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About Heart & Soul Movement


I'm Renee McDonald and I run Heart & Soul Movement retreats, workshops and classes.

I'm passionate about helping you and the community. I am working as a counsellor/psychotherapist and coach on the South Coast of New South Wales in private practice for over 13 years. And I have also worked in the field, assisting people in crisis and across the community for more than 18 years.

In my younger years, I worked in media and entertainment and the arts, where at one stage I was a dance teacher. I have been trained and have developed practices in a variety of movement-based meditations and sounding experiences.

Across 2013 and 2014, I worked with Ganga Karen Ashworth and have completed Your Healing Voice certifications. This assists me to work with sound, song and chanting. I have additionally trained in movement therapies, in coaching, counselling, psychotherapy and workshop facilitation. I'm an avid attendee at retreats and I love to host them too!

Based on the latest research, meditation and mindfulness works. It works to help you with your overall wellbeing. I work with mindfulness, meditation, movement and sound. A retreat or class with Heart & Soul Movement is an overall wellbeing experience - including experiences for your mind, body, spirit, soul, heart and essence! We have

Brene Brown (of 'Daring Greatly' and TED fame) and positive psychology (especially Martin Seligman's Positive Psychology and Mihalyi Csikszentmihalyi's Flow work) have proven that wellbeing can be improved by having a better balance of life, more connection to 'community', and allowing creative processes in to life to assist with how your life flows.

Flourish in your life with me!

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