Kate has been a singer for as long as she can remember and first picked up the guitar when she was 14. She has done everything musical short of playing in an orchestra… from folk to blues and cafes to weddings and community choirs.
Her journey has more recently carried her back to the world of chanting, mantra and kirtan, revisiting an old passion in the joy of creating uplifting sound with others. Since this reconnection, the Ukelele and Celtic Harp have found their way into the musical landscape, supporting the original songs which seem to flow effortlessly now, fuelled by her true inspiration…. That is: sharing her love of voice and song to create a musical sanctuary, to connect us with others, provide refuge from the busyness of our everyday lives, quieten the mind and leave us with a deep sense of peace and joy.
Kate is also a Zenthai Shiatsu Therapist & Facilitator and Yoga Chi Gung teacher with a background in martial arts and dance. With two decades experience teaching, she loves sharing these healing arts with the community through treatments, classes and workshops, with the vision that through music and healing touch we can all experience greater wellbeing in our lives.
He also brings his skills as a meditator and Common Ground facilitator under the auspices of Mens Wellbeing.
He has attended The Joining since inception and Men’s Gatherings for nearly 20 years.
According to participant feedback, his workshop around life and death has created an opportunity for changing lives.
I am an educated woman, grateful for my place in the broader context. I am learning to be a simple woman, recognising the truth that an Australian Aboriginal woman, Lily Walker, once spoke, “If you are here to help me, then you are wasting your time. But if you are here because your liberation is bound up in mine, then let us begin.”
My deep interest in Self-Knowledge has taken me to ashrams in India, meditation retreats in Asia and the transpersonal schools of North America.
I am a registered Psychotherapist, a certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher and have established a personal mindfulness practice that has deepened significantly over the decades, supporting me in flourishing in these uncertain times.
Yvonne Lumsden is an author, modern-day medicine Woman, healer, creative soul and wild kundalini dancer. Her work is deeply intuitive with a focus on personal awakening, profound communication with the energetic and physical body and a return to the wisdom of an open and vulnerable heart.
Yvonne is a Traditional Usui Reiki Master, Kundalini Dance Facilitator, Bodyworker, artist, talented photographer and Tantric Relationship and Sexuality Coach.
Her ground-breaking book Heart of the Flower – the book of yonis is an inspirational, provocative and educational journey that celebrates the female body and challenges sexual taboos. OneLove Foundation is medicine for the soul based in Brisbane, Australia.
To discover more about Yvonne please visit
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Arisa Inlakesh joins the Joining, intrigued by promotional mentions of the ‘Heart’ and ‘Transformation’, and her beloved’s commitment to its mission.
Not one for fluff, Arisa opts instead to cut to the core or heart of matters. She is experienced in workshop facilitation, areas of gigong, motivation, art, healing energetic’s & project management (building industry) both in and out of corporate world.
Intimate and passionate with everything in her life, Arisa walks her talk with practical heart opening and trans formative moment-to-moment integral life practices, not as an ideal.
Like a virgin… for the very first time… see you there.
Terry Bishop knows nothing for sure, has no qualifications of substance, and is often observed standing dumbfounded and slightly amused at the crazy-ass antics of humans (including himself) as we stumble on our way to seeing the divine at play right under our noses.
He has hosted numerous workshops at past Joinings and other gatherings with the intent to inspire others to bloom like a field of flowers on a warm spring day into the fullness of their potentials, none of which worked as planned.
The intention this time is to serve love and truth and see what happens.
with Cynthia Connop T
The Heart of Woman is a transformational powerhouse. In this workshop you will naturally open to experience your boundless love-light. Connecting with our gifts as women, our heart and body become a source of delight and transformation. We are free to be radiant, powerful, generous and unashamedly express our feminine feelings.
Through experiential exercises, sharing, movement and touch you will be able to intuit where you are on your unique journey of transformation, and learn compassionate ways to shift from problems and contractions to open as Love. Resistance and self-limiting beliefs will dissolve in the tender openness of this sacred community.
You will also learn how the masculine transforms is different to the feminine and how you can best assist his deep transformation by being fully yourself.
I have many loves in this life! One of my biggest passions is Aikido, closely followed by juggling, drama, song, yoga, dance, languages, inner work like co-counseling, group work and EFT, being with children, games and nature.
I facilitate workshops in depth connection, play, drama, juggling, Laughter Yoga and Aikido. I also teach children Aikido in Noosa. The aim my work is supporting people to live full, joyous, healthy and happy lives!! I love being in conscious community celebrating life together.
I love supporting people to feel alive and free-come and play with me, let’s see what unfolds…
Trevor Cohen has post-graduate training as an integrative body psychotherapist. He has worked in a wide variety of therapeutic modalities focusing on body, mind, soul and spirit integration. He runs regular groups, workshops and retreats in various spaces and is an experienced group facilitator.
Trevor runs a private counselling practice for individuals, couples and groups and teaches yoga and Bio-energetic Grounding Classes in Brisbane.
When you attend Brian’s workshop you are changed forever…
His passion and dedication to helping people to hear, listen, sing and find notes, absorb the music and sing easily and quickly, is off the chart… With his “Brian Martin Method” he will deftly allow you access to shift any blockages in your singing and ear training. On top of that his great teaching style and love for the sound of the human voice and rhythms of the world will take you on a journey, emotionally and spiritually.
Brian is an award winning and internationally acclaimed musician and facilitator, a dynamic teacher, highly skilled conductor, voice coach and performer with more than 20 years of professional experience. His positive approach helps workshop participants experience the joy of singing in a relaxed and nurturing environment.