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


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

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

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

Shannon Ichikawa

I am a woman of many loves and talents. The most expansive one at this time is supporting people to find lasting love through Transformational Personal Coaching. My studies through the Rapid Coaching Academy, and through many years as a counsellor and in my own exploration of own my inner life has convinced me of the enrichment we can bring to ourselves and the world when we really see and reach towards our highest potential. I use an exceptional tool kit to facilitate development that includes modalities such as EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique, or ‘Tapping’), Peace Processing, deep listening, Aikido principles, Laughter Yoga and experiential group work.

The aim of the work I do in the world is supporting people to live full, rich, joyous, healthy and happy lives and the ripple effect of Love that this has on others and the beautiful planet we call home. It is an honor to be a part of The Joining and Being Woman communities, I love being in community with people who grow consciously, and who celebrate Life and Love together!

Welcome Lasting Love and The Sacred Joy of Relationship

Karen Dickson

Karen is a Transpersonal Art Therapist and a Zenthai Shiatsu Bodywork Therapist. Her focus is on women, especially their self-care and self-empowerment. Karen is passionate about health, both physical and emotional and she finds clarity and joy in journeying with others.

Her workshops and sessions are non-judgemental, safe, confidential and person-centred. Karen believes the answers are within you and are therefore unique for each person, being witnessed and heard in today’s busy world is a wonderful gift indeed.


Eco-Art Therapy: Reconnecting the Loom

Trudi Flynn

Trudi Flynn PhD is a qualified transpersonal art therapist, multidimensional healer, and research and teaching academic. She is an advocate for holistic eclecticism in healing, viewing the journey to wholeness as highly individual, and differentially requiring of input
from expressive, somatic, spiritual, ancestral, psychotherapeutic and nutritional therapeutic models. The core focus of her process with self and others, is transpersonal Growth.

Trudi has facilitated individual and group art therapy and psychotherapy across a variety of settings in both Australia and the UK. A seeker, she continues to explore the unknown within her modalities of practise, looking for synergies and areas for further expansion and integration, that she can then share with others.

Eco-Art Therapy: Reconnecting the Loom

Taryn Pallister

Taryn Pallister LRTaryn’s passion is inspiring people to come alive and heal through their bodies. She is a heartfelt Nia Black Belt, Yoga and Yin teacher, Kahuna Bodywork / Remedial massage practitioner and experienced retreat facilitator. She offers Nia classes on a weekly basis to Gwinganna clients as well as presenting Nia at festivals, and popular weekly classes in the Gold Coast and Byron Bay communities.

Nia Dance

Heather Price

Heather (B.SocSci.Couns.) is a clinical member of the Queensland Counselling Association (QCA) and the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA). She currently practices in private practice as a shamanic energy healing practitioner and counseller, and has trained students in shamanic wisdom and practice since 2004.  Heather describes the shamanic way as: the place where one’s true-heart nature merges with earth wisdom and nature, with cosmic forces, and with the spirit of creation; a place of universal, soul consciousness across worlds that determine and are determined by physical, emotional, mental and spiritual experiences. 

The practitioner pathway that Heather teaches is known as Shamanic Path and Practice (SPP) – a soulful practice where nature’s wisdom prevails and there are multiple worlds to discover solutions and creative ideas to guide clients. Heather also offers individual guidance and mentoring to anyone interested in integrating the ways of the shamanic path into their daily practice and business. There branches of her teachings are called A Shamanic Path (ASP) and Shamanic Mentoring for Business. She facilitates workshops in shamanic wisdom for personal and professional development, and holds ceremonial space for events when requested. Heather also wears the hats of mentor and facilitator for a number of women’s community gatherings and events. One of her most exciting community projects currently has been the establishment of a visionary leadership group, for men and women, in Sydney. This group consists of some of Sydney’s most innovative leaders in sacred gatherings that serve the planer.

Heather takes shamanic perspectives into the corporate world to inspire autonomous leadership, team building, and creative visioning, utilizing the gems and blueprints of soulful practice as her teaching tools with great results. She is an established writer and inspirational speaker and presenter.

Heather has been an active member of the Being Woman… community for a number of years, offering her services as a facilitator and mentor. She is passionate about supporting women on their sacred journey to wholeness.

Returning to the TrueHeart – Your Sacred Self

BJ Long

BJ Long is a Travelling Storytelling HAG, a Playwright and Speaker Mentor who performs Sacred Physical-esque Theatre for Women. In 2016 her new play, ‘I am a Circle…Part 1:The Yggdrasil’ premiered at Vulcanna Womens Circus’ home at The Powerhouse in Brisbane. BJ’s one women show went on to open  the Goddess LA Conference in the US and The Australian Goddess Conference in Sydney 2017.

In Australia BJ has performed and presented sacred workshops for the beautiful women  of Earth Circles Studio, Bundaberg, Goddess Rising in Adelaide, to Women of the Riverland on a bend of The Great Murray River SA, ‘Welcome to The Big House’ in Pinbarren, a magnificent retreat in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Pallet Life in Maleny, in Monto Central Queensland and in Newmarket, Brisbane.

BJ shares the ancient chant: ‘I am a Circle I am Healing You. You are a Circle You are Healing Me’ with women everywhere.

I Am a Circle