THE VISIONARY VORTEX PRESENTS
Awaken Your Creatress
MOVEMENT • DANCE • EMBODIMENT • SENSUALITY • SINGING • MUSIC • VISUAL ART • CRAFT • WRITING • PERFORMANCE • CEREMONY • SISTERHOOD
Friday 20th to Monday 23rd August 2021
Embody your feminine essence. Relate with your innate visionary abilities. Activate your unique creative expression.
A collaborative, multi-disciplinary immersion to heal your relationship to your creativity, connect with other women and nature and prioritise your desires to turn your emotions, experiences and ideas into art that brings joy, love, healing and abundance to yourself and those who receive it.
You will leave this experience with a collection of your own creative pieces across an array of art forms and a clear connection to your creative gifts and crafts that ignite your passion that you can continue to nurture in your life.
Are you ready to Awaken Your Creatress?
There’s a yearning in your heart. To create; to play; to feel confident in your expression.
Remember all the things you loved to do as a little girl? Whether it was singing, dancing, drawing or picking flowers in nature. Now is the time for you to reconnect with this part of yourself.
My dear sister, I know what it feels like to put your creative expression last. To feel like being creative and making art is a ‘waste of time’.
And I know how enlivening it feels to welcome feminine creativity back into your life and finally embrace the crafts you’ve always loved or been curious about.
Every woman is wildly creative. Yet not all of us have the opportunity to nurture our abilities, in a world that focuses only on natural talent over the potential we all have within.
There is no separation between you and the women with creative talent that you admire. For creativity is not about meeting a standard, it’s about how it makes you and others FEEL, and we all have the ability to express ourselves through multiple mediums and artforms, accessing the unlimited inspiration that surrounds us constantly.
There are so many women around the world who are denying their creative abilities and talents and instead focusing on building a career and business to serve their purpose and passions.
Awaken Your Creatress is the medicine for this – here to show you that at the core of your being you are a Creatress, and this part of you wants to be set free and take centre stage.
The Creative Vortex Journey
Day 1 - MOVEMENT • DANCE • EMBODIMENT • SENSUALITY
Guest teacher ~ Lauren Cuthbert, International Yoga Teacher and Founder of Art of Connection
Lauren infuses everything she does with an easeful joyous energy and a whole hearted devotion to inner and outer connection.
She brings to her teaching a depth that traverses from strength to deep vulnerability, sincerity to playfulness and alignment to freedom.
Lauren holds a nurturing yet transformational space in her workshops, environmentally conscious retreats, groups and festivals like Earth Frequency, Splendour in the Grass and The Returning..
With hundreds of hours of training from around the world, Lauren offers a movement meditation that could include a variety of styles, such as – Vinyasa flow, Restorative yoga, Hatha, Partner yoga, AcroYoga, Meditation, Pilates, weaving in yogic philosophy, mythology and Zen Thai principles.
Her passion for sharing yoga merges her love for mother earth, by encouraging yogi’s to connect to the movement of the breath that unifies us with nature.
Day 2 - VOICE ACTIVATION • SINGING • MUSIC • SONGWRITING
Guest teacher ~ Erin Harrington, Artist and Creative Expression Coach
Erin Harrington, known as “Miss Elm” is a multi-faceted singer songwriter, creative expression coach and business owner of The Ukulele Rockers; a school to help empower and inspire those wanting to get started in the world of music via the Ukulele.
Erin has a rich knowledge of over 10 years of songwriting, performing and being an independent recording artist taking her to many exciting places including National Radio appearances and airplay, Workshopping at Festivals such as Jungle Love and collaborating in a range of different genres with other artists. She has a deep passion for using songwriting as a tool for mindfulness and inner evolution.
Day 3 - VISUAL ART • VISION ACTIVATION • LIFE DRAWING • NATURE QUEST
Guest teacher ~ Victoria Nixon, Life Drawing Model, Poet and Fire Performer
BIO COMING SOON…
Day 4 - WRITING • SPOKEN WORD • STORYTELLING • PERFORMANCE
Guest teacher ~ Maja Hanna – Actor, Director, Spoken Word Poet and Expression Coach
Maja is, at her core, a storyteller. A storyteller who knows if we approach ourselves and each other with curiosity and deep listening, transformation is inevitable.
She has a decade-plus background in theatre and has worked nationally and internationally as a performer for many festivals and companies including Zen Zen Zo, Imaginary Theatre, Woodford, Shakespeare Unplugged (Brisbane), Black Swan State Theatre Company, PVI Collective, Perth International Arts Festival, Upstart, Class Act, Emergence Co (Perth), SITI Company (NY) and Punchdrunk (UK). She has also spent the last six years of her career working as a director, storyteller and performance poet and staging her own work.
Maja has a passionate knack for guiding people back to their playful natures, and works with people from all walks to unlock their authentic expression. For the Tale-Spinners, she began and continues to run a rollicking storytelling night in Brisbane (For The Record). Her creations are always carefully and craftily considered – combined with a hefty sprinkling of Random Things That Come Up in the Moment. She believes fervently in playful art and artful play.
Kitchen witchcraft – creative recipes, working with intentional, ceremonial cooking, herbs, bread making
Full moon fire ceremony
Creative intimacy practices
Discovering your creative ancestral wisdom
Rose planting and flower crafting
AND MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED…
Full detailed daily schedule will be provided to confirmed participants ahead of retreat.
THE LAND THAT WILL BE HOLDING & INSPIRING US
The rich and creatively fertile Bundjalung Nation – Murwillumbah, NSW
Imagine yourself deep in the valley, surrounded by green. All you hear are the sounds of life all around us. We have a dam which you can swim in and a hill for sunset views overlooking Mount Wollumbin. She holds and supports us with strength and softness, encouraging our healing and reconnection to our creative essence. To be just like her.
($222 deposit with payment plans available)
If you have a sister you want to join with you then total cost is $777
1:1 embodied photography session with Hannah Renee (includes 15 edited images to remember your experience)
1:1 Reiki and intuitive touch with Lauren
1:1 Vision Activation Session with Lauren
*Additional charge. Share ahead of retreat if you would like to receive any of these offerings. There is also opportunity to add these extras during the retreat, however advanced booking is preferred.
Meet Your Guides
Lauren Renee ~ Creatress and Lead Facilitator
Lauren Renee is a Spiritual Mentor for New Earth leaders and a Visionary Creatress, channeling her artistry through speaking, writing, music, performance, content creation and facilitation.
Recognised for her vibrant energy, transformational presence and devotion to Unconditional Love, Lauren brings through empowerment, connection and intuitive guidance that activates people into heightened states of authenticity, aliveness, creativity, confidence, clarity of purpose and pleasure.
Through her personal brand, Lauren Renee Intimacy, she guides women to connect with life force energy, awaken their creative expression, break through scarcity-based conditioning and create change by living as the embodiment of their visions, now.
Over the past decade she has worked with and learned from some of the most successful entrepreneurs in the world, both in mainstream and conscious business. From this she has formed her own embodied wisdom and teachings around creation-led living which unites the gold from her education and career in the modern arts, creative industries, PR and media with her initiations in feminine leadership, ancient women’s temple arts, sacred sexuality, energy healing and female shamanism.
She is the Creatress of feminine leadership agency The Visionary Vortex and Author of UNCONDITIONAL, due for release in early 2022.
Samantha Vaughan, Priestess and Support Facilitator
Samantha is a multi-faceted facilitator, healer and guide who is passionate about creating safe containers for people to sink into all of themselves. Encouraging and welcoming in all states, all emotions, and all archetypes to be seen, heard and felt.
She has weaved in many spaces over the past few years, sharing her heart and being of service to the present moment. Her ability to hold and clear space comes from her connection to something far greater than herself.
Samantha has been dedicated to her personal healing journey, having processed and healed from sexual violence and childhood trauma. Through this process Samantha has come into her aliveness and really deepened into honoring her womb and body with reverence. Amongst many other things she is passionate about supporting others to awaken into their full expressions and purpose in this life, especially within this line of healing.
Samantha will be offering safe and loving support over the retreat weekend to hold you if anything arises to be heard, felt and transmuted in the awakening of your full creative expression, as well as taking care of the beauty and power of the physical and energetic space we are co-creating.
The Awaken Your Creatress story
Awaken Your Creatress is a reflection of my own journey of reawakening my creativity and I want to guide you through the same transformation I have experienced.
In my entrepreneurial journey I focused all my efforts on building and scaling businesses, following all the systems that worked and striving to make the most money I could, yet I couldn’t ignore the pain I felt in my heart that longed to have more time to feel the true joy of creating; to share my feelings, truth and messages in the way I really wanted to – through writing, speaking, music and performing.
I started writing my first book in October 2020 I began to unravel all the emotions in my body from all the years I suppressed my creative ideas and felt like if I pursued them I wouldn’t succeed.
As I shared my experience with other women in my field I discovered they felt the same. They also knew deep down they were artists but felt they couldn’t pursue it amongst the demands of their life, careers and businesses.
In the “time is running out” pressure cooker of the first rise of the current global pandemic, they continued to subconsciously follow the patriarchal pursuit of success which led to overriding their innate needs for space, reflection, rebirth and slowness which sacrificed the ART of their feminine creation.
In these contemplations and discoveries for myself I saw clearly what is missing – a return to artistry and actually believing it is possible to thrive doing what it is we really want to be doing.
This is the journey I’ve been walking and co-creating a blueprint for. What has come together is so beautiful.
It is a whole new level of awakening your feminine essence and the best way for me to lead you is to be walking this journey beside you.
I have been living on and co-creating with the land we will be completing this journey on for the past six months and I can’t wait to share all it the wisdom and inspiration it has blessed me with”
~ Lauren Renee Intimacy