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Welcome to Zen Zen Zo’s Winter ARTIST RETREAT, which will be facilitated by Dr Lynne Bradley, Nicole Reilly and Ric Stafford-Smith. It is an immersive full-day retreat designed to re-charge and re-inspire artists away from the pressures of daily life. It is also open to non-artists looking to give themselves the gift of a “creative workout”, and some time out to reflect, rejuvenate and find balance in the increasingly busy rhythm of our contemporary lives.

8:30am - 8:45am

9am - 10am

10am - 12:30pm

12:30pm - 1:30pm

1:30pm - 3:30pm

3:30pm - 4:30pm

Arrival and registration

yoga, meditation & reflection

connecting to country through movement (butoh & Suzuki)


enneagram wisdom & physical theatre devising

yoga, meditation & reflection








11 July, 2021 


Judith Wright Centre, Fortitude Valley

Dr Lynne Bradley, Nicole Reilly & Ric Stafford-Smith

$110 / $90 Early Bird* 

early bird rate: paid by  30TH june 2021. 
$75 for anyone enrolled in the actor's dojo 

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Lynne learnt the ancient Sufi tradition of the Enneagram from a Zen Buddhist monk as a young artist in her 20s.  It changed her life and has since provided a profound tool for the whole Zen Zen Zo company to collectively develop self-awareness, compassion and the ability to nurture a rich and positive culture together.  This session will integrate the Enneagram system with the art of physical theatre devising (Composition), allowing participants to embody the learnings in a playful and creative way.


Lynne co-founded Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre in 1992 and is currently the Artistic Director of the Horizon Festival on the Sunshine Coast.  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.


Connecting to Country through Movement

(Butoh + Suzuki Method)

Through Zen Zen Zo’s grounded movement practices, Nicole will share her Wiradjuri Language and Culture to reconnect us to Country. Drawing on practical exercises from Butoh and the Suzuki Method, Nicole will integrate them with Wiradjuri knowledges, as participants walk together to create contemporary songlines and discover new (and ancient) ways of physical storytelling. 

Nicole Reilly, proudly a queer, Wiradjuri woman, is the Artistic Director of Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre. She is a creative producer, director and teaching-artist with over 40 works to her name across regional, remote and metro Queensland. She is currently studying at Charles Sturt University, remembering Language and Culture with her mob.


(Yoga, Meditation & Reflection)


Yoga is more than just physical movement, alignment or creating shapes with our bodies. It’s about celebrating our creativity and imagination, opening our hearts, being comfortable with feelings of discomfort, knowing it’s not permanent. It’s about being brave and finding inner peace, working towards clarity and stillness instead of chaos and stimulation. When we carry these concepts off the mat and apply them to our daily life, it not only allows us to deepen our yoga practice but gives us hope, courage, empowerment, self-acceptance and resilience.


Ric’s yoga journey began ten years ago and before long he was practicing every day, and had thrown in his corporate job to become a full-time yoga instructor. Ric currently teaches at Total Fusion, runs international retreats and is about to open a yoga centre in Eumundi.

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