Educators and Sessions

We showcase Australian Women working with Herbal Wisdom, Holistic Health, Women's Mysteries and Community. 

2022 Keynote Speaker

Laura-Doe 

Laura-Doe wrote and performed her first one-woman show, a feminist commentary entitled ‘The Dangers of Being a Princess’ at the age of 6. It took four decades for her second work, ‘Vaudeville of the Vulva’, to emerge.

Very much at home on home on any stage, she has a natural talent for acting and comedy. Whilst remaining passionately involved in amateur theatre, she applied her performance skills to a career in education, becoming a Senior Lecturer at North London University before moving to Australia to work as a corporate trainer for Apple Computer. During the ’90s she trained in Method Acting and Character Analysis with Penelope Chater (NIDA, Nimrod Theatre - penelopechater.com) who has offered invaluable directorial advice on her productions to date.

Also a singer/songwriter, Laura-Doe performed, wrote and recorded with women’s choir ‘The Voices of Gaia’. Her first solo recording ‘Do the Kegel’ was picked up for use by HBO in a TV show and a movie by American director Adam Fields.

‘Vaudeville of the Vulva’ combines her passions for entertainment, education and empowered female sexuality. It uses songs, puppets and comic characters to address potentially confronting topics in an accessible, non-threatening way.

Laura-Doe’s Vaudeville of the Vulva

Dripping with tongue-in-cheek humour, Laura-Doe’s canny characters and unusually vocal velvet vulvae will illuminate and entertain you on the fabulously fertile topic of female genitalia. For many people, women's genitals are difficult to name, and shrouded in mystery. Vaudeville of the Vulva is a series of light-hearted sketches that informs whilst entertaining, but its motivation is also serious, seeking to gently lift taboos, using comedy and song to release tension and create the freedom to speak about, understand and appreciate the amazing portal through which we are all designed to enter the world.


Taking the baton from Eve Ensler’s Vagina Monologues, Vaudeville of the Vulva leads us, giggling and gasping, towards a deeper appreciation of this much-maligned body part. Not to be confused with Puppetry of the Penis, the show is funny, sexy and wise, yet involves no nudity. 


Expect juicy jokes and lusty singalongs. Liberate your libido and learn while you laugh!

In the Auditorium, Friday 4pm

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Jacqui Bushell

JACQUI BUSHELL has been loving the wild abundance of the earth for much of her life. Founder of the Sacred Presence School of Embodied Wisdom and creator of the Magdalene Oils of Anointing, she is an inspiring teacher, storyteller, transformational healing practitioner, Reiki teacher and plant spirit alchemist. For 30 years, Jacqui has been facilitating women’s circles, workshops, training programs and retreats around the world, to enhance a deep sense of belonging through reconnecting with nature and the sacred feminine. Jacqui inspires people to live passionately and creatively, in communion with the earth, spirit and their soul wisdom.

Botanica Magica: Herb Lore, Enchantment and Healing

Do the plants call you and sing to the Weed Wife within you? In old stories and tales, plants are often agents of transformation, sources of great wisdom that help us bridge the realms of psyche and body, earth and Other World. In the wise woman way, all these aspects have to be considered, for the health of one is dependent on the health of all. Once, this approach was common with charms and prayer songs focussing healing intention and connection with the spirit of the plant. The environment of the medicine was also considered to be of vital importance, as well as how and when it was collected.

Discover the role of herbs in tales and folklore and their link to the Wise Old Woman, along with old incantations and charms. Explore the stories, physical and emotional actions, subtle properties and the basics of the ‘twelve tastes’ of some local medicinal herbs. Sing your presence and intention to a plant, and invite its song to flow through you. Journey to the mythic realms of the Other world, to listen with the plant spirit and its message for us in these times.

Friday 10:15am & Saturday 1:15pm
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Hollie Bakerboljkovac

Hollie is a therapist, coach and educator with a background in natural and ancestral health, wellness, sacred space, martial arts and functional movement, conscious living and Women's Mysteries.

Her mission is to support people who know there's more to life, to craft the best self-version so far. She is passionate about empowering people to live well; unlimited and unbound. Hollie's work centres around anxiety-informed embodiment, inviting people to develop real-ationship internally and externally : to Self, to other people, animals and Nature.

Hollie has a respectful disregard for the status quo and mainstream culture. She promotes choice and believes in the capacity of human beings to do extraordinary things. ​

C-Force Humans for a Sustainable Future

In the experience of our lives, we've never needed C-Force Humans as much as we do right now. In this Session Hollie will explain the term she coined while fighting the Black Summer Bushfires, and has since refined through the many hard things we've all faced over the past few years.

What skills and states do we need to embody to be a C-Force Human? How must we relate to place, space and community, when under pressure, to be C-Force when it matters most? Do you have real-ationship with both internal and external reality to be able to show up as the C-Force Human the world needs right now?

Explore Self through the expression of place, space and state. Exercises for physical, mental and spiritual preparedness for times of difficulty. Learn real-world skills for Place-based responsiveness to hard things. If everything is reflective of our own experience, and our experience is reflective of everything around us, what are you really doing in this place and space? Do you have an awareness of your state, and can you change state for the purpose of safety, sustainability and communal longevity. Take a journey with your Long Body to determine exactly where you are, right now, for this time, in this place.

Sunday 10.15am
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The Giftspotter - AKA Kristyn Haywood

I've been touched by love and love's message through this fine vehicle. My message to you is "You are uniquely gifted and have an important purpose. It’s time for you to discover your true nature - to wake up. I see you. Come..." I've got many characters including leadership educator, motivational speaker, poet, nature photographer, tree whisperer. I hold them all lightly.

Craft your Turning Point Story AND Story Magic Circle

Join our creative circle and find one of your uplifting 'turning point" stories. Learn how to succinctly craft it and eloquently share it so you move others with your unique insight. In the words of Dr Seuss, " today you are you. That is truer than true. There is no one alive that is youer than you." Your story matters and others can learn from it **********Story Magic Circle: I once heard a story that moved me in a profound way. It's a simple story, exquisitely crafted and eloquently shared. It is a turning point in a friends life that helped me to change my negative assumptions of other peoples behaviours. Come, to our story magic circle and here other wise women's exquisitely crafted turning point stories. At least one story will gift the dose of wisdom you need at the very moment it is shared with you

Saturday 1:15pm
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Louise Kanjee

Louise has been on a healing journey for most of her life and she has dedicated her career to empowering others to access and embark on healing quests of their own. Her history of menstrual ill-health, as well as childhood trauma and sexual assault have led her to holding a deep desire to hold space where our deepest stories and shame can be accessed, explored and held sacred. She is passionate about spirituality that is grounded in the real world and that embraces all aspects of self. She is a psychotherapist and homeopath and has spent a lifetime studying all things from a masters in peace studies to shamanic womancraft to a graduate diploma in trauma-informed process work psychotherapy. She is also passionate about creativity and the use of creative self-expression to heal trauma.

Raising Girls Panel

The Raising Girls Panel on Sunday morning in the Auditorium, will feature Louise along with Laura-Doe, Belinda Chapman-Smith and Kerri Alexander

Sunday 10:15am
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Belinda Chapman-Smith

Bel is committed to creating opportunities for women and girls to be nourished, inspired and empowered. She works as a secondary school teacher employing a humanist approach to teaching Maths and Science. She is a graduate of the School of Shamanic Womancraft and is a Menstrual Educator trained to offer the program, “Celebration Days for Girls”. Her passion is to share the wonder and wisdom of our cyclic nature and provide space for deep connection to be experienced. Her community Women’s circles and Mother & Daughter programs are offered through her group “Maidens of Gaia”. Bel holds calm, supported and inclusive space for others to facilitate inner transformation and soulful nourishment.

Healing the Inner Maiden

The way we mark the rite of passage through menarche (around the time of the first bleed), helps to shape the relationship women have with their body. Rites of passage influence the understanding of, and the value we attribute to the role we are moving toward, in the case of menarche - becoming a woman. Many women did not receive positive acknowledgment at their menarche or were not wholly informed or prepared. Here will be an opportunity for women who would like to gift themselves a beautiful ceremony to honour their menarche and heal this rite of passage. The workshop will run as a women’s circle, where we can be witnessed to share our menarche stories, participate in a shamanic drum journey to seek inner counsel, affirm and celebrate each other as women. This circle is sure to leave you feeling seen, honoured and totally loved up!

Saturday 10:15am
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Holliea Fairleigh

At 21 Holliea had hypothyroidism and polycystic ovarian syndrome as well as other precursor ailments, Anxiety and Depression. After coming off the pill she had no menstrual cycle for three years, struggling to find support through the western medical system; getting no answers only more scripts and pills… heavy, depressed and disconnected she began to seek answers through her own study.

Healing began through Yoga, then Ayurveda ignited a passion for herbs. She studied with Dr Ajit in NZ, becoming fascinated with women’s health; and led to continued study into many variations of healing the wounded feminine. Holliea experienced Conscious Conception and a blissful birth, studying with Clare Blake at Fertility Massage in the UK and Jane Hardwicke Collings at the School of Shamanic Womancraft.

Holliea's souls purpose is to guide women back to their own innate healing wisdom; the ancient knowledge that is within; to empower women to be their own healers; to show them ways to connect back to the radiant, flowing feminine essence; to know their own bodies better than anyone; to have a deep trust in the womb's processes, menstruation, fertility, pregnancy and birth.

Breathwork for Healthy Hormones

𝙱𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝚑𝚘𝚛𝚖𝚘𝚗𝚎 𝚋𝚊𝚕𝚊𝚗𝚌𝚎 ~ 𝘉𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘦𝘭𝘭, 𝘭𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘸𝘦𝘭𝘭
This practice is powerful to connect the mind and body. Some people have found anxiety and depression reduce when using these practices. It also appears to help with calming the pain receptors in the body (great for painful menstruation) & may help to balance hormones.
This is such a beautiful tool to add to your self care routine. A powerful FREE healing tool, available to YOU at anytime.

𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘪𝘳𝘴𝘵 𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘰𝘧 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘥𝘢𝘺 𝘥𝘦𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘥𝘢𝘺 - Doing this practice in the morning sets you up for a mindful day. Deep even relaxed breaths, creates a deep, relaxed mind.
Doing this breathing practice before bed helps to clear your mind for a deeper more restful sleep.

Friday & Saturday 3pm
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Brenda Rogers

Brenda Rogers is a holistic medicine expert specialising in the midlife and menopausal transition. She’s passionate about working with the new generation of women (and men) who are creating a new paradigm for what mid-life looks like – powerful ambassadors for the wisdom of middle age.
Brenda helps women who want to transition gracefully through menopause and into the best years of their life to become the steady, calm woman who doesn’t get riled by anything and celebrates all of who she is.
Instead of struggling with weight gain, sleeplessness, anxiety and self-doubt Brenda supports women through their amazing transition to reenergise and centre themselves so they can regain healthy weight, channel their raging emotions and get some sleep!Brenda Rogers is a transformational naturopath, health coach and speaker. She’s a licensed Art of Feminine Presence Teacher and owner of Quintessence Women’s Health offering naturopathic services and coaching programs. Brenda qualified as a naturopath over 25 years ago and has worked for several corporates in the health industry including Blackmores. However, her passion has always been with spiritual development. To teach women naturopathic philosophy combined with practical spirituality such as the Art of Feminine Presence is now her life’s mission.

The Art of Feminine Presence

Our world is in desperate need of feminine role models who are courageous enough to speak their truth and live the life they desire.

Art of Feminine Presence® is not about igniting your hot, erotic, sassy power

It's about learning to consistently embody a deep, grounded, feminine confidence that cannot be shaken by anyone or any situation.

It’s a quiet stillness that everybody sees without much effort on your part, and is extremely magnetic.

In the pursuit of a career, or having to take care of so many people around them, many women have disconnected from their Feminine Presence without realising it.

This affects everything in their lives.
- Attracting and keeping a passionate lasting love
- The state of our health
- Fulfilment in our work, and even to
- The unfortunate situation of women competing against women everywhere

This session will be an introduction into the Art of Feminine Presence.
Our world is in desperate need of feminine role models who are courageous enough to speak their truth and live the life they desire.

Friday 10:15am
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Jacqui Bushell

JACQUI BUSHELL has been loving the wild abundance of the earth for much of her life. Founder of the Sacred Presence School of Embodied Wisdom and creator of the Magdalene Oils of Anointing, she is an inspiring teacher, storyteller, transformational healing practitioner, Reiki teacher and plant spirit alchemist. For 30 years, Jacqui has been facilitating women’s circles, workshops, training programs and retreats around the world, to enhance a deep sense of belonging through reconnecting with nature and the sacred feminine. Jacqui inspires people to live passionately and creatively, in communion with the earth, spirit and their soul wisdom. Jacqui has worked in many women’s health centres as a naturopath, counsellor and workshop facilitator. She has taught Herbal Medicine, Reiki and Flower Essences at colleges and university for nearly 20 years. Jacqui is author of the award winning ‘A Loving Spoonful Cookbook’ and founder of the Sacred Presence range of Essences and Oils of Anointing. She regularly runs retreats in NSW, the Outback desert, USA and France, co-facilitating with inter-dimensional sound channel Jane Elworthy. Through her teaching, writing and retreats, Jacqui empowers others in the wise woman way to build community, share knowledge, stories and healing to embody our wild authentic potential and natural healing skills.

Wild Earth Wisdom: Connecting with the Spirit of Nature

Root, leaf, rock and spirit… We are living in the time of the great turning. The earth is changing and so is humanity, globally and individually. In this period of upheaval and uncertainty, it is crucial for us to come into deeper communion with nature and the wisdom in the earth. You are invited to participate in a wild and loving conversation with the land, sky and other than human beings. Come and explore your kinship with nature, shake out your pelt, ruffle your feathers, sharpen your claws and stretch your branches. Tune into subtle levels of listening and create relationships with rocks, furred, feathered or vibrant leafy ones. Come home to a deeper belonging and step into a way of sacred council with nature

Sunday 10:15am
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Dr Kath Kovac

Kath's professional background is in science communication, editing, workshop facilitation, training and coaching. She facilitates women's circles in her community and online and teaches the mindful arts of tai chi, qigong and meditation. Kath also has a deep personal interest in women and their inter-relationships, inherent creativity and lived wisdom. In 2021, Kath started a business, Kupala, that aims to combine her professional training and communication skills with her teaching experience to help women support women in the quest to establish true female-friendly workplaces and community spaces.n editor, writer, trainer and communicator with a deep interest in women's wellbeing and how to bring true balance to our lives. She facilitates women's circles in person and online, and also teaches qigong (tai chi) and meditation. Kath lives in a small town in rural NSW and is passionate about connecting women of her community to find the support they need. She is currently developing a program of circle-based workshops for women in the workplace.

Qigong mindful movement

Qigong is a series of gentle movements that relax the mind and body while strengthening the muscles, ligaments and tendons. It is a similar practice to Tai Chi.

Saturday 6:30am & Sunday 6:30am
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Mignon Mukti

Mignon Mukti is a transformational musician, sound healer and sacred activist. Her music, sound work and community workshops embody homecoming, unity, wisdom and kindness in an unkind and divided world. Her meditations take us deep into our own elements of water, earth, fire and air. Her music and sound healing can create a flowing backdrop to yoga or movement practices or stand alone journeys with sound, meditation and mantra. Magic is created with Crystal Alchemy Bowls, Lumnezia Monochord, ethereal voice, Rav Vast tongue pan and mantra. Mignon offers retreats, workshops, group healings as well as private Biodynamic Craniosacral, Crystal Alchemy Bowl Therapy and sound healing sessions, meditation and Samvahan sessions called Still Tides Healing.

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Tides of Peace

Honour the element of water in all her forms and moods. Mignon will guide us on a journey to balance the inner and outer waters and find release and peace. We will learn simple techniques to tone and balance chakras and the vagus nerve to help ease stress and anxiety too.
Enjoy a water blessing, chants and a sound journey with voice, crystal bowls, river drum, Lumnezia dreaming harp and Italian Gong.

Friday 1:15pm
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Deanne Apostolou

Deanne is a Medical Herbalist, Iridologist, educator and speaker, with over 26 years clinical experience. Deanne studied a Diploma of Medical Herbalism with Nancy Evelyn (one of Dorothy Hall’s first graduates) at the Newcastle College of Herbal Medicine and recently completed a Graduate Certificate in Evidence-Based Complementary Medicine, and a Bachelor of Medicines Management with Professional Honours in Complementary Medicine through the University of Tasmania.
Deanne has written subject content, lectured and supervised clinical practice at the Academy of Complementary Health in Newcastle for five years. She is currently writing course content for Switch on Health.
She is passionate about helping people realise their health goals and guiding them to be the best version of themselves possible, by supporting her patients to make small changes in their physical and emotional lifestyle traits.
Deanne is passionate about passing on the traditional herbal knowledge & wisdom of her elders.

Nurturing ourselves through times of stress

Trying to stay calm in this crazy world is not easily achieved, but with the help of some home remedies, herbal medicines & Bach Flower Remedies it is possible. Learn some of the amazing benefits of herbs such as Chamomile, Rosehips, Lemon Balm, Passionflower & others, & how they can help with a sick tummy, headaches, insomnia, anxiety, & other ailments. Nurturing yourself is a gift that will help you to live a more centered & calm life. Recognising the signs of stress or "I'm not coping right now", are invaluable to re-setting the energy around you, and helps you to acknowledge when you need to reach out for support. Using herbal medicines & Bach Flower Remedies supports the nervous system, the adrenal glands, the gut-brain axis, energy levels, just everything... Learn how to incorporate these into your life & reap the benefits of feeling lighter, more energetic & freer.

Sunday 1:15pm
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Sharon Law

Sharon is a qualified Bookkeeper, Trainer, registered ASIC agent and Tax Accountant.

Having worked full time in the industry for many years her experience encompasses a wide range from working as an accountant and bookkeeper in the manufacturing industry, a course developer and trainer for the IT Software sector. Sharon also part-time teachers bookkeeping and business subjects at a Sydney college.

Prior to the start of 2020, Sharon worked in Sydney for an international accounting software firm during the day and built her private bookkeeping and tax accountancy business at night and on weekends. All the while being a single mum to 4 children.

Sharon’s vision for her business maintains a strong focus on educating women in understanding their finances, teaching the basics and importance of accounting and business reports to enable business owners to make informed and educated financial decisions for their businesses.

Wise Women's Money Matters

As Wise Women we endeavour to capture the traditional wisdom and maintain a connection with the earth, nature and beyond. We seek to live holistically; however, we cannot ignore the reality of living within the legislative constraints of society and the need to make money.

This workshop will help you understand finances for business by knowing the requirements for record keeping, the importance of understanding financial reports and introduce you to the Wise Women’s method for maintaining positive cashflow.

If you have a business, are thinking of starting a business, or want to know when a hobby becomes a business, this workshop is for you. The underlying principle in the Wise Women’s method can be applied to your personal finances as well.

Friday 3pm
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Katherine Cailleach Howard

Cailleach is a mother to 3 daughters and grandmother to 6 small and very lively humans! She lives and works in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney NSW, with her beloved partner. Professionally, Cailleach is a Mental Health Occupational Therapist, a Psychodramatist and a Teacher with the School of Shamanic Womancraft. She has worked as a therapist for 40 years. She has a busy individual and relationship counselling/psychotherapy practice in the Blue Mountains and Sydney and also conducts personal & professional development groups, as well as Women’s Circles. Cailleach has a passion for the Goddesses and land of Ireland- the land of her ancestry.
Cailleach’s areas of special interest include:
• Women’s Rites of Passage: especially mothering, menopause and death
• Women and Power
• Relationships, intimacy and communication
• Working with Shadow, Myth and Story
• Trauma, especially childhood and relationship trauma
• Physical injury and the differently abled
• Drama and Creativity
Cailleach (Katherine Howard) is accredited with AHPRA and Medicare. Katherine is a grandmother and mother. She lives in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney with her beloved and many tree companions from the Old Country. Cailleach has a strong spiritual connection with her ancestry in Ireland and visits frequently to immerse herself in Ireland’s sacred landscape. She conducts a busy counselling and groupwork practice in the Blue Mountains and has worked as a mental health occupational therapist since her graduation in 1980. The name Cailleach was gifted to her on her 2nd Wilderness Solo (or Vision Quest) with the School of Shamanic Womancraft. With the Wise Woman Hag guiding her and having recently turned 60, she is re-imagining her life and work to bring forth and share her passions. Cailleach is an accredited psychodramatist and a teacher with the School of Shamanic Womancraft. She delights in the creativity of spirit and a solid sense of place and belonging.

Shadow Cycles: Cyclic Wisdom for Women's Mental Health.

The Cave of Shadows is the residence somewhere within your psyche and body of all those disowned, disavowed roles in you. They reside – pushed into the dark as things that are somehow fearfull or provocative or unacceptable... Become intimate with the unconscious in your life, with a cordial meeting with the Keeper of the Cave of Shadows. It's the work of a lifetime to bring the shadows of the unconscious into consciousness. Only then will we have a choice.

We will explore the Cyclic Wisdom of the Woman’s Wheel of Life, that seasonal cycle that has mirrors and layers depicting the movement of the sun, the moon, the seasons, the menstrual cycle and indeed the movement and rites of passage of a woman’s life. We will consider western medicine ideas about mental health diagnoses and treatment, and finally, we will evolve a way of working with Shadow Wounding and Healing Wisdom provided by the Centre and the 8 Sabbats around the Wheel. The Cave of Shadows is the residence somewhere within your psyche and body of all those disowned, disavowed roles in you. They reside – pushed into the dark as things that are somehow fearful or provocative or unacceptable... Become intimate with the unconscious in your life, with a cordial meeting with the Keeper of the Cave of Shadows. It's the work of a lifetime to bring the shadows of the unconscious into consciousness. Only then will we have a choice.

Saturday 10:15am
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Sally Kingsford-Smith

I’ve been involved with WWG since I was invited to be a keynote speaker at the inaugural event. This was a huge, very unexpected and somewhat terrifying honour and I loved it. It stretched me; pulled me and grew me. It gently nudged me to step into a new role as a ‘wise woman’, an elder and teacher. I’ve been here every year since and I wouldn’t miss it.

A Trusty Triad of Tried and True Remedies

Sally will share three remedies from each of the three modalities that have formed the triad, or triangle, of her Health Practice of the past 20 years. These modalities are Herbal Medicine (the base of the triangle); Flower Essences and Tissue Salts.

These nine remedies are here to support you and help you navigate these strange times; to help you stay well, to stay grounded and to stay clear so that you can stand in your truth and shine your light. They’ll be remedies that you can easily access and use at home or in clinic. As a teaser I'll let you know that two of them involve the letter T and it feels significant to have three times three. Let's talk, taste, and have fun.

Friday 10:15am & Saturday 10:15am
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Sara-Jane Cleland

Sara-Jane Cleland is a Dancing Freedom Facilitator, Naturopath, Herbalist, Nutritionist and Massage Therapist who lives on Gundungurra land in the Southern Highlands, NSW.

Her journey as a holistic practitioner began 25 years ago as a Yoga teacher and organically evolved into Bodywork, Naturopathy and Conscious Dance. In 2016, she discovered 5 rhythms dance on retreat with Gina Chick and became a passionate advocate for conscious dance. At the end of 2018, she journeyed to Byron Bay for intensive training in Dancing Freedom.

Since 2019, she has held monthly Dancing Freedom events, offering this powerful dance practice to her local community. In 2021, she designed a course - Women's Embodiment Journey through the 5 Elements - which combines meditation, a women's sharing circle and a dancing freedom journey.

She has collaborated with Anna Clarke to offer monthly Red Tent Women's circles and yearly Nurture & Nourish Women's retreats for the past 5 years.

Her passion is connection, connection to the innate healing power of the body, connection in community, co-creating and supporting each other - being seen for your authentic self. An opportunity for connection to oneself, your loving whole being, so worthy of self-love and creative expression.

Exploring your inner and outer landscape - Dancing Freedom with Sara-Jane Cleland

Dancing freedom is a free form conscious dance practice, a moving meditation, an embodiment practice, with the intention of deepening awareness of life and living. A practice that blends the medicine of dance with the medicine of ceremony and co-creation. Dancing freedom takes you on a guided dance journey through an elemental wave of Earth, Water, Fire, Air & Ether.

In the dance you are invited to explore an authentic way of moving - a creative expression of your unique being. A chance to become a free flow of energy, moving into oneness, beyond the mind, personality and ego. The possibility to release physical tension and pain, to unwind energy held in the body, to express emotions and sounds, to play like a child, to connect with yourself and others and to remember that you LOVE to dance!

The theme for the friday night dance is 'Exploring your inner and outer landcape through Dancing Freedom'. Expressing your outer landcape by coming together in community, sharing energy, being seen and finding your unique self-expression. Exploring your inner landscape by moving deep within, experiencing sensations and feelings, unvieling your true nature and emerging creativity. Merging these inner and outer landscapes, we reach an authentic experience of our inner world in dynamic interaction with the outer world.

Friday Night Special
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Kirsten Maclean Barnett

Kirsten is a Holistic Psychotherapist, Coach and Group Facilitator. With a background in education and training, Kirsten has now turned her focus to holding sacred space for holistic healing and transformation. She is passionate about midwifing women through the chaos of life and towards calm, holding space for grief, anxiety and stress that can present during times of change. Kirsten draws on her training and experience in Process-Oriented Psychology, Positive Psychology Coaching, Shamanic Womancraft, Nature Therapy and Red Tent Facilitation. She is an accredited Youth Mental Health First Aider and a Director of the BE UNSTOPPABLE FOUNDATION for positive mental health.

The Tender Heart of Grief

We all experience personal loss or change throughout our lives. We have also experienced collective loss recently through mass experiences such as the pandemic and climate change. Grief is our deeply personal experience of loss which can leave us feeling isolated at the exact moment that we really need to feel connected to others. And so, we invite you to join our safe and sacred space where your grief will be tended with compassion and reverence. Through ritual, inner work, movement and sound we will bring you closer to an aspect of loss that wants to be known and transformed. This will also be an opportunity to connect with other women and to witness each other through this deeply sacred process. It is our honour to sit with you as you hold your grief close and tend to it with courage, hope, gratitude and love.

Saturday 1:15pm
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Lis Conlon

Lis Conlon has been an accredited Sydney-based Herbal Medicine Practitioner for 30 years and has loved teaching natural therapy subjects in leading colleges for the past 22 years. She authored "Iridology: a Beginner's Guide” and has spent many years formally mentoring postgraduate naturopathic practitioners.

Lis also enjoys teaching herbal medicine, plant essence, plant consciousness, and shamanic workshops in community-based settings for the general public.

Lis was one of the first Australians to qualify as a Certified Plant Spirit Practitioner with renowned teacher and author Pam Montgomery and has worked as Pam’s associate teacher/facilitator for the Australia/NZ region.

Lis has completed broad and eclectic training with diverse and prominent Transpersonal and Shamanic Practitioners over the past 12 years. She has trained in shamanic practice, communication with the shamanic nature of the plant world, and connection to Mother Earth’s wisdom. This work resonates with her Celtic spiritual heritage - she finds great joy in teaching others how to develop these relationships with plant beings.

Lis regularly facilitates shamanic drum journeys and immensely enjoys playing her medicine drum to guide participants into creative and intuitive meditative states. She runs regular drum-making workshops enriched with ceremony, meditation, drum journeying, and sacred song.

Just Add Water...

They are the humble ones. The unassuming ones. The ordinary ones.

They are the ever-present, quiet culinary herbs that have nourished humankind for centuries. We’ve used them in our kitchens and our cooking for so long that we may not even realise the potential of their medicine beyond simple food garnishes.

In this workshop, learn how to use some common kitchen herbs in magical medicinal ways... by simply adding water.

You will learn about the long-standing, time-tested, traditional uses of the herbs and how to prepare them to make medicinal infusions, decoctions, poultices, compresses and washes. Optimal growing conditions will be explained and instructions given for drying and storing the herbs.


Beyond the physical and practical aspects of the herbs, you will also be introduced to the personality and consciousness of these humble green beings. You will experience a beautiful guided meditation to assist you in connecting with the vibrational energy of the plants so that you can also begin to appreciate their spiritual gifts.

Saturday & Sunday 1:15pm
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The Giftspotter - AKA Kristyn Haywood

I've been touched by love and love's message through this fine vehicle. My message to you is "You are uniquely gifted and have an important purpose. It’s time for you to discover your true nature - to wake up. I see you. Come..." I've got many characters including leadership educator, motivational speaker, poet, nature photographer, tree whisperer. I hold them all lightly.

Holding Sacred Boundaries

In this special space, we will be reminded how to listen to the innate wise voice that tells us when our boundaries are being crossed, honour that voice with simple, constructive language and practice 'speaking our truth''.
Our sacred boundaries support us to keep our energy for worthy causes that give us energy in return. Without sacred boundaries, we cannot live to our purpose.

Friday 1:15pm
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Christie Little

Christie is a Holistic Psychotherapist and Counsellor with additional certifications in Somatic Coaching, Embodied Flow Yoga, Positive Neuroplasticity Training, Biofeedback for Stress and Recovery, Wellness Coaching and Nature Therapy. With 15 years of experience working with groups and individuals to bring about transformation and healing in a holistic way, she now specialises in grief and loss support, self-care and acceptance, anxiety and depression, purpose and meaning. She is deeply passionate about grief and loss support since her husband suicided in 2018.

The Tender Heart of Grief

We all experience personal loss or change throughout our lives. We have also experienced collective loss recently through mass experiences such as the pandemic and climate change. Grief is our deeply personal experience of loss which can leave us feeling isolated at the exact moment that we really need to feel connected to others. And so, we invite you to join our safe and sacred space where your grief will be tended with compassion and reverence. Through ritual, inner work, movement and sound we will bring you closer to an aspect of loss that wants to be known and transformed. This will also be an opportunity to connect with other women and to witness each other through this deeply sacred process. It is our honour to sit with you as you hold your grief close and tend to it with courage, hope, gratitude and love.

Saturday 1:15pm
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Jacqui Bushell

JACQUI BUSHELL has been loving the wild abundance of the earth for much of her life. Founder of the Sacred Presence School of Embodied Wisdom and creator of the Magdalene Oils of Anointing, she is an inspiring teacher, storyteller, transformational healing practitioner, Reiki teacher and plant spirit alchemist. For 30 years, Jacqui has been facilitating women’s circles, workshops, training programs and retreats around the world, to enhance a deep sense of belonging through reconnecting with nature and the sacred feminine. Jacqui inspires people to live passionately and creatively, in communion with the earth, spirit and their soul wisdom.

Wild Earth Wisdom: Connecting with the Spirit of Nature

Root, leaf, rock and spirit… We are living in the time of the great turning. The earth is changing and so is humanity, globally and individually. In this period of upheaval and uncertainty, it is crucial for us to come into deeper communion with nature and the wisdom in the earth. You are invited to participate in a wild and loving conversation with the land, sky and other than human beings. Come and explore your kinship with nature, shake out your pelt, ruffle your feathers, sharpen your claws and stretch your branches. Tune into subtle levels of listening and create relationships with rocks, furred, feathered or vibrant leafy ones. Come home to a deeper belonging and step into a way of sacred council with nature.

Sunday 10:15am
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Toni Lorraine

The founder of Poet Natural Therapies in 2019, Toni Lorraine, has studied herbal medicine since 1985. After graduating with an Advanced Diploma of Medical Herbal Medicine, she followed the path of spiritual healing, psychotherapy and body work, expanding into various modalities.
Toni’s teaching includes various health science subjects, massage, clinical practice, herbal medicine, flower essences, and manufacturing. She held the position of Principal & Manager of Gracegrove College 1999-2005.Her strong commitment to community service work lead to teaching Cert III & IV in Disability, Aged Care and Community Services at Charles Darwin University for seven years and spent much time on remote communities.
Recently graduating with a Ba. Bus. and retiring from formal training, she moved to Perth W.A. and now runs short courses on flower essences from her herbal medicine practice. Toni currently sits in the position Co-head of Education for Estuary Learning Inc., and is on the Board of Directors.

Sustainable local medicine - the Generous Geraldton Wax

Native to W.A., the Geraldton Wax is widely known for its importance in floristry and more recently a tentative introduction into Australian cuisine. Hardy and sustainable, GW is a fast growing shrub which thrives in poor soil, preferably on little water. It is energetically generous feeding insects, bees and flies from its bountiful nectar pod. It's like the community worker of the plant world. Beyond the physical and practical aspects of the herbs, you will also be introduced to the personality and consciousness of these humble green beings. After two years of intense reflection on Geraldton Wax, Warndu, a safe,
sustainable bioregional medicine emerged. Free samples and tastings will
be available.

Sunday 10:15am
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Kerrie Oakes

Kerrie Oakes has recently commenced a PhD at the National Centre for Naturopathic Medicine, supervised by Professor Jon Wardle, Associate Professor Romy Lauche and Dr Joanne Bradbury. Her research examines the concept of community-supported herbalism and cooperative models of healthcare.

Kerrie’s interest in community managed models of herbal healthcare builds on her previous work in community development, consumer voices in Child Protection, community recovery following disasters, and citizen participation in democratic decision-making. As a practitioner of Western Herbal Medicine, she manages the Somerset Community Herb Clinics based in South-East Queensland, is a co-ordinator for the South-East Qld chapter of Herbalists Without Borders, and is a member of the Naturopaths and Herbalists Association of Australia and Integrated Medicine for the Underserved.

Transforming community through herbal medicine practice

Kerrie shares her experiences in creating a community-supported model of herbal medicine and invites you to help co-develop a model of community supported herbalism.

Everyone has the right to participate in their health care. Community involvement has been a feature of healthcare since the social movements of the late 1800s. Community care promotes affordability, equality and personal control of wellbeing.

Herbal medicine – the medicine of the people – can transform fractured communities through simple acts of sharing. Community clinics offer personal connection to health, community and environment in a way that demonstrates respect and sustainability through deep relationship.

Kerrie will outline how she is working within her local community to bring herbal medicine to all. Together, we'll identify a collective vision of the elements of community herbal medicine practice and steps you can take to help bring community together.

Saturday 3pm
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Jill Healy-Quintard

My lifelong passion is Human Movement and Music. This has taken me on a journey of dance, acting, teaching, creating, presenting and awards for my Long-time Achievements by the Australian Fitness Network in 2006- 2008.
Presenting 2007-2019 in Australia and India and Europe in 2006 and 2017.
in 2019 and 2020 Fitness Australia awarded me Top 5 and Top 3 in Group Fitness and currently a 2021 Fitness Australia Awards Finalist.
Awarded as an Iconic Woman of the Century for my commitment to Wellbeing in 2017 at the Women’s Economic Forum. In August 2021 I was offered the inaugural Lifetime Fitness Australia Member by Barrie Elvish (CEO).
YogaPilates Fusion: A Mind Body and Balanced Practice was published in 2019 and my 2nd book Open the Gate which is part autobiographical and empowered living through a life of passion and balance, has been edited.
I am pro-age and believe living in a High Vibration. I share this awareness with women to be part of my High Vibe community and live their best life.
As Owner/Operator of Body and Balance Australia my goals include teaching, instructing and presenting my unique class styles, sharing my extensive knowledge, writing, presenting workshops and online programs globally.

Lifting Vibrations through Transformation

A morning movement practice to feel joy and lift the heart.
Keep vibrations lifted. Love. Laugh. Appreciate what you have and where you are in the knowledge that whatever you choose is the right choice for you and forced control is not a choice.
Start your day with moving your body and gain tools that can help you live longer, happier, fitter and stronger.

Saturday 6:30am & Sunday 6:30am
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Pat Collins

I was brought up on dairy farms in the Hunter Valley and there I developed my love of nature and the bush. When I married we bought an idyllic block of land on the edge of Wollemi National Park and there I grow my herbs for my Practice and collect wild plants growing on the property. After having two children I obtained my Herbal Diploma in the late 1980's and this allowed me to teach Herbal medicine for the layman, teaching them how to make products to care for their families and loved ones. I worked for TAFE, Outreach and I still teach privately. I also set up a business in a nearby town and called it THE Total Health and Education Centre. 24 years later it is a thriving business and I sell products that I make myself along with the books I wrote and other herbs and supplements for my clients.
I have attended numerous workshops and one of my favourites I attended 20 years ago was a workshop run by Gregg Furth who wrote a book called "The Secret World of Drawings". I have been following his guidelines ever since and use it especially for children that cannot express their feelings and people with emotional problems. It is an extremely useful tool to help you understand your client and more importantly for them to understand themselves.

The Secret World of Drawings

In this workshop you will do several impromptu drawings. No talent is necessary as even the simplest drawing will reveal what is in pre-conscious mind.
Drawing is a fascinating way to allow for interplay of information between the various expressed or repressed areas of the individual psyche. This therapy can be used as a means of communication for the terminally ill but it is also a way for a child to express how they are feeling without putting it into words. It is one of the most radically effective yet accessible tools of the analyst's disposal.
You'll see examples of other drawings to help understand this therapy, and learn how you can make use of this practise at home or at work.

Friday 1:15pm & Sunday 1:15pm
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Boorroo

Warami I’m Boorroo.
I’m a Walbunja Wawarrawarri woman from the East Coast, I’m also a Mother and Grandmother.

I have 20yrs in Community Services, Juvenile Justice, Mediation, Disability & Carers, Aboriginal Circle Sentencing & Cell Support.
For the last 17yrs I have dedicated myself to the Spiritual, from Psychic Mediumship work to Energy and Entity Clearings, Business & House Blessings, Spirit Investigation Medium & Ghost Tours at QStation, to Energy & Sound Healings and Massage- both locally and around this Country.
I am also and Artist and have recently included Activation Art into my Dillybag of Healing Tools.
I have been a part of many Circles & Ceremonies, both Indigenous & non-indigenous, as my Heart & Soul is for Healing, for Mother Earth , Family and Community.

I was born with many of my gifts, but also hold Knowledge & Wisdom that has been handed down through the generations of my Ancient Ancestors, I am a Spirit & Medicine Woman with a deep Connection to Country & my Ancestors.

Art and Wisdom

An interactive yarn about how wisdom can speak through us all.

I started my journey with art as a healing tool to get me through the grief I was experiencing as a result of losing 6 family members and an old friend in an 18mth period. My Aunty Mother, my father’s eldest sister, who was my closest person in the world and who was an aboriginal artist and traditional shell worker was the hardest loss to shake and sent me into a deep depression, I couldn’t see the light through the darkness, until..

One day I was shown in my mind an image I needed to paint. It turned out to be the start of a 3-set series of healing paintings- Healing Thru The Female Lineage, Healing Thru The Male Lineage and Kids Connecting. Through my journey of putting these images and healing intentions to canvas I started to find myself again and deepened my gifts as a healer and psychic medium at the same time. 

So ladies if you have a love of art, have always wanted to try it but have been a bit shy, or have something (sadness, uncertainty, joy, vision for the future etc) within you that you need to get out, please come sit, have a yarn, connect in with yourself and spirit and paint your own Activation Art piece. 

Sunday 1:15pm
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Yia Alias

My name is Yia Alias, I am a first generation Greek Australian woman, living and working at HearthGround on Darug land. I am a Ceremony Woman, a Transpersonal Counsellor/Mentor, Artist, Writer and Women’s Mystery Teacher specialising in Healing through Ritual. In my counselling/mentoring work I see myself as bearing witness and holding space for people to navigate through Life's Thresholds. Walking through the beautiful bush, sitting, talking and holding space within the embrace of nature enables people to integrate the past, heal the present and inspiration to embrace the future. My deepest learnings have been gathered from living a rich Life full of diverse experiences and from the many years of sitting in circle and bearing witness to the rich wisdom and stories of women. Dip Transpersonal Counselling Dip Mask and Traditional Healing In 2002 I opened my own herbal medicine clinic to help people enjoy their lives more fully with gentle, low dose herbs, tissue salts and flower essences.

Bone Woman Conscious Eldering: The Conversation continues...

Working in and with the archetype of the middle aged and elder woman and the potential of her influence in society as change maker. The voices of Eldering Women are so needed in these times of great turbulence to guide inspire mentor witness and to remind the human community of how to stabilise in these chaotic tides of change.

There is a generation of women eldering now who have been actively processing the inner terrain of their psychology. They have feasted on the smorgasbord of modalities that burst through from the 60 epoch onwards and have in their dilly bag tools drawn from many wise traditions to empower others.
They have been stripped back to the bones by life experience and are ready to roll up their metaphorical sleeves.

It can be daunting finding a voice in a culture that has minimised the wisdom of elders. Here we will continue conversations that started at last year's Conference, and explore past the initiatory phase of transition into the space of Active Wisdom, using tools from the septennial Bone Woman mapping, as a guide to identify limitations and strengths.

Saturday 1:15pm
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Heidi Wedd

Heidi facilitates circles and online courses including shamanic herbalism, Flower Codes Training, herbal alchemy & plant spirit communication. Author of Wild Flower Walker: A Pilgrimage to Nature on the Bibbulmun Track, she is passionate about reawakening and deepening our innate connection with nature. Her history is deeply embedded with plants, herbalism, homeopathy, alchemy and midwifery.In 2018 I stepped further into my wise woman role and began teaching an online Herbal Masterclass series to pass on some of Dorothy’s amazing work.

Embodied Herbalism: A Herbal DNA Activation.

Many herbs have the power to activate our DNA, to help us remember ways of being that have been long forgotten.

We all contain the wisdom of plants encoded within us.
Connecting deeply with plants is a pathway to remembering much of the ancient wisdom that we have lost.

We will journey experientially with a gateway herb, Feverfew, the first in a pathway of awakening that can help us remember and reawaken a Sacred Earth back into being, by activating it within us.

Friday 1:15pm
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Shona Lee

Shona is happiest exploring, creating and inventively repurposing whatever resources already exist in her immediate environment, working with the elements present and seeing how to bring out more of their potential. She brings these qualities to working with people in a hands-on, movement / embodiment capacity. She has been practicing remedial massage since 2010 and teaching Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement classes since 2016. She works with professional dance companies, those with neurological conditions and everyone in between. Growing up she was inspired by a next-door neighbour who was living life to the full well into her senior years – this lady went swimming everyday, painted her nails funky colours, sang in the choir, collected garden gnomes and got her first tattoo (the team mascot of her favourite footy team) age 80! This vibrant woman Isabelle, provided Shona with an image of aging to aspire to. She wants to do the same for others through her own life. Shona is passionate about people and the human body's inherent capacity for responding, adapting and changing. She has been teaching Feldenkrais for a couple of years and has been a massage therapist since 2010. Shona practices from Glebe, Lane Cove and Alexandria, also working with Bangarra and Australian Ballet dancers when they're in town. Shona is happiest when present and exploring ‘in my body’, and is delighted to have found a vocation were she gets to apply her love of organising/rearranging to people’s movement patterns. She is most interested in people connecting to themselves and identifying what’s important to them; feeling able to follow their deepest desires.

Evolving Self-Image

Self-Image is related yet distinct from self-esteem. It’s the representation in our brain of how we see ourselves and the world around us, it evolves over time through our life experiences. The image we have of ourselves affects how we move through the world. We assume this image is accurate but that’s not necessarily so. The more we can refine and flesh out the dimensionality of ourselves the more accurate a schema we have to work with and the more possibilities open up to us in doing whatever it is we desire to do. This session is based in principles from the Feldenkrais Method, a gentle kinesthetic learning process that uses movement to feed proprioceptive messages back to our brain, enhancing a nuanced self-understanding to find more ease in how we live our lives

Friday 10:15am
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Dr Kath Kovac

Kath's professional background is in science communication, editing, workshop facilitation, training and coaching. She facilitates women's circles in her community and online and teaches the mindful arts of tai chi, qigong and meditation. Kath also has a deep personal interest in women and their inter-relationships, inherent creativity and lived wisdom. In 2021, Kath started a business, Kupala, that aims to combine her professional training and communication skills with her teaching experience to help women support women in the quest to establish true female-friendly workplaces and community spaces.ath is an editor, writer, trainer and communicator with a deep interest in women's wellbeing and how to bring true balance to our lives. She facilitates women's circles in person and online, and also teaches qigong (tai chi) and meditation. Kath lives in a small town in rural NSW and is passionate about connecting women of her community to find the support they need. She is currently developing a program of circle-based workshops for women in the workplace.

Women's circles 101 for beginners

What is a women's circle? What do they involve, and what are they for? If you have never attended a women's circle before, then this is the ideal workshop to start off your weekend by participating fully in your first circle.
Find out about the history (or herstory) of women gathering in circle and why we were prevented from doing so hundreds of years ago. Discover the way a circle is set up, opened, run and closed. Learn the guidelines of circle, such as confidentiality, how to listen without agenda, support without sympathising, and take responsibility for your own sharing.
You’ll enjoy a relaxing grounding meditation and experience ways to deeply connect to the other women sitting in circle with you, as well as take part in a ritual activity that ties in with the phase of the Moon. Bring a small personal object that has meaning for you – this could be jewellery, or a stone, feather or shell, for example – to add to the circle centre. What is a women's circle? What do they involve, and what are they for? If you have never attended a women's circle before, then this is the ideal workshop to start off your weekend by participating fully in your first circle.

Friday 3pm
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Ally Sanchez

Ally Sanchez is an experienced herbalist and nutritionist, beginning her career in natural health in 2001 at Hopewood Health Retreat. Today Ally works from her clinic ‘Lower Mountains Health and Healing’ in the Blue Mountains seeing clients and teaching the community in fun and interactive workshops. As a registered practioner with the Cancer Wellness Support charity Ally works with cancer patients at a subsidised cost offering herbal and nutritional support through cancer treatments and beyond.

As both a passionate community educator and life time student of natural health Ally has dedicated her life to the continual learning and practice of Traditional Herbal Medicine, Nutrition, Iridology, Juice Therapy and Aromatherapy.

Graduating with a Bachelor of Health Science from UNE (2005), Advance Diploma in Classical Herbal Medicine from Dorothy Hall (2004), Grad cert in Nutrition Deakin University (2021), Diploma in Juice therapy (2015) and Diploma in Aromatherapy (2002).

Cancer - a divine tap on the shoulder

There are many reasons that the disease process known as cancer has become more common in today's world, causing heartache, devastation and grief to all involved But cancer can also be an opportunity for deep reflection on life lessons and bring stories of joy and healing. Dealing with this state of dis-ease is not a one size fits all prescription.
Ally will share her own journey with cancer, lessons learned, and ones she is still learning. There will be case studies from Ally's practice as we look at what it can mean to both live and die with cancer, and the plant medicines, foods, spiritual and emotional techniques used for supporting health.

Saturday 3pm
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Kerri Trope Alexander

Kerri is a university qualified naturopath and herbalist working in the beautiful bushland suburb of Hornsby Heights on Sydney’s North Shore. She has a special interest in all aspects of women’s health, menstrual health awareness, cyclic and seasonal living, herbal medicine growing and manufacturing and women’s mystery teachings. She is passionate about helping women to live their fullest and most vibrant lives and offers naturopathic consultations and workshops. This allows women and girls to reclaim their birthright and connect deeply with their bodies, their menstrual cycle, inner seasons and emotions along with supportive nurturing herbal medicines, flower essences and foods to journey alongside them throughout each phase of the menstrual mandala.

The Menstrual Mandala - Weaving Holistic & Cyclic Menstrual Health

Journey through each aspect of the menstrual mandala and understand more deeply the cyclic changes that occur in your body from the hormonal changes to the different inner seasons and energies of each one. Know how to move with grace through each phase and learn how to weave herbal medicines, flower essences, whole foods and movement into each aspect of your cycle and life stage.

Friday 10:15am & Sunday 10:15am
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Nicole Moore

Nicole is all about conscious evolution. She has been facilitating the Birth Into Being method in sessions & workshops for over a decade, within Australia and overseas. She writes, speaks and creates, to share the message that when we collectively recognise how vulnerable a baby is (through exploring our own vulnerabilities from this period and looking at the lifelong impact of the limbic imprint), the more care we will take, and give, in our birth practices. We need to bring in our Young, in a way that helps our species flourish, our connection to the Earth and each other, thrive, enabling a life aligned with an evolutionary perspective.

Living off grid, in the forest by the sea, a homebirth Mother of 2, a performance artist, empath, communicator and an avid gardener, Nicole is committed to the vision. She is dedicated to positively influencing collective and individual healing from early life traumas, cultivating our shared capacity to live an interconnected, harmonious life, at one with each other and the Earth.

Birth Into Being - Limbic Imprint ReCoding

ReCode your initial imprints of life (conception, gestation and birth) and childhood (education, sexual awakening, earth connection).
Preceded by a number of steps (involving movement and breath) to disinhibit the mind, activate the cells of the body to be energised, alert and receptive to the experience - we co-create a new memory, of a blissful beginning, and a connected childhood.
This embodied experience of being bought into life in bliss and ecstacy, in an environment of love and safety, goes a long way to generating trust in the world, a clear sense of purpose, an enhanced self esteem - curing the amnesia that does not allow self-realisation, bringing a deep, direct connection with the Source.
The emphasis is not on going deep into our original birth or childhood trauma, but in arriving back from it, victorious!
Creating the imprints that bring resilience, enabling us to create the world we say we want, and "be the change we want to see..."

Saturday 10:15am & Sunday 1:15pm
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Lydia Bowen Clare

I am a Grandmother an Earth Keeper, a Visionary and Community Weaver.
Most of the time my hands are in the earth co-creating with nature a food forrest, labyrinth and sacred spaces.
I teach BodyMindSpirit awareness through Yoga,Transpersonal Art Therapy & Women’s Blood Mysteries.
I offer workshops and modalities that support womb wellness throughout the transitions of menarche, pregnancy, birth, menopause and beyond.
Introducing girls and women to the power of the menstrual cycle and how it is influenced by the moon and earth cycles.
They learn to trust the wisdom of their amazing bodies, practice more self care and arrive at the Alter of each life transition more prepared for the gifts that await them.
I hold space for ceremonies that honour and celebrate those Rites Of Passage, Sacred Marriage and Wheel Of the Year Gatherings
It was she the girl within… who stood alone…. at the sacred alters of womanhood that has led me on this quest.
My medicine bundle is full and my harvest basket is overflowing…..I’m ready to sow some seeds.

Sacred Seed

Sacred Seeds of wisdom have the ability when nurtured to facilitate change and growth on your journey towards self awareness, empowerment, conscious evolvement and world enhancement. When going within you develop a connection with your body mind soul, you align with wellbeing, become more intuitive, less reactive, more responsive to life’s situations, challenges present themselves as opportunities, on a soul level enriching and transformative.
Explore the power and impact of thoughts, feelings and experiences and how they effect both the subtle and physical bodies. You’ll gain insight into the cycles within cycles, the ways in which the menstrual, lunar and seasonal cycles influence our feelings and deepen our intrinsic connection to nature, developing our inner knowing from what we observe within and without.

Friday 3pm
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Sarada

Sarada (Sally Martin) is a naturopath, herbalist, yoga teacher & mum living by the forest near the beach in Byron Bay Shire.



Inspired by Ayurveda, the oldest traditional medicine system in the world, Sarada works as Australian Team Leader for ORGANIC INDIA, an Ethical Enterprise that regenerates whole communities of small family farmers in India (with a strong gender equality program) while tending to the earth using regenerative agriculture.



As a farmer’s daughter, granddaughter & great-granddaughter I feel most connected when outside with bare feet on the earth. I love growing my own herbs for “garden tea’ & am passionate about healthy, conscious living. I have spent the past 12 years working closely with Tulsi (Holy Basil), one of the planet’s most bewildering herbs. I love sharing Tulsi’s incredible healing wisdom and spiritual potential with others over a simple cup of tea.

Journey with Tulsi, Queen of Herbs. A Meditation and Self-Care Ritual.

Turn your tea break into a meditative self-care ritual with transformative Tulsi. Immerse yourself in the Journey of herbal tea. A relaxing and nourishing session that reveals the history and traditional use of Tulsi, Ayurveda’s Queen of Herbs and how the intelligence of this ancient healing herb has benefits for us in modern life. Learn a simple self-care ritual to incorporate into your daily life. Be inspired to experiment with simple and practical longevity practices from Ayurveda.

Saturday 3pm