“Connection to land and culture deepens our capacity to listen to the subtle calls of Earth and humanity.”
– Karla Riddell
Kimberley Connection – Women’s Gathering
“Reigniting the way of the feminine”
July 27th – August 1st, 2020 ~ Kununurra, WA
Are you called to the top end, to the warmth, the water and the rugged rocky landscape?
The Kimberly is ancient, remote and wild. With cascading waterfalls, dramatic gorges and wide rivers. In this place, you can’t help but be inspired by the beauty and power of nature, a reflection of our own nature as women.
You are invited to gather with us for six days in the wild beauty of the East Kimberley’s. With Indigenous story, circle and nature adventures, you will remember your connection. When women are connected and supported by tribe, we have a greater capacity to return to our innate nature, our feminine wisdom and our power. The elements of fire and water are strong in this country, this land supports our journey more than anything. You will have ample time for quite self-reflection, to find your own connection to the land and to be inspired into deeper listening, of self, land and community.
Experiences from the Women
“I’ll be taking home a deeper unified connection to women as a whole and a richer understanding of Indigenous culture and the role I can play in supporting its continued growth within this country.
There is a lot that has shifted within me from being in the land of fire and water. It’s taught me a lot just by being in it. I’m still processing it and I’m sure I’ll be coming to different insights and reflections as the days, months and years go on.
I felt so supported by the women here and its a feeling I’ll be carrying out into the work with me.
This has also helped me step more into my wild woman and embrace my feminine power.”
Megan Riley – Art Director
“This retreat has been so supportive for connecting with my feminine self and my Shamanic self in a deeper stronger way. I loved how much space was given for reflection and rest and enjoying moments of spontaneity and connection with the women on the retreat. I very much appreciated that free choice was granted for participating in activities. I love your gentle ways of facilitating Karla.
I received exactly what I needed to restore my body and deepen my connection with my intuitive flowing feminine self. There are so many nurturing self care practices that I will be taking with me.
I have received so many insights for myself and I am excited to be taking them with me to have a greater sense of self mastery in my business and my personal life.
I am very appreciative of Karla’s gentle and heartfelt style facilitating. It made the transformative moment feel effortless. I feel very blessed to have had the opportunity to visit some amazing places in nature.”
Simone Miller ~ Founder of Soul Nurturing, Kinesiologist & Shamanic Practitioner
“Thank you so much Karla for creating this experience with so much love and holding the space with such strength and acceptance.
I’ll take home with me a deeper connection and insight into myself, my connection with the land and others.
As someone who is a little bit of a princess when it comes to camping – sleeping in a swag around the fire was such as special experience I will treasure! Thank you Karla for creating such a magical and transformational experience!”
Tash Hildebrand-Lockie ~ Facilitator of women’s circles, speaker, author
“I highly recommend this gathering as a supportive space at transitional times. If you are going through major change or would like to create this, I encourage you to consider the gift of space this retreat affords for listening, hearing and presence to where you are in your journey.
This has been a rare opportunity for deep spiritual connection of which I have received. The space that you have welcomed us into is deeply supportive in it’s simplicity and is profoundly transformative in presence and listening.
I am empowered, full, excited and nourished by this experience. The connections I have made with each woman, the land and myself are priceless. I am full of gratitude in receiving, thank you so much Karla, the group and the spirit of the land.”
Tjinta ~ Musician and Facilitator of women’s circle
“Ceremony is important to teach the natural law that was passed on at the beginning of time when the Earth was created. Anangu people remember how to look after the Earth. All of the Elders are holding on to this law and culture. We need to pass on this knowledge to the Earth now.”
– Senior lore holder, Anangu tribe
Women’s Leadership Gathering
“Reconnecting Women in business to the wisdom of the feminine to lead in a new way.”
Byron Bay Hinterlands NSW
Women in Business, you are invited to gather
The time has come, for women to lead as women.
You are invited to gather with indigenous elders, to listen and to learn their ways of connection. This is your opportunity to slow down in nature, to deeply listen and return to reverence. Nature and the ancient ways of our indigenous, teach us how to live and lead in a way that restores and sustains life. When we are deeply connected to our environment and our abilities as women, we become capable of creating impactful and sustainable change. In this gathering you will develop the skills of circular leadership, these are:
VISION based on DEEP LISTENING
Deepening your ability to work INTUITIVELY and innovatively
Greater clarity when working COLLABARATIVELY
Depth of AWARENESS ~ self, others, environment and energetics (energy of self and others)
Cultivate your power and ability as a WOMAN
CREATE more connectivity within your workplace and in everyday life.
“When women connect deeply to nature we connect to our innate ability as women. We become deep listeners capable of intuitive, nurturing and restorative vision and action. This is the feminine way of living and leading in the world.”
Circular leadership is based on deep listening, it has been practiced by indigenous cultures for thousands of years. This form of leadership is responsive to the needs of both the community and the environment, it is eco-centric. In our current environmental and human crisis, it has become critical that our actions as leaders are eco-centric.
Feminine leadership is also circular, it is regenerative and naturally innovative. It serves the whole ecosystem, rather than serving one purpose or one person. As a way of living it is deeply connecting and holistic.
Current day society is out of balance, disconnected to nature and the indigenous way. In the noise of business we as a nation have lost touch with the wisdom of the feminine. Nature and indigenous wisdom hold the key to unlock the nature of the feminine.
“Women hold the power of creating life and nurturing life, of instinct and intuition.”
How does this change the way I do business?
Learning the skills of deep listening and empathy based action generates healthy ecosystems. When the leaders of business have the capacity to lead in a way that is connected to the whole ecosystem the business runs harmoniously, without negative impact to people or place (environment). Connected leaders work with full accountability, always attuned to ‘right action’ action that is aligned to the good of the whole. This is sustainable not just for the business but for the environment and all generations to come.
The Journey Ahead
For six days you will be immersed in the natural beauty of the Byron Bay Hinterlands. We will have the honour of local elders sharing wisdom and story of their connection to the land. This is a 100,000 year old culture that teaches us the ways of deep listening, to sustain and support the whole ecosystem, land, people and all the generations to come.
This journey will also include:
Silent walks in nature and supported meditation
Learning the ways of indigenous ~ understanding their perspective, culture and abilities as deep listeners
Learning the ways of nature ~ experiencing nature from the inside out
Reconnecting to the wisdom of woman ~ through quiet reflection, meditation and circle
Creating your vision for the future based on deep listening
“Circular is feminine, it is how women work and lead naturally.”