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Make Your Story ~ Identity & Wellbeing Workshop

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Yarn Strong Sista

Unit 2, 88-96 Western Avenue

Westmeadows, Victoria 3049


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Need some time out and self-care?
Need some space for self-reflection?
Would like to enjoy a wellness program that has a variety of activities?
Would like to 'do' art without needing to be an awesome artist?
Connect with Aboriginal ways?
Connect with like-minded people?

If you need to do all these things, then 'Make Your Story' workshop is perfect.

Mandi’s Story

Mandi is a Koori woman, a mother of 3 daughters, an artist and an Aboriginal Wellbeing Practitioner.

Mandi grew up in Melbourne where she completed a Bachelor of Arts and a Certificate 3 in ATSI Art and Design.

Whilst living in northern NSW, Bundjalung country she completed her Master of Indigenous Studies Wellbeing. She had found her life purpose!

As an artist and as someone heavily involved with culture through her previous business, as well as being brought up with her mother’s keen interest in alternative therapies… it all made sense, all her past experiences had come together and formed Biyala Dreaming. Biyala Dreaming, Red Gum tree in Yorta Yorta language was created as a business that was based on Aboriginal cultural ways as a catalyst for wellbeing.

Mandi wanted a business that catered to everyone. For people:

  • Who didn’t like ‘doing’ art
  • Who didn’t like anything ‘airy fairy’
  • To get a taste of what ‘self-care’ was
  • To experience wellbeing before they ‘had a need for it’.
  • Who wanted to know more about Aboriginal culture

To break down some barriers.

Biyala Dreaming has workshops that feature storytelling and activities which incorporate positivity, identity, aspiration, strength and self-care.

Make Your Story

Is a chance for you to have some time out without any distractions. A time just for you in a safe space.

What does the workshop involve?

There are a variety of activities and discussion time that assists you to tap into your inner self.

The activities that help to connect with ourselves are:

Visual Meditation

Unlocking ‘who you are’ with the help of music

Symbol Stones

What do you connect with in Mother Earth? A river? An eagle? Trees? You get a chance to paint (or write) your symbol on the stone.

Sand Art/play

Sand art allows your message to flow freely. With the aid of your symbols you are able to ‘make your story’ with sand art in a decorative glass bowl.

The basis of Aboriginal cultural identity becomes a template for you to be able to uncover your own unique cultural identity.

Benefits of strengthen identity and wellbeing

  • Resilience
  • Confidence
  • Self-esteem
  • Empathy
  • Stress Relief
  • Connection
  • Self-care
  • Explores cultural ways
  • Provides balance
  • Things become a little more clearer
  • Healing


Who's it for?

For everyone 13+


On and off street parking


$60 per participant. Includes all materials and a bite to eat. Unfotrtunately there are no refunds however tickets are transferable.

Please arrive 15 minutes early so we can start on time.

For more information contact Mandi at biyaladreaming@gmail.com or on 0449 635 003


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Yarn Strong Sista

Unit 2, 88-96 Western Avenue

Westmeadows, Victoria 3049


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