Sacred circles & Red Tents for Women
Nature lover. Dancer. Yoga Teacher. Writer.
Women's sacred circle holder.
Dance journey facilitator. Trainer.
Leader. Creative goddess. Gardener.
Passionate whole food creator.
Wild woman dreaming medicine woman.
Originally from The Central Coast and Sydney in NSW, Australia Kathy was touring Australia with her first business 'Vibrance' Whole Health & Fitness on her Australian Laughter & Loving Life Tour in 2012 when her journey lead her to Far North Queensland.
Whilst staying in Cape Tribulation Kathy fell in love with FNQ, the land energy and the Daintree Rainforest, and came to live on a very remote, off grid property on the furthest edges of the world heritage listed Daintree Rainforest, only accessible by 4WD.
It was at this beautiful, remote and rainforest wild location that Kathy experienced an extended vision quest and rite of passage into connecting with her inner medicine woman and connecting deeply to ancestral spirits whilst living back to basics, growing food, gardening, walking the land and rainforest creeks.
She was primarily based here from the end of 2012 until the end of 2019 in between visits to her family back down south.
And wild woman dreaming medicine she is now ready to share...
Read more about Kathy and her full bio below.....
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A little bit of her story....
After many years of floating around, working, creating, journeying and adventuring in my hometown of the Central Coast, Sydney city and along Australia's east coast I found my way up to the Wet Tropics Far North QLD and fell in love with the land and the rainforest up here.
Over a seven year period (2012-2019) I had the opportunity, gift and wild challenge of living here on a remote off grid property on the edge of the Daintree Rainforest, doing the 'simple' life thing of getting back to basics, growing veggies and as many delicious yummy tropical fruit trees as we can, living in an open style home, right in there amongst nature with that self sustainable, as off the grid as we could, kind of dream.
Connecting the the earth nourishes your soul.
I loved working in the garden, planting, weeding, watering, digging and watching my veggies grow. I find it a miraculous process and so nurturing and rewarding, especially after years of suburban and city life. And I feel so grateful to finally have had the opportunity to explore things I'd dreamed of intergrating into my life for ages like fermenting and preserving my own foods, and just living so 'in' nature!
We had no phone or power lines up there, although we did have internet via a satellite It was a major challenge and deep life growth experience for me as a city chick but it grew me more than anything else I have ever experience.
Now, it's time to get back out into the world. And once again share what I love, and my soul work through my sacred woman time sharings.
I know what I can bring to events and life and my work is now much deeper than ever before, more whole and richer. From my time living out on the land and in a deep immersion connection with the land.
Kathy Popplewell - Professional Bio
Nature lover, dancer, writer, facilitator, women's sacred space sharer, creative goddess, gardener and wild woman dreaming medicine woman.
Kathy is an experienced mind-body and fitness professional with over 10 years experience in the mind-body and fitness industries and in facilitating sacred women's circles. She is a qualified and experienced Fitness Instructor, Yoga Teacher, Laughter Yoga Teacher, and more recently completed her Akasic Earth Training.
Throughout her career as well as teaching her popular yoga classes at multiple Fitness First health and fitness clubs in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs and CBD and Elixr mindbody health centre in Bondi Junction, she has regularly presented to fellow industry professionals at Filex, Australia's cutting edge International Fitness Convention, been a popular presenter at Being Woman Festival, Evolve Yoga and Wellbeing Festival and Peats Ridge Festival; toured the east coast of Australia with her Vibrance Laughter Tours and run her 2 day Certified Laughter Yoga Leadership Trainings in Melbourne, Sydney, Central Coast, Port Macquarie, the Gold Coast and Brisbane.
In 2010 & 2011 Kathy ran her Celebrating Womanhood Conference in the Gold Coast which attracted women from all over Australia.
Kathy has also been hired as a professional speaker by corporations including ADSSI, The Benevolent Society, Carers NSW, Crunch Female Fitness, Families NSW, Homecare, Housing NSW, Mission Australia and New Horizons to present on Laughter, Relaxation and Workplace Wellbeing for staff members.
Her articles on health and fitness have also been published in Fitness First Magazine and in the Australian Fitness Network's industry publication, Network Magazine.
Originally from the Central Coast NSW, Kathy made her way up to far north in 2012 on her 'loving life' tour around Australia however she never made it past the Daintree Rainforest where she fell in love with the land and the rainforest. Going against all her logical insticts and following her soul guidance she came to live on a remote and isolated off grid property on the never never furthest reaches of the Daintree Rainforest which is only accessible by 4wd where she had an extended vision n soul quest over many years (in between visits back to her original hometown on the Central Coast of NSW visiting friends and rounds of caring for her parents), living back to basics and connecting with her inner medicine woman on the land, on country and in the jungles of the rainforest.
Nurturing her tender Daintree Love dream seeds into little seedlings which are now getting their roots down and endeavouring on her new journey of motherhood to her baby girl, she shares her wild woman dreaming medicine woman offerings in Cairns, QLD and down on the Central Coast of NSW, Australia whenever she can.
Kathy Popplewell leading a Laughter Yoga Giggleshop at the Evolve Yoga & Wellbeing Festival, Melbourne!