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Creative/Arts Director/Resident Artist
"Hi! Let me tell you a little about me. I grew up in an emotionally
super-charged, dysfunctional family with a suicidal, highly depressed mother who
would often spend all day/night in bed crying or arguing with my father. It was
an unhappy home. When I was 15, my older brother committed suicide which
propelled me into drug & alcohol abuse for many years. It was my way of coping
in a world of pain & grief. My parents had shown me (actions speak louder than
words!), to use alcohol to cope with life.
That was the foundation
of my childhood & like many of you who are
seeking and searching for answers to this
life, your foundation was as shaky as mine.
I eventually found my peace & solace in art
& music (and the ocean - my first love!)
Even tho I find public speaking challenging,
I love to teach art and share this love with
others! Art and music + the ocean are the
things that have helped me to heal and
continue to do so.
day is a journey of better understanding
myself, my triggers and how I can express
loving kindness when I am also learning to
find my courage to speak my own truth, even
if it upsets others! Like many of you, I am
still learning and growing. I don’t propose
that I know it all! I am simply on my own
journey. I am enjoying being in my 50’s. I
feel I understand myself so much better and
I am happy to be me!
our journeys will meet one day. If you come
to Heartland, I hope you find the courage to
try something new and come up to Artland to
spend time connecting to your creative
nature (yes, you do have one!) For us
introverts, this is a huge step! Thank you
for reading a little about me. Blessings &
our Tai Chi instructor
Darren has been studying
this art for over 10 years & is an Accredited
level 2 Instructor in Dr Paul Lam’s Tai Chi For
Health Program under instruction from master
trainers Elva & Denis Arthy at Redlands Tai Chi
School in Brisbane.
Tai Chi for Arthritis - Qigong breathing
Exercises - First Aid & CPR Certified
The best movements from Yang, Chen and Wu styles
were taken to form SUN style tai chi with a
higher stance and flowing movements, cater for
people of all ages, with many medical conditions
and is gentle but effective. Helps with memory
through focus, balance through co-ordination and
also oxygenates the blood. Tai Chi has a long
history in the east some say it’s the secret to
longevity, Tai Chi is a lifestyle.
Yoga has been a part of my
life for over ten years and has helped me
through many challenging times. The power of
Yoga has helped me overcome and heal significant
sporting injures, serious health conditions and
the tragic loss of my husband from cancer.
These events in my life,
along with my passion to care for body, mind and
soul as a whole have redirected my working
career from the business sector to one in the
health arena. I teach Pilates and Yoga, sharing
my insights of Yoga to help others take care of
their bodies and to create space for them to
discover their own inner healing power and
strength to cultivate a greater sense of peace,
calm and clarity.
Yoga has been a gift to
me and I look forward to sharing this gift with
Ali Conroy-Doust is our Welcomer and
Ali has been associated
with Heartland for several years now. We are
delighted to have her on our Team! She’ll make
you feel extra special when you arrive and
answer all your questions about your stay.
knows Heartland from both sides of the fence and
you’ll find her an indispensable font of
know-how and gentle wisdom!
Kylie and Millie – Therapists
Millie is a fully qualified
professional Remedial Therapist who supports our
guests with her finely attuned massage
techniques. No matter how difficult your
condition may be, Millie is sure to be able to
Other therapists may be
available at the time of your visit – please
enquire when booking.
passed away in November 2012. We no longer have
a special 4 legged friend in charge of “meet &
greet” at Heartland. Sadly, no-one can fill his
The sculpture of
Trudi created sits proudly at the front entrance
so our guests can at least know he’s always here
(Trudi and Will
with his look-alike sculpture a few weeks before
Heartland’s Healing Horse
Oliver - Arriving here just 3
weeks before Will passed away. Oliver has helped
heal some of the grief we have all felt with the
loss of Will. We are blessed to have “Ollie” as
our newest member of the Healing Team – a new 4
legged friend (and a big one at that!) He’s a
beautiful thoroughbred horse that we were lucky
enough to be chosen to take care of. His role
here is being the loving presence that he is!
There is really nothing more he has to do.
once a racehorse (although the couple of times
he raced… he came last…) but after a leg injury
his racing career was over. So, he came to us in
November 2012 so Ollie had some horsey-company.
Phil is so quiet and docile & loves a good
scratch around his head! Phil used to be the
lowest on the “pecking order” before he came to
Heartland, but now he’s gone up in the world and
is “2ic” to Ollie – ahead of the donkeys and
cows!! He’s in horsey-heaven!
WWOOFAS - That’s “Willing Workers On
From time to time, we have
the most wonderful wwoofas who come and stay
with us & help with the many jobs around
They help out in a variety of ways depending on
how long they stay with us. Heartland is very
appreciative of the helpers we attract.
If you are looking to volunteer here, join the
wwoofas organisation & then let us know.
We would love to have you!
Wildlife - Heartland is the home of
the Red-Necked wallaby.
We see them in the early morning and early
They are shy of people – but are getting more
used to us and at times we can get quite close
Pastures Maintenance Team
Yoshoda is the white & grey
donkey and her offspring Mani was born at Easter
Patty is the oldest
donkey & Aggie is the most timid.
The donkeys have a very
important role here at Heartland, as they are
the ones who eat the grass! They’re always happy
to oblige you if you are holding a carrot or a
banana and always love that little extra bit of
attention (don’t we all!).
Our donkeys are a constant
reminder that love heals all (Aggie has recently
healed from a serious eye cancer through the
loving attention of many of the guests!)
Enjoy Our 3 Photo Galleries
by clicking the links below.
- Gallery TWO
Let us find peace and delight in it!
Let us find tranquility and keep it!
Let us find patience and own it!
Let us find empathy and share it!
Let us find honour and commit to it!
Let us find selflessness and become it!
Let us find tolerance and express it!
Let us find joy and thrill to it!
Let us find worth and value it!
Let us find Love and be it!
Let us find Real Self and live it!
Let us truly find the Divine and rest there!
Please Enjoy Our 3 Photo
by clicking the links below.
- Gallery TWO
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