At White Orchid Retreats we have bought together the very best team of professionals to help you on your journey!

Introducing our facilitators, Jodie Gollop, Julie Bennett and Toni AttwellDr Heidi Douglass - Clinical Psychologist; Rachel Scriven - Registered Dietician; Kirsten Taylor - Sleep and Wellness Specialist; Shadan Conradie - Image Consultant / Style and Confidence Coach; Jemma McLoughlin - Life Coach, Consultant and Facilitator; Patrizia Campi - Personal Trainer, Fitness- Pilates and Dance teacher; Trish Walker - Beauty Therapist and Rochelle Long - Beauty Therapist. 

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.”

Dr Heidi Douglass - Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Heidi Douglass is a registered Clinical Psychologist with over 30 years of experience in the field conducting research and treating a broad range of mental health conditions in New Zealand and the USA.
Weight management is complex.  For 2.5 years, Dr. Heidi treated obesity, full time, for the public health service in Hamilton.   She has continued this work in her private practice using scientifically proven, evidence-based approaches to weight management. Psychologists are experts in behaviour change and can identify emotional issues, such as anxiety and low mood, that can hinder the weight loss process. By utilising a range of effective behaviour change techniques, I create step by step plans to achieve targeted goals.
In her 50’s, Dr. Heidi became certified as a Yoga Teacher (RYT500) and is also certified in plant-based nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Institute in the USA.

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 J

Trish Walker - Beauty Therapist

Hi I’m Trish 
A fully qualified, professional beauty therapist. Having worked in some amazing salons with a variety of top of the line skin-care ranges I have a passion for treatments that make you look and feel fantastic. 
Also having travelled the world experiencing different treatments and products learning techniques and tips along the way. 
I specialise in beauty treatments of both the face and body that will leave you feeling totally relaxed, refreshed and revitalised. 
I’m looking forward to working along side other Heath professionals, helping woman on their journey to their weight loss and wellness goals. 

Rochelle Long - Beauty Therapist

Hi,

I love building relationships and enjoy giving my clients my full attention and making them feel better about themselves in the treatments that are offered.  Passionate at improving the quality of life and well-being for the people around me. Cares for the clientele’s comfort and to help ease life’s stresses away with quality treatments. Beauty therapist for 6 years. Attention to detail. Likes to makes people feel better, bubbly and helpful nature.

 

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