Sri Lanka Creatives 2019

Speakers

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CASEY CORDOBA
Co-Creator The Help Experience

Casey is a voracious student of yogic theory and practice. Casey has studied and practiced under Everette Newell, Maty Ezraty, Kamini Desi, Duncan Peak, Keenan Crisp and Adam Whiting. Her thirst for knowledge of all things Yoga has created a teaching style that is powerfully energetic, challenging and authentically raw.

Whilst living in London Casey first discovered Yoga in 2013 when she walked in to Ferdinand Skoberla’s yoga class and finally felt a sense of belonging. Having always been interested in health and well being and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, she struggled to find anything to passionately motivate her. Casey felt a connection to the health industry but never quite knew where she fit in. Known amongst friends for her lack of co-ordination and being completely un-athletic, finding yoga was her saving grace and from this Casey has developed a natural ability to relate and connect with her students.

She loves the creative freedom found in crafting an intelligently sequenced Hatha Vinyasa flow class and the blissful experience it brings. Casey has a boundless curiosity for the practice, and is constantly driven to explore - with over 950 hours of training under her belt. Since undertaking her 200 hour Teacher Training with Power Living Australia she has gone on to train under the masterful Maty Ezraty at BodyMindLife in 2015 and also gained an additional 200 hour and the Advanced Intensive 500 hour Teacher Training with Zuna Yoga whilst residing in Ubud Bali. Upon returning home to Australia she was once again allured back to Power Living Australia to complete an additional 75 hours of Yin Yoga training.

In the midst of all her training, the therapeutic power of Yoga Nidra ignited her thirst to explore the technique at a deeper level so in 2017 she moved onto complete the Advanced Yoga Nidra Certificate with Amrit Yoga School in Florida USA. Yoga Nidra has guided her through a deep personal transformation allowing her to loosen her grip on life and ultimately discover where her true passion lies - teaching Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra.

Keeping diversity within her practice Casey’s most recent exploration was joining Wim Hof himself in Melbourne early 2017, to complete the Advanced Module of the WIM HOF METHOD.
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NATALIE MILLER
Natalie Miller is an internationally recognised textile artist and known for her brightly coloured woven artworks.

Natalie is a registered architect and textile artist living in the beautiful Southern Highlands in Australia, an environment of constant inspiration. Natalie has been practicing as an architect/interior designer for the last 30 years and has worked extensively with interiors particularly with textiles, carpet and fabric design throughout her career. She has had a lifetime of design and creating. When she relocated from Sydney to the highlands 6 years ago, Natalie studied tapestry weaving at Sturt Art and Craft centre for a year and since then has studied tapestry at Kawashima textile school in Japan and Saori weaving also in Japan. Natalie had been working with macramé for 12 years, and now incorporates both disciplines into her artworks. She has been involved with numerous art/craft exhibitions and publications. Natalie has a studio in Moss Vale, Green Bridge Studios and now primarily focuses on hand dyeing, tapestry weaving, and macramé.

Natalie focuses on the importance of the act of making. She has a very big drive to make and believes to make something every day is important to her. She loves to explore the different techniques of textiles, especially in weaving and macramé. Natalie also does most of her work with her hands and feels like tools should never dominate.

Textile art has an enormous relationship with interior architecture. Natalie tries to explore textiles and how they can transform into an architectural space and complement one another.

Natalie is extraordinarily passionate about colour and her life has revolved around colour. Natalie explores and experiments with the palette when hand dyeing her wool and creating her brightly coloured artworks. She believes all colours work together and is certainly not afraid to experiment. Natalie hand dyes all her wool and fabric from Australian grown and milled wool in natural dyes and Australian wool dyes.

Natalie has made the biggest macramé chandelier in the world (two of them) in Pacific Place on Hong Kong Island for Chinese New Year. Natalie loves to work with other designers and architects for commercial installations in weaving and macramé for commercial and hospitality projects around our globe. She has been involved with collaborations with other artists for art installations and fashion labels including ‘romance was born’ and the Woolmark com
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HARRIET GOODALL
Harriet Goodall has run an independent art studio making sculpture, lighting and woven installations for private and commercial clients since 2007. She exhibits regularly and has passed on her passion for contemporary basketmaking techniques in workshops across Australia and around the world.

After a creative childhood spent on a wheat farm in rural Australia, she completed a Bachelor of Arts degree, worked in media in Europe and travelled the world, started a fair-trade business selling hand-made naturally dyed textiles from South America and then trained extensively in varied craft techniques under contemporary masters. She has since become known as an innovator in the makers movement and has developed a recognisable visual language that is at once rustic and refined. Her welded, felted, stitched and woven works bring texture, patina and warmth to modern spaces.

Harriet lives with her farmer husband and two children on an old dairy farm near the beautiful village of Robertson on the coastal escarpment south of Sydney. She currently works out of a commercial studio space shared with textile artist Natalie Miller. The studio & yarn store is open to the public Fridays and Saturdays 11am – 3pm and there is a rotating calendar of workshops on site.
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