ART OF CONNECTION MOVEMENT & MINDFULNESS SPACE
An ethical pay as you feel movement studio in Coolum Beach, Sunshine Coast, Australia.
Art of Connection was founded in 2018, with the Movement Space opening in Coolum Beach in 2021! After one of the most pivotal times in history with the pandemic, Lauren & Sass are clear that CONNECTION is essential now more than ever.
The Art of Connection values inclusivity, connection, wellbeing, liberation and expression. Our practices are grounded in wisdom, love and celebration of our fundamental sameness and diversity - on and off the mat. To us, yoga is a way of life.
We are excited to share this sacred practice with the Sunshine Coast, with intention for the greatest personal transformation and collective social/environmental awareness.
We acknowledge and pay respects to the first nations people of the land in which we live, work and breathe on - the Kabi Kabi and the Gubbi Gubbi people.
ART OF CONNECTION COOLUM BEACH.
Dec 11 - Dec 17
COOLUM CORE TEAM
Art of Connection Founder, Co-Director of Coolum Beach Movement, Art of Connection Facilitator and Leader.
Lauren Cuthbert (She/Her) ~ Founder of Art of Connection and Karmic Journeys, International Yoga Teacher and Somatic Movement Meditation facilitator - infuses everything she does with an easeful joyous energy and a whole hearted devotion to inner and outer connection. She brings to her teaching a depth that traverses from strength to deep vulnerability, sincerity to playfulness and alignment to freedom.
As a devoted environmental and social change maker, Lauren holds a nurturing yet transformational space in her workshops, 1 on 1 mentoring programs, environmentally conscious retreats, groups and festivals like Earth Frequency, Zenfest, Freedom Fest, Thrive, The Secret Garden Experience Splendour in the Grass and The Returning..
With hundreds of hours of training from around the world, Lauren offers a movement meditation that honours a variety of modern and eastern healing modalities, such as - Kundalini, Vinyasa flow, Restorative yoga, Hatha, Partner yoga, AcroYoga, Meditation, Pilates, weaving in yogic philosophy, mythology, embodied dance movement and Zen Thai principles - shared with humility, gratitude and reverence.
This soul is driven by connection, so you can expect to explore the landscapes and the physiology of the human body ~ that unifies us with the symbiosis of nature, in a fun, meaningful and transformative way.
Coolum Beach Movement Co-Founder, Leader and Facilitator
Meet Sass(she/her)> Sass is a no bs yoga facilitator, mentor and lifetime student who founded Wild Thing Yoga in 2020 & joined The Art of Connection Movement as a Leader & Facilitator in 2021.
During her upbringing in Melbourne she was inspired to create edgy events such as Deep House Vinyasa, RnB Yoga workshops to bring some fun & play back to the yoga practise. She started her yoga journey in 2018, where she dived straight in the deep end completely her first 200 teacher training in India whilst travelling.
She is inspired to live yoga on and off the mat and encourages and inspires her students do so the same through compassionate living and inspired action.
She loves wine, being a weirdo and wants to shift the paradigm on what a modern day yogi looks like Are you ready to meet Sass?
“If you have come here to help me you are wasting your time, but if you’ve come here because your liberation is bound up with mine, then lets work together ”
We run on a pay as you feel model.
This is how your contribution supports the Art of Connection Movement.
This pays the teacher, supports their development, the development of an Australian female run buisness and operational costs.
This pays teachers, supports their development, covers all operational costs, subsidies less financially able students and allows us to contribute a percentage of our costs to a local not for profit.
ACCESSIBILITY & EQUITY
Committed to Your Needs, Accessbility, Affordability and High Quality
We are committed to creating a space that is accessible & affordable for members for the community, whilst keeping our quality a high standard. Our space in Coolum Beach has wheelchair access, disabled toilets, is very close to public transport and is in the middle of town. We run on a pay what you feel model.
For those in a low income situation or community, where these set prices are not affordable,
you are invited to make a contribution that reflects your local economy and circumstances.
There are many ways we pay it forward - via our local financial contribution to not for profits,
and embodied social and environmental activism within the region.
Highly Recommend this beauty!
Lauren I fell in love with you, what you stand and your amazing unique style!
Such a powerful, loving and unique human being
I've been to many different yoga classes but never one like yours, it was a truly incredible experience
Thank you Beautiful
"Lauren has a beautiful way of gently pushing you to practice the best possible version of yourself! knowing you have the strength within you. She makes your practice so fun even throughout the “hard” moments!She also delves deep into the depths of nourishing and assisting you throughout the class and truly loves you up."