Founder and Adventure Leader
Tatiana is a woman with a beautiful vision that encompasses her passion for being in nature and challenging herself to be a better person. She has always been drawn to being in the great outdoors and has an adventurous spirit. She strives to inspire others to find that same connection with nature that enables them to find balance within.
Tatiana’s dream is to create a community of women, that come together to challenge themselves and be part of something within nature. She truly believes that challenge is important for self-development and loves sharing these experiences with others.
The concept of Arcadia Women Adventures was born from her desire to encourage women to be inspired and empowered by adventure and connecting to the great outdoors. Her focus is to introduce you to something different, to new landscapes, new adventures, to connect with like-minded community and to have fun through exploration of the self in the natural world around you and by stepping out of your comfort zone.
The seed of Arcadia Women Adventures started at the beautiful Wild Mountains Environment Centre. Wild Mountains has been close to Tatiana’s heart since day one and she hopes to share this with others so they too can fall in love and take a piece of this place with them. This is the perfect venue for us to gather and share this deep experience of Wild Mountains Escape with one another.
Katie is a passionate yoga teacher, who has been inspired by many great teachers. Her practice and teaching style honours Ancient Wisdom and follows the Sivananda Lineage. With an emphasis on embodiment through an awareness-based practice. This is a practice to suit everybody and will help you to cultivate a sense of connection to yourself, each other and the land we practice upon.
Katie strongly believes that when women come together great healing can occur on both an individual and collective level. She is inspired to share from her own experiences to empower women to reclaim themselves in a supportive environment. Her intention is to create an atmosphere of ritual and sacredness that honours the wisdom traditions and lineage of yoga that helps each of us remember who we are.
She resonates with Tatiana’s vision of Wild Mountains Escape, of like-minded women connecting in nature and challenging themselves beyond their everyday limits. When we meet challenges together, we can transform together.
Adventure leader & yoga teacher
Karina is an ultimate lover of life and is always seeking ways to make the most out of life. When Karina found Arcadia Women's Adventures, she was craving more time in nature while connecting with other women. Karina first attended a community hike and was hooked. Having now attended many hikes and been involved with the Arcadia Advanced Adventurers program, Karina is immensely enthusiastic to be welcoming other women into this incredible community by leading the community hikes up in the Brisbane and Sunshine Coast areas.
Karina is also an immensely passionate and dedicated yoga teacher. She is a friendly, calming soul that provides space for everyone of all levels to meet themselves exactly as they are on their mat.
Having first discovered yoga during competitive CrossFit days in 2016, yoga was very much a physical practice and a way to support her body during high level training. Her practice evolved to holding her through complete burn-out, a few other life challenges and now remains a daily sanctuary.
As a Master teacher, Karina finds she naturally ends up teaching everything she loves. She completed her 200-hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher training in 2020 and found her yoga teaching voice quickly. Now, having added Yin Yoga training, 200-hour Instinctive Meditation Teacher Training into her repertoire, she finds her practice and teaching taking a calmer, softer approach to what it once was.
Karina feels it is extremely important to provide time for deep listening and deep nourishment. As evident in her journey, she's had to find moments of slowing down and she teaches from that place. In a class with Karina, you will always feel welcomed to have a conversation with your body, to listen and honor exactly how it feels- even if that means doing a pose that feels more suitable to your unique body make-up.
During each class, Karina teaches from an intuitive space, feeling into the needs of the room and allowing the shapes and the experience to cater to all levels of experience. Her hope is that for a brief moment you can let go of what the shape looks like, and instead tune into the experience of how it feels in your body.
When Karina isn't teaching yoga or out on an adventure, you'll find her getting her craft-on with pottery, sewing or painting and she finds a sense of joy when sharing these art and craft practices at some of the Arcadia Retreats.
Wim Hof Facilitator
Before Dani became a Wim Hof Facilitator she worked in the Corporate world in Sydney in accounting firms and National Banks and experienced burnout leaving her depleted of energy and negatively impacted her health.
She realised that she was never taught how to manage and handle her stress which was the catalyst for her health challenges. She went on a journey of self healing and discovery to understand the body and how stress impacts it and learn ways to remediate the damage that stress does to your body and learn techniques to help people deal with their stress . This led her to becoming a Certified Wim Hof Instructor, XPT Performance Breath Coach, Personal Trainer and Remedial Massage Therapist. She is also expanding her knowledge and skillset and is currently studying Breathwork Mastery and Kundalini Yoga.
She currently runs events, workshops and retreats around Australia as well as working at Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat as a Breath Coach and Massage Therapist.
She has previously worked with Professional sports team including the Gold Coast Suns, Waratahs, South Sydney Rabbitohs, GWS Giants and ran corporate health training programs for corporate companies in Sydney.
Dani has a kind and caring nature and through her own personal experience she is able to empathise with people which makes her a great coach to work with.