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.
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