Nelly and Betsy


Walking the Shamanic path has filled my life with gratitude and appreciation for the natural world and the spiritual energy that flows. Taking this path has brought joy, creative energy and balance into my life, giving me the drive to share what I have learnt and experienced, so that others may benefit.

I am a grandmother, Shamanic healer, counsellor, teacher, writer and artist. I love to inspire and be inspired. I love to create. I love to learn and share with others. I love to create sacred space and support others in their journey.



Through various explorations and learnings, my journey has taken me to the path of the HeARTist, of simply connecting with Joy, and helping others reconnect with their Magical Inner Child.  Passionate about the women’s journey, and how women can reclaim their own personal power, my offerings comprise reiki, laughter yoga, circles facilitation and intuitive painting.

I believe that each and one of us has wonderful unique gifts to offer.  My aim is to help others transform their perception and bring joy and abundance into their life.


A Sacred Tool for Weaving the Dream

A Sacred Tool for Weaving the Dream

With Nelly and Betsy

“Talking Stick remind me

Of each Sacred Point of View,

Complete within the Circle

Of the Scared Hoop.”

(Jamie Sams)


When women gather in circles, powerful medicine takes place.

In this workshop Nelly and Betsy will combine their Shamanic and Creative talents to create a sacred space filled with joy and creation. Women will create their own Sacred Tool infused with the intention and energy of weaving a new dreaming and reconnecting with their Sacred Joy.

Nelly’s Yogic laughter will infuse the space with the joy of releasing tension; inviting joy, calm and relaxation, into the right side of the brain to ready the group for creation.

Participants will journey around the Sacred Circle of Whole Consciousness to prepare them for the creation of their Talking or Message Stick.

The Talking or Message Sticks are powerful symbols to be made with the clear intention of holding all that is positive, and all that is supportive for the maker’s desire to be the best they can be. It is a tool for bringing these intentions to gatherings, conversations and meetings; bringing balance, harmony and balanced power.  The intention set prior to making the Talking Stick and the materials used bring powerful medicine to its owner and make it a wonderful object for circles, gatherings and Ceremony.

All the materials will be supplied. However, due to time limitations, Betsy will collect sticks for the making, in the Shamanic way, so that yours can choose you from the selection. If participants wish to bring their own stick, this will be fantastic too!

Weaving the New Dream through Constellations

With Chirone Shakti

Love is our natural state, yet in our early years, our experience of our own family dynamics often distorts the expression of love. This can affect us deeply, and then shows up in our adult lives in many different ways, especially in our relationships. Constellations work is an extraordinary healing modality, a way to disentangle these threads and allow love to flow freely again.

This experiential workshop offers you the opportunity to disentangle some of the threads in your own life, allowing you to weave a new dream, a new way of being. There will be opportunities to work on different aspects of relationships, as well as clearing anything that is preventing you from being your shining self, and living your life in sacred joy. 

Dream into Being Sacred Creations

With Marieke

An invitation to journey into the ancient feminine language of imagery and dreaming, that which is our birth right as an intrinsic source of inner truth, creativity and life affirming essence. Through specialized guided imagery and waking dream work we will journey into opening, clearing and seeing within so that we can touch our creative source, hearts desires and dreams that are ripe at this time to be conceived and dreamed into being as sacred creations from the inside out.


As a visionary artist, imagery and dream facilitator I specialise in assisting others in discovering and birthing their creative conceptions and hearts dreams into being.

As a child I began painting from my imagination as a way to embody the inner language of dreaming and this has continued as an expression to connect, see and communicate from the inside out. At age 21 a conscious journey began of understanding the body-mind-soul connection and I trained in various disciplines. For 10 years I studied with the Psychosomatic Therapy College on the Gold
Coast, Australia and for 7 years ran my own practice.

For the last 6 years I have been a full time artist and throughout this time have continued my training as a natural progression and deepening in the teaching of the language of imagery and dreaming from an ancient lineage of the Kabbalah called the ‘Kabbalah of Light’. Kabbalah is the ancient Jewish mystical path which means ‘to receive.’ Through specialised guided imagery this work is a simple and very effective way to by-pass the linear analytical mind and access the sub-conscious dreaming mind for instantaneous insight, creative expansion, health and transformation through the practice of inner vision.

Dream into Being Sacred Creations

Weaving the Women’s Way

Shamanic Yoginis Zoe and Tania combine to offer a truly sacred, creative space. They share their passion to unite in the creation of the New Dreaming on planet. Through a dynamic & gentle ceremony they will lead the group on an experiential journey into uniting the masculine and feminine. Their offering is for an embodied experience with dance, sound, ritual and art in facilitation of this union. Part of this ceremonial experience will involve the outer world of expression through movement and sound, and part will involve the inner realms through prayer, meditation and the receiving of a shamanic sound bath to close the space.

Zoe and Tanya

Shamanic Yoginis Zoe and Tanya weave their combined backgrounds of acupuncture, retreat facilitation and their experience of over 40 years in the Healing Arts, as an offering towards the Divine Feminine.

Both are Healers, Acupuncturists, Professional Art Therapists and leaders of Sacred Women’s work, mirroring parallel passions and life paths. Both Tanya & Zoe’s love and passion for embodied dance, creativity and resonant sound healing led them to combine their professional therapeutic skills with sacred women’s work, into experiential journey’s & retreats.

Their retreats ‘Weaving the Women’s Way’, ‘Awakening Shakti’, ‘Priestess Path’ and ‘Sacred Women’s Campouts’ combine therapeutic inner work with sisterhood, creativity, healing and play; allowing the full expression of one’s sacred self to emerge.

Weaving the Women’s Way

Sacred Joy in Our Cycle – from our Matrix of Creation

With Bronwyn Lakay

Following the Inner Seasons of our Cycle, we will be reconnecting and rejoicing with our journey in Womanhood.  This workshop will allow participants to delve into our matrix of creation.  We will explore the emotions and characteristics of our Inner Seasons – and how we joyfully get to partake in a fertility journey – whether  it be giving life to babies, ideas, projects, careers, hobbies and empowered women.  It is a workshop beneficial for all women – to understand where we’ve been , where we are and where we want to be.  It presents an opportunity to release old patterns, creating positive intentions and joy; knowing that it is our birth right when we embody our full femininity.

The essence of the workshop is to go through the characteristics of each of the four Seasons which relate to our moon cycles: Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter correlating to the moon phases and archetypal Maiden, Mother, Enchantress/Sage & Wise Woman.  We will discuss what we get to experience through each phase of our cycle, physically and emotionally; connecting with our cycles of creation through our natural hormonal flux.  We are our own medicine… We hold the keys/ codes to Balance…  Remembering or understanding our cycles empowers us to utilise our sacred gifts, reaping deep, abundant rewards as we harness our energy at the right time for Us…Which entails and allows the Joy of our Dreams to come to fruition.

Bronwyn Lakay

Bronwyn’s journey began as a scientist, researching the brain and then she became a massage therapist in 1996.  Wanting to assist clients even more she embarked on becoming a Chiropractor.   As a “people person” she delved into more aspects of healing and for many years participated as an Associate Instructor of Reconnective Healing around the world until her daughter arrived.  Enjoying every moment of motherhood, allowed her to research and discover more ways of caring, serving and sharing with others.

 Having always loved both learning and teaching, she decided to embark on creating health and healing workshops accessible to everyone – to apply and share in our daily lives. 

We are constantly evolving and adapting, and as we learn to share what we know, we continue to grow…”

 Bronwyn continues to practise on the Gold Coast as an holistic Chiropractor, Massage Therapist – specialising in Women’s Nurturing Massage, beneficial for reproductive, fertility and digestive conditions, Healer and Workshop Facilitator.

Sacred Joy in Our Cycle – from our Matrix of Creation

Welcome Lasting Love and The Sacred Joy of Relationship

With Shannon Ichikawa

Are you really ready for something new-for Love, and are you sick of being single? How magic will it be to Welcome Lasting Love from a place of peace; from joy and possibilities for a brand-new life of flow? In some way have you closed off from Sacred Joy in or after a previous relationship, or just from too much single time? Is it time to open up again? Are there places where your energy is stuck in the past, rather than being clear, open and ready for the Future? Is it time to take a big step in the direction of Love?

In this workshop, we welcome crystal clarity on who we want in our lives and what type of relationship we want to create with this beautiful soul. We will uncover hidden challenges to being the radiant beings we are and being truly ready to take that leap with someone new.

Harnessing the group energy with all manner of awesome tools we will journey together in the depths and shallows of this subject – the search for Love! Let’s see the greatest possible Future and love for ourselves and each other in this experiential time together. Seeing and being seen is the first step into making our dreams a reality.

When we want something new to flow in, we Let Go of what is no longer necessary. Energy responds to Action so we’ll send out a powerful message of intent, then we will play and laugh in silliness and joy together as women, and open the gates to romance, love and partnership with someone wonderful … calling in the soul of Him or Her who will partner us.