A gathering for beautiful mamas & children to connect through the heart.



Do you want to deepen your connection to your child, your heart and with nature? Join us for a unique mother and child opportunity to gather in circle on Walliabup land (Bibra Lake) and within the loft of heART of Rest. Be immersed in experiences that promote deeper heart connection through nature and sound play.


There are moments in time when we connect with nature that result in an emotional connection, like witnessing a rainbow after a sun shower, noticing the colours of a sunset and the softness of the sand, climbing a tree and noticing the texture of the bark and the faces that appear in the tree trunk. These experiences can provide the grounding in nature that makes learning and experiencing nature more meaningful.


Just like being in nature, sound vibrations have a similar calming effect on the mind, body and heart. Through sound play and heart based activities you and your child may begin to notice and make meaning from feelings and experiences during our circle gathering. Playfully we explore how the swish of an ocean drum may get you moving and swaying, and how the rhythmic vibrations of a crystal bowl lull you into a state of relaxation.

“We have an instinctive longing to connect with nature, with family, with community, and with the deepest parts of ourselves. This need is not being met so well today. It is connection that we most need in the world at this time. Its deepest expression requires (and creates) a culture of mentoring and support. A simple but powerful way to begin is by connecting with nature through awakening the senses.” Jon Young


We will gather together in the air-conditioned loft where you and your child are welcome to choose an affirmation card, and make a comfy nest together (blankets, mats and cushions provided). We will take a moment to say hello and acknowledge the land, seasons and cycles of life.

Over the course of the morning you will be guided through mindful, heart-based activities with your guides Shannon and Liz. Together we will experience the bush surrounds of heART of Rest. Keep your eyes open for the local friendly quendas that hop through the grounds. The activities shared will encourage awareness in the present moment and are supported with a delightful nature art and story-telling time.

Mid morning you will enjoy refreshments before moving to the loft to explore sensory self-care through mother and child hand massages. You will also experience intriguing sounds and vibrations as Liz shares an array of instruments including singing bowls, drum, gong and chimes – plus you get to play with them too! When playtime ends you are invited to nestle in with your child to receive a guided heart meditation and sound healing. The gathering concludes with a final sharing of your most meaningful moments.

Liz Smith Bodhi Heart, energy healer, energy intuitive, energy worker, Perth energy healer, Fremantle energy healer, Fremantle healing, channel, shamanic healer, shamanic healing, soul healing, soul alignment, soul healing, energy balance, energy healing, reiki, ancestral healing, birth healing, trauma healing, trauma recovery, soul readings, soul retrieval, telepathy, anxiety, depression, addiction recovery, relationship healing, soul purpose, spiritual awakening, spiritual mentorship, kundalini awakening, spiritual practice, Perth meditation, Fremantle meditation

Rarely do we make time for the kind of connection our heart truly craves. To be held in a space where giggles, questions, chatter, frustrations and creativity are welcomed and encouraged.


Ideally suited to ages 5 -11yrs yet we trust you know your child best and are open to all ages.

Explore nature, gather treasures to create an Earth altar, give your child a hand massage, play a crystal sound bowl and nestle in to receive a soothing sound healing. 


DATE:  9.30am – 12pm January 22nd 2022

LOCATION: heART of Rest – 22 Gwillian Drv, Bibra Lake

ARRIVAL: 5 -10 mins early to settle in.

BRING: Water bottle and hat.

INCLUDED: Each child will receive a grounding stone and nature bag to take home. Refreshments.

Mother & Child | Early bird offer $60

{ Limited to 10 to ensure a intimate experience }

Full refund issued in the event of Government directives enforcing cancellation.

Do you have additional children? 

We recommend attending with one child to encourage sacred 1:1 connection between mother & child.

However in the spirit of flexibility we welcome enquiries for additional siblings.


Shannon Boddington | Child Educator, Mindfulness Facilitator & Hiking Guide

Shannon is a mother of two energetic boys, a primary school teacher, hiking guide and a kids’ mindfulness and movement (yoga) facilitator. In all areas of her life, she guides children to connect with nature through awakening their senses and awareness of their surroundings and themselves. Through playful movement, creative imaginations and awareness of mind, emotions and body, Shannon teaches the benefits of focus, balance, stillness, flexibility, peace, connection, health, and well-being.  She provides a joyful, responsive and nurturing environment for children to be seen, heard and valued.

Liz Smith | Energy Intuitive, Ceremony Facilitator & Women’s Embodiment Guide

Liz is a mother to three children and women’s guide who brings empathy and warmth to the work of awakening self-awareness, healing and embodiment. Through individual sessions, circles and healing ceremonies, Liz creates a safe sanctuary for women to explore the relationship to their inner Self. Liz has also had the joy of facilitating Calm & Connected Kids meditation classes and is thrilled to now be extending circle gatherings to mothers and children.