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Rejuvenate, connect, create & Reflect

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Join us for Zen Zen Zo’s 2024 ARTIST RETREAT, facilitated by Dr. Lynne Bradley and award-winning poet Chalise van Wyngaardt (Boy Renaissance). This immersive weekend retreat is designed to recharge and reinspire artists and creatives across various disciplines, providing a space for reflection and connection in our all-too-busy contemporary lives. It is also open to non-artists looking to give themselves the gift of tapping into their creativity and rediscovering balance.

Incorporating a rejuvenating mix of yoga, creative writing, actor training, and wellbeing education – this retreat is
a must for those feeling the need to slow down, rebalance and reconnect to their creativity.


  • The art of vulnerability

  • Self-awareness

  • Self-expression

  • Deep presence


  • Dropping into the flow

  • creative writing

  • devising

  • butoh dance-theatre


  • yoga

  • meditiation
  • mental health maintenance
  • digital detox

No prior experience is needed and everyone is welcome (actors, dancers, writers, directors, teachers, students, creative souls, non-artists needing some work-life balance).




ADC Studio, Judith Wright Centre (Brisbane)
$220 (Full Price)
$180 (Early Bird Discount – booked & amp; paid 30 June)
$150 (Actor’s Dojo Discount)


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Lynne co-founded Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre in 1992 and is currently the Artistic Director of the Sunshine Coast Chamber Music Festival. Lynne has taught physical theatre training and devising, run Artist Retreats, and facilitated transformational workshops and programs in Australia and abroad for the past 30 years. She is currently completing her Masters degree in Counselling at UQ in order to better support the arts sector in its
post-pandemic recovery.

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Chalise is an emerging therapist, professional theatre-maker and nationally regarded spoken word artist whose work focuses on mental health, identity, and spirituality, with specific interest in supporting the LGBTQIA+ community, and creatives. Chalise has delivered mental-health-focused creative writing workshops for 6 years in schools, adult groups, and one-on-one with clients from around the world, with great success. They are currently in their third year in a Bachelor of Counselling and Psychotherapy, and are using their studies to deepen the therapeutic quality of their creative work and their workshops.

Digital Detox

As part of the Retreat aspect of the program we will encourage a weekend of “Digital Detox”! The latest research
shows that most people check their phones between 50-74 times per day, training their attention towards a
model of disruption and inattention rather than concentration and productivity. During the Artist Retreat we will
focus on slowing down and coming more burningly into the present moment. For the deepest possible
experience, we encourage you to leave your “devices” (phone, computers) at home and enjoy the silence!

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