Imaginator – Creator – Adventurer

A Story Of Me

Born in sunny Queensland, Australia, I’ve spent my life on a series of fascinating adventures… (Sometimes hanging out the washing is a fascinating adventure if you use your imagination a little bit!)
 

I’m a creative skills generalist; a conscious ideas specialist.

I’ve got a whole host of creative skills- movement (AcroBalance, physical theatre), music (percussion, vocals/singing), words (creative writing, spoken word/performance poetry), whole foods creative cooking, and more… And I love using all of these things to explore and live the big ideas (and the small, delightful ones). I’m a degree qualified counsellor and experienced group facilitator with a life-long penchant for personal development and conscious living.

You’ll find me exploring my depths and moving towards my ideal- even when it’s uncomfortable and means constant change. (It’s getting so much easier and fun these days though! Flow baby, flow!)

I’m irreverent, ridiculous, and occasionally hilarious! I’m an unapologetic self-lover- Self-Love Special Agent, but not undercover! I delight in the juicy, inspired, conscious experiences of life. If those are things that delight or intrigue you too, keep reading!

Offerings

AcroBalance

Are you ready to fly!?
Think partner acrobatics with a yogic twist.
Feel into new ways to experience trust, connection, playfulness and delight!

One of my favourite ways to unify intellectual, emotional, and physical experience.
Exploring movement, connection, trust, and playfulness through partner stretches, physical awareness exercises, literally balancing on various parts of someone else’s body, and relaxing Thai massage inspired warm-downs.

For me, the focus of acro is to build connection, self-love, and trust in all its variations. I refine my physical practice by continuously training with internationally recognised teachers and the acro community at large. Although my love for the modality of acrobatics started at 10 years old as part of a small regional circus, I didn’t find it again as adult until 2011 when a friend dragged me to a quirky little session in the hills of Bali.

Since then, I’ve been playing, exploring, training, jamming, and teaching  with this delicious modality and would love to share it with you!

 

Spoken Word Artist

Spoken Word (AKA Performance Poetry) is one of my super juicy spots!

From national competitions, to local open mic nights, to exclusive gallery openings and Community Arts events, give me a stage and a willing audience and I’m there.

 

♥ Workshop Facilitator and Slam Host – Queensland Poetry Festival with Sunshine Coast International Readers and Writers Festival – Sunshine Coast, 2017

♥ Workshop Facilitator, Performer, and Featured Panelist – Lines in the Sand Literary Weekend – Hervey Bay, 2017

♥ Winner – USC Inaugural Poetry Slam, 2016

♥ Slam Winner and Feature Artist – Lamkin Lane Live, The Creative Alliance – Sunshine Coast, 2015

♥ Finalist – Nimbin Performance Poetry World Cup, 2016

♥ Finalist – Horizon Festival Story Slam, Sunshine Coast, 2016

♥ Featured Artist – Poet’s Corner, Sunshine Coast, 2016

♥ Featured Artist – Sunshine Coast Spoken Word, 2015

♥ Featured Artist – ‘The Speakeasy of Love’, Eudmundi Writer’s Festival, 2014

♥ Featured artist at various gallery events, book launches, etc.

 

 

Got an event happening?

I would LOVE to come and add some sweet, sumptuous lyricism to your event! Whether you need an event host, workshop facilitator, or feature performance, I’m your woman.

Wildcard Wonders

Here’s the thing…

I have many skills! My experience is rich and varied, the focus of my passion ever changing, yet still as predictable and thorough as summer rain storms.
I have experience and passion in any and all of the following:

  • Event/tour/band management (And villa management!)
  • Content creation (Blogs, websites, magazines etc.)
  • Personalised catering, featuring all kinds of vegetarian and/or vegan (and/or gluten free) yummies!
  • Facilitating music therapy sessions, story circles, vocal expression sessions, networking groups, and more!

Some details:

♥ First and foremost, I have been a dedicated and consistent student of metaphysics and conscious creating for 15+ years, publicly using myself as my primary test subject. Observe me, question me, ask other people about me – my work is an inseparable extension of me.

♥ Bachelor of Counselling, University of the Sunshine Coast, 2016

♥ Certificate in Music Therapy, Hochschule Fulda University of Applied Sciences, Germany, 2015

♥ Certificate IV in Theatre Arts, University of Victoria, 2006

♥ Recipient of ‘Steel Magnolia Inspirational Women Award’, Lifeline Central Coast, 2013

♥ International Manuscript Competition Finalist, Hay House, 2013

♥ Award winning Spoken Word performer.

♥ National teaching and performance experience in physical percussion with ‘The Rhythm Hunters’, 2008 – 2012 (E.g. Woodford Folk Festival, Jenolan Caves, Cygnet Folk Festival, Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, Canberra Nara Candle Festival, Subsonic Music Festival. )

♥ International (in-person and online) teaching and facilitating experience including vocal expression sessions (‘Sing ‘Til You Grin’ and ‘The Sound Garden’), creative writing and personal development workshops (including the 12-month ‘Writes of Passage’ process), and creating and running ‘The Passion Tree’ business and inspiration network.

♥ Creative Arts Practitioner in a bunch of other contexts… including The Gumball Festival, Mountain Creative Youth Project with Fusion Arts, Peats Ridge Festival, Vibrance Women’s Conference, ‘Head, Hands and Heart’ Creativity Conference Sydney,  Artist Liaison Bali Spirit Festival, MC and Artist Co-ordinator at various events!

There are many other projects and ideas I would happily devote my abundance of energy and skills to, as long as the ‘Yes!’ is there. If you have an idea and you’re interested in having me as part of the team and/or leading the adventure, please get in touch!

Blog

Treasure Chest

You can buy my first two books here.

More treasures coming soon(ish)!

Connect

So many ways to be connected these days! Whatever will they think of next!?

If you’ve got something you’d like to share, say, or ask, please let me know in one of the following ways and I’ll get back to you as quickly and as enthusiastically as I am able!

 

Mobile: (+61) 0418 259 224

Email: gabriellasadventures[at]gmail.com

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