Meet The 2019 Organising Circle
Robin is an international Facilitator, Trainer, Author of three books and a Musician. Her big passions are Creative, Interactive Group Work, Women’s and Men's Empowerment, Permaculture, Deep Ecology, Ritual and Ceremony. She loves working with the Mum's on 'Journey's to Manhood' Camps, Playing in the Garden, Being a Grandma and Deep Relating with her partner Rob all of which stir her Heart and Soul.
She presents Dynamic Teaching and Facilitation courses locally and globally, workshops on Earth Connection, Visioning, Decision Making, Women’s Empowerment and Social Permaculture plus Consultancy for Trainers, Facilitators and Community Organisations.
Robin has led many Relationship Retreats, Wild Women’s Wisdom weekends and facilitates at festivals and gatherings, including Woodford Folk Festival, 'The Joining', Community Development Conferences, ‘EveryWoman’ and 'Being Woman'. She is an ‘Elder’ and Ceremony Holder for 'The Joining' and 'Being Woman' Community and an acknowledged Elder and Pioneer of the Global Permaculture Movement. 'The Love Feast' relationship process, 'The Sacred Union Labyrinth' and 'Dynamic Groups, Dynamic Learning’ Methodology are her creations which she loves sharing with the world.
Rob Clark , age 63, Father of Holly, Robert, Matt, Becca and Paul is now Grandfather to 8 of the “grandest children”. Married for 25 years to Annie, divorced about 15 years now, he knows only too well the pain and heartbreak of broken marriage and disfunctional unconscious relationship.
These days he is creating a beautiful life on the land with Robin, his closest partner of seven+ years. Over three years now they have lived together in the community of Crystal Waters near Maleny.
Rob (also known as ‘Freetoo’), identifies himself as a free spirit (free from the monkey mind of negativity and fear), standing in the sovereignty of his personal being, holding himself accountable for how he relates to those he loves, to the community and to the world around him.
The Joining 2009 gave Freetoo his first experience of what it is to relate consciously “At long last I could see my part in the drama”, he says and is quick to acknowledge that he is still a work in progress. This is what has kept him engaged with the Joining as well as the Men’s Wellbeing Association and Journey to Manhood Rite of Passage communities where he supports as an ever emerging initiated elder.
“What the Joining offers to people is truly playful beauty beyond words” says Freetoo, “ In that safe space for three days we are free to experience how wonderful life can be when we take personal responsibility for learning to relate to each other consciously without judgement and with kindness, compassion and love for each other and our community”.
“Imagine the world we can create when we all relate to each other in this way” says Freetoo, the artist formerly known as Rob.
Marc has a natural colourful engaging personality with 25 years of experience as a
performer and presenter of entertainment for children & families at major festivals,local
events and schools in queensland and regional Australia.
Combining a wealth of local knowledge and a deep commitment to helping people in our
community .Marc has put together a new Business Brand ‘Spirited by Nature -Life
Changing local-tours events media.and community projects.
Spirited by Nature brings the best of Marcs years of experience in ’ community and nature
–care’ into one point of delivery.
The Spirited by Nature brand operates as a Mobile Touring Business for corporate
organisations, workplace services, wellness retreats, youth groups and organisations
working with individuals with special needs in Nature places thruout our sunshine coast
Marc is a keen student of the rich natural history of our district and is passionate
advocate for Water, soil and Land Care ,Creature Care.and Aboriginal Understandings of
our Country. Some new and exciting Creative collaborations include working with local
Master Cartoonist Jeff Douwes ( Gympie Times) and the ANARRA group lead by Paula
and David Rowlands to draw the attention of our local families to the importance of
protecting and growing our Natural Habitat and Caring for our Wildlife.. ..
Locally Marc is Known as the Joyologist performing stage,parade and activity shows for
families with a distinctively fun, playful, inclusive and joyous style of artistic delivery...Marc
enjoys to share natural fun performances through recycled musical instruments,, artistic
creativity, drama play with awesome colours, movement,dance, story telling, and a
* New Large sized Sound Healing Mother Drum for special events..
As a former PGA professional golfer Marc is passionate about sharing his knowledge and
skills to mentor and engage young people and individuals with special needs in his
innovative - All-Abilities Golf Programs held fortnightly at local golf clubs including Gunabul
par 3 and Cooroy gc
This unique program is focused to engage participants in active-healthy-fun -lifestyle
events called eat laugh and play days. Recently marc combined his passion for creating
songs and short docos and co-created ‘ the AllAbilities Golf Rapper doc a finalist entry
representing our district in the International Focus on Ability Film festival (see All Abilities
Golf face book page..)
Marc and Spirited by Nature media produce multi award winning short Eco Media
including Documentary called ”Saving Mary”.featuring the local fight to stop the Mary River
facebook * Marc Bright *AllAbilitiesGolf
All his presentations feature generally uplifting and positive themes with the versatilty to
suit a broad range of participants
As a single mother to two fabulous kids I am passionate about supporting people to be the best that they can be along this lifes' journey. I believe that creating strong community ties and support networks is an integral part of the journey back to wholeness and maturity.
The call from spirit to step up to the first circle for the Joining Gathering was quite unexpected, strong and clear. I hope to be of service to this community in creating a fantastic event that brings people together to work on there stuff, experience connection in the community and celebrate and appreciate all the joys and wonders that life has to offer us.
I am looking forward to working with other members of the first circle and the support circles around us and the wider Joining community over the coming months.