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Drumming for Resilience

Drumming for Resilience and Wellbeing This will be a fun, hands-on experience of drumming suitable for all ages. Each participant has a drum, we sit in a circle and learn rhythms based on traditional West African Styles. No previous experience is necessary. Drumming is a very joyful and accessible way to experience connection and wellbeing. … Read more

Walanmarra Artists: Homelessness in the Blue Mountains

Short film and speakers – with some of the Walanmarra Artists and Sue Wildman. The Walanmarra Artists are a group of Aboriginal women based in the Blue Mountains who create hand painted scarves, cushion covers and eco-dyed clothing. The women take pride in their work and also conduct workshops for Aboriginal women in different regions … Read more

Yoga with Ana Feord

Yoga with Ana Feord The session this morning is a gentle connection to your body. The word yoga is loaded with as many meanings as there are people, so I like to simplify the experience, into “taking the time to have a conversation (sensory, not verbal) with your body and breath, in the same way … Read more

Blue Mountains Playback Theatre

Playback Theatre re-enacts stories and moments told from audience member’s lives. The improvisations of troupe members are unique and they contribute to reflection, connection and community. The Blue Mountains Playback Theatre Company will bring a special focus on community and resilience – in recognition of the tough few years we have been through, and as … Read more

Maiden, Mother, Crone Retreat

The womb is a place of immense creative, fertile and manifestational powers, it is a place for joy, expression, relation and love.  This retreat offers an opportunity to not only connect and cultivate one’s inner Psyche, one’s inner Maiden, Mother and Crone, but to also be the person in one’s ancestral lineage to turn a … Read more

Springwood Networking – Women with Altitude

Put your best self forward – for your business’s sake – Speaker Adele Haussmann. Inspiring talk with tips on how to manage your health and well being, to connect with your authentic self and feel comfortable within your own skin so that you can put your best self forward. Women with Altitude aim at connecting … Read more

Sacred Cacao and Sound Bath

A heart opening and deep listening experience… You are invited to share with us a cup of sacred cacao from Colombia. – Deep relaxation – Heart opening – Releasing stress and tension from body and mind. This is a great opportunity to get in touch with oneself and become more self-aware and grounded delighted with … Read more

Think Spring, think LEURA! – Leura Gardens Festival

Walk in nature, give gratitude for its beauty. Gardens truly are natures art. There will be 8 spectacular gardens, all with something special for you to visit. Some gardens will be familiar, some are brand new to the festival. The Braes Heritage Garden Estate open Sunday 2 October with Katoomba Jazz Quartet. Karoola is at … Read more

Resilient Women: Nurturing resilience & self-care

A very special workshop for women on nurturing resilience and self-care. Featuring Indigenous perspectives, combined with self-care strategies. With facilitators: Elly Chatfield – 2022 Blue Mountains Woman of the Year and Tracey Allen, Self Care Coach. Lovely venue, journal and lunch provided. Saturday 24th September, 10am-3pm. Introducing the “Look” principal, Resilience First-Aid kit and Self-care … Read more

Men’s Circle – free

Drawing on Parker Palmer’s work on circles of trust, this event holds space for men to connect and to feel connected: to other men, and, just as importantly, to oneself. This is foundational to a deep-rooted sense of belonging and community: medicine in an era of runaway male depression, loneliness and suicide. In circle, the … Read more