My Isolation Story: Alison Ayre, Herbalist

Alison Ayre is a naturopath who moved to Kyneton around five months ago. We spoke to her about how she is adjusting to life in isolation.


Moving to a new place can be isolating on its own without throwing the current restrictions into the mix. Alison has seen the positive side and used the time to slow down, reflect and take action. It has also allowed her more time to be out in nature, do practical jobs and connect with friends and family online. When asked what she is missing most during isolation, Alison said, “The face to face interactions and my weekly yoga class”. However, one of the heartening things she has experienced is seeing positive humanitarian acts. After relocating from the bustling Byron Bay, Alison is enjoying the slowed pace of rural life and more time to be creative, such as capturing her new environment through pictures. 


She is also in the midst of establishing her business in the Macedon Ranges. She has taken this as an opportunity to do health research, take online seminars and share her thoughts on Instagram. Alison’s business has adapted to the current climate by moving online and doing phone consults. She has also placed more emphasis on social media in order to personally and professionally connect to the local and wider communities. Alison regards herself as a ‘practical naturopath’, and offers clear, honest advice with no judgement. She is currently offering free 15 minute consults via phone, online or video. Alison’s advice to others at the moment reflects how she has adjusted to the current changes herself: “Embrace all you are and simplify life’s decisions”.


Are you looking for a naturopath? Connect with Alison:


Instagram: herbalistalisonayre 



M: 0429 101 775

Based in the Kyneton area and surrounds. Service is Australia wide.