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|Trouble relaxing? Learn how to relax with these 5 easy tipsIf you have trouble relaxing, here are 5 easy tips that may help you learn how to relax, brought to you by experienced complementary therapist, Debbie Woodhouse. How to learn how to relax… We all know that we need to do it, but we don’t always manage to make it happen. Work, kids, schedules, house hold|
|A beautiful birth story from a Pregnancy Yoga mumSophie attended ZenMuma Pregnancy Yoga throughout her pregnancy, took Jackie’s Birthing Toolkit Workshop and then brought her baby boy to ZenMuma Baby Yoga. Here is her birth experience in her words. ”At 41 weeks pregnant labour finally started. I couldn’t sleep from that evening due to the contractions. Following on from Jackie’s advice on how|
|Did you have an induction? We want to hear from you…Have you had an induction in the last two years? Orange Grove Founder and Experienced Hypnobirthing Practitioner Jackie Heffer-Cooke is the chair of Norwich and Norfolk’s Maternity Voice Partnership (MVP), and they want to hear from you… If you have had an induction in the last 2 years we want to hear from you! The|
|Want to come to Sardinia on a yoga retreat?Want to come to Sardinia on a yoga retreat? Well of course you do! The Orange Grove and ZenYoga are intent on catching dreams and making your yoga retreat experience come true… all you have to do is find the time… Porta Pino in Sardinia is a paradise. Termed as the Italian Bahamas the well-travelled|
|Broga! Why men should do yoga…Norwich’s yoga teacher and Orange Grove Founder Jackie Heffer-Cooke talks sport-yoga and reveals all about the new wave of yoga hitting the states – BROGA – and why more men should be doing yoga! It was last year that I first heard the term Broga coined and I saw the amazing video of two (ahem|
|What is a Holistic Massage?Ever Wondered What a Holistic Massage Is? Norwich’s Orange Grove Founder and Senior Massage Therapist Jackie Heffer-Cooke explains all… Holism defined, is the belief that the parts of something are interconnected and explicable only by reference to the whole. Therefore, a Holistic Massage is characterised by the belief that the body needs to be treated|
|4 Holistic Ways to Help Your Child SleepStruggling from Sleep Deprivation at the Hands of Your Child? For advice on this topic, we’ve asked Kathryn Stimpson, the Family Sleep Consultant to guest write a post for us. Kathryn is a previous insomnia sufferer and mum to Oliver – the former sleep thief. In this post, she will provide you with the solution|
|Want a Career That Fits Around Your Kids? ZenMuma Has the AnswerTeach Yoga or Hypnobirthing For a Career That Works Around Your Family If you’re looking for a career that works around you and your family, have you thought about becoming a Hypnobirthing, pregnancy yoga, baby yoga or children’s yoga teacher? Nearly 10 years ago and then a mum of a four-year-old, ZenMuma founder Jackie Heffer-Cooke|
|How Can I Prepare for an Induction?Preparing for Unplanned Induction The reason you are asking this question is probably because you have been advised to have an induction. Induction rates have risen fairly dramatically in the last two years and the reason for that is the release of a published government paper minimising stillbirth. So of course, that is the right|
|How to Prepare for BirthWhen pregnant we will all ask ourselves the questions: ‘Should I prepare myself for birth?’ and ‘What should I do to prepare for birth?’. Norfolk’s leading birthing expert Jackie Heffer-Cooke fills in some of the blanks to help both mind and body feel ready for the most important job your body will ever do. Preparation|
|Why join us on a Yoga Retreat?This years ‘Rejuvenate’ at the beautiful Ringsfield Hall was beyond expectations. The retreats intention was to get people out of their ‘doing’ heads, and into ‘coming home’ to ‘be’ themselves, to be in their bodies, their hearts, their dharma, their satya – inner purpose, self and truth, and to do it in a safe and|
|5 Ways to stay Zen..Last week was Mental Health Awareness week and an opportunity for all of us to consider ‘how we are’.. Most of us find a way to cope with the struggles, complexities, and confusions of life, but that doesn’t mean we are happy coping, some days we feel like we can just about ‘get through’. It’s|
|Come and join our Zen Wonder Woman choir!If you have always wanted to be in a choir, or a girl group, or simply have a sing? Than this is for you… You know at The Orange Grove we are into getting you to zen and keeping you there. Some of us need massage to help ease our tired and tense muscles,|
|How to make your place of work a happier and healthier place to be…Apparently, we spend on average 90,000 hours at work in a lifetime! That’s a lot of hours. For some of us we work to live, for some of us we live to work, the best way, as always, is to find the balance. I write because I had a brilliant experience this week. Our|
|Do you want to birth easily? Find out how..Do you want to birth easily? Found out how with Birth Preparation expert, Jackie Heffer-Cooke Last month I am so happy to have taught at my first Hypnobirthing luxury retreat in North Norfolk at the beautiful and tranquil Grove Hotel. The couples have been gushing with their praise of the experience, and I have been|
|Spring clean your body with yogaThis month Norwich’s yoga class – ‘Orange Grove YogaBuds’ – led by Jackie Heffer-Cooke, is stepping into its new Spring practise. The emphasis is on Spring Clean Your Body – so vinyasa flow, hip openers and rejuvenating twists. Here’s why… Focus It time to climb off our snuggly sofas and wake-up! Just as the|
|Increase your Zing this Spring!Feeling in a bit of a slump? Jackie Heffer-Cooke, the Orange Grove owner, offers advice on how to energise yourself this Spring. As the great Dr Seuss writes in one of my favourite books ‘Oh, The Places You’ll Go’ “When you’re in a Slump, you’re not in for much fun. Un-slumping yourself is not|
|What would you change about the maternity services?What would you change about the maternity services? Orange Grove’s Preparation for Birth expert Jackie Heffer-Cooke asks the big birthing questions and asks you to get involved with answering them… Over two years ago a five year forward view for national maternity care was released. It seemed to be innovative and really listening to the|
|Try Yoga to keep you feeling young!Jackie Heffer-Cooke, Norfolk’s expert Yoga teacher and founder of The Orange Grove Clinic tells us about how yoga can keep you feeling young! Yoga for the elderly in India is not a class you just do on a Saturday morning, it’s a way of life. The motivators for the elderly are the same as any other|
|Marathon Runners: How Sports Massage is for You.Many athletes use massage therapy. Many give rave reviews as to why they seek massage as part of their regimes in preparing for sporting events. But does massage actually help athletes and, in particular, can massage benefit marathon runners? Yes, in short! Here’s how: If you’re a marathon runner, you will recognise the ways that|