Decorative Shape

at O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat

Happening during the auspicious

Astrological Conjunction of the Aquarius Moon Cycle

> A powerful time for calling in the Radical Creative Visionary that you are! <

Do you feel Stuck, Blocked, Tired, Stressed, Overwhelmed, Exhausted?

Are you looking for an opportunity to Nurture your Creative Self ~

and deeply immerse yourself in Sacred Creative Practice and Inner Exploration?

This Retreat is a celebration in the Aquarius Full Moon Season; a time for you to Let Go of Stress & Overwhelm so that you can

Step into your Innate Creative Power and Conscious Intentions

Transforming your Life, your Creative Practice & Body of Work and Creative Business!

Wellness Experiences | What's Included


Nurture & Heal

Sacred Arts Therapy Workshop

Group Sound Healing Session

Sacred Women's Witnessing &  Meditation Circle

Catered family style meal to share and nourish our bodies with organic plant-based foods

Light breakfast of granola + yoghurt

All art supplies included

Welcome pack with thoughtful nourishing products to support us on retreat

Relax & Revive

2-Nights Accommodation at O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat. Lamington National Park.

Group Qi Gong Session


Hiking in Lamington National Park


Bird Watching


Access to a cozy library of books


Float in the pool


Take in the breathtaking scenery



What you'll Gain:

  • Connect with your creative intuition and innate wisdom

  • Build resilience and capacity to manage stress and overwhelm

  • Reconnect with your dreams, passions and creative calling

  • Cleanse & let go of fear, negative mindset, patterns and programs 

  • Exploring wounds, trauma & shadows for deep healing

  • Unblock your creative energy to find flow in your practice again

  • Access your wild and playful inner child to reignite a sense of joy!



  • This is more than a 'fun getaway' with the girls.

  • This is not your average 'Yoga & Wellness' retreat - we are going to get Creative!

  • Be ready and willing to do the deep inner work on yourself

  • Be open to sharing your story and being witnessed in your healing and transformation

  • Be willing to be coached & mentored 

  • Be comfortable sitting with others in their pain and difficult emotions

  • Busy Mums - who run their own business or juggling family life desperately seeking time away for themselves

  • Creative Female Entrepreneurs that want clarity on their next move, big idea or business strategy

  • Women who are interested in diving deep into their own spiritual and creative practice to reduce stress, anxiety &  overwhelm and release negative energy or painful experiences you may be holding on to.

  • If you don't know what to do with all this creative energy and ideas - or you feel aimless and lost in your life, or experiencing some kind of mental, emotional or spiritual crisis and awakening in your life. 

  • Creative healers, coaches and wellness practitioners who constantly 'hold space' for others, but dont have time for their own creative  and spiritual practice.

  • Creative healers, coaches and wellness practitioners looking to develop their professional practice and tool kit of offerings in their own transformational work.

  • Artists & Creatives wanting to reconnect with your sacred creative practice, embodied creativity, and explore your creative 'body of work' 


Human Superpower is our spectacular CREATIVITY!

It is our adaptability, rather than our strength or intellect alone that has allowed us to survive.

A Unique and Magical Offering for Creatives
Time for yourself to go inward ~
to honor your Divine body and sacred 'body of work'
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Ashley McHardy

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Founder & Director, Creative Mentor, Lead Facilitator

Ashley is the founding director of Nurture the Knack, offering Creative Mentoring through workshops and term classes. A lifetime creative, she is an artist inspired by stillness in nature. A passionate wellness advocate and all this embodies; nutrition, holistic sustainable lifestyle and spirituality.

Her leadership style has been described as Evocateur with magnetism, embodied creativity and imagination just part of her strengths to bring the Transformational Art Retreat & Sacred Women's Circle to fruition. This retreat aims to connect and empower women while providing a safe space for each individual to do the inner-work through witnessing circles, healing, art therapy and holistic wellness. She has collaborated with a team of divine goddesses to share their gifts of healing, wellness and creativity.

Through her own continually evolving spiritual journey, Ashley is committed to serving from her heart where her path leads her and being in service to the greater shift under way!



Elaine Young

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Holistic Chef, Yoga Instructor, Facilitator

Elaine Young is the founder of Bond Street Eats; a naturally plant-based food business. She is also the Cafe Coordinator at Northey Street Organic Market, Brisbane.    


She believes an overall sense of wellness lies in our ability to connect with ourselves and nature, whether it’s through creativity, movement, play, stillness or community.


Over the last two years she has developed a sustainable and adaptable business which fosters this connection; creating and nurturing the relationship between ourselves and nature through food, yoga and community!  


Her role as business manager allows the development of relationships between conscious growers, suppliers, staff and guests, the menu design and sharing of Ashtanga yoga is an opportunity to express her own creativity and passion!


Outside of these roles, which often don’t feel like work, she enjoys connecting with friends and family through rock climbing, food and music.  



Lillian Adele Shewring

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Lead Facilitator, Creative Mentor

Lillian's background has always been interdisciplinary art with a wide range of experience both locally and abroad. As a creative coach and healer -Lillian's work is deeply immersive, intuitive and spiritual, 

exploring deeper questions about who we are as creative beings and how can we connect

to that sense of creative calling and purpose in our lives with our unique gifts, offerings and talents. 

Understanding our nature as innately creative beings. 

Her philosophy considers our Ethical responsibilities as Creative Leaders in today's context, and has a Holistic and Integrated approach to how we embody creativity into our lives and work through our daily practices - incorporating the tools of Creative Meditation, Ritual and Intuitive Creative Play alongside Creative Business Management and Marketing Strategies to empower artists and creatives with the tools and resources they need to becoming fully self expressed, successful and thriving, doing what they love!




Kim Rooney

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Reiki Master, Sound & Crystal Healer, Facilitator

After receiving years of regular Reiki treatments, Kim decided it was time to take responsibility for her own healing and now she is passionate about helping others heal too.

Kim’s studies have included Reiki Master Practitioner and Teacher, Crystal Healing and Sound Healing. She is also currently completing her Chi Kung Diploma of Teaching.

Kim has over 20 years experience as a primary school educator and mentor to beginner teachers. Her specialty is Early Childhood Education, with a focus on working with families and children with special needs.


Part of her teaching and healing work is to give her clients, and their families, skills to deal with everyday stresses and health issues. Kim loves working with people of all ages, from infants through to adults.

When Kim isn’t immersed in healing work, she loves walking on the grass with her shoes off and spending time outside with her beloved staffy, Peppa.


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