabeth Gilbert Grant

Liz GilbertGrant of InLovesKitchen is a regular specialist vegan chef at Yanada.

Liz has always had a desire to understand what makes a happy and healthy human being.  She is passionate about the different ways she can contribute to the world and help make it a better place for herself and everyone around her. Liz’s prime focus is on the wellbeing that can be derived from nature and living naturally. This includes our body, mind and spirit. Nature provides perfect ingredients and Liz can create unlimited combinations from them. Liz can help you discover how raw food and great spirit can help you achieve a full healthy life.