Introducing our three lovely facilitators, Julie, Jodie and Toni. Here to take care of your every need! Feel free to take a seat at the breakfast bar in the kitchen and have a chat while one of them is preparing your next delicious treat. Jodie Gollop Hi I’m Jodie and my role at White Orchid is to take care of you! With over 20 years experience in hospitality management and customer care, I will make sure you feel welcome, included, relaxed and happy. I have been self employed in a marketing and graphic design business for 4 years so I am also responsible for the branding, design and promotion of White Orchid Retreats.I am passionate about women’s health, particularly mental health and well-being and am an avid supporter of women giving each other strength and support on whatever journey they choose. I love art, the ocean, tropical islands, walking, being pampered, good food and socializing with good people! You will find me volunteering to take you on a bush walk, preparing your meals and supporting you in any way possible. Along with our lovely Julie and Toni, we share the role of being on site to feed you, support you, nurture you and make sure you are comfortable and have everything you need to make your time here as fabulous as it can possibly be. We are your ‘camp mums!’ Julie Bennett I am a fun loving person with a great love for the outdoors. I believe strongly that women are worthy of time out for their own mental health and overall wellness.I love people, travelling, kayaking, fishing, hiking, yoga, squash and have recently completed a few of our NZ Great Walks. I have raised three amazing young adults that I am very proud of. I will be the one to give you a gentle push with the exercise programmes when you need it! Toni Attwell Toni has spent all her working career in Chiropractic, running many dynamic practices in both Australia and New Zealand. This has supported her love of natural health. "When the brain & body are connected through your nervous system your body can work in harmony allowing you to express your full potential" Tonis’s love of natural health and personal evolvement, combined with her talent for organising led her on an incredible journey. Hosting and co-ordinating events for some of the most incredible people in the fields of human development including Demartini, Anthony Robbins and Bruce Lipton. Designing a new career for herself led her to India 3 years ago to learn about Ayurveda and the amazing Ayurvedic treatments. "I was immersed in a tiny village in Northern India where I enjoyed daily yoga practice, ate vegetarian food and explored the amazing “Rituals” to maintain health & harmony in my body & mind. This sparked an interest in body work and I was inspired to share with others". Toni travelled to Australia in 2017 to study Fertility/Womb massage & is currently studying the diploma in Therapeutic & Relaxation massage full time at Toi Ohomai. Toni has a love for all things nurturing to the soul, the body and to life. “My family are my highest value. I love beach and bush walks, paddleboarding, swimming, essential oils and spending time with my adorable nieces and nephew.”
Rachel Scrivin MSc PG Dip Diet (Dist.), BCApSc, BPhEd, AdvSD, NZRD Hi, I am a New Zealand Registered Dietitian (NZRD) and Advanced Sports Dietitian, accredited with Sports Dietitians Australia. I have over 22 years’ experience working with high performance athletes, weekend warriors, and people wanting reliable, evidence based nutrition information. I have worked as a senior Clinical Dietitian in both New Zealand and London hospitals, as a contractor for ACC, and recently for nearly 6 years, as Head of Nutrition and Dietetics for the UAE armed forces (Abu Dhabi). In addition to being a qualified Dietitian, I am ISAK (International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry) accredited technician, so I can offer accurate body composition analysis. I have been a fitness instructor for over 25 years in addition to being a competitive squash player for most of my life, so I understand how nutrition fuels your body to enhance your performance.
Jemma McLoughlin - Life Coach, Consultant and Facilitator BSc Psychology Hi I'm Jemma, experienced Life Coach, Consultant and Facilitator based in Tauranga, Bay of Plenty. I have been coaching for more than 10 years and worked successfully with hundreds of clients internationally. From a young age I was fascinated by people and their behaviour, I wanted to understand why people behaved in certain ways and why people make certain choices in life. My academic study of psychology broadened my knowledge and understanding of the human mind and behavior. Since then I have inspired, motivated and supported hundreds of people throughout my career to achieve their goals and potential. My decision to become a life coach was a natural progression from previous roles to make a difference, add value and assist others to achieve their very best. I have a special interest in helping people live life to the full, to be healthy in their body and mind. My intention for all my clients is to achieve significant positive and permanent results and to create lasting change.
Kirsten Taylor - Sleep and Wellness Specialist Diploma in Naturopathy, Diploma in Herbalism, Diploma in Nutrition I am mad about sleep, getting people to sleep, improving sleep and making super cool sleep formulations that make people’s lives better. I wasn’t always a such sleep enthusiast but after being in my Naturopathic clinic for 7 years I couldn’t deny the irrefutable evidence that not sleeping impacts on every single body system. We all know that now because the science has caught up and everyone is going on about it – which is a very good thing. For me, discovering that sleep is so important, early on and focusing on it so that I can positively impact on every aspect of people’s lives drives me to keep going. I LOVE helping people be healthier and happier.
Shadan Conradie - Image Consultant / Style and Confidence Coach Promoting body confidence, healthy self image and female empowerment through professional fashion, beauty and lifestyle solutions because life's too short not too look and feel fabulous every. . . single. . . day I'm a professionally trained and internationally certified Image Consultant / Style and Confidence Coach. By utilising fashion, styling and beauty as a catalyst for personal growth, through inspirational style sessions and workshops, I endeavour to lead and encourage women on a journey of self acceptance, discovering inner and outer confidence and a feeling of empowerment. I work with women to inspire positive body image and to cultivate an authentic sense of style and elevated confidence through simplified styling practices, fashion ideas and increased beauty know-how. Styling Workshop : Get style savvy and discover how to rock your shape, dress with confidence and style with ease. Shadan gives you the tools to immediately improve your style and gain new-found confidence during an inspiring interactive workshop. Beauty Workshop : Simplify your daily makeup routine with easy to follow makeup application tips and ideas. Discover how to draw attention to your best features, how to chose flattering colours and how to create various looks. Colour Workshop : EVERYBODY knows that your "best" colours can have a hugely positive effect not only on how you look, but how you feel. But the truth is you CAN wear ANY hue, even if you've been told that it's a colour you should avoid. Learn why colour is so important and how to incorporate ANY colour into your outfit and still look fabulous, during this two hour interactive group workshop with Shadan.
Patrizia Campi - Personal Trainer, Fitness- Pilates and Dance teacher Hi, my name is Patrizia Campi. I’m a certified Personal Trainer, Fitness- Pilates and Dance teacher with extensive experience in teaching within the Health and Fitness industry. Previously I’ve graduated as a medical assistant in Switzerland. During that time I’ve met lots of unwell patients. This has clearly showed me how many people are not aware of the connection between: a healthy body & mind, exercising and nutritious “fuel”. Having a stronger, fitter, mobile and more flexible body, losing or gaining weight will make you so much more alive! If I’m not teaching, I’m training myself or eating nutritious food to recharge. This has become my lifestyle and I’m passionate about supporting you with a new, fun routine that eventually becomes your new lifestyle
Tania Hanna - Yoga Instructor Tania has been practising yoga for the last 30 years and within that time travelled to the u.k and attended various class's and work shops. Five years ago she completed her I.Y.T.A teacher training diploma and is now teaching on a weekly basis. in her own practice she enjoys the flow vinyasa styles and building strength and stamina and balancing that with flexibility and awareness of the breath, but she is sure you will enjoy your own journey of discovery