Our Team

The Cedarvale Team are a group of health professionals dedicated to caring for your needs.

Greg Heywood

Julie Higgins RN FASLM
Director of Health, Certified Lifestyle Medicine Practitioner,
Counsellor/Coach, VET Trainer and Assessor

Julie has recently been awarded Fellowship of the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine (ASLM), in recognition of her contribution and credibility to Lifestyle Medicine. She is a Certified Lifestyle Medicine Practitioner, a Registered Nurse, a Counsellor/Coach and a Remedial Massage therapist. It is her role to oversee the guest experience, to motivate and challenge guests in the daily exercise classes, and to help guests to gain the most out of their stay by customising the program, where possible, to meet individual needs.


Greg Heywood

Greg Heywood – Chef

Greg is responsible for what guests consider to be one of the highlights of their stay – delicious yet healthy meals. He has over 15 years experience working as a completely plant-based chef. The guests also enjoy the cooking demonstrations where Greg guides our guests in making some of our delicious recipes.

Kaysie Butler

Kaysie Butler - Nutritionist  (BSc Nutrition & Biomedicine)

As a Nutritionist, Kaysie brings a valuable understanding to the science of nutrition in relation to whole plant foods. This credible knowledge supports many of our guests as they become inspired and motivated to consider this way of eating. She also supports people by putting ….SMART….Action Plans together for when people go home and will provide them weekly follow-up support for especially the first 4 weeks, but possibly up to three months as required. This is a new service being implemented here at Cedarvale which highlights our intent to help people reach their personal health goals and improve their actual quality of life. Kaysie’s hobbies include bush walking, bird watching, playing her violin, meeting new people and getting creative in the kitchen!  


Nigel Torrens

Nigel Torrens – General Manager / Maintenance

Nigel brings valuable managerial experience to Cedarvale. He can be seen answering the phones in the office, to overseeing the Maintenance Department, and maintaining the smooth operations of the whole Cedarvale team.

Noelle Torrens

Noelle Torrens – Office / Reception

Noelle works as our office receptionist. She helps with general enquiries, takes guest bookings, and maintains order in the office.

Raymond Higgins - Therapist

Raymond is a qualified remedial massage therapist who has many years experience in the industry. He is also a counsellor and is currently studing to become a qualified Personal Trainer, which highlights his keenness to help people. He enjoys running the 2 kms to work to keep fit, bush walking, meeting new people and exploring the great outdoors.


Emmanuel Higgins - IT Technician

Emmanuel works hard to keep the Cedarvale websites up to date and in his spare time runs a home-business in website design and development. He is also a qualified massage therapist who enjoys seeing people benefit from the hydrotherapy, massage and other treatments.

Jolie Kenny - Therapist

Jolie's keen desire is to ensure that guests come away smiling after receiving their treatments. She is skilled in hydrotherpy, massage and the other treatments offered. She enjoys studying about nature and the world around her. 

Cedarvale Health Retreat Newsletter


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