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Muddy says: A career change is something I toyed with as I hit my 40’s. However, I could never decide what to do and retraining always sounded like hard work. I’m not hanging up my writing pen just yet but ‘ZenMuma’ might just have peaked my interest!


Jackie Heffer-Cooke owner of The Orange Grove Clinic and supreme Yogi has given birth to a new business called ‘ZenMuma’ offering training courses in Hypno-Birthing, pregnancy yoga, baby yoga and children’s yoga.

Courses are available in London, Brighton, Bath and Thailand (yes Thailand!) and are suitable for all levels of learners, even those with no previous experience.

You can choose to do the training and start-up independently (there is a module which assists you in how to start your own business) or you can become a licensed teacher under the ZenMuma brand, nurtured by the ZenMuma family. This route gives you everything you need to start your business – a fully SEO web page on the mother site, lesson plans, business support, marketing support, and insurance so that you can start teaching straight away.

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Jackie says “my mission is to empower and inspire women to support each other. We want to support women as they take their first and often overwhelming steps into motherhood. To nourish and empower themselves through pregnancy and birth no matter what path it takes and to continue this journey by encouraging yoga and mindfulness with their children to guide them into a calmer and more confident adult life.”

Training takes place over three concurrent contact days, with some reading and a simple, yet affective, home-study assessment to take the full training to 45 hours.

For those who have no previous experience you can take the 145 hour course. This consists of 24 hours contact training, 21 hours home-study assessment and 100 hours of online anatomy and physiology.

If you’re looking for a change in career direction, training as a yoga teacher within the ZenMuma family sounds like an incredibly rewarding future.

I have been lucky to share all my yoga experiences – pregnancy, baby and retreats under the guidance of the ultimate ZenMuma – Jackie. Knowing her passion and energy,  I’m happy to put the full Muddy rubber stamp on this new venture!


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