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May the Songs open and nourish you, may the Art inspire you, may the Martial Arts allow you to quiet your mind and experience the connective gifts of your body. 


Every aspect of our multi-faceted humanness-- body, mind, heart, spirit-- needs to move (sing! breathe! dance! pray! wrestle!) in order to thrive.  Movement is not only soul-awakening medicine for our individual selves, but our journey of its creative embodiment also supports global healing.


creative Happenings

Book Release!

Thrive in Joy is finally here!

I feel so honoured to finally present this collection of our gathered wisdom and reflections to the greater community.  I'm hopeful this book will bring some joy and hope to folks who need a little extra light right now. This book is a collection of go-to practices, stories and perspectives for "resetting" during hardship, put together from a series of interviews with more than forty contributors. The pages contain thoughtful insights from a diversity of voices about how to cultivate joy during challenging times. It's a call to spread light, to trade and plant seeds of hope, and to support each other in celebrating the elements in our lives that make us shine and thrive. Discover new ways to bring more joy into your own life, whether by trying something in this book, or by learning to recognize and activate what brings you joy. 


Upcoming Gatherings & Events

Wild Belonging

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Kennebec Lake, Arden, Ontario

This event is being run by Wilder Connections, and will be co-facilitated by Carly Joynt (Wilder Connections), Laura Gilmour (Wild Muskoka Botanicals) and Kate Sutherland (Yours Truly!).

You may have noticed, the idea of slowing down, striving less, and connecting deeply is not exactly encouraged by the dominant narrative- of course there’s nothing wrong with the fast lane, but do you ever wonder what might get lost in the modern hustle, far from the days of the village?

Whether you’re caught up in the grind, or carrying some inner storm, yearning to down regulate or needing to refresh with a new perspective, tending a connection to the land and to each other can can return us to ourselves, and provide powerful tools to navigate the wilderness within.

Details for this 3-day, guided retreat- in community and on the land:

When: March 21-24, 2024. Arrival before 9pm on Thursday evening departure after lunch on Sunday:)

Where: At a private cabin on Kennebec Lake, Arden Ontario

Why: To return home with greater clarity, more light and less to carry:)

For more information and to register, visit, or email Carly at

$350 - $550 If you’re gainfully employed, the invitation is to pay the full price, otherwise please choose a place along the scale that works for your budget.

Petals in pen

Live on etsy!

Follow my new shop!

Featuring botanical line drawings in high-quality digital file format for your own printing pleasure for wall art, decals, tattoos, etc. The beautiful illustrations are also printed on mugs and stainless steel water bottles and make a great gift.

My Birth Month Flower series is complete!

Stay tuned for my culinary herb series, coming soon.